Public health professional currently pursuing a doctorate degree in epidemiology with 7+ years of experience dedicated to delivering outreach and educational programs for infectious diseases.
Strong experiences with providing management, technical advice and assistance in planning public health programs
Additional experiences in managing clinical research and public health projects in low income settings, introducing and developing programmatic system changes, providing direct care, education, prevention and administrative services.
High proficiency in evaluating, monitoring and performing quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Compassionate public health practitioner committed to improve community health through epidemiology researches, education, advocacy, and public health policy reforms.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ Caduceus Healthcare February 2015 to October 2015Public Health Advisor (CDC Contractor) Terminal 4, Room 219.016 Jamaica, Queens, New York, 11430
Provide Substantive technical program implementation for the Ebola Response activities directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at JFK international Airport.
Conduct risk assessments interviews and medical evaluation in English and French in collaboration with Quarantine Medical Doctors (QMO) and Global Migration Task Force (GMTF) to assess travelers arriving from the Ebola affected countries as they come through Custom Border Protection.
Collaborate with federal, state and local public health agencies to determine best public health intervention for travelers referred to tertiary screening.
Educate travelers on the 21 days active monitoring period and provide the Check and Report Ebola (CARE) kit which contains tools to help travelers returning from the Ebola affected countries successfully complete daily health check for the next 21 days.
Provide all health education and assessment activities in English or French per necessity.
Assist with coordination of transport of ill or exposed travelers to appropriate health care facilities.
Coordinate updates and situational reports to theCenters For Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) headquarters on the Ebola Response operational activities.
Conduct entry and quality assurance of data into the Quarantine Activity Report System (QARS).
Assess training needs of 5 Public Health Advisors (PHAs) and approximately 20 Quarantine Medical Officers (QMOs) and provide training on new screening protocols and donning and doffing procedures.
Support the Ebola screening program by providing weekly updated operational information and critical contact information to reduce morbidity and mortality among immigrants refugees, travelers, expatriates and globally mobile populations.
Collaborate with 6 Quarantine Public Health Officers (QPHOs) by communicating inquiries of potential communicable diseases to prevent introduction and transmission into the United States.
Serve as shift PHA leader on a weekly basis to analyze and evaluate organizational and operational problems, manage issues, mediate conflicts, solve problems and report daily data associated with the entry screening and surveillance programs.
Bellevue Hospital CenterSeptember 2013 to September 2014Public Health Advisor - Case Manager 462 1st ave New York, NY, 10016
Provided independent field-based health education to promote adherence to HIV Antiretrovirals (ARVs) to a caseload of approximately 20 patients from various cultural contexts.
Developed, implemented, and evaluated patient Antiretroviral Therapy as part of the medical care team, and facilitate treatment education and adherence counseling to patients.
Reviewed patients' medical record and coordinated efforts of medical staff, HIV counselors, and supportive services staff with linking patient into medical care and applying for social benefits.
Coordinated patients' maintenance in HIV care through field and clinic-based health education, educating patients around self-care such as appointment reminders, medication renewals and referred patients to socials services and benefits renewals, and immigration services.
Served as patients advocate when needed in matters relating to social benefits, housing, and medical needs, and immigration services, and fostered collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary internal and external teams to resolve patient needs.
Contributed to program development, design, and improvement, as needed.
Used EMR to Document health education session interactions.
Proficiently operated e-SHARE data management system for data entry.
New York University Medical CenterMarch 2012 to August 2013Research Coordinator 333 E 38th st New York, NY 10016
Proactively recruited 1612 eligible patient participants between the ages of 18 years and older from all inpatient units including medicine, surgery, psychiatry and detox, using EMR and direct contact to participate in a 6 months clinical trial study on the effectiveness of smoking-cessation interventions for urban hospital patients.
Educated potential participants of study details and risks in order to obtain informed consent.
Conducted psychosocial questionnaires and obtained information in order to assess patients' smoking behavior at 1, 2 and 6 months after discharge from the hospital.
Collected small biological samples of saliva and performed a breathing test to confirm patient's smoking status after 6 months of participation.
Managed research data on a daily basis using Access and Excel.
Attended monthly meetings with project investigators, physicians, clinic directors and efficiently presented research data using communication and public speaking skills.
Offered education and counseling to Hepatitis C and HIV-positive smokers and followed-up by phone or by appointment.
Conducted semi-structured interview to explore correlations between use of social media and information sharing of tobacco products such as hookah and the electronic cigarette.
Transcribed interview data and perform qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Supervised a team of 3 medical student interns and provided training on study protocols, Informed consent form, data entry and management.
Youth Adult InstituteMarch 2010 to March 2012Medical Service Professional 146 Villa ave Yonkers, NY, 10704
Assessed andIdentified the need to improve monitoring and accountability of patient health status.
Developed and implemented a Health Status Chart for daily log of patient's physical and behavioral health status which resulted in improved patients overall health.
Independently established a New Mental Health Log System, which encouraged continual mental health counseling of known concerns; and supported inter-staff communication to adequately address ongoing client mental health issues and diagnoses. Log system was adapted for use by fellow team members.
Initiated a strategic Points and Rewards System designed to increase client's physical activity levels resulting in a 60% increase of activity level.
Administered multiple medications, averaging 7 different doses , several times daily, to 10 patients, paying close attention to measurements, medication interactions sides effects and client health; monitored blood pressure, blood sugar levels and vital signs.
Proactively followed-up with physicians, communicating changes, requesting appointments reports and renewing prescriptions.
Attentively took weekly inventory and performed medical cabinet checks for quantity and expiration dates of medical supplies, and wrote anecdotals.
Centre Nationale des handicapesMay 2011 to September 2011Intern Yaounde, Cameroon
Assessed level of common knowledge, understanding and general exposure among educators and healthcare providers in the community about developmental disabilities in Yaoundé Cameroon through face-to-face interviews.
Identified and set priorities essential to raising awareness about developmental disabilities in Cameroonian communities, showing commitment to advocacy by managing community outreach events.
Designed age-appropriate educational materials and evaluated effectiveness, using personal experiences and presentations to increase tolerance for the developmentally disabled population.
Conducted educational workshops and activities for school age children using PowerPoint presentations to increase knowledge, understanding and acceptance of developmentally disabled individuals.
New York Medical CollegeSeptember 2010 to September 2011Event Coordinator 40 Sunshine Cottage, New York, NY, 10595
Promoted National Public Health Week by publicizing events to raise awareness about public health issues and infectious diseases including: breast cancer, obesity, mental health and HIV.
Fundraised $1200 for Japan Tsunami relief through ticket and vending sales and by cultivating donors.
Organized club meetings utilizing technology and Internet communication outreach to motivate and promote participation.
The University of Chicago HospitalSeptember 2008 to September 2009Research Program Coordinator 5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL, 60637
Interviewed and recruited 2 research assistants in accordance with merit systems principles.
Coordinated recruitment of patients and managed data collection for the scientific cohort study on the effects of vitamin D and the development of colon cancer in African American patients.
Established and maintained working relationships with a team of 5 healthcare professionals, using effective managerial and interpersonal communication skills to achieve objectives within a restricted time frame.
Provided advice and guidance on data collection, management and data report functions.
Processed and analyzed skin, blood and biopsy specimens using laboratory equipment, skills and procedures.
Managed scientific data for the project, using excel, paying attention to detail and procedural expectations.
Tracked patients progress by conducting ongoing follow-up sessions, questionnaires and reviews.
Prepared materials and revised protocol for the institutional review board.
Provided analysis and assistance in the reformulation of research project budget.
Managed research grants.
Performed quantitative and qualitative analysis of research data.
Operated SPSS for statistical analysis and data management.
New York Medical College2012MPH: Health Management and Policy/ Global HealthValhalla, NY
Purdue University2007BS: Child Development and Family ServicesWest Lafayette, IN
French (Spoken, Written, Read ) Advanced
English (Spoken, Written, Read) Advanced
Member, American Public Health Association
High proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel and PowerPoint
Intermediate Knowledges in SPSS 20.0
July 2015- Certification of Appreciation for professionalism and dedication to Public Health during Ebola enhanced screening operation at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's New York Quarantine Station
April 2015 -Infection Control and Barrier Precautions Certification