Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - Present

Epidemiologist/Biostatistician

Science Applications International Corporation

-Contractor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases, Epidemiology Branch-Support and conduct epidemiological studies (including surveillance, data management and data analysis)-Interfaces and coordinates with health professionals and public health personnel, to work in the Division of Viral Diseases-Additional support including ad-hoc reports and queries using SAS and MS Access-Created SAS error checking program for data from Rotarix effectivity trial taking place in several hospitals in GA and CT-Aggregated errors and queries from Rotarix study to draft reports sent to sites for verification and data cleanup

Oct 2007 - Aug 2010

Research Project Coordinator

Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group
  • Created and edited database using Access
  • Data management and analysis related to HIV couples voluntary counseling and testing (CVCT) projects in Rwanda and Zambia utilizing SAS
  • SAS programming and analysis for research publications
  • Managed of cohort of ~ 50,000 people seeking CVCT services
  • Coordinated data collection for quarterly reports and progress reports for funding agencies
  • Trained work-study graduate students in SAS, Access, general data management functions
  • Wrote and edited manuscripts
  • Quality control of expenses, budgets, budget justifications
  • Updated field expenses and Emory financial accounting system for project
  • Advertising and assistance with organization of events
  • Created website related to Rwandan genocide awareness, current activities,  and efforts towards extradition and crimes against humanity cases
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Research Assistant

International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research
  • Training, troubleshooting, data analysis related to research protocols; Risk Factors for  Hepatitis E in Dhaka; Utilizing social networks for case detection of meningo-encephalitis
  • Field site assessments
  • Community-based surveillance
  • Outbreak response as needed- Nipah virus, poisonings, avian influenza investigations
  • Meningo-encephalitis case mapping in Dhaka
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Executive Intern

Doctors Without Borders USA
  • Maintained U.S. association website, message boards, and job announcements
  • Created bi-weekly association newsletter
  • Maintained association membership
  • Assisted with organization, registration and other logistics at annual meeting of the General Assembly (approx. 200 people)
  • Translation of French language communication, training documents, newsletters, etc.
Mar 2006 - Aug 2006

Intern

Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast
  • Wrote press-releases
  • Published daily e-mail news brief
  • Created presentations for community and cultural programs
  • Maintained contact with political and community leaders
  • Wrote summaries of print media for Consul General and other Foreign Ministry officials

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Nov 2009

Master of Public Health

http://www.sph.emory.edu

Credits completed: 42 semester hours

Related coursework: Quantitative Methods for Anthropology, Sociological Aspects of Health and Illness, Biostatistics I & II w/labs, Global Perspectives on Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiologic methods I & II w/labs, Programming in SAS, Global Health Policy, Case Studies in Infectious Diseases, Epi Info short course, Strategies in Global Health, Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, Proposal Development, Complex Survey Design, Geographic Information Systems I & II, Epidemiology modeling, SAS BASE programming

Current coursework: Mass Media & Public Health, Control of Food and Waterborne Diseases

Aug 2003 - May 2007

Bachelor of Arts

Emory University

Minor: Global Health, Culture & Society

Minor: French

Study Abroad: French Studies; Paris, France (Summer 2005), University of Cape Town; Cape Town, South Africa (Fall 2005)

Skills

Skills

ArcGIS

Microsoft Access

SAS Base Programming

Improv Comedy Acting

I completed the 6month improv intensive followed by the advanced games course (invitation only). Currently performing as apprentice actor on Thursday nights.

Interest

Rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, running, cycling, caving, traveling, acting, skydiving, music

Certifications

Certifications

CDC Director’s Emergency Operations Center

CDC

EMT-I

National Registry of EMTs

Red Cross BCLS

Red Cross

FEMA IS-800.b

FEMA

FEMA IS-700.a

FEMA

FEMA IS-200.a

FEMA

FEMA IS-100.a

FEMA