Research Associate

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English, Spanish
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Experienced clinician with a Master of Public Health and more than 10 years of professional work experience. Resourceful, self-motivated, problem-solver. Superb time management and communication skills with an unmatched penchant for self-directed performance. Seeking full-time or contract remote position in research, public health, and/or wellness.


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Education

August 2018 - August 2020 Master of Public Health (MPH) @ University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
August 2000 - December 2004 Bachelor or Arts in Sociology, Minor in Education @ University of California, Berkeley

Experience

May 2023 - present Associate Specialist @ Center for Healthspan Sciences, University of California - Irvine

• Synthesize literature reviews and compose manuscripts exploring the correlation between lifestyle behaviors and mental health, intended for peer-reviewed journal publication
• Craft and formulate grant proposals aimed at enhancing diversity and inclusivity across the campus community
• Demonstrate adeptness in structuring agendas, facilitating discussions, and fostering a collaborative environment to achieve meeting objectives efficiently
• Effectively manage Learning Management System
• Promote ethical transparency within clinical research by creating comprehensive consent forms and informative recruitment communications, ensuring clarity and adherence to ethical standards
• Aggregate human research study design and methodology details for submission to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

August 2019 - December 2022 Graduate Researcher @ Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

• Performed formative research to enhance and facilitate the implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions
• Applied expertise in biochemistry and nutrition to educate health counselors on evidence-based techniques
• Delivered comprehensive nutrition and wellness counseling to clinical research participants
Accomplishments:
• Conducted an extensive review of scientific literature focusing on biological, behavioral, and dietary determinants influencing weight loss
• Developed evidence-based training presentations and various resources for health counselors tasked with implementing the intervention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and public health agencies
• Offered counseling services and performed baseline assessments for over 50 participants

January 2015 - May 2019 Program Policy Analyst @ University of California Online, University of California Office of the President

to align program policies with overarching strategic objectives
• Directed the request-for-proposal (RFP) process encompassing grant portal communications, active compilation of applications for committee review, and extensive outreach effort
• Supervised all facets of project coordination and documentation, including defining scope, objectives, deliverables, milestones, timelines, workflow visuals, meeting schedules, and concise summary records
• Compiled, verified, monitored, and presented pivotal program metrics to stakeholders
• Recognized potential project vulnerabilities, suggested remedies, and executed mitigation plans
• Executed implementation analyses to evaluate the feasibility of newly devised methodologies
Accomplishments:
• Successfully oversaw the entire life cycle of over 22 projects from initiation to successful conclusion
• Led the conceptualization and development of a cloud-based central repository containing in excess of 40,000 critical course data elements, thereby optimizing information exchange, communication, and operational protocols
• Spearheaded the creation of an expansive, easily searchable catalog database featuring over 300 online and hybrid courses
• Produced 17 in-depth course evaluation reports and a comprehensive aggregated report spanning a 3-year period
• Conducted rigorous analysis on more than 3,000 qualitative data points utilizing an emergent coding methodology

August 2012 - November 2013 Senior Project Specialist @ California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO)

• Steered the management of the Service Partner Program, including the acquisition and retention of technical service providers
• Coordinated the execution of Electronic Health Record Systems deployment for clinics and providers across California
• Conducted data analysis and delivered weekly progress reports to both state and federal legislators
• Supervised and mentored student interns enrolled in UC Berkeley’s MPH program
Accomplishments:
• Orchestrated the rollout of EHR systems across 78 medical offices, ensuring seamless implementation.
• Collaborated to enable 243 California physicians in attaining Meaningful Use objectives

August 2006 – December 2010 Executive Administrative Assistant @ SEIU United Healthcare Workers – West (SEIU-UHW)

• Managed intricate logistics for over 50 high-profile events spanning California, nationwide, and internationally
• Directed the creation of contracts for a diverse portfolio of over 300 facilities
• Provided comprehensive support to the President, 2 Executive VPs, 2 Admin VPs, and a 110-member Executive Board


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