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As an accomplished Senior Interviewer with four years of extensive research I have demonstrated the ability to analyze behavioral study requirements and create effective technical solutions applicable to diverse areas. I am an excellent communicator, with emphasis on building strong client relationships and negotiating beneficial agreements. Skilled and experienced collaboration techniques provides me with valued experience in negotiating with major vendors, along with strong engineering expertise and knowledge of systems integration within the Public Health industry for large-scale deployment of networks. I am a global visionary with potential for gaining management skills capable of leading professionals, maximizing individual productivity, managing projects, and creating cohesive team environments while also displaying dynamic leadership skills that allow me to thrive within evolving, diverse environments to attain project completion on time and within a budget. 

Why Rashida?

Everyone wants to be employed, but when your work is not just work, then it is likely that a better job is done. This is what makes me stand out. Working in public health has been fulfilling in that I am able to build rapport with participants in a short amount of time.  My personality creates a comfortable environment in which people are willing to open up to me and share delicate and confidential health information. When people are comfortable with their counselor, then the most accurate data can be collected through self-report and improves the outcomes of the data analysis. Immaculate interpersonal communication skills come very naturally to me, therefore helping others is not just my job, but my passion! 


I am looking to become gainfully employed with a reputable company as an asset to the company and the Public Health sector as it relates to behavioral science.


Marcus Bolton

Mr. Bolton was my previous supervisor under Emory University HIV clinical trials, "Hope in Our Soul", and "Maternal Flu" studies. Under his supervision, I was able to attain management skills conducive of clinical trial environments and public interactions. 

Dr. Lisa Flowers

Currently, I work under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Flowers on the "With Love We Learn" HPV and Cervical Cancer educational program. Here we work collaboratively to implement a new HPV educational intervention applicable to the African American and LGBT community.

Work experience

Nov 2011Present

Co-investigator/Research Coordinator

Spirit Foundation Incorporated
  • Supervise and assist staff in the design, execution and evaluation of research projects, including literature reviews, surveys, focus groups, data integration and analysis
  • Create or revise consents, protocols and other documents for IRB submission
  • Handle and protect confidential and sensitive data with integrity
  • Assist with editing grant applications, prior to submission
  • Recruit faith-based organizations (FBOs) for participation in HPV educational program, With Love We Learn (WLWL), to review, evaluate, and revise the WLWL manual, with cultural competency for the African American community
  • Schedule meetings with FBOs and the Spirit Foundation for project briefs and collaborative prospects
  • Compile focus group (FG) data and manual evaluations to assist with manual revision
  • Produce written, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations
Oct 2009Dec 2011

Research Interviewer, Sr.

Emory Vaccine Center: Hope Clinic
  • Coordinated screening/enrollment and follow-up visit activities in the clinical setting for HPTN 061 (Brothers Project) and HPTN 064 (ISIS Project):  including but not limited to assisting field staff in scheduling of clinical visits, screening, verifying eligibility, and consenting study participants to enroll in the studies
  • Administered qualitative surveys and HIV pre- and post-test counseling
  • Supported lab and clinical staff (performance of HIV rapid test, blood draws)
  • Updated participant locator information via Volunteer Information Collection Instrument (VICI) Database
  • Completed treatment referrals/Peer Health Navigation when needed
  • Created and built affiliation with faith based organizations to encourage community involvement (Hope In Our Soul)
  • Facilitated open discussions for educational forums and intervention events (Hope in Our Soul)
  • Identified, contacted and recruited research study participants, either in person, in a clinical setting, at a subjects residence or by telephone to obtain data for an assigned research project
  • Collected codes, entered study information into database, and assisted in data compilation
  • Edited and completed interview questionnaires for completeness, legibility and accuracy
  • Obtained missing or questionable data, while maintaining complete and accurate records and files pertaining to one or more research studies
Oct 2009Dec 2011

Phlebotomy Technician

Emory Vaccine Center: Hope Clinic
  • Performed daily phlebotomy activities accurately and on time (i.e. blood specimen transportation, performed daily HIV rapid test controls)
  • Maintained a safe and professional environment
  • Performed with confidence, both the forensic and clinical specimen collection and processing duties following established practices and procedures (urtine, blood, and anal swab samples)
  • Maintained required records and documentation
  • Demonstrated organizational commitment and promoted a positive image to patients, clients, employees and the public in general
Feb 2010Dec 2011

Retention Specialist

Emory Vaccine Center: Hope Clinic
  • Completed field visits to participant residences and hang-out venues in order to retain volunteers in research studies
  • Completed daily reports on participant findings
  • Updated Emory Retention database in order to reflect accurate numbers for participant findings
  • Made phone/email contact with participants on daily bases for retention purposes
  • Created daily solutions to support team efforts in searching for missing participants 
Mar 2007Sep 2009

Counseling Support Services

aXseum Solutions/United States Army
  • Provided administrative assistance to counselors and Education Service Specialists
  • Provided educational information to military service members and their beneficiaries 
  • Approved Statement of Understanding (SOU) agreements in the GoArmyEd portal for soldiers
  • Conducted soldier briefing informational sessions and in/out processing from AEC
  • Performed Centralized Tuition Assistance Management (CTAM) transactions for soldiers
  • Recorded and maintained all counseling sessions in soldiers’ records
  • Obtained quantitative analytical proficiency through data entry and spreadsheet analysis
  • Retrieved figures via data warehousing and 1821 Reports in the Education Management Information System (EDMIS)
  • Prepared and submitted Performance Monthly Reports (PMRs) to Fort Benning HUB Director
Mar 2007Sep 2009

Contract Site Coordinator

aXseum Solutions/United States Army
  • Organized and worked closely with aXesum administration to support employee needs
  • Ensured high-quality program services and support to contract employees that meet the Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) Program objectives in an effective manner
  • Coordinated data entry and evaluation of program
  • Organized supplies, materials, and equipment for contract staff 
  • Recruited, trained, and developed frontline staff to achieve intended objectives 
  • Led and facilitated on-going planning efforts including additional funding for staff 
  • Facilitated communication and created a link between the contract staff and the contractors 


Aug 2011Present

Masters Degree

Emory University


Research Writing Samples


Microsoft Suite
Technological skills include proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, and Works), ACASI, SSN, and data management systems (VICI) Windows and Mac OS.