Sophia Bessias, MPH, MSA
Evaluation Lead, Algorithm-Based Clinical Decision Support (ABCDS) Oversight
Sophia Bessias serves as the evaluation lead for the Algorithm-Based Clinical Decision Support (ABCDS) Oversight program. She provides operational support and peer review for clinical decision support software proposed for use within the Duke University Health System (DUHS). Before joining Duke, she worked as a data scientist at UNC Health, where she led a project responsible for building, evaluating, and implementing clinical risk models in the electronic health records (EHR). Sophia also brings experience in research, project coordination, and care delivery from her early career spent in HIV prevention and treatment services. She holds Master’s degrees in Analytics and Public Health from NC State University and the University of Copenhagen and has more than 10 years of experience working at the intersection of data science, equity, and public health.