Wajehah (Wuh-jee-uh) Sanders

Nashville, Tenn.

M.S. Biomedical Data Science

It took just one brief course for Wajehah Sanders to see the opportunities a new path in data science could hold for her.

A former dental hygienist, Sanders is a program coordinator for a dental outreach prevention program at the Metro Nashville Public Health Department. The department sponsored a data science course that ultimately led her to Meharry.

“It truly piqued my interest, and opened my eyes to all the possibilities and opportunities in the field,” says Sanders.

Excited about the opportunities data science presents for improving health care, Sanders pursued the M.S. Biomedical Data Science degree.

 “I knew Meharry would provide an excellent education in a supportive environment.  I also needed a program that was 100% online due to my extremely busy schedule,” says Sanders.

A student in the first SACS cohort, she is discovering new interests – areas like biomedical imaging – that she hopes to explore through research while she is a student. She is also developing goals for her future after Meharry that will make a valuable impact on her community.

“I hope to become a leader and innovator in the field of biomedical data science. I want to have a lasting career that is challenging, rewarding and helps bridge the health disparities gap within our community.”