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Summary

Test Driven Development, Agile, Complex Systems, General Semantics, First Principles, Continuous Integration and Delivery 

My strategic approach to contribute to improving public health and health care is centered around the application and development of health science informatics and information technologies. I believe in the importance of frequent communication, mutual respect, and trust on collaboration and partnerships that lead to successful software developmentI am passionate about working with such teams and in developing innovative technologies that help people do things better and live healthier lives. 

Education

20162020

PhD in Health Behavior Research

University of Southern California

Dissertation integrating Social Network Analysis, Complex Systems, Network Dynamics, Behavioral Health, Organizational Behavior, and Substance Use Disorders 

20102012

MS in Health Sciences Informatics

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
20072008

MPH in Global Health Leadership

University of Southern California School of Medicine
2006

BA in Mathematics and Philosophy

Hobart College

Self-designed major.

Skills

Software

Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, Sketch, Slack, Xcode, Photoshop, SAS, R Studio, GitHub, Android Studio, Invision, Flinto, Fabric, and Wordpress.

Programming

Ruby on Rails, PHP, Javascript, SQL, Python, HTML5, CSS, Sass, mySQL, PostgreSQL, Angular, Node, React, D3, Highcharts, Google Charts, rSpec, Jasmine, Ansible, Git, Chef, AWS, Docker, and Vagrant.

Experience

Aug 2016Mar 2017

Teaching Assistant

University of Southern California

Courses include Child and Maternal Health, STDs Global Health Priority, and Health Service Delivery in the US. Had experience teaching online and in person. 

Oct 2015Oct 2016

Science and Technology Consultant

John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation

Designed and built the mobile first web platform for a nonprofit to advance learning about how exercise, diet, relationships and health care fit together to benefit mental health. Led the website integration with a patient portal to support and conduct research studies on the benefits of exercise on mental health.  Manage all social media accounts, SEO, Google Adwords, and brought in over $100,000 in donations in the last year. 

Integrated with Stripe, Twilio, and mdlogix Portal.

  • Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Javascript, jQuery, Postgres, Elasticsearch, HTML5/SASS.
Sep 2014Dec 2016

Chief Technology Officer

Community Care Center

Built a unique mobile platform, Relate Engine, that enables any organization (i.e. schools, churches, community health) to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with groups, collect data, share knowledge, and improve outcomes while reducing costs.

Nov 2014Oct 2015

Senior Engineer and Security Officer

Avhana Health

Led development of a SaaS Clinical Decision Support Web Platform through integrating with Epic and other major EMR vendors, content providers, and health systems to bring checklist based decision support to providers and physicians at the point of care.  Led the development of Electronic Prior Authorization workflow and engineering Rails application and development of data dashboards for visualization of health outcome metrics. Managed devOps processes and servers, designed front-end UI/UX, brought new tools and better processes to software development, coded backend and database functionality, and directed the team by pushing them to think different and innovate with mutual respect, better communication tools, and shared knowledge.

  • Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Highcharts, D3, React, Postgres, Elasticsearch, SASS, Git, Heroku, Codeship, Aptible, Docker, and Vagrant.

Sep 2014Nov 2015

Founder

Wevolve, LLC

Built a mobile app for City Springs Elementary / Middle School in Baltimore City, MD to facilitate communication and coordination between administration, teachers, and parents. Designed and built for iOS and Android devices with a hybrid native/web development framework, AngularJS stack, and Agile user feedback groups.  Currently 900+ active monthly mobile users.  Runs on proprietary continuously updated and scalable Relate Engine Platform with iterative user-driven design thinking and customizable per organization. 

  • Used a hybrid development approach, combining Cordova, AngularJS, Parse API, Objective-C, Java, HTML5, and SASS.
Sep 2013Aug 2014

Full Stack Software Engineer

for[MD]

Managed and built Linux servers and deployment operations with Ansible, Logstash, and Elasticsearch. Architected and built from the ground up the for[MD] 2.0 mobile first responsive web platform. Built module that automated and curated journal article aggregation and analysis within private physician groups. Created BI analytics database backend with API integration of Elasticsearch, Google Analytics, Sendgrid, Google Charts, and MySQL and analyzed and iterated on what metrics needed to be tracked and aggregated.

  • Utilized jQuery, Javascript, Google Charts, PHP, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Git, Apache, Ansible, HTML5, and Bootstrap SASS.
Aug 2011May 2013

Business Analyst  and Full Stack Web Developer

Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health

Met with stakeholders at the Cochrane Collaboration, evaluated their workflow, defined user requirements, and led ongoing meetings to gather feedback. Designed, coded, and deployed E-Trials, a Rails jQuery Sass application for integrating and analyzing thousands of systematic reviews research data and workflow for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group in the School of Public Health. Wrote thesis on management and development of E-Trials web application and algorithm to scan and link research articles to clinical trials.

Mar 2011Jan 2013

Lead UX / UI Designer

Medical Decision Logic

Led design of enterprise Rails applications that measure and improve social network modeling, data sharing, behavioral health screening, gorilla group health data, hospice care, sickle cell disease case management, and clinical research management.

Feb 2009Jun 2010

Adjunct Research Instructor

USC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Created and maintained online PHP/jQuery system for clinical research data collection system in research studies. Set priorities and improved research processes with web programming and information technology on the NIH Injury(PUPS) research study. Contributed to grants that brought in 3 million dollars in funding.

Jan 2007Jan 2009

Web Developer and Project Manager

Streamlined Fusion

Managed several web startup projects that included a social media Facebook application, online delivery customer management, and carpooling. Designed and coded mySQL/PHP websites for small businesses. Included conversion of Photoshop designs to HTML and CSS templates.

Dec 2006Apr 2007

Web Developer

Medical Decision Logic

Setup and managed continuous integration servers to monitor application code consistency and completeness. Designed and coded internal company time tracking and billing application. Wrote Ruby on Rails test scripts for the Clinical Research Management System(CRMS).