- 1711 Old Spanish Trail, Houston TX, 77054
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I am an MD/MPH student who plans to apply into a Family Medicine Residency in the Fall of 2016. My interests are in community health, international and domestic community development, and obesity and chronic disease prevention.
In an effort to combine the efforts of Good Eats and Food Rises, 4 others and I created a club for student wellness and outreach. Its inclusive of the nutritional objectives outlined in Food Rises and Good Eats as well as other wellness topics like Mental Health. It will also have an outreach component in the form of mini-grants to encourage student activism in the community.Current club activities include: lecture series, cooking class and community garden in conjunction with school of public health, farm-to-market program with local co-op, yoga sessions, and workout groups.
I will conduct a W.H.O commissioned systematic review and analysis of global childhood obesity prevention guidelines and early childhood nutrition. I systematically appraised and characterized evidence-based and normative guidelines from twenty-seven governments and societies. The research aims to set the foundation for effective clinical management of overweight and obese children and adolescents.
Normative literature was reviewed and analyzed across four primary domains: their (1) style, date and geography of publication; (2) development methodologies; (3) technical scope and content; and (4) target audience.
My responsibilities include oversight of all organizational events as well expanding research, education, and community service opportunities. In my tenure, I have been working to establish long-term collaborative relationships with student groups and professors in Galveston, Austin, and San Antonio, in addition to other schools in the medical center.
The Global Health Collaborative is a collection of health professionals of all disciplines who are globally-like minded who come together to address current issues. For the 5th year, this organization has put on a research symposium to address millennium goals for world health. My responsibilities include organizing and overseeing venue, funds, speakers, program events, and registration.
I began a nutritional education Blue Book Series at UT Houston. Speakers were asked to speak to current practices on nutrition for the student, community or patient. The goal is to introduce students to primary prevention strategies for themselves and their patients. As a practical application of the concepts discussed in lecture, students were also offered cooking classes with either Recipe for Success or as of January 2016, dietetic interns at the U.T. Houston School of Public Health.
Two students and I developed an original health wellness and education program for orphaned children, aged 9-13, residing at a transitional home, the Delpelchin Center. We created original curriculum, which included topics of nutrition, pulmonary health, cardiovascular health, sexual health, and drug use. We recruited volunteers from the UT Houston Medical School, partnered with the Children’s Science Musuem for materials, and ran the program for six weeks in the Spring of 2013.
The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service. NCCC requires a 10-month commitment of its members, who serve on teams of 8-12 people. Teams are assigned to service projects throughout the region of their campus and can expect to complete between 4-6 projects during their term of service. Service projects are developed in conjunction with sponsoring organizations and address critical needs in the areas of natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. NCCC's focus on responding to priorities in the area of natural and other disasters includes disaster preparedness, relief and recovery. Specifically worked in disaster recovery projects in Morrison, Colorado and Joplin, Missouri. In addition, I worked in Little Rock Arkansas, at a youth summer camp, with Habitat for Humanity in Durango, Colorado, and in Angel Fire New Mexico with the Girl Scouts of America. Received the Congressional and Presidential Volunteer Achievement Award.
San Antonio-Chennai Potenial Student- Student Facilitator Chennai, India In an effort to create more compassionate and service oriented physicians. I am working with numerous organizations to create a community medicine/public health international medical service trip for students from San Antonio. Mrs. Costello would be my contact in the San Antonio government, and Mrs. Subramaniam the contact from IASA. This is an ongoing project.
I will be a team leader with one other person. We will lead a group of 15 children ages 14-18. We will keep the participants engaged and motivated, in addition to a numer of other responsibilities. he Cityserve Program has grown to include academic enrichment, community service, and leadership development. Each summer, students have an opportunity to participate in community clean-ups, gardening projects, classes in politics and government, health and nutrition, and loads of recreational outings. CityServe was modeled after City Year-Boston, and utilizes the following Margaret Mead quote to serve as its guiding principle -- "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
As an intern, my primary responsibility was the planning, organization, and execution of a spring break camp for middle school children geared toward obesity prevention. As the principal leader and manager of the event, my responsibilities included securing a location and staff for the camp, recruiting and management of volunteers and staff, original curriculum development and implementation, organization of a final family field day with various partner agencies and numerous giveaways, and other various intangible duties. After the completion of the camp, responsibilities included working on ongoing obesity prevention efforts within the city, planning of a 5K, and various speaking engagements with elementary schools on obesity prevention.
The duties of this job include overseeing the successful organization and education of nutritional, behavioral, and physical education lessons. Classes are oriented toward the establishment of healthy living practices and the prevention of childhood obesity. Instructors are responsible for coordinating the successful execution of child recruitment, class conduction, parent and site management, and successful data collection.
Concentration in Global Health
Customized Degree Program- Focus within Management Policy and Community Health
Salutatorian, Class of 2007.
San Antonio, TX
O'Brien, A., Roth, M. K., Athreya, H., Reinker, K., Koeck, W., Patil, V., ... & Campbell, R. M. (2015). Management of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome in Patients With Jeune Syndrome Using the 70 mm Radius Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib. Journal of pediatric orthopedics.
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship 2016-2017 Award Winner
Leading the Way Essay Scholarship WInner - Sponsored by Caring Friends Inc
University of Texas MPH Scholarship 2015
Baylor College of Medicine - Grants for Leadership Opportunities in Wellness Award- 2013
Presidential and Congressional Volunteer Achievement Award- 2012
Presidents Honor Roll -2009
Comparative Health Policy Program Participant May-June 2009
The United Kingdom
This experience took us through different levels of the British Universal Healthcare system. It provided the opportunity to study medicine in a different context and actively compare the British system to the American system. We conducted meetings with physicians, surgeons, hospital administrators, and non-profit organizers, and insurance companies. In addition we toured many of the medical buildings within the UK. Valuable experience for understanding current medical changes
Alternate Spring Break 2010 Children’s Defense League March 2010 Participant
Working to rectify medical issues in the Los Angeles community. We will hold educational awareness programs discussing healthcare issues, health policy and healthy lifestyle options with the underserved community in L.A.
Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic, Santa Anna, Honduras March 2014
I spent a week in Santa Anna and the surrounding villages providing medical care and medication to over 200 patients, and 10 schools. We also conducted a surveillance study of the current prevalence of parasitic infections in the population.