I am an Epidemiology graduate with a Master of Public Health interested in issues surrounding infectious diseases and infection control in healthcare settings, as well as working to improve the health of women through increased access to care.
I am a Team Lead for a group of investigators performing Covid-19 case investigations. I also consult with manufacturing facilities, daycares, and other public entities on infection prevention procedures and managing outbreaks.
I taught 60+ students in grades 4-6 in small group settings to improve their mathematical and reasoning skills. I worked with each grades' Math department to identify individual student weaknesses to guide my instruction and adjust interventions. I also ran morning math tutorials open to the entire student population.
I performed case investigations on all animals who had non-negative Rabies laboratory results, including providing risk assesments and guidance on post-exposure prophylaxis for potentially exposed humans and animals. I also performed case investigations on reportable zoonotic diseases in humans and created visual case data for weekly and quarterly disease reports.
Relevant Coursework: Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Epidemiologic Surveillance, Data Management and Statistics, Applied Data Analysis in Epidemiology, GIS and Health, Medical Geography, Survey Research and Questionnaire Design
I designed, performed, and presented an observational study looking at hand hygiene habits in critical care units of the hospital. I also participated in disease surveillance and unit inspections for compliance with infection prevention protocols.
I performed contact investigations for Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Shigella infections reported within Tarrant County. I also performed interviews for a special Sick Building Syndrome investigation and have assisted with chart reviews.
I spent several years as a full time caretaker for my elderly grandparents. During that time I was also an afterschool tutor and volunteered with a local co-op program which brought affordable fruits and vegetables to the area.
Minor in English
This IRB approved project set up an ongoing survey of third year medical students after they completed the Pediatrics rotation through TCOM. Results from the initial survey were reported in graphic, oral, and written presentations
Survey Research & Questionnaire Design
Data Analysis, Research, Presentation
The study looked at hand hygiene compliance in Critical Care areas of the local safety-net hospital. It focused on the time that hand hygiene was performed during patient care.
UNTHSC Practice Experience with JPS Health Network
Research, Presentation, Data Analysis
A mock community education pesentation based on the scenario of concern after a news report about a research article. It included education for the lay audience about the disease and the research paper, as well as ways to prevent this disease.
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
This project used secondary data to analyze if there was a relation between caregiving, having legal pressure to enter a rehabilitation program, and time to relapse into methamphetamine use.
Data Analysis, Presentation
This was a STD surveillance report created from real anonymized data. The requirements were that it reported all pertinent statistics for each of the four diseases, be easily readable by a lay audience, and not exceed five pages.
Data Analysis, Presentation
This assignment was to research and write a position paper for our local legislator. It had to take a position for or against a piece of legislation, be easily understandable, and not be more than five pages.
Introduction to Health Management and Policy
This review looked at the results of a small qualitative study about physical activity habits in teachers. It also reviewed and made recommendations for a local implementation of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension program, Walk Across Texas.
Theoretical Foundations of Individual and Community Health
Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.
Former First Lady
The work of epidemiology is related to unanswered questions, but also to unquestioned answers!
Its [Epidemiology] methods may be scientific, but its objectives are often thoroughly human.
Collecting information about the health and needs of the community.
Creating plans for programs that aim to improve the health of the community.
Putting programs into action that will help prevent and catch diseases in the community.
Looking at current programs to see if they are making an impact on the community's health.