STATA programming, R programming, SAS programming, GIS, NVIVO, Microsoft Office
Data Analyst Consultant September 2014 to January 2015The World Bank
Conducting research and assisting with technical analyses of continued issues related to human exposure to contaminants in the environment; researching and understanding pollution control operations, and assessing the risks to human health and the environment from the application of wastewater effluent in wetland areas; conducting human bio-assays and other laboratory bench work to determine the estrogenicity of wastewater effluent; evaluating pollution control technologies; evaluating alternatives to wastewater chlorination; and overseeing the training of other laboratory assistants.
Primary duties included: Provided analytical research and technical support for the Zimbabwe Health Results Based Financing Project Impact Evaluation.
Duties include: Management of data received in the field, building statistical models from the data, and assisting with preparation.
EXPERIENCES of summary reports and working papers.
Research Assistant June 2014 to CurrentGWSPH Environmental and Occupational Health Laboratories - Tougaloo, MS
Primary duties include: Applying epidemiologic methods to understand DNA abnormalities in male reproductive health using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) techniques in the GW Men's Health Study (MHS) population; Evaluating data collection, conducting data quality control, and utilizing statistical methods to study epidemiological problems in reproductive public health; Applying epidemiologic methods to identify and interpret associations between FISH data, urinary bio-marker data, and self-reported questionnaire data from the MHS population; sample collection and analysis; critically reviewing, abstracting environmental health research; Overseeing research proposals, grants, and manuscript preparation; Designing, planning and initiating epidemiologic studies using available sources of public health data; Overseeing the recruitment of study participants and data collection in the MHS; and managing lab associates and graduate students in epidemiologic study protocols and laboratory experiment protocols.
Environmental Health and Safety Intern June 2013 to August 2013Federal Reserve Board Office of Emergency Preparedness & Safety
Primary duties included: Critically reviewed environmental safety and health regulations; devel- oped Board procedural programs and operating guidance on health/environmental risks assessment; reviewing workplace projects and providing training in health and safety procedures to Federal Reserve Board employees; reviewing and interpreting federal hazard communication legislation to assure Board compliance; wrote evaluation reports documenting compliance and recommendations; writing program documents identifying roles and responsibilities in areas such as hearing conserva- tion, respiratory protection, etc.
Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2012 to December 2015GWSPH
Primary duties included: Assisting with various environmental and occupational health courses, including "Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology" and "Toxicology: Implications for Public Health Policy"; managing students over multiple courses; leading organized classroom discussions; serving as liaison between instructors and students; and grading of assignments and exams.
Doctor of Public Health : PresentGeorge Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health - Washington DC
Master of Science : Public Health, May 2012Tulane University School of Public Health - New Orleans, LAPublic Health
Bachelor of Science : Biology, May 2010Tougaloo CollegeBiology
Health Science, May 2012Tulane University School of Public HealthHealth Science
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Grant Reviewer August 2014 Reviewed health program grants for the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration's (HASTA) 2014 HIV Prevention Special Programs and Needle Exchange Program. Branch, F., Shimony, M., & Perry, M. J. Urinary Heavy Metals and Associations with Body Mass
RECENT CONFERENCE Index and Waist Circumference Among Adolescents and Adults: National Health and Nutrition
PRESENTATIONS Examination Survey 2011-2012. Poster presentation at the American College of Epidemiology Conference, September 2015. Decatur GA. Branch, F., Woodruff, T. J., & Zota, A. R. Vaginal douching and racial/ethnic disparities in phthalates exposures among reproductive-aged women. Oral presentation at the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 2014. New Orleans, LA.
PUBLICATIONS SOFTWARE Branch, F., Woodruff, T. J., Mitro, S. D., & Zota, A. R. (2015). Vaginal douching and racial/ethnic disparities in phthalates exposures among reproductive-aged women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 20012004. Environmental Health, 14(1), 57.
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