Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Regional Epidemiologist

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness
  • Developing improvement plans to point-of-dispensing emergency response
  • Providing preparedness and crisis management education through attendance of community partner board meetings, health fairs, and conferences
  • Planning for preparedness surveillance activities in disaster and emergency events
  • Managing project budget and funding
  • Conducting daily surveillance of community health data using Excel, Epi Info, SPSS, SAS, and Access for data management and analysis
  • Illustrating distributions of disease and illness in Arc GIS
  • Developing questionnaires for use in surveillance and outbreak events
  • Assisting the University of Louisville's School of Public Health in creation of absenteeism automated syndromic surveillance system for schools
  • Aiding in the creation of the annual Health Status Assessment Report
  • Serving as a community site mentor to students and interns
Feb 2005 - Present

Support Facilitator

Dreams with Wings
  • Managed needs of a group home facility
  • Assisting adults with developmental disabilities with self advocacy
  • Aiding clients in the development and maintenance of daily living skills
  • Providing care and assistance in promoting and maintaining good health in clients
  • Administering medication as prescribed by physicians
Sep 2006 - Oct 2008

Reseracher

University of Louisville/ Partnership for a Green City
  • Designed and managed a study to screen  school-aged children for asthma
  • Surveyed school children and parents about the presence of asthma-related symptoms
  • Created database and compiled questionnaire responses in SPSS
  • Analyzed data  to determine relationship between absenteeism and suspected asthma
  • Communicated results and conclusions through presentation materials and manuscript.
  • Briefed  Partnership for Green City Board members through monthly progress reports
  •  Presented at 2008 Conference of the Pediatric Academic Society
Sep 2007 - May 2008

Graduate Reseracher

University of Louisville
  • Attended weekly meetings to exchange knowledge, results, and ideas with community partners
  • Developed epidemiological methodology to study the relationship between race/ethnicity and development of renal insufficiency in patients infected with HIV
  • Created and maintained an Excel database of patient information including epidemiological and laboratory data to monitor for indication of renal insufficiency
  •  Analyzed data using Cox's Proportional Hazards model in SAS to determine the a relationship between race/ethnicity and renal insufficiency
  • Completed IRB proposal and management of research project documentation

Education

Education
Oct 2010

Masters of Business Administration

Western Governor's University
May 2008

Masters of Public Health

University of Louisville
2006

Bachelors of Arts

Bellarmine University

Skills

Skills

Spanish

Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response

Leadership and Empowerment Academy for Public Health

Graduated April 2010

Incident Command System

Courses completed: 100 200 300 400 700 800 808

Arc GIS

Epi Info

Microsoft Office System

Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word, Publisher, Outlook

SPSS

SAS

Summary

Results driven performer with strong analytical and communication skills.

Interest

Spanish

Health Disparity

Epidemiology

Public Health

Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Management

Health Programs Management

Certifications

Certifications
Nov 2008 - Nov 2012

Certified in Public Health

National Board of Public Health Examiners