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Health specialist
Job Type: Part-Time

Education

From 0 to 2010
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro Georgia, USA
From 0 to 2005
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
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Experience

Epidemiologist Intern
Ghana- West African Projects to Combat AIDS and STD (WAPCAS)
May 2009 - August 2009 (4 months)
  • Identified at risk population for HIV screening ,counseling and testing
  • Performed assessments, interventions, referrals, counseling and testing at the STI clinic
  • Organized focus group sessions; conducted one- on -one interviews with sex workers
  • Collected and analyzed data; communicated findings through oral presentations and written reports
  • Designed public health intervention for sex workers and other at risk populations
Research/Graduate Assistant
Georgia Southern University Epidemiology/Environmental Health Department
January 2008 - May 2010 (2 years 5 months)
  • Assisted professors with USAID grant finding and writing; performed literature searches/reviews
  • Interviewed via telephone randomly selected residents of Georgia; administered 25-30 question survey to residents about their health and diabetes knowledge
  • Researched large-scale databases to compare diabetes morbidity and mortality rates among blacks and whites in Georgia
  • Performed quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Collected, compared and analyzed data using SPSS SAS and Microsoft excel
  • Communicated findings through oral presentations and written reports
Research Coordinator
University of Botswana Botswana-Baylor Children Clinical Center of Excellence
March 2006 - October 2006 (7 months)
  • Recruited and screened patients for the research: Utilization of bean based foods to improve motor performance, nutritional and immune status in HIV+ children in Botswana
  • Collected anthropometrics and motor performance measurements on patients
  • Performed data entry and analysis
  • Collaborated with the medical team to provide HIV testing and other medical outreach services to orphans and vulnerable families in designated communities