Welcome to my website, and thanks for the opportunity to tell you a bit about myself and the work I love!
As a nationally recognized health, healthcare, and data visualization and design expert, I work with a wide range of health and healthcare groups to organize, design, and present visual displays of data. In 2013, I co-founded HealthDataViz (HDV) to meet the growing demand for my services. A few representative clients include the Cleveland Clinic, Partners Healthcare, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the World Health Organization, and the Children’s Hospital Association.
Besides my work for clients, I’ve co-authored three books, and I write a monthly newsletter and blog focused on health and healthcare data and visualizations.
I earned my BS in Business Management and a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of New Hampshire, and an MS from Dartmouth Medical School. And I am a very proud recipient of the prestigious Partners in Excellence Award for leadership and innovation and an Independent Publishers Award.
After living in Brookline, MA for many years, I recently moved to York Harbor, Maine, with my husband Bret, two Australian Shepherds Juno and Summer, where we can use our boat “Visualize” much more often! And on perfect, long summer days, my daughter and son-in-law can be found lounging in hammocks after a long bike ride and day at the beach.
“Kathy Rowell is working on the forefront of data analytics. As I have applied data visualization in broad strokes to enhance business intelligence, Kathy is now applying its great potential with a surgeon’s precision to healthcare. From the application of data visualization to specific domains such as healthcare by experts like Kathy will emerge some of the most useful developments in data analytics — certainly some of the most life changing. I recommend her services with confidence and gratitude.”
Leading Data Visualization Expert + Founder
“I’ve worked with Kathy for many years on many different projects. She’s knowledgeable and efficient and she ‘gets it’ in relating to clinicians and administrators about what they need to improve care and manage scarce resources! A pleasure to work with and a great colleague and collaborator!”
Jennifer Daley, M.D.
Executive Vice President + Chief Operating Officer
UMass Memorial Medical Center
“I have worked closely with Kathy Rowell for the past 10 years, and I can say unequivocally that she is one of the most conscientious and capable people that I have had the pleasure of working with. Brains, a ‘can do’ attitude and an engaging personality are certainly a winning combination, and Kathy has them all. She understands healthcare data from start to finish and has been a great resource to me and my team as we have built the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative. ”
Darrell “Skip” A. Campbell, Jr., M.D.
Chief Medical Officer + Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Health Systems
“Kathy is a creative thinker who is extremely knowledgeable about the art of collecting reliable data and she has a unique ability to clearly display data so that the message is obvious. Whenever I work with her she gives me her full attention and help—she always makes me feel like I am her number-one priority.”
Christine Vogeli, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
WORKSHOPS + SPEAKING
I’m heading to Bustins Island, Maine, in a few days to swing in the hammock and sip watermelon mojitos — Nirvana. I’m looking forward to