Zulkarnain Pulungan, PhD
AVP, Research Science and Advanced Analytics
Zulkarnain leads the designs and executions of studies on health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), predictive analytics, risk modeling, performance measurement, epidemiology, disease management evaluation, health disparity and social determinants of health.
Zulkarnain has a strong quantitative background with more than 20 years of analytic experience in designing and executing various health care studies. He has been with Inovalon for more than 9 years in various roles. Prior to joining Inovalon, he was Principal Research Scientist at Avalere, an Inovalon company where he led a team of analysts in projects including, but not limited to, HEOR studies related to heart failure, cancer, agitation in Alzheimer dementia patients, rheumatoid arthritis and pneumonia; epidemiology studies on various diseases; developing disease progression measures; health plan performance measure improvements; predictive models related to post-acute care settings and identifying patients with agitation; and identifying social determinants of health associated with poor quality performance.
Prior to joining Inovalon, he specialized in quality measurement and improvement research at Leading Age New York and the Foundation for Long Term Care, where he developed, validated, and implemented quality measures and predictive models as part of innovative technology solutions to advance the use of data-driven decision making.
Zulkarnain received his PhD in economics from the State University of New York at Albany, where he currently teaches a graduate level course in econometrics analysis.