Erika Burian

  • Denver CO

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Summary: 

Erika Burian is seeking full time employment for an entry- level public health position in June 2015. She will receive her MPH in community and behavioral health this year. She is extremely passionate in equipping at- risk population groups, communities, and organizations with the necessary tools to thrive in a healthy manner using public health intervention methods.

Her work experience has included public health research in grant- funded projects. She conveys a thorough understanding of health behavior models and theories, qualitative data analysis, and designing research tools including surveys and evaluations.

Education

Education
Aug 2013 - May 2015

Masters in Public Health Community and Behavioral Health 

Colorado School of Public Health 
  • Relevant Coursework: Program Planning and Implementation,

Community Health Assessment, Evaluation and Implementation,

GIS in Public Health Practice, SPSS: Statistical Analysis

 

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Certificate in Public Health Sciences 

Gonzaga University 
  • Relevant Coursework: Persuasion, Consulting, Advanced Public Speaking, Nonverbal Communication, International and Intercultural Communication, Sociology of Health and Medicine

 

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Bachelors in Applied Communications 

Work History

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

Workplace Wellness Evaluator 

City of Littleton 

•Assisted with modifying an evaluation that effectively measured participation rates of workplace wellness programs
•Analyzed survey data completed by ninety four employees and statistical data of participation using qualitative coding and identifying common themes
• Composed a report for City of Littleton, the Colorado School of Public Health, and the Walk and Wheel evaluation team that described the importance of workplace wellness programs for the older working adult population.
*Delivered a presentation and poster at the Colorado Public Health Forum in May 2015

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

Evaluator 

Colorado School of Public Health 

•Collected survey responses concerning bike and pedestrian transportation behaviors and attitudes in 12 Front Range communities
•Reviewed grantee information and developed an evaluation tool using Qualtrics to collect data that described reach of these stakeholder strategies (health education, policy, events, and environmental change) for Walk and Wheel communities and work sites
•Advised and coordinated evaluation interviews with grantees and recorded information about walking and biking strategies

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Research Assistant 

Klein Buendel 

•Collected survey responses concerning bike and pedestrian transportation behaviors and attitudes in 12 Front Range communities
•Reviewed grantee information and developed an evaluation tool using Qualtrics to collect data that described reach of these stakeholder strategies (health education, policy, events, and environmental change) for Walk and Wheel communities and work sites
•Advised and coordinated evaluation interviews with grantees and recorded information about walking and biking strategies

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Food Site Program Evaluator 

•Designed and implemented a two-part evaluation survey that was distributed at Colfax Community Network's summer food sites.
•Surveys indicated meals eaten within a 24 hour period and collaborated with Platt College of Nursing students to evaluate health education lessons; healthy eating and exercise, stranger danger, first aid and emergency care.
•Results indicated 71 children served this summer, largest age groups (4-7 and 8-12), largest demographic group African-American and Hispanic, largest amount of servings for nutrition groups: grains and dairy.

Skills

Skills

SPSS

Skilled in using SPSS in data analysis. 

Qualitative Coding 

Proficient in qualitative coding especially in categorizing data into themes and analyzing information including suggesting recommendations 

Microsoft Office Suite 

Skilled in creating and developing presentations and reports in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint.. Have used Microsoft Excel to gather data and create spreadsheets.