• Jessica%20Hempel%20PortraitPosition: Research Associate
  • Department: Institute for Health and Business Insight​
  • Phone:  (989) 351-8088
  • Email: hempe1jl@cmich.edu​​

Jessica is a research associate at the Institute for Health and Business Insight. Her primary responsibilities include using knowledge of statistics and SAS programming to analyze health and business data.


Jessica earned her Bachelor’s in economics at the University of Michigan, where she studied economic strategy, international finance, accounting, and statistics. She completed research using international census data to compare trends in countries’ sex ratios with country income status. During an internship at The Institute for Defense Analyses, she analyzed changes in U.S. military procurement budgets and expenditures over time. In addition, while spending time in Ecuador and South Korea, she learned both elementary Spanish and Korean.


In the Master of Science i​n Information Systems program, Jessica has gained experience with business processes, systems analysis and design, the systems development lifecycle, and database management. She is a co-author in research using Six Sigma methods to improve academic support processes.


Jessica will complete coursework in software development using Visual Basic, website development, advanced statistics, and computer programming before graduating and furthering her career in data mining.​​​​