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Work experience

  • Collaborated in core case investigation for D.C Department of Health HIV/AIDS Surveillance Bureau; and participated in efforts to transition from the previous code-based HIV reporting to the groundbreaking and currently used name-based reporting.
  • Evaluated data entry and analysis for the “Come Together DC—Get Screened for HIV” screening campaign; and generated a Race/Ethnicity fact sheet for the District of Columbia HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report.

Field Coordinator

GWU School of Public Health & Health Services

  • Launched two longitudinal studies on HIV prevention among two high-risk groups in Washington, DC as part of the NIH-funded HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN): HPTN 064- HIV infection and risk among high-risk heterosexual women; HPTN 061 - The use of peer health navigation to increase uptake of HIV prevention activities among Black men who have sex with men.
  • Facilitated formative activities such as: collaborating to develop study Standard Operating Procedures; administering study mobile van purchase, design and customization; initiating correspondence with the Community Advisory Board; and training field staff.
  • Coordinated active field screening, recruitment and interviews with potential study participants.  Performed phlebotomy and rapid HIV test for enrolled participants.  Conducted computerized interviews using an Audio Computer-Assisted Self Interview system. Oversaw confidential correspondence and follow-up appointments for participants.
  • Directed participant recruitment, data collection, and data flow: monitoring multiple case receipt tracking reports received from Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention; implemented Quality Assurance/Quality Control for incoming case report forms. 

Epidemiologist

Standard Technology Inc

  • Evaluated psychological health programs within the military and identifying best practices in care delivery within these programs.
  • Supported military clients in improving the quality of care for service members with traumatic brain injury and psychological health issues.
  • Conducted research to identify opportunities to incorporate integrative health as a military healthcare offering and identify cutting-edge technologies to be used in theater to detect TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder. 
  • Designed and administers surveys; analyzed baseline and follow-up data to assess military health conference effectiveness.

Senior Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Collaborated with government clients to develop multiple literature reviews on public health topics such as stigma and access to behavioral health care; recovery support programs and models; sleep and fatigue; and best practices in peer support initiatives.
  • Proactively worked with multiple clients in parallel to identify and address their needs within the available resources and timeline; assumed ownership for multiple tasks simultaneously and successfully met milestones and deliverable deadlines.
  • Designed literature search strategies; developed and managed multiple data gathering efforts for proposals, white papers, survey development and assessment; and recruited key subject matter experts required for high-quality delivery.

Founder/Executive Director

Vienna Nairobi, LLC
  • Founded Vienna Nairobi, LLC, a for-purpose Public Health consulting firm that acts as a platform to identify growth opportunities within Public Health and the gaps that exist in the delivery of and access to health care.
  • Centered on the delivery of Public Health services in the areas of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as applied to women’s health, health disparities, and global health.
  • Highlighting barriers in access to care, and identify best practices in the improvement of the delivery of health services to marginalized communities.
  • Appeared on Voice of America, Africa 54’s News segment to discuss organizational response to sexual health and HIV stigma among African immigrants and refugee populations in the US: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb_vH31VjHk
  • Founded The Invisible Neighbors project (http://www.theinvisibleneighbors.com), which employs storytelling as a tool to portray immigrants as stakeholders and contributors in the community. The mission of the project is to personify the immigrant by sharing individual stories of achievement in the U.S.

  • Partnered with DARE (Data Analysis Research Evaluation) Global Innovations (DGI), an innovative consulting firm focused on translational research and implementation sciences:
    • Applied population and public health approaches to help increase the capacity of organizations and systems to serve the health needs of communities and people.
    • Increased efficiency and effectiveness of organizations and systems through data provision and promotion of technical, scientific and strategic solutions.

Education

Sep 2006May 2008

Masters of Public Health

George Washington University
20032006

BA

Boston College

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