Christopher M. O'Leary, PhD

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Sexually Transmitted Disease Program
2615 S. Grand Avenue, Room 500
Los Angeles, CA
USA 90007
Email: coleary@ph.lacounty.gov

Biographical Sketch:
2007. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Program. Research Analyst. Designed behavioral and demographic research on syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. 2005-2007. Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. Project Manager. Analyzed demographic and health data to implement policies, and target specific populations in health promotion activities. 2004-2005. California Institute of Technology. Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer. Designed research advancing theoretical aspects of social network analysis. 2003-2004. University of California, Los Angeles. Assistant Researcher, Department of Medicine, Designed, conducted and analyzed research on community organization and health in urban United States. 2002-2003. International Food Policy Research Institute. Washington, DC. Research Analyst. Conducted, analyzed and designed research, on health, HIV, community organization, and economic production in Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, and South Africa. 2002. California State University, Los Angeles.Visiting Assistant Professor. Offered courses to advanced undergraduates and graduate students. 1999-2000. Instituto de Sa˙de Coletiva, Universidade Federal da Bahia Visiting Researcher. Led team of investigators and designed community health research in Northeastern Brazil. 1998. Inter-American Development Bank. Washington, DC. Department of Sustainable Development. Performed evaluations of IDB projects affecting ethnic minority communities in Paraguay, Mexico, and Brazil. 1993-1994. Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles. Community Health Educator. Offered classes and oversaw program for disease prevention and health of new immigrants to United States. 5+ publications in academic and policy journals. 20+ presentations at academic conferences, to community organizations and press.