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Jessica Claire
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Professional Overview
Accomplished epidemiologist with broad expertise ranging from disease outbreak investigation to conducting statistical community assessments. Dependable, disciplined and dedicated practitioner who is committed to do her public health due diligence.
Bachelor of Science: Human Science, Expected in May 2010
Georgetown University - School of Nursing & Health Studies - Washington , DC
Status - Certificate in Population Health
Master of Science: Public Health (MSPH) & Tropical Medicine, Expected in May 2012
Tulane University- School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine - New Orleans, LA
Status -
County Epidemiologist, 11/2015 - Current
Florida Department Of Health In Orange County City, STATE,
  • Investigate reportable communicable diseases and conditions and provide recommendations
  • Coordinate, investigate and control outbreaks
  • Lead investigator for lead cases in Orange County
  • Analyze data for outbreaks and communicable disease surveillance reports using advanced SAS programming and Epi Info 7
  • Monitor and follow up on state and local data from several sources including, but not limited to, hospital and clinical data from walk-in clinics, schools, laboratory results and zoonotic disease data
  • Florida Epidemiology Strike Team member who responds to biological events within an incident command structure during emergency events and coordinate activities with regional and local agencies for biological trainings and events
  • Use existing and implement new queries in the statewide syndromic surveillance system (ESSENCE-FL) to identify non-reported reportable diseases, potential outbreaks, and biological events that may be linked to terrorism
  • Manage Orange County Epidemiology department when department manager is out of office
  • Assist in developing policy to address health improvements in target groups (e.g., heroin surveillance project)
  • Conduct statistical community health assessments and create reports using internal, external, state and private data
  • Write and publish public health reports and articles for peer review and professional journals
  • Attend and facilitate meetings with community stakeholders and attend national conferences and trainings representing the health department
  • Prepare statements for media communications and monitor information of public concern
  • Participate in rotational on-call
Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellow, 11/2013 - 11/2015
Florida Department Of Health City, STATE,
  • Investigated reportable diseases and outbreaks including, but not limited to, the second confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States, neurocysticercosis, pertussis, Brucellosis, Q.fever, malaria, Chikungunya, Chagas, N.meningitidis and enteric diseases
  • Provided recommendations and implemented outbreak control measures
  • Provided direct client and community education based on data analysis and disease intervention strategies
  • Conducted disease surveillance for a county of 1.2 million persons for reporting to local healthcare providers and members of the local health department
  • Deployed on multiple occasions in response to outbreaks including: 1)West Palm Beach, FL for the first cases of locally acquired Chikungunya in the U.S., and 2) St.Lucie County, FL for an outbreak of measles
  • Collected and analyzed data for reports on various health topics including Lupus and Chronic Kidney Disease, Prescription and Illicit Drug Overdoses and antibiotic stewardship for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria using SAS, SAS Enterprise, ESSENCE-FL, and EpiInfo7
  • Wrote and published scientific outbreak reports
  • Acted as a Spanish translator for administration of health services
  • Presented on unique outbreak investigations and projects at conferences and webinars including Florida's Grand Rounds
National Institute of Health Researcher , 04/2011 - 07/2011
Tulane University School Of Public Health And Tropical Medicine City, STATE, Peru
  • Designed and conducted research examining the residual activity of an insecticide impregnated in nets
  • Prepared and presented findings at the 2012 American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference in Atlanta, GA.
Entomology Researcher, 07/2010 - 11/2011
Tulane University School Of Public Health And Tropical Medicine City, STATE,
  • Conducted surveillance on mosquito and triatomine populations in New Orleans 
  • Collected and analyzed data to assess the potential for vector-borne disease transmission
  • Performed molecular techniques to identify Chagas infections in local triatomine species
  • Assessed the efficacy of mosquito control measures in New Orleans
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Intern, 2010 - 04/2010
Pan American Health Organization- World Health Organization City, STATE,
  • Assessed the health, environmental and social impact of tourism in the Caribbean
  • Reviewed environmental concerns involving water sanitation, living conditions and adherence to environmental policies and regulations 
  • Developed a strategic communication campaign to increase awareness, establish relationships and facilitate dialogue among stakeholders to foster innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in regions adversely impacted by tourism
Certifications and Awards
  • Certified in Infection Control (CIC), January 15, 2016
  • 2012 Ernest Carroll Faust Award for academic excellence in the MSPH program at Tulane University
Articles and Publications
  • "The Contribution of Local Public Health to Heroin Surveillance in Orange County, Florida" in the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Features March 2016
  • "The American College of Preventive Medicine Position Statement on Hepatitis C Virus Infection" in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, March 2016
  • "Achieving Healthiest Weight for Adults in Florida" in the Florida Medical Association Journal, 2014
  • "The Ethics of Performing Enhancing Drugs and Gene Doping in Sports" in the Ivy Journal of Ethics, 2009
  • Proficient Spanish
  • Basic German
  • Highly skilled in the use and application of epidemiological systems Merlin and ESSENCE-FL
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Reader XI, SAS, SAS Enterprise and EpiInfo7

Relevant Trainings and Leadership

Assistant Epidemiology Strike Team Leader (April 2015)

  • Managed contact investigation for a measles outbreak involving over  1100 contacts in St. Lucie County, FL

Epidemiology Strike Team 2014 Statewide Hurricane Exercise 

  • Collected, managed, and validated epidemiological data during a deployment exercise using Epi Info 7 
  • Interviewed and educated residents about common health issues seen after hurricanes and other natural disasters

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Epidemiology Joint Crime-Epidemiology Table Top Exercise

  • Role-played the steps involved in a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) threat response
  • Discussed notification protocols for an overt and covert WMD event and cooperating with the FBI for a joint criminal investigation

Alternate Care Site (ACS) Table Top Exercise

  • Assisted in developing an ACS medical response plan for a disaster/catastrophic mass casualty event including triaging patients, setting up point of dispensing (PODS) for vaccines and prophylaxis, and maintaining surveillance systems during an emergency
Operation Liberation Exercise
  • Triaged patients and coordinated, as a part of the logistics and communication team, a response during an incident involving mass injuries and casualties

USF Intermediate Field Investigation Response and Surveillance Training (I-FIRST & I-FIRSTII)

  • Trained to deploy with Field Epidemiology Strike Teams during surge capacity in outbreaks 
  • Designated leader and tasked with coordinating a large-scale response
  • Defined case definitions based on initial case presentations
  • Designed and modified field epidemiology surveys and questionnaires
  • Practiced procedures for clinical sampling, packaging, isolation and quarantine
  • Developed strategy for setting up a surveillance system
FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 700 TrainingLearned ICS
  • Learned ICS structure and my potential roles in outbreak situations​
Additional Information
Georgetown University Women's Varsity Soccer (August 2006-May 2010)
  • Cultivated time management skills committing 25+ hours per week to an NCAA Division I sport while adhering to high academic rigors
  • Big East Offensive Player of the Week, Big East Offensive Player of the Year Nominee 2008, Member of the SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the week, Georgetown's leading goal scorer for the 2008-2009 season, All Big East Second Team 2008-2009

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Georgetown University - School of Nursing & Health Studies
  • Tulane University- School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Job Titles Held:

  • County Epidemiologist
  • Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellow
  • National Institute of Health Researcher
  • Entomology Researcher
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Intern


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

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