Catherine Cutler Institute

Chinonye Anumaka

Health Data Programmer, Population Health and Health Policy Program
Chinonye Anumaka

Office Location

438C Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus



Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Optometry, Imo State University, Nigeria, 2013
  • Graduate Certificate in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Southern Maine, 2019
  • Master of Public Health, University of Southern Maine, 2019
  • Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics), Business Administration, University of Maine, 2024


Chinonye worked as an Optometrist in Nigeria for 2.5 years, during which she uncovered public health issues and applied foundational principles to address them. Given her interest in public health and data analysis, She completed a Master of Public health degree in 2019 and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in business analytics. Her skills are diverse as she works with large claims databases, including Maine All Payers Claims Databases (APCD), Medicare and Medicaid claims data, and self-reported hospital data to contribute to public health research. She supports other researchers in developing programming codes to analyze quantitative data and apply statistical methods and is well-versed in using SAS and SQL for data analysis. Some of the projects she is involved in include the New Hampshire Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) Evaluation, Maine Care (OMS) data analytics, Maine MOM data linkage, suicide-related emergency department visits, State-University Partnership Learning Network (SUPLN) and Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN), Partnership for Children's Oral Health (PCOH) reporting, and the Maine Quality Forum project. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Health
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Algorithm Development
  • Statistical Programming
  • Data Cleaning & Validation
  • Data Manipulation
  • Data Visualization

Professional Activity

American Public Health Association