Faculty:College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics



Mike Daly

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practices

Mike Daly earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska, B.S. in Biology at Creighton University, Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and M.S. in Clinical Investigation at Washington University’s Clinical Research Training Center Postdoctoral Program. He was most recently pharmacy clinical manager at the SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Prior to that, he was the assistant professor of pharmacy practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy with a site as the internal medicine clinical pharmacist/faculty at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo. Mike is based at The Iowa Clinic Internal Medicine Clinic in West Des Moines.

Mike Daly

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practices

Mike Daly earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska, B.S. in Biology at Creighton University, Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and M.S. in Clinical Investigation at Washington University’s Clinical Research Training Center Postdoctoral Program. He was most recently pharmacy clinical manager at the SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Prior to that, he was the assistant professor of pharmacy practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy with a site as the internal medicine clinical pharmacist/faculty at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo. Mike is based at The Iowa Clinic Internal Medicine Clinic in West Des Moines.

Denise Hill

Associate Professor

Denise Hill brings over 20 years of legal, policy, and mediation experience to Drake, where she teaches in the Colleges of Business & Public Administration and Law. She is also licensed to practice law in Iowa and is an attorney/mediator with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm. Prior to joining the Drake MPA faculty, Denise was an associate professor appointed to the Colleges of Health Sciences, Medicine, and Pediatric Medicine at Des Moines University where she received multiple faculty awards, including MHA Professor of the Year. Denise previously practiced law at the Davis Brown Law firm, was an attorney/manager of public and regulatory affairs at the Iowa Medical Society, and was a state labor relations attorney. Denise received A.A. and B.A. degrees from Waldorf College as well as a J.D. and MPA from Drake University.

Denise Hill

Associate Professor

Denise Hill brings over 20 years of legal, policy, and mediation experience to Drake, where she teaches in the Colleges of Business & Public Administration and Law. She is also licensed to practice law in Iowa and is an attorney/mediator with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm. Prior to joining the Drake MPA faculty, Denise was an associate professor appointed to the Colleges of Health Sciences, Medicine, and Pediatric Medicine at Des Moines University where she received multiple faculty awards, including MHA Professor of the Year. Denise previously practiced law at the Davis Brown Law firm, was an attorney/manager of public and regulatory affairs at the Iowa Medical Society, and was a state labor relations attorney. Denise received A.A. and B.A. degrees from Waldorf College as well as a J.D. and MPA from Drake University.

Alanah Mitchell

Associate Professor, Information Systems

Alanah Mitchell has a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to joining the Drake faculty in 2015, she was a faculty member at Appalachian State University. Her research focuses on the design, implementation, and use of information and communication technologies for collaboration, specifically in global virtual teams. Additionally, she researches in areas of e-commerce, analytics, and IS pedagogy.

Alanah Mitchell

Associate Professor, Information Systems

Alanah Mitchell has a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to joining the Drake faculty in 2015, she was a faculty member at Appalachian State University. Her research focuses on the design, implementation, and use of information and communication technologies for collaboration, specifically in global virtual teams. Additionally, she researches in areas of e-commerce, analytics, and IS pedagogy.

Hayden Smith

Adjunct Faculty

Hayden Smith, Ph.D., MPH, is a research coordinator for UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa. He plays an active role assisting faculty and residents in the design, implementation, and analysis of data in clinical research projects, as well as the final writing and submission of manuscripts.

Hayden Smith

Adjunct Faculty

Hayden Smith, Ph.D., MPH, is a research coordinator for UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa. He plays an active role assisting faculty and residents in the design, implementation, and analysis of data in clinical research projects, as well as the final writing and submission of manuscripts.

Geoffrey Wall

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Geoffrey Wall has extensive experience implementing and training on evidence-based practice. He serves as a clinical pharmacist for internal medicine and critical care at Iowa Methodist Medical Center (IMMC). In that role, he helped to establish multiple clinical pharmacy services and the IMMC pharmacy practice residency. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Utah and his Pharm.D. from the Idaho State University.

Geoffrey Wall

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Geoffrey Wall has extensive experience implementing and training on evidence-based practice. He serves as a clinical pharmacist for internal medicine and critical care at Iowa Methodist Medical Center (IMMC). In that role, he helped to establish multiple clinical pharmacy services and the IMMC pharmacy practice residency. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Utah and his Pharm.D. from the Idaho State University.

Elisabeth Welty

Adjunct Faculty

Elisabeth Welty, MPH, is an epidemiological analyst at the Jefferson County Department of Health located in Birmingham, Ala. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Samford University. She is a member of the Health Action Partnership of Jefferson County and provides data analysis, assessment, planning, grant writing, and reporting on health issues in Jefferson County. Elisabeth has authored the Jefferson County Department of Health Annual Report for the past 11 years in addition to multiple research publications.

Elisabeth Welty

Adjunct Faculty

Elisabeth Welty, MPH, is an epidemiological analyst at the Jefferson County Department of Health located in Birmingham, Ala. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Samford University. She is a member of the Health Action Partnership of Jefferson County and provides data analysis, assessment, planning, grant writing, and reporting on health issues in Jefferson County. Elisabeth has authored the Jefferson County Department of Health Annual Report for the past 11 years in addition to multiple research publications.

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