Azia Harris-Martin, HILS PhD Student

Azia Harris-Martin, MPH

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems PhD Student
Chief Programs Officer, Department of Health, Human, and Veterans Services at Wayne County, Michigan


Azia Harris-Martin is a current HILS PhD student and works on Business Transformation for Optum PacWest. Her research interests are the intersectionality between Public Health, Operations Research, Crisis Management, and Learning Health Systems. In her role at Optum, she supports the business transformation activities such as PacWest Operating Plan and Shared Service Integrations Planning. 

Azia graduated from The University of Michigan – College of Engineering with her B.S.E. in Material Science and Engineering and Emory University – Rollins School of Public Health with her MPH in Health Policy and Management.

Azia enjoys hanging out with family & friends, hiking, traveling, and trying new recipes.

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death." Martin Luther King Jr., MCHR March 1966

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