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Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors
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A Web-based Public Health Mentoring Program

2017 - 2018 On-line Directory

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A brief history P.H.E.N.O.M. (Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors) is an online expansion of The Public Health Alumni Mentor Program (PHAM), a service activity of the SCSU Alumni Association/Public Health Alumni Chapter that served the SCSU campus since its inception in 1993.

When PHAM moved online in 2002, the scope of the program broadened. Public health professionals other than SCSU graduates expressed interest in being mentors. PHAM was renamed Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors to reflect participation of public health professionals who were not SCSU graduates.

The online nature of PHENOM has allowed anyone with Internet access to participate either as a mentor or mentee. Primarily, PHENOM allows public health professionals practicing anywhere in the world to share their expertise with anyone interested in the field of Public Health. It is now an autonomous service program available to anyone who is part of the Internet community. This service program is now in its 25th year.

All mentors are public health practitioners with a degree in Public Health, and have volunteered to provide career and school advice to anyone interested in the field of Public Health. Please feel free to contact these mentors by E-mail, or phone. When contacting mentors please mention this Web page, or, how you heard about the program. Be courteous in your communications and provide feedback regarding the helpfulness of the contact. Thank you for your interest in Public Health!

This program meets National Services Resources.org's criteria for "An effective practice that has been implemented by one or more programs and is easily replicated" . It is now listed by Healthy Communities Institute's Promising Practices database as a community intervention "...that have been shown to be successful in communities across the nation."

Starting in 2012, PHENOM can offer to those certified as CHES or MCHES the opportunity to earn one Category 2 CECH for each year of service to meeting the recertification requirements of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) for Competency 7.6.10, "Serve as a mentor to others"

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September 9, 2012: Thanks, Betty. I added a link to this to my PCH 500 course, and I am encouraging students to take advantage of the PHENOM program! As always, your work is wonderful and important. (William G. Faraclas, DrPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University)

"This is really a great program. I am not sure if it was available when I was a student. If it was I wish I was made aware of it - if not I feel I lost out!" V. DePalma,’97.

"I am very pleased with the mentor program. I was able to obtain valuable information concerning graduate programs and career decisions. My thanks to all who participate in this commendable program." P. Shepard, ‘96.


September, 2012 - The PHENOM Directory offers brief biosketches of public health professionals you can contact to learn more about what they do. You may want to look at the The PHENOM Listings Page first. That page offers 3 tables of sorted listings of PHENOM mentors: (1)By Job Title; (2) By Geographic Location, and (3) By Work Setting.

Once you have reviewed those tables and identify specific mentors of interest, then come back to this page for more details about their background and expertise and how to contact them.

Please provide feedback on the PHENOM Visitor Poll, and on the short evaluation form at the end of this page. You can also ask questions as well. I would like for PHENOM to be a useful resource for those interested in entering the field of Public Health and for the more seasoned professional, resources to enhance what you are doing now. Thanks. Betty


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June, 2017 - You are welcome to contact any Public Health professional listed below to learn about public health careers. Please do not contact mentors for job leads or offers. If you are looking for a job, please see the Job Index Page for online job search links. Thank you. If you have any questions, please contact me at phenomws@yahoo.com


Nashilla Alibhai NASHILLA ALIBHAI, MPH
Purple Day Ambassador
USA (Texas)
E-mail

BA (Psychology) [Barnard College/Columbia University];MPH (Health Awareness/Promotion) [University of Texas]
Expertise: Epilepsy awareness and education, child protection services; professional writing; elementary and creative writing education; HIV/AIDS educator
Experience: Non-profit organization management and outreach; educational and training materials development; workshop development and implementation; elementary and creative writing education and curriculum planning; database management; fundraising; event planning, development and implementation
Worked as: Assistant to executive director; child protection advocate and case worker; substitute elementary school teacher; creative writing and arts educator; reading program regional project manager; professional writer; women's outreach program coordinator; juvenile outreach educator, hotline case worker, founder of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and HIV/AIDS Awareness workshop interventions
Thesis: Why Do Adolesents Delay the Onset of Sexual Intercourse?
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Maria Andrews MARIA ANDREWS, MPH

USA (New Hampshire)
E-mail

AS (Medical Technology) [Housatonic Community College]; BS (Chemistry) [Southern Connecticut State University]; MPH [Yale University]
Expertise: Community health education, infectious disease epidemiology, project management, hepatitis B, bioterrorism, influenza, diabetes, clinical laboratory management, environmental control strategies
Experience: Hospital Admission Syndromic Surveillance (HASS) system, infectious disease case identification and follow-up, BRFSS, state mortality and CDC reporting, laboratory protocols, development and implementation of comestology safety program, facility inspections, laboratory staff training, laboratory services validation; program evaluation activities, handling of Biohazard Level 3 agents
Worked as: Epidemiologist for Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program, Bioterrorism and Influenza Surveillance Unit, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program; data evaluator, quality assurance supervisor, sanitarian for food and cosmetology safety; microbiolgoist/medical technologist; research associate
Special Project: Developed Flu Surveillance Database, Study of Patient Isolation Practices at Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship: Yale Arbovirus Research Unit
Thesis: The Characterization and Identification of Rabies Related Viruses in Chiroptera in The Republic of South Africa
Certification: Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP)
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Darlene Ashford DARLENE ASHFORD, MPH, PMP
Regional Program Director, Corporate Quality
USA (Virginia)
E-mail

BA (Journalism); MPH (Health Education and Behavior) [Southern Connecticut State University]
Setting: Health Insurance
Expertise:
Plan, implement and evaluate interventions aimed at improving health metrics (HEDIS) and member satisfaction scores (CAHPs); Communicates the effectiveness of programs; Oversees quality improvement measure monitoring; Performs outcome data management and analyses
Experience: Preventive, chronic illness and behavioral health programs that improve HEDIS scores; Medicaid, NCQA Accreditation, Project Management; CAHPs; performance improvement plans; best practice quality work groups, oversight of vendor program management; corporate liaison relationships; program evaluation
Worked as: Medicaid business consultant; Health index strategy director; program health management director; Population health regional manager; accreditation project manager; program manager; professional relations project coordinator; sales and marketing support proposal coordinator; marketing coordinator
Internship: Healthy Meriden

Special projects: Quality improvement projects directed at HEDIS scores

Certification: Program Management Professional (PMP)

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QUAZI SADIQUE ATAHER, MBBS, MHS, PhD

USA (Pennsylvania)
Tel:
(484)865-9251 (days)
E-mail
PhD (Emory University); M.H.S. (Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health); M.B.B.S. (Chittagone Medical College, Bangladesh)
Epidemiologist
Settings: Industry
Expertise: Research, epidemiologic methods, pharmacoepidemiology, Hepatitis C, HIV, SAS analysis
Experience: Clinical and epidemiologic research, database management and data analysis, teaching, Medicine
Worked as: Epidemiology consultant, data information specialist, research associate, resident physician, teaching assistant, teaching associate
Awards: Emory University merit scholarship; government medical education scholarship (Bangladesh)


Sandra Barnes SANDRA BARNES, MS, MPH, CHES®
Laboratory Coordinator; Associate Professor of Biology
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(203)203/395-9409 (eves)
E-mail #1
E-mail #2

MS, MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Settings: Community College; university laboratory
Expertise: Environmental & clinical microbiology; STD clinics
Experience: College-level Biology and Wellness curricula; vaccination compliance
Internship: CT Primary Care Assn
Thesis: Condom Use by STD Clinic Users
Housatonic Community College


MJ Basso MICHAEL J. BASSO, MPH, CHES® , CSE, LNC
Deputy Country Director – Dominican Republic, Division of Global HIV/AIDS
Dominican Republic
Tel:
(404-553-8551)
E-mail

BS (Public Health) [Southern Connecticut State University], MPH
Setting: Federal public health agency
Expertise: Bioterrorism preparedness & response; international public health; adolescent pregnancy programs; fitness; human sexuality
Experience: Technical assistance; program development/management
Worked as: Deputy Director, International Emerging Infections Program (IEIP),Global Disease Detection and Response Network (GDD); Youth development resource consultant; Sanitarian
Author: The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality
Internships: Quinnipiac Valley HD; Downtown Medical Center, NH
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Linda Bergonzi King LINDA V. BERGONZI KING, MPH
Health Communication Director/Producer/Consultant
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail

BA (Communications) [St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY], MPH (Health Communications) [Yale University]
Setting: Various
Expertise: Media literacy, risk communication, curriculum and workshop development, e-learning, technical development and project management, web development and redesign, medical response education, online and in-person educational courses; public health preparedness, palliative care, disease prevention
Experience: Video production: concepting, research, script writing, casting, field and studio shoots and editing, storytelling and animation. Consulted with numerous community, nonprofit and health care organizations; university teaching; medical record extraction; newsletter editing; film festivals; high school mentoring
Worked as: Director of Communications and Community Outreach, media coordinator, operations manager, senior associate/health communication project lead, research assistant, preparedness coordinator, instructor/trainer, associate producer, communications consultant, internship preceptor
Special Project: Establishing the National Center for Integrated Civilian-Military Domestic Disaster Medical Response (ICMDDMR)
Awards: Business Times New Haven, Under 40 Business Award (2003); Special Achievement Award, Yale New Haven Hospital (2011)
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Anita Berlingo ANITA M. BERLINGO, MPH, CPC, CHES®
Professional Medical Coder
USA (Florida)
E-mail

BS (Education K-6) [Eastern Connecticut State University], MPH [Southern Connecticut State University]
Setting: College
Expertise: Clinical education training; teaching; computers; program management
Experience: Hospital lifestyle program management; elementary school teaching; medical office management; professional association recognition and certification programming
Worked as: Adjunct Instructor Medical Billing and Coding; Medical Reimbursement Specialist; Health educator; elementary school teacher, office manager, program coordinator
Certification: A.A.P.C. (American Academy of Professional Coders)
Internships: St. Vincent's Medical Center
Special Project: Advisor to Allied Health Club
Thesis: Investigative Study of a Mammography Program

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Michael Bertulfo MICHAEL P. BERTULFO, DHEd(c), MS, CHES®
Adjunct Instructor; Curriculum Writer; Health Coach Consultant
USA (Virginia)
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BS (Family, Youth, and Community Sciences; Community Health Specialization); MS (Health Education and Behavior) [University of Florida]; DHEd(c) [A.T. Still University]
Setting: Online Health Coach Training Center; Health coach consultant; HealthEducationWorks.com Founder/Webmaster;
Expertise: Curriculum development; online instruction; social media and marketing; community relations; program management
Experience: Corporate wellness program development and evaluation; Web content development; dental health education; diabetes monitoring; clinical laboratory management; EPIC, REDCap software systems
Worked as: Corporate health educator/case manager; PRN health coach; research coordinator; public health education and community relations program manager; health and wellness advisor; laboratory research assistant; owner of uniform and medical supplies company.
Dissertation: How do online peer-to-peer interactions affect self-management behaviors of those with diabetes?

Internship: Diabetes Center for Excellence

Publications: Numerous papers on nutrition topics (See LinkedIn profile for listing)

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Sheree Boulet SHEREE LYNN BOULET, DrPH, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist, Division of Reproductive Health
USA (Georgia)
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BS (Biology/Chemistry) [University of Alabama - Huntsville]; MPH, DrPH (Maternal Child Health) [University of Alabama - Birmingham]
Setting: Federal public health agency
Expertise: Maternal child health research
Experience: ORISE Fellow/Health Scientist, research, teaching, curriculum planning, statistical analysis
Worked as: Epidemiologist, Division of Blood Disorders; Research assistant, teaching assistant, coordinator of integrated core curriculum
Internship: Jefferson County Health Department, Alabama

Dissertation: Gestational age and mortality risk

Awards: MCH Department Tuition Award, Outstanding Masters Student of the Year, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Doctoral Training Award
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David Brown DAVID BROWN, EdD, MA, MCHES®
Adjunct Professor; NCHEC DBCHES Director
USA (California)
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BA (Environmental Health: Education, Economics, and Public Health) [University of Redlands, CA], MA (Health and Behavior Studies, Health Education), MA (Mathematics Science and Technology, Computers & Education), EdD (Health Education) [Teachers College, Columbia University]
Setting: University
Expertise: Health education university teaching; school and mental health education for elementary and middle school students; health education theoretical models; health disparities, chronic disease, obesity and health promotion issues; computerized educational technology; document digitization; editorial work
Experience: University teaching - traditional and hybrid courses; grant proposal writing; elementary school education; scholarly publishing; conference presentations; peer reviewer; consulting
Worked as: Assistant Professor; Adjunct instructor, private consultant, health sciences instructor, technical services assistant, after-school tutor, professional intern, teaching assistant
Additional training: Certificate in International Economic Development; Education Policy Fellow; Certificate in Health Impact Assessment; National Cancer Institute Student Scholar
Professional activities: SOPHE speaker of the house and other committee memberships; NCHEC DBCHES
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Jeannine Capria JEANNINE CAPRIA, RN, MSN, CHES®
Holistic Nurse/Health Educator; Owner : Intrinsic Health Source, LLC
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
203-450-0786 (days); same (eves)
E-mail

AA (Nursing)[St. Vincent's College] BSPH (Health Promotion/Disease Management) [Southern CT State University]; MSN (Master in Nursing - Integrative Healthcare) [University of Phoenix]
Setting: Private practice and Independent Contractor for hospitals, community centers, physician offices and corporations [for Holistic Health Therapies and Wellness Services]
Expertise: Health and Wellness Coaching, Worksite Wellness program development and management, public health education, grants management; fiscal management; delivery of preventive and holistic services, clinical program accreditation, educational material development
Experience: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Health and Wellness Coaching/behavior counseling; disease managment; health risk assessments; breast health management; JACHO accreditation; quality assurance and improvement; breast health services and screening programs; health education methods; health/social marketing development and implementation; program budgeting; community collaboration; patient liaison, policy and procedure manual development; cancer support services, business plan development, corporate worksite wellness programming
Worked as: Holistic Nurse, Clinical Account Manager for managed care organization, Imaging/clinical operations director; wellness services department manager; mammography coordinator; public health educator; community staff nurse
Special Projects: Developed St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound Mobile Mammography Screening and Education Program. Implemented 2003 Women's Wellness Day: Provided 200 medically underserved women with free wellness education and screening services. Susan G. Komen Grant receipient for 7 continuous years to coordinate breast imaging, education and outreach services.
Honors: St. Vincent's College Volunteer Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. Omicron Delta Chapter- Honor Society of Nursing, Strathmore's Who's Who for Healthcare Professionals, Great Women of the 21st Century - American Biographical Institute


A. Michelle Corbett A. MICHELLE CORBETT, MPH, CHES®
Associate Researcher
USA (Wisconsin)
E-mail

BA (Cultural Anthropology)[Central Connecticut State University] MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]; ABD (Public and Community Health) [Meidcal College of Wisconsin]
Setting: University
Expertise: Program evaluation; community-based youth development programs; at-risk minority female populations; community-based HIV prevention programming; family planning; sex and reproductive health training; rural public health; urban youth issues
Experience: Design and implementation of program evaluation; qualitative and quantitative statistical methods; research dissemination; grant proposal development; minority population programs; community-based research and education; data management and analysis; coalition building; research protocol and staff training; professional conference presentations; clinical drug trial protocols; health communication media development; pilot-testing; fund-raising; IRB, abstract and peer reviewer
Worked as: Assistant Researcher; Graduate education diversity intern; graduate research assistant, study coordinator; research associate; program evaluator; production assistant; project director; community health education intern
Thesis: Factors Affecting Choice of Contraceptive Method Among Young Women in Ocotal, Nicaragua
Internship: Profamilia (Ocotal, Nicaragua)
Honors/Awards: University of Michigan Population Fellows Graduae Applied Mini-grant;
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Angela Davis Hudson ANGELA HUDSON DAVIS, DrPH, MPH, CHES®
Associate Director
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail
Tel: (203)230-9780 (eves)

BS (Corporate Communication), MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]; DrPH (Health Advocacy and Leadership) [Capella University]
Setting: Pharmaceutical Company
Expertise: Quality assurance and improvement; industry logistics; database management
Experience: Computerized systems; auditing techniques; site and data audits; quality control; research methods; training; military operations; research study protocols; clinical data analysis
Worked as: Quality assurance data manager, research coordinator, petroleum supply supervisor
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Maria (Schultz) De Borba-Silva MARIA (SCHULTZ) DE BORBA-SILVA, DrPH, MPH, MCHES®
Medical/Health Education, Research, & Marketing Project Manager
USA (New York)
E-mail

BA (International Studies) [University of South Carolina-Columbia]; MIBS(International MBA) [University of South Carolina - The Moore School of Business]; MPH (Community Health Sciences) [UCLA]; DrPH (Health Education and Promotion)[Loma Linda University]
Setting: Non-profit Organizatin
Expertise: Health education, health marketing, project management, tobacco control, mixed methods research
Experience: Post-secondary health education curriculum development, teaching, pharmaceutical sales, marketing, cardiovascular and metabolic clinical education, U.S. Hispanic advertising, minority health education material development
Worked as: Adjunct College instructor, marketing manager, CV/Metabolics sales representative, asthma management project director, account executive/strategic planner/new business coordinator, Peace Corps volunteer - Ecuador, Cuba People-to-People Public Health Exchange
Dissertation: “The Hookah Trend among a Southern California Community College Population”

Internship: Treasury, Alcan Aluminio do Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Kim Doughty KIM DOUGHTY, PhD
Research Associate/Project Coordinator
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail

BS (Nutrition and Dietetics) [University of New Haven]; MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern Connecticut State University]; PhD (Public Health Nutrition) [University of Massachusetts, Amherst]
Setting: Non-profit agency
Expertise: Grant writing; nutrition intervention evaluation
Experience: College teaching; nutritional interventions and consultations
Worked as: Assistant professor; research associate; teaching assistant, research assistant
Dissertation: Maternal Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Infant Feeding Practices, and Early Indicators of Obesity Risk in a Sample of Mother-Infant Dyads in the U.S.

Thesis: Nutrient content of school-bought lunches and lunches brought from home as consumed by high school students
Internship: Pomperaug District Department of Health, CT

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Venkata Duvvuri VENKATA RAMA DUVVURI, PhD, MS, MSc, BSc
Research Scientist [Centre for Disease Modeling, York University]
CANADA
Tel:
Tel:647-348-5875 (eves)
E-mail

BS [Andhra University, India], MSc (Zoology) [Bhopal University, India], PhD (Zoology - specializing in Mosquito borne diseases) [Osmania University, India]; M.S. (Biology - specializing in Immunology) [York University, Canada]

Setting: Academic Institution
Research Interests and Expertise: Multidisciplinary academic and professional trainings framed my research interests and goals. They are broadly focused on the molecular epidemiology and evolution of RNA viruses (Influenza A viruses, RSV, and Adenovirus) and climate warming impact on the vectors and vector borne diseases (Lyme disease, Filariasis). Modelling approaches to understand the intervening disease mechanisms at the population and the cellular levels of pathogens, vector and host.
Experience: Emerging Infectious diseases (Influenza A virus, vector borne diseases), Biology/Medical Entomology, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, and Immuno-epidemiological modeling. Author of numerous peer-reviewed research articles; reviewer for high rated journals; scientific conference oral and poster presentations
Worked as: Data Analyst [Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada];Postdoctoral Fellow [York University, Canada]; Postdoctoral Fellow [University of Maryland, USA], Project Research Fellow [Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR), India]
Patents/Copyrights: Expert system for rapid mosquito identification; Filariasis relational database management system
Internship: Osmania University, India
Thesis: Computer applications for mosquito-borne disease management


Deborah Flynn DEBORAH FLYNN, PhD, RN, MPH
Associate Professor
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(203)468-9911 (eves)
E-mail

BA [Albertus Magnus College]; AS (Nursing) [Quinnipiac University]; MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]; PhD [Salve Regina University]
Setting: University
Expertise: School health services
Experience: Program management, services coordination
Worked as: Coordinator of Graduate Studies; Critical care nurse; School nurse in city-wide school system
Internship: District-wide health needs assessment – NH schools
Doctoral dissertation: Narratives of Melancholy: Sense of Self in Depression from Asylums to Neuropsychiatry
Thesis:
CT childhood lead poisoning program – Evaluation of screening practices


Dominic Francese DOMINIC FRANCESE, MPH
Publications Office Manager
USA (New York)
E-mail

BA [Syracuse University]; MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Non-profit organization
Expertise: Medical publishing; professional continuing education program development and evaluation
Experience: Publication production, copyediting/proofreading, typesetting; Needs assessment; coalition building; conference management; Web site management; database management
Worked as: Communications strategist; managing editor; production director
Internship: Health Communications Fellow, National Cancer Institute
Special Project:
Health literacy in an ESL Population
Other experiences: VP of Membership, NIH Toastmasters Club; Volunteer Communication Specialist, Army of Women; ESL Instructor, Literacy Volunteers; Global Impact Fellow - Ghana, Unite for Sight;
Honors: Syracuse University: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Founders Scholar & Citizenship Scholar; President of Sigma Nu Fraternity
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Erica Garcia ERICA L. GARCIA, MPH, CHES®
Health Program Assistant 2 - Person-Centered Medical Home Lead/Health Information Technology [HIT]
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
424-5670 (Days); (203)934-6367 (Eves)
E-mail

BS (Health and Societal Issues) [Unv. of Conn], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]

Setting: State social services agency
Expertise: Managed care, Sexual assault prevention, community interventions
Experience: Counseling, data and project management, curriculum development, counseling, business analysis
Worked as: Health Program Assistant 1/Managed Care Organization Plan Liaison; Program and project coordinator; sexual assault crisis hotline counselor; truancy prevention mentor; Data managment and research consultant
Internship: Sexual Assault Crisis Service, New Haven, CT
Special Project: An intervention to raise awareness of sexual assault among college men in the New Haven, CT area
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Kathryn Glendon KATHRYN GLENDON, MPH, CHES®
Project Director at the CASA Coalition; Adjunct Lecturer
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(203)506-9082 (Eves)
E-mail

BS & MPH (Public Health) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Public Schools; University
Expertise: Community interventions; Communications; TIPS Trainer; Environmental Strategies; and Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Experience: Alcohol and Drug Prevention; Communications; Grant Writing and Environmental Strategies
Worked as: Community Program Manager; Prevention Specialist Intern; Community Program Intern
Internship: Valley Substance Abuse Action Council, Ansonia, CT; VNASCC, New Haven, CT


Nola Goodrich-Kresse NOLA GOODRICH-KRESSE, MSEd, MCHES®
Public Health Educator / Public Information Officer; Adjunct faculty
USA (New York)
Tel:
585-589-3162 (Days)
E-mail

AAS (Criminal Justice/Police Option) [Erie Community College]; BS (Interdisciplinary Studies/Health Education) [Empire State College]; MSEd (Education) [SUNY-Brockport]
Setting: County Health Department
Expertise: Communication; project development; mental health services; tobacco cessation programming
Experience: Grant writing/review, CDC Public Health Association Program (PHAP) fellow mentoring, developing community health education interventions, community collaboration/networking, program development/review, training; leadership; college teaching; community volunteer board and coalition building
Special Project: Community Health Assessment
Certifications: Master Certified Health Education Specialist; Certified Wellness Program Manager; Certified Wellness Program Coordinator
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Athens Graves ATHENS GRAVES, BS
Community Health Representative/Site Coordinator
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (Arizona)
E-mail

BS (Public Health) [University of Arizona]
Setting: Tribal Nation
Expertise:
Community health services and health education coordination; Webpage development and management; university support services; SEO strategies;
Experience: Coordinates and delivers health services; community services navigation; health risk assessment; community health education program development; Web-based services; medical records and database development; fundraising;
Worked as: Digital marketing specialist; medication room support; community health worker; university department program support services;
Internship: University of Arizona's Athletic Department;

Special projects: Flying Samaritans Arizona; Pre-Dental Honor Society;

Certifications: Indian Health Service: Community Representative Training/Certification; Certified Basic Life Support Instructor; Basic Life Support Training; American Heart Association: First Aid Certifications & CPR Certification; Stanford University: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leader.

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Amy Hedman AMY S. HEDMAN-ROBERTSON, PhD, MCHES®
Contributing Faculty, Health Science
USA (Minnesota)
E-mail

BS (Exercise Science Corporate Wellness, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude) [Winona State University]; MS (Community Health) [Minnesota State University]; PhD (Health Education) [University of Kansas]
Setting: University
Expertise: Suicide prevention; program planning; health communications; sexuality education; alcohol education; death and bereavement
Experience: Academic program administration; university teaching; adolescent wellness programs; health education program development, implementation and evaluation; peer educator training; conference and professional presentations; grant writing
Worked as: Associate Professor; Community Health Education Internship Director; Community Health Education Program Coordinator; NCHEC DBCHES Director; Coordinator, Teen Health & Wellness Centers; Coordinator of Education Now and Babies Later (ENABL) Program; group home counselor; weight loss program director; helpline health educator; graduate assistant
Internships: StayWell Health Management Systems,Inc (MN)
Certifications: ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training); QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor Certification Program; Chronic Care Professional (CCP) Certification; MCHES/CHES; Instructor Certified for Adult and Child First Aid and CPR, and AED.
Dissertation: Effects of personalized feedback and health communication on alcohol-related behaviors and attitudes of binge drinking college students.

Awards Scholarship of Teaching and learning Faculty Learning Community Award; Affiliated Community Health Foundation Achievement Award for Innovation and Teen Wellness; numerous grant funding awards for adolescent wellness programs
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Nne Ihuoma NNE IHUOMA-NGUMOHA, PhD
Public Health/Epidemiology Consultant; Sickle Cell Disease Project Director
USA (Missouri)
E-mail

BSc (Health Science[Zoology]) [University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria]; MSc(Medical Parasitology & Health Education) [Imo State University, Nigeria]; PhD (Public Health Epidemiology & Medical Parasitology) [Abia State University, Nigeria]
Setting: Non-profit agency
Expertise: Project management, fundraising, health education
Experience: Infection control; health promotion/education; best Sickle cell Disease management strategies; HIV/AIDS management; women's health issues; African public health issues; international development; clinical epidemiology; clinical trials, research management; university teaching; academic writing
Worked as: Infection control supervisor, outreach director, research team leader, research supervisor, public health director and consultant; clinical research specialist and supervisor; lead investigator; adjunct professor and lecturer; medical laboratory scientist
Commendation: Health and Life International Nigeria - for outstanding improvement for HIV and Infectious Diseases Control
Media: BBC London guest speaker for sickle cell crisis management strategies
Fluent in: English, Ibo, French, Hausa
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Ebony Jackson EBONY JACKSON, PhD, MPH, CHES®
Regulatory Health Manager
USA (Maryland)
Tel: (301)325-9783
E-mail

BS (Biomedical Science) [Rochester Institute of Technology], MPH (Health Education & Promotion; Health Management & Policy [Benedictine University], PhD [Walden University]
Setting: Non-profit Medical Center
Expertise: Health education program development and implementation for underserved population; program evaluation; patient health education; preventive health services; teaching
Experience: Grant-funded "Community Health Education Program" development and implementation for underserved population; worksite health promotion; health screenings; database management; event planning; health education materials development; programmatic technical support; coalition and partnership building; clinical research coordination, teaching scientific subjects
Worked as: Community Health Education Specialist; Health screening technician; health coach; program assistant ;
Licenses:
Certifications: American Red Cross certifications in first aid, CPR, AED
Awards: Girl Scout Silver Award; ABRCMS FASEB Travel Award Recipient 2009; Presidential Leadership Award 2010
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Chuck Jarmon CHARLES JARMON, MPH, MBA, EMT-P
Assistant Vice President, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Service Line; Master Instructor/Faculty for Center for Domestic Preparedness (FEMA/Dept Homeland Security) (Anniston, AL); Executive Vice President, Long Island Hearing and Speech Society Board of Directors; Adjunct Assistant Professor
USA (New York)
E-mail

BS (Liberal Studies, Biology, Philosophy) [Fairfield University], MPH (Community Health Education); MBA [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Hospital Emergency Department; University
Expertise: NDMS/FEMA disaster preparedness and response, physician practice leadership, hospital administration, Business administration in a managed care setting; Sigma Six Champion; strategy planning and development; emergency medical services; teaching
Experience: healthcare operations/leadership, Contract compliance; implementing quality improvement strategies; team management; community boards of directors
Worked as: Administrative Director, Department of Emergency Medicine; Paramedic - National Disaster Medical System, DMAT NY-2; COO, Director of Vendor Operations Management; Account and commercial services manager; paramedical examiner; provider operations manager; enrollment and billing manager; regional financial analyst; special projects coordinator; emergency services faculty; paramedic
Specials Projects: Community healthcare delivery post-Hurricane Sandy: Lessons from a mobile medical unit ; Project Coastal Care
Licenses: Paramedic CT and NY
Certifications: US Department of Homeland Security, FEMA - Center for Domestic Preparedness-Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL); numerous others, see Public Profile Link Below
Awards: Award for Clinical Excellence; American Ambulance Association's Star of Life
Publications:
Lien C, Raimo J, Abramowitz J, Khanijo S, Kritharis, A, Mason C, Jarmon CH, Nash I, Carney MT: Community Healthcare Delivery Post Hurricane Study: Lessons from a Mobile Health Unit. J Community Health: Vol 39: 599-605 January 2014
New York Academy of Medicine. (2014). Beyond the “Go Kit”: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters.
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Sharon Joseph SHARON L. JOSEPH, MBA, MPH, CHES® , Public Notary
Director, Health Information Services & HIPAA Compliance; Chief Privacy Officer
USA (Connecticut)
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BS (Health Promotion), MPH (Community Health Education)[Southern CT State University], MBA [University of Hartford]
Setting: Non-profit community health center
Expertise: Oral health, plan implementation, health promotion in a health care setting
Experience: Grant and budget management, oversight, coordination, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive health promotion programs and product lines; collaborative health and wellness programs; health screening; conducts health education sessions; multitasking; media liaison; educational brochure and training manual development; professional communication networks; action research methods
Worked as: Clinical Process Improvement Specialist, Manager, Health Information & Clinical Referrals Coordinator of health promotion/marketing; physician liaison; program coordinator; program supervisor; home behavioral health manager, research assistant
Certifications: CPR; CPR instructor certification; adult vision screener
Internship: University of Hartford Magnet School
Thesis: Hypertension and the Influence of Lifestyle Factors
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Ashish Joshi ASHISH JOSHI, PhD, MD, MPH
Director of the Center for Program Informatics
Assistant Professor

USA (Nebraska)
E-mail

MBBS [GGSMC Medical College, Punjabi University India], MPH [Boston University]
Setting: University
Expertise: Public health informatics; clinical decision support systems; patient safety; health outcomes infectious diseases; statistical analysis
Experience: Multi-Center studies coordination; research project management; community outreach programs for polio, cholera, TB and HIV; TB and Hepatitis C pilot studies; grant applications; database development; outcomes data analysis; small business research; emergency department medicine; community medical care
Worked as: Research specialist; research assistant; medical resident
Special Project: Telemanagement Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Osteroarthritis, Kiosk education at VA hospitals
Internships: Cambridge Public Health Department (MA); Institute of Community Health (MA); Medical - epidemiologic assessment of asthma, COPD, hypertension and diabetes
Thesis: Epidemiology of breast cancer in the African-American pre-menopausal and adolescent girls and associated risk factors of obesity

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Betty C. Jung BETTY C. JUNG, MPH, RN, MCHES®
PHENOM Program Director
USA (Connecticut)
phenomws@yahoo.com

BS (Nursing) [Columbia University], MPH (Health Education/Health Promotion)[Southern CT State University]
Adjunct Professor;University of Pittsburgh Supercourse Lecturer; Alumni Surveys Program Director & Principle Investigator; Webmaster
Settings: University; World Wide Web
Expertise: Public health surveillance; chronic disease epidemiology; quality assurance; surveillance system development and management; program and project management; program development and evaluation; curriculum development; cardiovascular disease, diabetes, adult lead poisoning
Experience: State-wide surveillance of adult lead poisoning, cardiovascular disease, diabetes; burden documentation; research project management; management information systems; web design, grant writing; state plan development; contract management; college and university teaching; Web-based services management; ACCESS database development and management; survey research; continuing education curriculum development, manuscript and health education pilot reviews; national conference planning
Worked as: Member of NCHEC Division Board for Certification of Health Education Specialists; Online instructor; Connecticut Cardiovascular and Diabetes Epidemiologist; Hepatitis Program evaluator; Associate research analyst; health program associate; state-wide lead registry & case management coordinator; HUD core consultant epidemiologist; Connecticut Road Industry Surveillance Project (CRISP) data manager; graduate thesis advisor; graduate Special Project advisor; college/pediatric/school/surgical nurse; seminar/workshop speaker
Internship: State health department
Thesis: Evaluating smoking cessation programs
Honors: Columbia University. 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award – Neighbors – “outstanding service to humanity”; Southern Connecticut State University. 2011 School of Health and Human Services Outstanding Alumna – "For exceptional achievement and service"; 1998 Alumni Appreciation Award –"For outstanding contributions to the public health program at the University"
University of Pittsburgh Supercourse's "A Brief Introduction to Epidemiology" lecture series
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SHILA S. KANAKAMEDALA, MPH, MBBS
USA (Massachusetts)
E-mail
MPH (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) [University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center], MBBS [Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India]
Oral Health Epidemiologist
Settings: State health department
Expertise: Statistical analysis, surveillance systems, grant review, geocoding
Experience: Surveillance systems for school-based health centers, obesity, violence against women, hepatitis B and WISEWOMEN programs; cancer incidence and mortality trends,
Worked as: Epidemiologist; Health statistical analyst


Tahir Hussain Kharal TAHIR HUSSAIN KHARAL,M.B.B.S., MPH, MSc
Medical Director
PAKISTAN
E-mail
Tel: +92(0)3457217000

M.B.B.S.(Punjab University, Pakistan); MSc (A.I.O University Islamabad, Pakistan); MPH (University of Umea, Sweden)
Setting: Government health agency and hospital
Expertise: Delivery of medical and surgical services; infectious disease surveillance; evironmental medicine; public health evaluation; monitoring and evaluating public health programs; occupational safety and health
Experience: TB services; HIV/AIDS trainer; Pandemic influenza master trainer; first aid resource person; paramedic training; industrial workers education; medical student tutor

Worked as: Assistant professor of community medicine and public health; In charge of casualty and dialysis department; Pediatric Medical Officer; general medical practitioner; resident house physician and surgeon, resident house officer
Projects: Hospital waste management: An Environmental Threat in Pakistan and its Solution (program evaluation); Assessment of TB DOTS
Theses: Tuberculosis in Private Industrial Workers of Pakistan. What could be improved to make the DOTS strategy more effective? (University of Umea) Relation between low birth weight babies and antenatal case with nutritional status in the women of private industrial workers.
Certifications: Hopsital Preparedness for Emergencies graduate; Post-graduate Diploma in Nutriton; Certificates in ARI & CDD, Medical Transcription, Quality Control


V.R.Komari VISHNUVARDHAN REDDY KOMARI, MPH, MBBS/MD
Internist
USA (Ohio)
E-mail

MBBS/MD [Kurnool Medical College, India], MPH (Epidemiology) [East Carolina University]
Expertise: Epidemiology, health services research, obesity and diabetes programs, statistical analysis
Experience: Research, data management and analysis; quality control; program evaluation; developing materials for college computer course; performing surgical procedures
Worked as: Research assistant, graduate assistant, medical and surgical intern
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Maureen Krouse MAUREEN W. KROUSE, MCHES®
Program Specialist, Health Education
USA (Pennsylvania)
E-mail

BS (Public Health) [West Chester University of Pennsylvania]
Setting: Hospital
Expertise: Health education program development, implementation and evaluation; patient counseling; behavior modification; skilled in establishing, developing and managing community partnerships (religious, school, federal/state agencies, community groups, non profit organizations, and healthcare agencies)
Experience: Health education instruction; curriculum development; development of community education materials; grant implementation; data analysis
Worked as: Health educator; community health educator; field services agency rep
Internship: Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia

Special Project: Educational materials for Asian refugees
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Marie Leger MARIE EUNANDE LEGER, MPH, MA, CHES®
System Analyst II, Physician Services
USA (New York)
E-mail

MPH (International Health Policy and Programs), MA [International Development][George Washington University]
Setting: Hospital
Expertise: International public health program management; HIV/AIDS and TB programs; HIV/AIDS counselor training; maternal child health; reproductive health; Haitian public health issues
Fluent: Haitian Creole (S4/R4); French (S4/R4); Novice Spanish (S2/R2)
Experience: Program development, management, evaluation; health education curriculum development; community development and education; health information dissemination; research, data management and analysis; public health and health services integration; electronic health records;
Worked as: EPIC Credentialed Trainer - Electronic Medical Records; Field supervisor; database manager, statistics and coding assistant; technical assistant, program officer
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Krista Lee KRISTA A. LEGG, MPH, CHES® , RS
Supervising Epidemiologist
USA (Connecticut)
Tel
:(860)509-7677(days)/(860) 484-4252 (eves)
E-mail

BA (Economics) [University of Connecticut], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: State health department
Expertise: Environmental and child health program management, lead poisoning
Experience: Grant writing and administration; child and environmental case management, childhood lead program coordinator, surveillance system development, statistical reporting, MOU oversight; annual training coordination; developing in-service programs; conducting needs assessments and complaint investigations; Web site management; food service inspections; outreach campaigns
Worked as: District health department and local health department sanitarian
Internship: Covenant Village
Thesis: An evaluation of the Connecticut Keep-It-Clean Campaign: A lead poisoning prevention program
Certifications: CT Certified Food Service Sanitation Officer; Sub-surface sewage disposal systems Level 1, Lead Inspector Risk Assessor; RMD's LPA-1 Lead Paint Inspection System
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Scott LeRoy SCOTT LeROY, MPH, MS, BS
County Health Officer
USA (Maryland)
E-mail

BS (Environmental Sciences) [SUNY Syracuse]; MS (Soil Science/Wetlands) [University of Massachusetts]; MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Settings: Municipal health department
Expertise: Public health administration; food safety; septic systems; wetlands
Experience: Community public health issues; sewage and water supply programs; public health inspections; occupational health and safety; environmental compliance; microbiological and chemical analyses; corrections issues; emergency response education; public health budeting
Worked as: Senior inspector; program manager; environmental hygienist; manager of sewage treatment plant operations; environmental laboratory technician/operations; graduate assistant/researcher; emergency response instructor
Internship: City of Danbury
Caroline Commissioners Appoint Scott LeRoy as Health Officer
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Ramon Llamas RAMON P. LLAMAS, MPH, CHES®
Flipaswitchblog Founder/Writer; StartupGrind Contributing Author
Senior Consultant

USA (Washington, DC)
E-mail

BS (Biological Sciences; Minor: Biomedical Engineering) [University of California - Irvine]; MPH (Health Education & Promotion) [University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine]
Setting: For-profit Research
Expertise: Web-relate publishing and business development; Wellness program coordination, men's health; alcoholism; tobacco; adolescent health; health promotion and education program development and implementation; health education material development; policy development; public health advocacy; online health education materials
Experience: Program development, evaluation and assessment; blogging; coordination and event planning; social marketing and health communication; health promotion and lifestyle coaching; research analysis; peer review
Worked as: Health promotion coordinator and lifestyle coach; program associate; health education and promotion director; men's health state coordinator; course development consultant; health educator; tobacco task force leader
Internship: Men's Health Network advocacy intern

Certifications: CPR/AED certified

Awards: University of California's Academic Excellence in Italian language and culture
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Ramon P. Llamas, MPH, CHES (LION)
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Judith Mairs-Levy JUDITH MAIRS-LEVY, D.HEd., MPH, CHES® , CNP, Public Notary
Doctoral Faculty and Dissertation Chair
USA (New Jersey)
E-mail

BSc (Psychology) [University of Toronto & York University]; BA (Anthropology)[York University] MPH (Health Education/Health Promotion) [Drexel and Benedictine Universities]; DrHed (Public Health Education) [A.T. Still University]
Settings: Health Department/Non-profit
Expertise: Epidemiological research, cultural competence and diversity in health care, health education, maternal health,research methodologies, addiction, psychology, health policy, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, Torture Survivors; Fluency in, and working knowledge of other languages
Experience: Collaborative research and program management; gender, health and poverty issues; maternal, child and family health issues; working with underserved populations; program development, implementation and evaluation; quality improvement initiative; Web-based technologies
Worked as: Research Analyst, Epidemiologist, Health Educator, Consultant, Project Evaluator
Internship: Drexel School Of Medicine(School of Public Health)
Special Projects: Up Close and Personal with Dementia & Alzheimer's, Autism, Helping pediatric residents be better equipped to detect and report child abuse, The role of Prayer in Illness & Healing , Seniors Living With AIDS, Effects of Psychotropic Drugs in seniors, The Bio-Psycho-Socio-Cultural Issues of Survivors Of Torture
Thesis: Cultural Competence In Health Care Settings
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JEANINE L. MAY, APRN, MSN, MPH
USA (Connecticut)
Tel: (203) 499-9770 (days)
E-mail
BSN, MPH (Community Health Education)[Southern CT State University], MSN (Yale University);
Researcher and Nurse Practitioner
Setting: University
Expertise: Cardiovascular research; patient advocacy; patient outcomes; cardiovascular disease & diabetes
Experience: Clinical research oversight; nursing education; critical care nursing; research project management; cardiac rehabilitation; health screening
Worked as: Acute care nurse practitioner, care coordinator/case manager; nurse researcher; registered nurse; community college instructor
Internship: Greater New Haven Partnership for a Healthy Community
Thesis: 1. Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on days of hospitalization; 2. Electrocardiographic abnormalities as predictors of silent ischemia in type 2 diabetes

Publications: Levy, BR; Slade, MD; May, JL; Caracciolo, EA. Physical Recovery after acute myocardial infarction: Positive age self-stereotypes as a resource. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 62 (4), 285-301, 2006.
Honors: Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Beta chapter
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Lara McCleary LARA REINTZ MCCLEARY,MS
Senior Project Manager
USA (Florida)
E-mail

BS (Public Health)[Southern CT State University], MS (Health Care Administration; Health Policy & Finance) [University of New Haven]
Setting: Health maintenance organization (HMO)
Expertise: Health insurance product development, marketing, policies and procedures, quality improvement, research, writing; ERISA regulations; Web design (management of department intranet)
Experience: Design, implement and evaluate new insurance products; compiling feasibility studies; member benefit issues; claims analysis; business and marketing plans; provider relations; grantwriting; RFP, RFI and RFQ preparation; database development and research
Worked as: Proposal coordinator; project coordinator; grievance specialist; clinical lab research assistant
Internship: Research assistant for DIANON
Special Project: Prostate cancer study
Certification: CPR
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HARESHKUMAR NAYAK, M.B.B.S.
INDIA
E-mail
M.B.B.S. (B.J. Medical College, Gujarat University, India)
Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (R.N.T.C.P.) Medical Officer CL-II
Setting: Government health agency
Expertise: Preventive & curative health services, medical services oversight, TB control
Experience: Direct delivery of public health services, tuberculosis, polio, immunization, disease surveillance, nutritional deficiencies, disaster preparedness, coordination of community services; training paramedics

Worked as: Medical Officer, Gujarat, India
Internship: Pediatrics, gynecology, dermatology
Special Project: R.N.T.C.P., Polio
Thesis: Medical and health services


Mary Nescott MARY S. NESCOTT, MPH
Chief Quality and Compliance Officer
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(203)736-2601 ext. 1390 (days)/ (203)230-8981 (eves)
E-mail

BSC (Communications) [Ohio University], MPH (Health Education/Health Promotion) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Non-profit ambulatory care/clinic
Expertise: Substance abuse, behavioral health services, quality improvement programs
Experience: Grantwriting and grants management; coalition building; program planning, development and evaluation
Worked as: Director of Quality Management; Executive director; assistant director; CPHA board director; CPHA newsletter editor
Thesis: Adolescents’ perceived susceptibility to AIDS


Hilary Norcia HILARY A. NORCIA, MPH
Director of Health Education
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail

BS (Communication) [University of Connecticut]; MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern Connecticut State University]
Setting: Hospital
Expertise: Health Education Program Development and Implementation – Grant Writing and Management– Training/Teaching – Quality Improvement – Community Assessments – Program Evaluation – Social Marketing – Program Research – Participant Recruitment - Survey Design, Development and Implementation – Focus Group Facilitation
Experience: Health education; planning and implementing evidence-based community health programs; mobilizing, recruiting and supervising community-based volunteers; managing workgroups and coalitions to achieve positive health outcomes; conducting public health research in the fields of asthma and injury prevention
Worked as: Community health coordinator; community executive; regional heart and stroke director; pediatric prevention coordinator
Community Involvement: CT Early Childhood Collaborative - Health Committee Chairperson; Newington Senior and Disabled Center national accreditation activities
Certifications: LIVE WELL! Chronic Disease Management Program and Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Program
Special Project: Youth Violence Report Card using the precede-proceed model. Was distributed throughout the City of Waterbury to the Board of Ed and other community agencies to create and expand programs to prevent your violence in the city.

Internship: Nia Solutions. Program evaluation for the Waterbury Foundation.

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DANIELLE ORCUTT, MPH, CHES®
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(860)509-7738 (days); (860) 945-9116 (eves)
E-mail
BA (Social Services) [Quinnipiac College], MPH (Community Health) [Southern CT State University]
Epidemiologist - Tuberculosis Control
Setting: State health department
Expertise: Social services management; Tuberculosis; HIV Prevention and Testing Counseling
Experience: Direct delivery of health activities of daily living services
Worked as: Mental retardation worker
Internships: Naugatuck Valley Health District, Marrakech Day Services
Thesis: Evaluation of community report card


KAREN OUELLETTE, MSEd (St. Joseph's College, ME)
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail
BS (Public Health) [Southern CT State University]
Informatics Manager
Setting: Non-profit home health, hospice and long term care facility
Expertise: Staff training, non-profit agency regulations
Experience: Educational program development; policies/procedures/forms development; staff education and training; clinical application test group; federal/state regs and Joint Commission standards training
Worked as: Director of Application Services; AHA Certified CPR instructor; Clinical application trainer; Computer Systems Trainer
Internship: American Lung Association
Thesis: Effects of handwashing on nosocomial infections
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DEBORAH A. PEASE, MPH, CHES®
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:(860)647-0607 (eves)
E-mail
BS (Environmental Health), MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Epidemiologist - Lead Program
Setting: State health department
Expertise: Adult lead poisoning, occupational health and lead surveillance, environmental health program management
Experience: State-wide lead registry and case management coordinator; childhood lead program coordinator, statistical reporting, case management, follow-up assessment, grantwriting, evaluating and monitoring laboratories, clinics and physicians
Worked as: Local health department program coordinator
Internship: Glastonbury Health Department's Burn Prevention Program


KIMBERLY PELLETIER, BS
USA (Connecticut)
Tel: (860)509-7959 (days)
E-mail
BS (Community Health Education)[Southern CT State University]
Epidemiologist
Setting: State health department
Expertise: health program management; community health education and outreach; case management; immunization program support; medical camp programs; events planning and management
Experience: Municipal health department program management;
Worked as: Health care provider CPR/First Aid Instructor; health program coordinator; health careers coordinator; marketing and community relations specialist; CPHA Health Education Committee Chairperson
Certifications: American Heart Association's BLS Health Care Provider CPF/AED Instructor and First Aid Instructor; ICS 100,200,300, 700


HELEN PEREIRA, PT, DPT, MPH, GCS
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail
BS (Physical Therapy) [University of Connecticut], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University], DPT [Simmons College]
Regional Director of Clinical Operations
Settings: Non-profit hospital; acute care & skilled nursing facilities; homecare
Expertise: Delivery of physical therapy services in diverse settings
Experience: Case management; direct services; quality assurance; chart audits; Medicare appeals for denials
Worked as: Rehab Clinical Compliance Educator; staff educator; multidisciplinary team leader; health education consultation
Internship: Family Advocacy, Middlesex Hospital
Thesis: Cross-descriptive study
Certifications: Geriatric certified specialist in physical therapy
Publications: Helen Pereira Page

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Joann Petrini JOANN PETRINI,MPH, PhD
Director, Clinical Outcomes and Health Services Research
Tel: (203)550 2747
USA (Connecticut)
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BS (Public Health) [Southern CT State University], MPH [Yale University], PhD [New York University]
Setting: Non-profit hospital
Expertise: Research methods, Maternal child health research, data management and analysis
Experience: Maternal & infant health database development and analysis; non-profit organization, manuscript publication; journal peer review; perinatal health data technical assistance
Worked as: Assistant director of research and medical education, Grant supervisor/health educator at municipal health dept
Internship:
CDC/ASPH internship
Theses:
Relationship between physical activity and depression (BS); Analysis of birthweight specific infant mortality among Asian Americans (MPH), Geographic determinants of survival among very low birthweight infants (PhD)
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Sandra Ribeiro SANDRA C. M. RIBEIRO, MPH, CHES®
Public Health Advocate/Strategist
USA (Connecticut)
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BS/BA (Health Science; Spanish; Biology)[Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting:
Expertise: Community outreach and services; research, community services; immunization; proficient in Spanish, Portugese and French
Experience: Maintaining referral systems with public and private providers; diabetes clinical research, specimen and clinical data collection and management; survey research; health education material development and outreach; conference, health fair and training program coordination; Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System (CIRTS)
Worked as: Public sector account manager; university adjunct lecturer; community advisory board member; clinical research assistant/research coordinator; patient care coordinator; domestic and sexual violence direct service volunteer; phlebotomist; EKG technician; medical assistant; medical secretary
Internship: New Haven Health Department's Bureau of Environmental Health
Certification: Certified Quantitative Sensory Testor
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Elizabeth Rivera-Rodriquez ELIZABETH RIVERA-RODRIGUEZ, MPH, BSN, RN
Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator
Online public health nursing adjunct instructor
Maternity Clinical Preceptor

USA (Connecticut)
E-mail

BS (Nursing) [College of New Rochelle], MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Municipal Health Department; University
Expertise: Women's health nursing and emergency preparedness
Experience: Day care center nurse consultant; health education programming; certified nurse aide program nurse educator; hospital and community health center nursing
Worked as: Online teaching; clinical preceptoring; Local health department preparedness program manager, hospital emergency preparedness specialist, OB/GYN nurse, international OB/GYN operating room nurse; hospital charge nurse; community health center staff nurse
Internship: City of Bridgeport Department of Public Health
Special Project: Education fact sheet packet on infertility treatment options for infertile women
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Linda Rogen LINDA ROGEN, MPH, CHES®
Director of Programs and Services
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(203)458-6219(eves)
E-mail

BS (Special Education) [University of Michigan], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Non-profit training program
Expertise: Delivery of special education services; adoption; family planning
Experience: Training program management; volunteer personnel oversight; program compliance to regulatory and licensing requirements; developing and presenting workshops to staff, families and community; family planning counseling
Worked as: Special education resource specialist, outreach supervisor, clinical supervisor and pregnancy counselor; tutor; teacher
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JOHN ADAM ROPIAK, OTRIL, MPH, CHES®
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(860)399-2405(eves)
E-mail
BS (Occupational Therapy), MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Occupational Therapist/LTC Administration
Setting: Hospital
Expertise: Delivery of occupational therapeutic services in diverse settings
Experience:
Home care, acute care, sub-acute rehabilitation; geriatric wellness, long-term assisted living, retirement communities
Internship: Life Care Services – administrative internship
Special Project: Increasing physical activity to reduce falls among elderly living in a retirement community


SCREENIVASA SARIKONDA, PhD MPhil
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(716)829-2975 (days)/(716)834-5493(eves)
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PhD (Cardiovascular Disease, Infectious Disease, Statistic) [University at Buffalo]; MPhil [University of Hyderabad/India]
Senior Data Scientist; Fellow in Epidemiology
Setting: Health Insurance
Expertise: International public health services
Experience: Worked with many international organizations: WHO, World Bank, DFID, NACO; proficient with people, computers, and field investigations
Special Project: Performance analysis, implementation of RNTCP evaluation in India; TB and HIV
Thesis: Health seeking behavior of TB patients
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NICOLL SCANLON, BS
USA (Connecticut)
Tel: (203)732-2418(eves)
E-mail
BS (Public Health) [Southern CT State University]
Docketing Consultant
Setting: Industry
Expertise: Legal research, data management
Experience: Global patents, international public health issues, health care quality, medical records management
Worked as: Leadership consultant; medical records clerk
Internship: Valley Substance Abuse Action Council


Athens Graves BIANCA SHINN, MPH, MS, MSc
Family Advocacy Director; Title IX Coordinator
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail

BS (Political Science & Government/Geography)[Central Connecticut State University]; MSc (Urban Studies); MS (School Health Education); MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern Connecticut State University]
Setting: Charter School/Non-profit Agency
Expertise:
Social services; child welfare services; program planning and evaluation; curriculum development; student achievement and retention; international non-profit programming
Experience: Child protective services investigations; international public health programs; maternal child health policy analyses; UNICEF policy planning and development; humanitarian efforts; child trafficking and protection services; community mandated reporting training
Worked as: Minister Counsellor at Permanent Commission of Haiti/UN; Counsellor-Diplomat; social worker; director of social services; family advocate
Internship: Social and Emotional Health Curriculum Developer, Stamford Academy Charter High School, CT

Special projects: HIV/AIDS curriculum

Languages: Haitian Creole, basic French
Awards/Honors: CT DCF's Community Leadership Award; Eta Sigma Gamma Inductee, Delta Iota Chapter, SCSU;

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Maya Simonyan MAYA SIMONYAN, RN, BSN, MPH
Education Officer (ICF-Disability)
Armenia
E-mail

BS (Nursing) [University of California - Los Angeles & Erebouni Medical College, Armenia]; MPH [American University of Armenia, College of Health Science], University of Nebraska Medical Center
Setting: International non-profit organization
Expertise: HIV/AIDS, TB, palliative care, health promotion/education, leadership/management, salt fluoridation; tobacco control; program development and implementation; data management and analysis, teaching, nursing practice/ education
Worked as: Senior Program Assistant, ICF-Disability, Education; Health System Strengthening Project Manager; TB project assistant; research assistant; data entry/analyst; college nursing faculty; director of nursing learning resource center

Thesis: Dignity and Health Related Quality of Life of Adult Residents of Yerevan, Comparative Survey of Refugee and Non-refugee Respondents

Awards: Merit-based scholarship, AUA; Scholarships by Abgar & Loretta Babaian Award, AUA; Graduated with honor International Nursing Leadership Institute, supported by the STTI; BSN graduation with honors
Languages: English, Armenian, Russian, Georgian, French
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Naralys Sinanis NARALYS E. SINANIS, MPH, CHES®
Program Coordinator
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail

BS (Psychology and Educational Studies) [Trinity College], MPH [Southern Connecticut State University]
Settings: Hospital
Expertise: Marketing initiatives; user support and software development, project governance; organizational communication
Experience: Company Web site maintenance; blogging; social media; abstract writing; scientific conference poster and presentation coordination; university teaching; clinical research coordination
Worked as: Project Coordinator for Business Development; Business analyst; adjunct faculty; clinical research assistant II
Internship: Women and Family Life Center, Guilford, CT
Thesis: Perceived Stress, coping strategies and health behaviors among female graduate students
Projects: Nurturing Families Program; Fair Haven Community Health Center
Awards: Outstanding M.P.H. Student Award for Scholarship and Service; SOPHE 21st Century Fund Student Scholarship; Graduate school Graduate Assistant Scholarship; ETA Sigma Gamma National Honor Society in Health Education; Psychology Prize; Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology; CT State Department of Higher Education Award for Excellence in Community Service
Languages: English, Spanish
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Eric Triffin ERIC TRIFFIN, MPH
Adjunct Faculty
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail

BS (Public and Community Health) [Southern CT State University], MPH [Yale University]
Settings: University
Expertise: Local health department management; health risk reduction interventions
Experience: Health department administration - director of health; health education; restaurant management; health fair planning; vegetarianism; cardiovascular nutrition; media-savvy; emergency risk communications; public health television; farmers' markets, creating highly visual, interactive, health promotion events; automated school cafeterias and TranscenDance, an improvisational interpretive dance form
Internship: Community Health Care Plan
Thesis: Health promotion planning
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Christine Unson CHRISTINE UNSON PhD
Associate Professor; Assistant Clinical Professor
USA (Connecticut)
Tel:
(203)392-7029(days)
E-mail

BA (Sociology) [Maryknoll College, Quezon City, Philippines]; MEP (Environmental Planning) [University of the Philippines]; MSc (Social Planning in Developing Countries) [London School of Economics, London, UK, with distinction]; MA/PhD (Communication Science) [University of Connecticut]
Setting: University
Expertise: Biostatistics; research methods; health communication; health promotion; gerontology research; minority health issues; health disparities; women's health; college health; health-seeking behaviors; international health
Experience: Teaching; clinical trials; data management and analysis; international agricultural and economic development and planning; grant writing, scholarly publishing; conference presentations
Worked as: Assistant professor; assistant clinical professor; instructor; research manager; research associate; consultant; sociologist; socio-economist; deputy project manager
Dissertation: Evaluation of a Communication and Information Campaign Promoting Family Planning in the Philippines
Post-doctorate research: Psychosocial factors influencing adoption of osteoporosis preventive behaviors of older African-American women
Awards: CSU Trustee Research Award; Betty Jane Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award
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Maureen Whelan MAUREEN WHELAN, BS, RS
Environmental Health Supervisor
USA (Connecticut)
Tel
:(203)385-4090(days)
E-mail
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BS (Public Health) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Municipal health department
Expertise: Environmental health program management; local health codes development
Experience: Emergency preparedness drill chief; pool operators training program development public school radon testing and mitigation; "Tools for Schools" implementation
Worked as: Registered sanitarian; Past president, Connecticut Environmental Health Association
Certifications: Registered sanitarian; food protection; phase 1/phase 2 sub surface sewage disposal; lead inspector; lead risk assessor; XRF,RMD, LPA-1, Warrington factory; NSF/Experion and ServSafe Professional Manager trainer; ICS 100,200,400,700


Bian Wnek BRIAN WNEK, MPH, RS, CHES®
Senior Sanitarian
USA (Connecticut)
Tel
:(203)946-6760(days)/(203)467-0861 (eves)
E-mail

BS (Biology) [Keene State College], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Municipal health department
Expertise: Environmental health; childhood lead poisoning;
Experience: Daycare facility inspections; inspection reports; noncompliance and arrest warrants; educational outreach; First and CPR instruction
Worked as: Lead inspector/risk assessor; per diem instructor;
Internship: New Haven Health Department - health education
Thesis: Knowledge and attitudes of CT Registered Sanitarians in regards to preparation for a bioterrorism event
Special Project: Noise
Certifications: Registered sanitarian; food inspector; lead inspector; lead risk assessor; asbestos inspector; CT child care instructor; American Red Cross instructor for disease transmission, adult and pediatric AED, CPR for professional rescuer, and work place training.
Awards: Eagle Scout Award, Troop 301 BSA


Victoria Zigmont VICTORIA A. ZIGMONT, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
USA (Connecticut)
E-mail

BS (Chemistry and Physiology & Neurobiology [PNB] (Honors)) [University of Connecticut], MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern CT State University]; PhD (Public Health Epidemiology, minor in Biostatistics) [Ohio State University]
Setting: Non-profit Hospital System
Expertise: Epidemiology methods, experimental design, community based participatory research, data management, teaching, grant writing; Microwaves, Type 2 Diabetes, pharmocokinetics; nutrients and health, nicotine dependence, beverage consumption, faith-based outreach
Experience: Clinical and pharmaceutical research, abstract review, scientific research and presentations, teaching, community fundraising
Worked as: Clinical Database Informatist,Graduate Research Associate, program coordinator, graduate research fellow, research assistant, organic chemist; director of programs and materials, director of fundraising, graduate teaching assistant, guest lecturer, graduate assistant coordinator, hardstyle kettlebell certified instructor, high school science teacher; forensics, general biology and general physical science, pet therapist, biostatistics and epidemiology tutor, peer mentor
Doctoral Thesis: Behavioral & Pharmacoepidemiological Risk Factors & Mediators for Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Master Thesis: The impact of nutritional knowledge on students’ food choices
Honors Thesis: Fast, easy, clean approaches to large-­scale green chemistry & Immunofluorescent localization and distribution of proteins in the mammalian sinoatrial node

Awards: Eta Signma Gamma Health Education Honorary (2011), Remedy Person of the Year (2010), Roland Ward Thesis Award (2007), American Institute of Chemists, University Scholar. Numerous poster, travel grants, and research awards
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Published on the Web: September 2, 1999; February 20, 2001
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