LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
3530 WILSHIRE BLVD
-10/07-present: Epidemiology Analyst
Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health Immunization Program
Los Angeles, CA
Conducting passive disease surveillance on 10 vaccine-preventable diseases including daily
surveillance phone coverage.
Processing all reports of 10 vaccine-preventable diseases by gathering pertinent case
information, managing disease incidents and outbreaks and ensuring the timely referral of
case reports to district public health nurses for follow up case investigation. I determine final
disposition of reported case after it has been fully investigated.
Presenting case reports on a weekly basis to members of the Epidemiology Unit. These
members include the Medical Director of the Immunization Program, and the Nurse Manager.
Performing quarterly data reconciliation which involves the careful review of all case reports
received in an effort to maintain quality assurance.
-10/05-09/07: Patient Liaison
Westchester Medical Center/MRC Physicians-Gastroenterology Department
Dictating Emergency Room consults from the Medical Center to physicians in the
Transporting patient medical records and equipment to departments and healthcare
personnel throughout the Westchester Medical Center.
09/05-09/07: Education Team Volunteer at The American Red Cross- Westchester County Chapter
Analyzed and interpreted existing health data of pandemic bird flu strain H5N1by using
computer database program STATA in order to assess risk of pandemic and recommend
Prepared and presented detailed educational information on emergency preparedness
methods to various African American organizations throughout Westchester County.
08/04-05/05: Research Assistant
Dept. of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University
Conducted studies on rat’s biobehavioral responses to numerous environmental stressors.
Collected blood and hormonal levels sample data from rats, then prepared progressive
health reports by entering data into computer database.
08/03-05/04: Peer Educator (Sexual Health and Substance Abuse Educator for HealthWorks); Healthworks Peer Mediation Program at Penn State University
Disseminating information on safe sex and substance abuse prevention measures to
college peers in order to help students make informed health decisions.
Assisted Health Coordinators in formulating new health education workshops targeted
towards minority groups.
POSTER AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Moving Towards Healthier Habits in the Workplace: Oral and Poster Presentation at APHA National Conference, October 2008
Presented Data Analysis on staff healthy eating and drinking habits. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Immunization Program, January 2008
“Does the level of formal education affect the prevalence of type II diabetes?” New York Medical College, Master Thesis Dissertation, May 2007
“Avian Flu Pandemic: Preparedness measures for an impending outbreak.” New York Medical College, Practicum Poster Presentation, April 2007