Public Health Advocate
January 2015 --- January 2017
April 2014 --- October 2014
Conducted epidemiological surveillance • Managed case information in the NEDSS. • Investigated reported cases. Consulted with physicians, nurses and infection control practitioners on clinical diagnosis, treatment, demographics, case notification, and outreach. Discussed test results with hospitals, and clinics laboratories. Conducted case interviews by telephone and in the field. • Performed public health education by telephone and in the field regarding disease transmission and prevention. • Applied and discussed control measures with individual cases and communities in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). • Reviewed pertinent literature to support discussions with state partners and community organizations concerning intervention methods for preventing and controlling communicable and endemic diseases. • Produced epidemiological and statistical reports. • Participated in scientific continuing education, including: Infectious Diseases 2014 Update Zoonotic Disease 2014 Update Joint Criminal And Epidemiological Investigation Workshop Public Health Emergency Preparedness: 1) Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), 2) ICS Structure and Operation, 3) ICS-Emergency Operations Center Coordination.
Medical Library Assitant
July 2011 --- January 2012
Performed administrative and customer support duties • Processed new materials including books, journals, and documents. • Managed library database. • Assisted students with printing and copying materials. • Collected library usage statistics.
October 2010 --- April 2011
Conducted research for the study of women’s reproductive health through the National Social Life Health and Aging Project (NSHAP). Managed NSHAP database. • Managed 500 bacterial vaginosis (BV) specimens from study participants. • Collected bacterial vaginosis surveillance data: patient identification number with respect to Health Information Privacy (HIPAA), collection and shipment date, specimen tracking number, and field interviewer name. • Monitored incoming data for timeliness, accuracy, and completeness. • Prepared slides for microscopic diagnosis. • Followed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) • Conducted quality assurance and control procedures • Wrote technical report.
August 2010 --- November 2010
Assisted in planning and conducting a two-week institute workshop in the management, leadership, and oversight of public health laboratories in resource-limited settings. • Coordinated logistical planning for the workshop participants, senior international public health laboratory leaders. • Organized workshop meetings and schedules. • Conducted Washington, DC Public Health Laboratory assessment with international public health laboratory leaders according to WHO Laboratory Strengthening checklist mid-level.
July 2009 --- August 2009
Conducted comprehensive literature reviews of operational research regarding HIV prevention of mother-to- child transmission (PMTCT) and pediatric HIV care, support, and treatment. • Analyzed research methodology. • Prepared spreadsheets for input to detailed analysis. • Collected key data: study design, intervention and study arms, sample size, study population, summary methods, analysis type and description, results, and conclusions. • Conducted detailed analysis to identify gaps and program weaknesses. • Developed recommendations specifying the need to monitor behavioral change through research and surveillance; the importance of continuous volunteer and counseling programs for behavioral change; and the development of pragmatic public health policy for HIV/AIDS prevention. • Contributed to the final report to be presented to UNICEF at Washington DC meetings.
February 2009 --- May 2009
Taught French to American diplomats assigned to French-speaking countries in Europe and Africa. • Developed course outlines, curriculum, and objectives to meet student needs. • Prepared progress reports; built strong relationships with diplomats and staff.
Direct Support Professional/Team Leader
October 2005 --- January 2009
Managed the provision of services and support to adults with developmental disabilities. • Assisted clients in developing daily living skills and effective socialization. • Scheduled medical appointments and managed the administration of medication. • Developed procedures for managing personal budget; assisted clients in learning budgeting skills. • Worked with caseworkers to develop individualized support plan. • Trained and supervised professional staff in executing individualized behavioral plan and serving client needs.
Direct Support Professional
May 2003 --- September 2005
Provided services and support to adults with developmental disabilities. • Assisted clients in activities to promote the development of daily living, self-help and social skills. • Assisted with medication administration. • Managed behavior according to individual behavior support plans.
December 1999 --- September 2001
Directed and managed clinical trial. • Designed clinical trial to identify the epidemiological aspects of pneumothorax condition. Performed literature reviews, developed research protocols, and presented research to the Ethical Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontostomatology. • Worked with principal investigator. • Monitored research activities to ensure compliance with protocols and regulatory/institutional policies. • Selected cases appropriate for trial participation. • Conducted patient interviews. • Referred for radiology and laboratory tests to confirm diagnoses. • Analyzed data using EPI Info: Descriptive statistic. • Correlated results with interview information to identify etiology of pneumothorax condition. • Prescribed and administered appropriate patient treatments; monitored progress over two years. Cared for more than 9,400 outpatients and monitored hospital in-patients • Screened patients for TB, HIV, and STDs and promoted condom use. Diagnosed approx. 90 HIV patients with chronic pulmonary conditions and other chronic comorbid conditions, and approx. 70 TB patients, of which approximately 10% were co-infected with HIV. • Identified barriers to treatment adherence; referred patients with comorbid conditions to other health specialty and support services, including HIV care and treatment clinics; mental • Identified barriers to treatment adherence and referred patients with comorbid conditions to other health specialty and support services, including HIV care and treatment clinics; mental health services; and STD, volunteer, and counseling services. • Facilitated the training, mentoring and guidance of medical students. Monitored and managed patient files.
June 1998 --- June 1999
Developed and directed events to implement critical-needs public health programs in remote villages. • Worked with local leaders to gain support for public health initiatives. • Implemented and Conducted focus group discussions and surveys in villages to assess women perception on drinking and providing clean water to their children. • Developed funding projects to install hand pumps in villages without safe sources of drinking water. • Promoted safe motherhood and to support prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. • Performed HIV testing and counseling.
May 1997 --- May 1998
Coordinated massive immunization campaign to vaccinated Malian children against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, measles, and other diseases. • Organized provision of vaccines, distribution of medical supplies to regional centers, and training of local vaccination teams. • Monitored proper cold chain, storage and handling procedures to protect vaccine quality.
Master of Science (MS) in Public Health from The George Washington University in 2011
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Medicine from University of Mali, School of Medicine in 2001