Experience instructing researchers at an academic health science center in social science and biomedical research to assist faculty in furthering their career or helping students complete their own degree requirements.
Public Health Epidemiology, 2016Walden UniversityPublic Health Epidemiology
Master of Science : Public Health, February 2009American Military University - Charles Town, WVGPA: GPA: 3.7
Bachelor of Science : Public Health, December 2007American Military University member of the American Public University System - Charles Town, WVGPA: GPA: 3.6
Bachelor of Science : BiochemistryLouisiana State University - Shreveport , LAGPA: GPA: 3.3Shreveport
85 hours of Biochemistry course work
The Benefits of Exclusively Breastfeeding in Underdeveloped Countries while HIV Positive.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) analyst May 2013 to CurrentLouisiana State University Health and Science - Shreveport, LA
Human Research Protection Program Institutional Review Board (IRB) analyst-Performs a detailed analysis of all applications submitted for IRB review.
Considers the nature of the proposed research, makes a determination regarding the necessary review process, and shares this recommendation with the IRB reviewers.
Attends IRB meetings to provide technical support and guidance on regulatory matters.
Documents the Board's determinations in the drafting of comprehensive meeting minutes and correspondence to investigators that effectively outline the concerns, rationale, and technical questions of the IRB.
I am also responsible for conducting evaluations of investigator's response to identify potential issues for IRB reviewers and advise as to whether the requirements for IRB approval have been met.
I am responsible for documenting the review process thorough complete and timely entry into the IRB online submission and protocol electronic tracking system.
I am the primary point of contact with the research community.
Utilizing expertise in regulatory matters and IRB policies, I assist investigators in the preparation of their IRB applications and informed consent forms.
I also participate in departmental quality improvement activities by identifying needs in department operations and making recommendations for their improvement.
Online Tutor December 2006 to CurrentBrainfuse Online Tutoring - New York, NY
Part Time Tutor for students in all areas of education from K-12.
Tutor sessions last an hour or more and can have multiple students at one time.
Students take a test prior to beginning tutoring giving us a starting point to focus on and enables tutors to see their problems areas that need work.
Instrument Flight Control Systems Craftsman/Supervisor December 1998 to August 2014USAF Barksdale AFB - Shreveport, Louisiana
Provides ACC units with combat-capable B-52 crew members ready for worldwide conventional and nuclear taskings by supporting the USAF's B-52.
Performs organizational level maintenance inspections, repairs, operational checks of aircraft flight director systems, flight instruments, pitot-static systems, engine instruments, attitude heading reference systems, stability augmentation system and automatic flight control system (auto-pilot)on B-52 aircraft.
Performs phase and special inspections and conducts on-the-job training on the aforementioned systems.
Performs launch and recovery actions.
Documents information on aircraft forms and enters data into core automated maintenance system (CAMS).
Researches and orders due-in-from-maintenance assets.
Performs maintenance, repairs and documentation on assigned support equipment.* Fitness Monitor-Maintained and monitored fitness records for all personnel.
Tested annual fitness requirements and ensured compliance with all doctor requests and recommendations before beginning or restarting a fitness program.
Employee Safety and Health Program Monitor-Managed 47 Employee Safety and Health Programs.
Trained incoming employees on hazards in the work area and trained current employees on their yearly required Record of Safety, Fire Prevention, health briefing and Job Safety.
307th AMXS Equipment Custodian-Maintains and monitors $20 million of required test equipment for 307th AMXS required Avionics, Flightline and Weapons required test equipment.
Ensures allowances are being met and monitors priority and status of needed equipment on backorder.
Ensures unit has new test equipment to meet and exceed mission requirements.
307th AMXS Squadron Security Manager-Monitors and ensures all members meet security requirements and only needed personnel have access to classified information.
Squadron INFOSEC and OPSEC manager, ensures all members of the squadron are being trained.
Briefs squadron commander on all security related issues, recommends corrective actions and ensures the commander stays within regulations on all squadron security matters.* 307th AMXS avionics training manager-Monitors all training of avionics personnel and ensures TBA account requirements are being met.
Fellowships and Awards
Notable Achievement Award is to recognize personal effort that eliminates a
wasteful or inefficient practice, or enhances mission effectiveness.
Notable Achievement Awards Received:
$500 Notable Achievement Award for November 2012
$500 Notable Achievement Award for contributing to integration of new training flight unit July 2009
The Air Force Incentive Awards Program provides special
awards for superior accomplishments that contributed to the quality, efficiency, or economy of government operations.
Incentive Awards Received:
$1300 Performance Award and 32 hours of Time off Award March
Specialist of the Quarter April 2011
$432 Performance Award and 32 hours of Time off Award March 2010
Specialist of the Quarter Jan 2009
Non Commissioned Officer of the Month Sept 2008
Airman of the Month May 2004
Specialist of the Quarter Oct-Dec 2003
Specialist of the Year 2001
Memberships and Affiliations
American Public Health Association member for benefits including opportunities to expand my public health expertise through science and industry resources, networking and professional development.
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) member. PRIM&R advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, behavioral, and social science research through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building.
Obtained Top Secret in 1999. A Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) is reserved for employees (military, civilian and contractor) requiring a TOP SECRET security clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
Current Secret Clearance as of 2009. Secret is applied to information that reasonably could be expected to cause
serious damage to the national security if disclosed to unauthorized sources.