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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Energetic medical student seeking to combine a career in medicine and public health to improve the health of the underserved.

Education and Training
Expected in 2021
Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, OR

Currently working towards completing a joint MD/MPH degree.

Expected in 2015
Certificate: Pre-Health Professions Program
San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA
Expected in 2010
Bachelor of Arts: Human Biology
Stanford University - Stanford, CA

Area of Concentration in Global Health.

Health Research Experience
07/2020 to Current
Research Assistant Metropolitan State University Of Denver Denver, CO,

Given the rise in telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, currently part of a team that aims to study barriers to telemedicine in rural Oregon. Helping develop the interview script that will be used to conduct qualitative interviews as well as other IRB documentation.

01/2015 to 08/2015
Research Coordinator Smithfield Foods, Inc. Wilson, NC,

Assisted in evaluating two educational interventions for Latino parents in primary care. Worked with the health providers in the Pediatric Department at SFGH to recruit patients. Explained study to interested patients and obtained informed consent. Interviewed 81 patients to complete 20-minute patient questionnaires and delivered 20-minute educational intervention to patients in Spanish.

01/2015 to 08/2015
Research Coordinator Smithfield Foods, Inc. Mason City, IA,

Assisted in evaluating the reach and efficacy of the Healthy Lifestyles program in the treatment of overweight and obese Latino children. Worked with the health providers in the Pediatric Department at SFGH to recruit patients. Also obtained patient biometric data, performed 24 hour dietary recalls with patients, provided patients with accelerometers, and helped deliver the Healthy Lifestyles curriculum to patients.

06/2010 to 05/2011
Research Coordinator Smithfield Foods, Inc. Middlesboro, KY,

Helped develop the infrastructure for a project focused on preventing high blood pressure in the Philippines.  Aided in the design of the research protocol and created supporting documentation for review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Stanford and the University of the Philippines. Coded the database for research data entry using Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). Taught 6 nurses and 20 community health workers how to administer and encode the World Health Organization (WHO) STEPS Questionnaire on REDCap.  Led 130 trial runs of patient interviews in four villages in the Philippines.  Trained a local nurse to serve as the new research coordinator to ensure project sustainability.

Community Leadership Experience
02/2020 to Current
Mentor Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR,

The OHSU Pay it Forward Mentorship Program connects underserved and underrepresented students with medical students. As a mentor, help answer questions and guide mentees in their application process to medical school.

11/2016 to Current
Member Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR,

Member of LMSA (Latino Medical Student Association). As Community Relations Manager, helped establish a partnership with Virginia Garcia Memorial Clinic. Created volunteer opportunities for medical students to provide basic health care at various migrant health camps in the Portland area.

11/2016 to 12/2017
Board Member Oregon Health And Science University Portland, OR,

As a member of the Dean’s Rural Health Advisory Board, helped the Associate Dean of Rural Medicine create the Rural Health Discovery Program for MD students. Co-led the first week-long trip to Klamath Falls, OR in 2017.

10/2015 to 11/2016
Board Member Klamath Open Door Family Practice Klamath Falls, OR,

As a board member of Klamath Open Door Family Practice, reviewed operational activities and helped identify strategies to deliver optimal health care to the community (e.g. hiring a new CEO and opening a new clinic).

08/2010 to 09/2011
Team Co-leader Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network Cebu City, Philippines,

Developed and implemented a 3-week public health campaign to promote exercise and healthy eating as a means of preventing high blood pressure. Raised and managed several thousand dollars of the project’s $13,000 budget. Campaign reached 2,000 fifth and sixth grade students as well as 100 families through in-class presentations and community health fairs in Cebu City, Philippines.

09/2006 to 06/2010
Co-Founder/Co-Director Stanford AMSA Mentorship Program Palo Alto, CA,

Recognizing the challenges many pre-meds face navigating the path to medicine without proper guidance or a solid support system, co-founded the Stanford American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Mentorship Program to bring mentorship to community college students. Worked closely with a team of medical students, physicians, and faculty to offer various opportunities such as shadowing and application workshops for program participants. Presented program at the AMSA National Convention.

  • Gates Millennium Scholarship awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2005 - present)
  • Taekwondo national championship titles at junior and collegiate levels (1999 - 2010)
  • Taekwondo world championship title in Kumamoto, Japan (2006)
  • Good Citizen Award, Daughters of the American Revolution, Portland, OR (2005)
  • Violet Richardson Award, Soroptimist International, Klamath Falls, OR (2005)
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award, National and Community Service, Klamath Falls, OR (2005)
  • Research Collaboration Prospects and Multidisciplinary Dialogue, Pampanga, Philippines (2011)
  • Gawad Kalinga Global Summit, Clementi, Singapore (2010)
  • Fall Forum on Community Health and Public Service, Stanford, CA (2010)
  • Stanford Undergraduate Medical Research Symposium, Stanford, CA (2008)
  • American Medical Student Association National Convention, Houston, TX (2008)
  • Mechanical Engineering Department Summer Undergraduate Research, Stanford, CA (2007)
  • Gabiola, J., Morales, D., Quizon, O., Cadiz, R. I., Feliciano, K., Ruiz, Aguatis, C.J., Mararac, T., Rojina, J., GarcHedlin, Hedlin, H., Cullen, M., Palaniappan, L. (2019). The Effectiveness of Lifestyle with Diet and Physical Activity Education Program Among Prehypertensives and Stage 1 Hypertensives in an Urban Community Setting (ENLIGHTEN) Study. Journal of Community Health, 1-10.
  • Beck, A. L., Fernandez, A., Rojina, J., & Cabana, M. (2017). Randomized Controlled Trial of a Clinic-Based Intervention to Promote Healthy Beverage Consumption Among Latino Children. Clinical pediatrics, 56(9), 838-844.
  • Rojina, JC, Service Leadership Reflections from the Philippines. Global Pulse 2009; 5.2
  • Languages: bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Computer skills: Excel, HTML, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Research Electronic Data Capture, Stata
  • Other experience: former member of Stanford Taekwondo Team, former co-president of Stanford’s Premed American Medical Student Association

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School Attended
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Stanford University
Job Titles Held:
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Coordinator
  • Research Coordinator
  • Research Coordinator
  • MD/MPH
  • Certificate
  • Bachelor of Arts

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