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Andrea Tentner

Pronouns: She/Her; They/Them

Senior Data Scientist
Andrea brings together knowledge and data across silos to enable novel analyses and insights.

Andrea is a senior data scientist in the Health Sciences department. Andrea brings nearly 20 years of data collection, research and data management, software tool development, and data analytic experience, including leadership in defining research questions, scope, and objectives. Their research and data experience span fields from wet lab and computational biology to social epidemiology.

For the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NORC is sub-contracted to the University of Chicago Center for Translational Data Science (CTDS) to support development and implementation of data and collaboration infrastructure for the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. Andrea has played a key leadership role in defining conceptual and technical aspects of a unifying metadata and data-packaging model for the HEAL Initiative. They currently lead a metadata and data consultancy resource for HEAL investigators, as well as a collaborative project development effort that will seek to answer novel research questions by bringing together secondary data from HEAL studies spanning a wide variety of research fields.

Prior to NORC, Andrea worked at the University of Chicago Health Lab, bringing together administrative datasets from across social and health sectors to evaluate the impact of social interventions on health outcomes, and develop risk models to target interventions to events and individuals with the highest need.

Andrea also previously worked at Partners Healthcare, on evaluation of clinically innovative programs implemented to improve care and lower costs in high-risk patient populations, and at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, using statistical modeling approaches to identify molecular mechanisms by which cancer cells may be sensitized to or evade death following treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs.



Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Harvard School of Public Health


University of Chicago

Project Contributions

Support for the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network

Building the evidence base for addressing opioid use disorder (OUD) stigma and access to OUD treatment


National Institute of Drug Abuse