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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly driven and passionate Urban Health Researcher with more than 15 years of advanced research experience. Specializing in interdisciplinary research on environmental and social determinants of health and health inequalities. Proficient and well experienced in a wide range of research methodologies, including quantitative (e.g., regression modelling, GIS analysis), qualitative (e.g., in-depth interviews, focus group discussion, cognitive mapping) and mixed methods (e.g., participatory GIS, ecological momentary assessment). Enthusiastic team player with demonstrated successful international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial collaborations. Natural leader with successful record in establishing and managing research groups and think tanks on urban health and sustainability.

Skills
  • Research desing and execution
  • Data Collection, processing, management and quality control
  • Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research (emphasis on spatial approach)
  • Writing: Academic papers, research grant proposals, research reports, white papers and social media.
  • Management: Training and mentoring of research teams,
  • Leadership: founding and leading research working group and think tanks
  • Software: Excel, SPSS, Stata, MAXQDA, GIS, QGIS.
Work History
Assistant Project Scientist, 03/2018 to Current
Koman Government SolutionsBethpage, NY,
  • Conducted own research on urban health, including literature reviews, development of research questions and hypotheses, statistical data analyses and manuscripts writing and publication.
  • Managed, supervised and guided a research team in data gathering activities, including technical documentation, review, organization, supervision and quality control, to create a harmonized database of urban parks for the benefit of urban health research.
  • Advised and assisted in the development of recommendations for the application of environmental metrics in health research.
  • Founded and managed an international interdisciplinary working group and think tank on urban parks and health.
  • Participated in continuous international interdisciplinary working groups focusing on various topics, including the built environment, climate change, gender equality, and COVID 19.
  • Reviewed technical and professional publications such as research proposals, research manuscripts and conference abstracts.
  • Developed and disseminated policy recommendations for healthy urban planning through presentations in policy forums, policy brief and social media publications.
  • Disseminated own research in lectures, panels and poster presentations in international workshops and conferences.
  • Participated as co-author in multiple writing groups, including providing advice and reviewing manuscripts on various aspects of urban health.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 12/2013 to 01/2016
American Psychological AssociationRockford, IL,
  • Conducted own research, including research conception, design and execution, statistical data analysis
  • Published research results in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Served as Principal investigator and Research Coordinator in two international interdisciplinary research projects on the built environment and healthy and active living.
  • Managed research teams, including training of research assistants, ongoing supervision and quality control during data collection and analysis.
  • Co-advised graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Managed an interdisciplinary inter-sectorial team of academic and NGO experts in the fields of urban planning and public health to advance research and gain deeper understanding of topics related to environmental and social determinants of health.
  • Led a community based participatory research and used results to inform urban planners in infrastructure improvements through tactical urbanism and place making in order to create age-friendly environments.
  • Organized and led national and international interdisciplinary research workshops, meetings and conferences to facilitate discourse and enhance collaborations in the intersections of environmental and social determinants of health.
Graduate Students Researcher, 03/2007 to 03/2013
Technion - Israel Institute Of TechnologyCity, STATE,
  • Prepared research grant proposals, applied for and won funding from national agencies.
  • Conducted own research, including design of research questions, methodology, data collection and interpretation, and manuscripts writing and publication.
  • Managed research teams, including training and guidance of research assistants and continuous supervision and quality control during data collection.
  • Performed routine data analysis to correct and verify data entry.
  • Performed quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Founded an managed an interdisciplinary research group and think tank on health promoting environments.
  • Organized and coordinated national and international research conferences on workshops on the built environment and public health.
Graduate Student Researcher, 10/2003 to 10/2006
University Of HaifaCity, STATE,
  • Researched information regarding various public health issues, including community health promotion, chronic disease management and injury prevention, to assist professors with academic pursuits.
  • Conducted quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Served as teaching assistant in courses on healthy lifestyle and chronic diseases epidemiology and management.
  • Completed administrative and research duties per professor request.
  • Interpreted and analyzed research data to draw conclusions on outcomes.
  • Assisted with writing and editing epidemiological research results for publication in journals.
Education
Ph.D.: Urban And Regional Planning, Expected in 02/2013
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - Haifa, Israel,
GPA:
MPH: Public Health, Expected in 03/2006
University of Haifa - Haifa, Israel,
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Earth Science And Ecology, Expected in 06/2003
Hebrew University - Jerusalem, Israel,
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  • Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • University of Haifa
  • Hebrew University

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