Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Versatile epidemiologist experienced in outbreak response, cluster investigation, infection prevention, disease response with data-driven approaches and program optimization to positively impact public health. Highly experienced in communicable disease investigation, team supervision, knowledgeable about infection paths in hospital outbreaks as well as known surgical issues and prevention procedures. Skilled with medical, clinical and infection prevention guidance, isolation, control and hygiene guidelines. Proven effectiveness in public speaking, presentation, leading teams and public health initiatives in epidemiology, statistical data review and regulatory analysis. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, empathetic interviewing techniques, disease surveillance. Natural leadership talent with motivational approach.

  • Outbreak case identification, investigation, classification
  • Infection prevention mitigation
  • Managing data
  • Problem resolution
  • Leadership
  • Revising policies
  • Leading meetings
  • Surveillance strategies
  • Conducting investigations
  • Test results explanation
  • Disease determination
  • Assessment skills
  • Health Risk Assessments
  • Interdisciplinary team coordination
  • Testing management
  • Report writing
  • Relationship building
  • Processes and procedures
07/2020 to Current
Supervisor, COVID-19 Outbreak Team/Epidemiologist Canon City Schools Canon City, CO,
  • Supervise team of 7-9 COVID-19 epidemiologists to investigate long-term care facility, outpatient medical, dental, EMS and hospital, schools, business and community COVID-19 outbreaks.
  • Provide infection control recommendations to facilities, manage weekly outbreak line lists, process outbreak data for submission to CDPHE, monitor LTCF testing, guidance support, interpretation and compliance.
  • Classify COVID-19 cases (confirmed, suspect, probable) weekly and process initial and final line lists, outbreak forms for initial outbreak and final outbreak resolution for LTCFs, medical/dental/EMS outbreaks.
  • Submit outbreak data in CEDRS for each case at outbreak resolution.
  • Provide weekly Sit Rep data reports to COVID-19 Epidemiology Program Manager.
  • Act at liaison with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Epidemiology team, Hospital Acquired Infection Team and Health Facilities.
  • Maintain daily Task Force team meeting notes with CDPHE, CDC, CMS, Health Facilities guidance updates; moderate daily team meetings.
  • Participate in IP consult calls with CDPHE, LTCF facility EDs/DONs/corporate personnel; provide real-time recommendations.
  • Write, update, maintain LTCF Task Force training protocol, SOPs; provide quality assurance input and training to current and new team members.
  • Manage LTCF Task Force workflow, facility assignments, outbreak numbers, team coverage.
  • Uphold requirements for data collection, reporting and quality control for duration of investigations.
  • Manage hospital COVID-19 cases, clusters and outbreaks.
  • Attend CDPHE/LPHA bi-weekly calls, CDPHE/LTC bi-monthly calls; update TCHD ITF weekly for LTCF Task Force numbers, news, data.
03/2022 to Current
Supervisor, COVID-19 Treatment Team Centennial Foot And Ankle Specialists City, STATE,
  • Built and wrote all processes to stand new COVID treatment program for Tri-County Health Department
  • Created test to treat clinic partnerships, telehealth referral sources, client support for primary provider outreach, in person services for evaluation, assessment for COVID treatment
  • Shared processes with TCHD directors, other LPHAs through CDPHE state presentation, emailed communications
  • Collaborated with CDPHE Medical Guidance team on a regular basis to expand treatment support in residential care facilities.
  • Built logbook/spreadsheet data tracking system, referral process, follow-up investigations to determine efficacy
07/1997 to 07/2002
Podiatrist - Foot and Ankle Surgeon Physician's Ally City, STATE,
  • Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, Colorado Podiatric Medical Association
  • Evaluated patients, diagnosed forefoot, midfoot, rearfoot, ankle and lower extremity orthopedic, soft tissue conditions and provided appropriate recommendations for treatment.
  • Assessed patients to determine medical condition and level of surgical risk.
  • Treated patients in outpatient surgical centers, hospital operating rooms throughout Denver metro area.
  • Applied minimally invasive and open surgical techniques to treat patients with fractures, arthroplasty, ligament reconstructions, diabetic foot amputations, wound debridement, joint replacement.
  • Advised and assisted medical students, trainees and residents to promote competency in field.
  • Led orthopedic surgical teaching rounds to provide medical team members with details about challenging cases.
  • Collaborated with anesthetists and nurses before, during and after surgical procedures for comprehensive care.
  • Analyzed patient medical histories, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to formulate treatment plan.
  • Provided consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
  • Ordered and interpreted results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.
  • Authored and published studies in Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association.
02/2017 to 08/2017
Account Executive - Medical Contract Negotiations Cherry Creek School District City, STATE,
  • Negotiated against insurance companies for better contracted physician reimbursement rates; negotiated for private solo physician practices, small group medical practices, ambulatory surgical centers.
  • Sub-specialized in short-term contract negotiations for podiatric physician practices.
  • Evaluated practice CPT coding, frequency, allowables, Medicare and private insurance reimbursement rates.
  • Drove new business development and client acquisition through cold calling, lead generation and personalized service.
12/2018 to 05/2020
Health Technician Company Name City, State,
  • Administered fully-delegated medical care, medication, procedures to elementary school-aged students K-5.
  • Monitored outbreak cases of school-aged disease such as influenza, strep, norovirus.
  • Maintained, updated, summarized school-wide immunization records documented in CIIS.
  • Facilitated student health status updates, online portal health record documentation.
  • Managed, received, documented Student Action Plans.
  • Coordinated with district and school administration, staff, faculty regarding student health safety.
  • Maintained confidential documentation of patient information to stay compliant with CCSD, HIPAA, FERPA.
Teaching Assistant, General Anatomy Company Name City, State,
  • Helped students master learning concepts through one-on-one and small group tutoring.
  • Led large and small group human anatomy dissections to identify structures, anatomical anomalies, physiological importance.
  • Proctored practical/lab exams.
Education and Training
Expected in
DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine:
California College of Podiatric Medicine - San Francisco, CA,
  • 4.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Class rank 3 of 106
Expected in
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Medicine
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT,
Expected in
Certification in Infection Control - in progress: Epi 101 and 102
Association For Professionals in Infection Control - APIC,
Expected in 06/2021
: The Emotionally Effective Leader
Regional Institute For Health And Env Leadership - University Of Denver,
Expected in
: Associate
American College of Foot And Ankle Suregons - ,
Expected in
: Publications
Journal of Podiatric Medicine - Journal Of Podiatric Dermatolory,
Expected in
: Publications
Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association - Retrospective Review of Endo Plantar Fasciotomy,
Expected in
: Project Firstline
Facility Ambassador - Upcoming - ,
  • LPHA Focus Group for infection prevention
  • ICS 100 - Intro to Incident Command System
  • ICS 700 - Intro to National Incident Management System

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School Attended

  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • University of Utah
  • Association For Professionals in Infection Control
  • Regional Institute For Health And Env Leadership
  • American College of Foot And Ankle Suregons
  • Journal of Podiatric Medicine
  • Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Facility Ambassador - Upcoming

Job Titles Held:

  • Supervisor, COVID-19 Outbreak Team/Epidemiologist
  • Supervisor, COVID-19 Treatment Team
  • Podiatrist - Foot and Ankle Surgeon
  • Account Executive - Medical Contract Negotiations
  • Health Technician
  • Teaching Assistant, General Anatomy


  • DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certification in Infection Control - in progress

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