About Eric

Eric Stephens HS-22 (cropped)

Eric Stephens is a strategic data analyst currently working in the healthcare industry in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2015, he joined the newly-formed Strategic and Operations Analytics team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and has since moved into the role of Manager of Population Health Analytics. Prior to Vanderbilt, Eric spent 13 years with SESAC, a music copyright organization, most recently holding the position of Associate Director of Research & Analytics. Mr. Stephens is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Leadership Health Care, and Toastmasters International, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Tennessee Tech University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from the University of Tennessee. He is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®), and is active in the Nashville analytics community through his role as the co-chair of the Nashville Technology Council’s Analytics Peer Network.

In addition to his role at Vanderbilt, Eric is an Adjunct Professor at Lipscomb University in Nashville, where he teaches courses in business analytics and statistical methods for various graduate programs in the College of Computing and Technology. He also serves as a technical presentation consultant to various organizations in the Nashville area.

When not working or teaching, Eric is a part-time professional musician whose primary instruments are bass (both upright and electric) and tuba. He has performed with such varied artists as Dennis DeYoung (former lead singer of Styx), Jimi Jamison (former lead singer of Survivor), Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner, and the Nashville Symphony.

Contact Eric at theevolvinganalyst@gmail.com.

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