Catherine Shoults received her Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Missouri State University and her Master of Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology of microbial disease from Yale University. She is currently studying for a doctorate in the Department of Biomedical Informatics specializing in machine learning and natural language processing. Catherine started her career as a public health analyst at the Kansas Health Institute focusing on community health improvement and public health systems and services. She then worked for Quintiles (now IQVIA) as a phase 1 clinical trial project manager. Prior to her time at UAMS, Catherine worked as director of drug development for a small biotech company in the Kansas City metro area. She specialized in the 505(b)(2) drug pathway and Phase I clinical trials. Catherine’s current research focuses on optimizing healthcare through clinical informatics and analysis of social media using artificial intelligence and visualization to support decision making. She was recently awarded the Arkansas Research Alliance Distinguished Performance in Artificial Intelligence Award.