Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of STD Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
2009-pres EIS Officer, CDC--Assigned to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division of STD Prevention
Primary focus: Herpes simplex virus (HSV-2) and Human papillomavirus (HPV) research
2004-2009, Environmental Epidemiologist, Tennessee Department of Health
Provided technical analysis and evaluation of environmental and epidemiological health data; including disease surveillance, exposure investigations, and surge capabilities around Northeast Tennessee.
2004-2009 Adjunct faculty, East Tennessee State University
Taught undergraduate Epidemiology course.
2003-2004 Community Health Council Coordinator
Provided technical assistance, analyzed information, and coordinated activities of local health councils while working to identify key community stake holders.
PREVIOUS RESEARCH AND PAPERS
“Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Collaborations within Northeast Tennessee”-Guest speaker at the East Tennessee Environmental Conference, Kingsport, TN 2006
“Northeast Tennessee Health Disparities- The effects of Appalachia on rural health”
“The Overall Health Status of people living in Northeast Tennessee”
“ Environmental Effects on Health in Northeast Tennessee”
“Northeast Tennessee and Cancer- Is it everywhere or are we just sensitive?”
“The State of Our Health In Northeast Tennessee, A Regional Health Analysis of the Top 10 Causes of Death in the Northeast Region”