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Work experience

Jan 2009Aug 2010

Epidemiologist/Research Associate

University of Southern Maine

Provided epidemiological and technical support to Maine Center for disease Control chronic disease and maternal and child health programs at Maine state health department by designing, analyzing and reporting of population based health surveys, administrative and claims data and other epidemiological databases.

Sep 2007Jan 2009

Program Manager/Epidemiologist

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Day-to-day supervision and management of staff at the Health Risk Studies Section

·Provide direction, implementation, and analysis of the BRFSS and other related surveys

·Develop reports, analyses, and data files for risk factor surveillance from BRFSS and related surveys

·Provides data and survey support for multiple programs throughout KDHE

·Design, develop, and maintains survey instruments for risk factors and health behavior surveillance; integrates health survey data with data from other sources; leads research into new methods of data collection; and develop an ongoing health survey surveillance system through the integration of survey data

·Provides technical support and guidance to measure health and disease outcomes in the population

Mar 2004Sep 2007

Advanced Epidemiologist

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Provision of epidemiologic support for the Kansas Diabetes Prevention and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

·Design, analysis, interpretation and reporting of public health surveillance data from existing sources

·Planning and implementation of new data collection strategies

·Provision of technical assistance to measure burden of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the state

·Dissemination of epidemiologic data analysis results and interpretation through reports, fact sheets, news releases, articles, website material, abstracts and presentations

·Tracking progress toward meeting program objectives and monitoring trends for morbidity and mortality of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Dec 2002Mar 2004

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Oklahoma

Created template for data entry of the surveys for bioterrorism preparedness using Access

·Designed survey instruments for bioterrorism preparedness

·Analyzed the survey data using SAS/SPSS

·Prepared reports and manuscripts for submission into journals

·Assisted in curriculum and course development for bioterrorism preparedness

May 2000Sep 2002

Research Associate

Advantage Health Care Inc.

Supervised collection and analyses of data from the patients and their medical records

·Coordinated Institute’s rehabilitation services like physician contacts, nursing home placements and patient visits

·Prepared and presented reports for technical and non-technical audiences



Statistical software programming
Extensive experience with SAS including intermediate and advance Base SAS programming, PROC SQL; experience using SAS/GIS; experience using SUDAAN and experience with epiinfo 6.04, and epiinfo 2002