PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Faculty Associate
December 2012-present
CDC Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence/Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools Project (MDS3)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Assist PI/Co-PIs with maintaining independent research portfolio in areas relevant to: 1) violence exposure and prevention in children, adolescents and young adults; and 2) school climate and academic performance among middle and high school students. Manage GIS data collection and perform geospatial analyses. Assist in manuscript preparation and grant applications. Assist with training and recalibration of data collectors.

Research Data Analyst
December 2011-December 2012
CDC Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence/Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools Project (MDS3)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Epidemiologist
December 2011-July 2012
Baltimore City Health Department
Assisted with the preparation of the health departments Neighborhood Health Profiles. Collect, analyze, and clean health data.

Research Assistant
December 2007 – April 2008
School of Public Health
Morgan State University
Interviewed residents of the Southern Park Heights community to determine barriers to HIV/AIDS testing. The study assessed knowledge of HIV/AIDS, perceptions of HIV/AIDS, sexual behaviors, physical and mental health, and prior drug use. Trained research assistants in field procedures.

Senior Research Assistant/Quality Assurance Supervisor
September 2007 – December 2011
Drug Investigations, Violence, and Environmental Studies Lab
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Assist PI with maintaining independent research portfolio in areas relevant to: 1) drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, prevention, and measurement; 2) violence exposure and prevention in children, adolescents and young adults; and 3) environmental approaches to ATOD and violence prevention. 
Manage all aspects of field quality assurance, including field training, field testing, and field quality control. Assist in manuscript preparation, grant applications, statistical (Stata, SPSS, Mplus) and spatial analysis (ArcMap), and maintenance the DIVE Studies website.
Assist with the DIVE Scholars Summer Internship Program; this internship introduces high school and college students to public health and research practices. My responsibilities included leading career development courses, assisting students with research projects, and training in basic statistical and research methods.

Research Assistant
February 2007 – September 2007
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
Conducted environmental assessments of Baltimore neighborhoods to identify indicators of violence, alcohol and other drug activity. Collect data electronically using a personal digital assistant. Travel to neighborhoods and submit collected data via the Internet to a central database.

Clinical Technician
November 2006 – January 2008
Emergency Department
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Assisted registered nurses and physicians in the emergency department. My responsibilities included phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, wound care, urine catherization, and general patient care.

Multifunctional Technician
January 2006 – November 2006
November 2007-June 2008
Emergency Department
Union Memorial Hospital
Assisted registered nurses and physicians in the emergency department. My responsibilities included phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, wound care, and general patient care.


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