GLOBAL HEALTH STUDIES | RESUMÉ BUILDER

Are you interested in studying Global Health at Northwestern? Do you wonder what your resumé might look like when you graduate? Do you want to know what it could look like a few years out of college?

 
We have collected some resumés from our recent Global Health Studies graduates and alumni to give you an insight into the various activities, internships, and study abroad programs in which students participate.

 
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Awards & Honors

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AIDS FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK

Advocacy Intern
  • Supplemented advocacy efforts for Project AAA (Africa Against AIDS) 
  • Regularly updated website and blog, assisted with management of community forums, public relations, and marketing

VA VETERAN'S HOSPITAL

Ward Volunteer
  • Shadow physicians during morning rounds
  • Interact with patients and provide them with company
  • Assist in ward duties such as bed-making and other administrative tasks

TSITSIKAMMA HOME CARE (HIV/AIDS CLINIC)

Researcher
  • Designed and conducted independent research on HIV/ADS experience of South African patients and family members
  • Obtained Institutional Review Board approval to conduct research in Uganda for senior honors thesis

CHICAGO RED CROSS

Programs Intern
  • Recruited youth and young adult volunteers at the high school and college levels 
  • Managed educational partnerships and researched methods to improve the sustainability of these partnerships

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE IN THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES, WASHINGTON DC

Global Health Intern
  • Researched and provided recommendations for experts to participate in committee on the global cardiovascular disease epidemic

ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant
  • Researched the social history of HIV/AIDS in Ghana
  • Compiled data consisting of important figures and events that transpired during the height of the epidemic

RADULOVACKI FELLOWSHIP FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

  • Race, Disability, and Health: Using Photovoice to Explore the Health Perceptions of Asian Americans with Visually Identifiable Disabilities

ADVOCATES FOR SURVIVORS OF TORTURE AND TRAUMA

Volunteer
  • Translated for non-English speaking torture survivors during therapy and case management sessions
  • Researched political circumstances in survivors' home countries to help therapists better serve clients

GLOBAL PEACE TODAY

Development Director
  • Coordinated administrative needs of office
  • Responsible for achieving fiscal year financial goals
  • Successfully reached development goal of $200,000 for previous fiscal year

OFFICE OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS, US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Policy Assistant
  • Prepared for a major international trip to India for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to further develop the US-Japan Health Initiative
  • Coordinated inter-agency collaboration within Department of Health and Human Services 

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • Discovering the Interplay Between Health, Medicine, & Culture in Rural Tanzania

HEARTLAND ALLIANCE

Case Management Intern
  • Assist clients in making appointments, understanding diagnoses, and receiving proper medical care
  • Encourage development of patient capacity for self care
  • Organize and implement health education and wellness programs with a team

TIYATIEN HEALTH

Program Intern
  • Researched and analyzed community-based health programs around the world
  • Designed a program for community-based HIV, mental health, and primary care delivery in rural areas
  • Developed a proposal presented at Clinton Global Initiative and funded in full
  • Constructed system of tools and protocols to reconcile and manage the organizational budget

MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Laboratory Assistant
  • Gained experience in rat genotyping through polymerase chain reaction 
  • Prepared lab media, common stock solutions, and cultural plates

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
  • Called physicians at neighboring institutions to gather data on fetal kidney size
  • Collated data in an online database for use in an unpublised paper 
  • Acted as liaison between database developers and researchers to open channels of communication

THE INSTITUTE OF ORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Research Intern
  • Co-authored an abstract submitted to the Orthopedic Research Society
  • Helped prepare cadavers for testing 
  • Created and filtered records from questionnaires with Microsoft Access and Excel

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Pediatric Research Assistant
  • Assisted scientists in maintaining cell lines and cultures by changing mediums and splitting, harvesting and staining cells
  • Prepared tissue samples from patients for frozen storage
  • Performed polymerase chain reactions and organized data

MABIE PUBLIC HEALTH FELLOWSHIP

  • Maternal Health & Nutrition Study
  • Examined the association between maternal health and nutrition among pregnant women in rural Ghana
  • Improved the Center's nutrition outreach programming among their patient population

CHILDREN IN THE MIDDLE

Project Volunteer
  • Facilitate weekly aerobic fitness classes with children before school and during recess to prevent obesity and promote health initiatives 

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

Scholar
  • Analyzed the Bureau of TB Control's registry and genotyping data to learn about the epidemiology of TB
  • Identified groups that require additional interventions to decrease the TB burden in Chicago

THE CENTER FOR DISEASE DYNAMICS, ECONOMICS, & POLICY (CDDEP)

Research Analyst
  • Advanced research on disease dynamics and behavior as well as the delivery of technologies for disease control
  • Utilized analytic and technical writing skills to create innovative reports

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • Obesity Prevalence and Risk Factor Analysis in Montevideo, Uruguay

SOUTHERN CHICAGO SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION

Program Assistant
  • Support children with special needs in participating in recreational programs
  • Teaching assistant in a class of developmentally disabled children
  • Created and implemented lesson plans for students
  • Designated and implemented camp activities for developmentally disabled children

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Studied the vocal response to a tone shifted stimulus 
  • Accuracy of pitch matching versus magnitude of vocal response in trained performers and untrained subjects
  • Gained extensive experience in Max/MSP5 programming

AUDITORY NEUROSCIENCE LAB, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant
  • Studied the auditory processing deficiencies involved in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SPEECH AND LANGUAGE CLINIC

Undergraduate Student Clinician
  • Assisted in treatment of children with language and fluency disorders

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES LAB

Research Aide
  • Conducted research on phenotypic factors assessing Autism and the connection between Autism spectrum disorders 

COMMUNICATION NEURAL SYSTEMS

Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Aid in research of working memory training and its effect on auditory ability in young adults
  • Responsible for subject recruitment, scheduling and running

JOHN & MARTHA MABIE FELLOWSHIP FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

  • Understanding the Role of Social Stigma in Treating Autism in Uttar Pradesh, India

THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTE

General Volunteer
  • Assisted with data managment, orientations, research of best practices, and administrative duties to promote mental health of children worldwide

THE CENTER FOR LANGUAGE, SPEECH, AND HEARING AT UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

Graduate School Clinician
  • Used AAC devices and ASL when treating non-verbal children with Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Down Syndrome, and severe hearing loss
  • Used Lassac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, abdominal-diaphragmatic breathing exercises, and laryngeal manipulation exercises to treat an adult with Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement and Muscle Tension Dysphonia

BAY CREST MIDDLE SCHOOL

Graduate School Clinician
  • Evaluated and treated children (grades 6-8) presenting with speech, language, pragmatic, and fluency disorders
  • Led individual sessions, social skills groups, and language groups
  • Participated in staffing meetings with parents, teachers, administrators, and coworkers

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • A Comparative Study Targeting the Treatment of Speech Disorders of Autistic Children in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh

CENTRO LORENZO

Intern
  • Weekly intern at a community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the Northeast side of Chicago
  • Teaching assistant in English as a Second Language classes

HEALTH AND MEDICINE POLICY RESEARCH GROUP

Research Intern
  • Analyzed tax forms from 30 IL hospitals and drafted state legislation for hospital tax exemption status
  • Compiled legislation regarding nursing laws of 12 states into a usable document
  • Created 3 policy briefs to be published on the Group's website

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL HEALTH STUDIES

Research Assistant
  • Assessed the scope of existing health resources in Rogers Park, a Norther Chicago neighborhood
  • Created a resource database that includes locations and contact information of Rogers Park health resources
  • Developed surveys to assess residents' access and satisfaction with existing health resources with the goal of affecting healthcare policy for the region

HILLSBOROUGH REGIONAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Analyst Intern
  • Worked with datasets provided to understand effects of payment policy on nursing home quality of care and outcomes
  • Participated in learning and implementing best practices for health care delivery

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Development Intern
  • Collaborated witht the Coordinator of Strategy Planning to develop a rational and transparent decision-making model for the delivery of the human papillomavirus vaccine in Florida by researching HPV vaccine distribution guidelines and cervical cancer screening programs 

ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH ACTION POLICY AND REFORM

Intern
  • Educated in health care economics and politics via hands-on experience with policy professionals and congressional staffers
  • Researched the economics of health reform
  • Updated web page, fulfilled administrative duties, attended relevant forums and events

RADULOVACKI GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Principal Investigator
  • Economic Factors Associated with the Treatment of Tuberculosis in Lilongwe, Malawi

MEDICAL PARTNERS FOR SURGERY

Volunteer
  • Oversaw U.S.-based activities including fundraising and marketing for a non-profit that provides healthcare and education to rural communities 

THE DOYLE GROUP

Senior Research Analyst
  • Conducted research on a variety of health topics and assisted in the development of economic simulation models including the health promotion micro-simulation model
  • The model demonstrates the potential health and economic benefits of health behavior change 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Program Analyst
  • Assisting in the implementation of private health insurance market and the establishment of health insurance exchanges

THE REPRODUCTIVE AND CHILD HEALTH ALLIANCE 

USAID Global Health Fellow
  • Served in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as an intern fro Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA) evaluating home-based care programs for people living with HIV/AIDS and services for orphans and vulnerable children throughout Cambodia

STUDENTS FOR ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Recycling Committee Member
  • Helped expand and run Northwestern University's recycling program on and off campus
  • Coordinated educational outreach programs to improve recycling statistics at NU

GROW COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Intern
  • Secured local media coverage and drafted press materials, website content, internal communications, media lists and coverage summaries for several corporate social responsibility programs 
  • Assisted thought leadership and government relations initiatives for a renewable energy client by identifying and evaluating speaking opportunities, creating conference proposals and maintaining a policy maker database
  • Conducted regular media monitoring for multiple clients that tracked company, competitor and industry news

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate Researcher
  • Collected soil samples from areas near major coal plants in Chicago and studied the environmental and public health impacts on neighboring suburbs
  • Analyzed soil samples with relevant devices

SOUTHERN HORIZON FARM, LLC

Apprentice
  • Harvested over 50 varieties of vegetables and herbs, packaged, delivered, trellised, built fence, drove tractor
  • Worked weekly farmer's market

LEVISOHN WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Environmental Law Research Intern
  • Helped construct and research the effects of a plant based filtration system on urban run-off
  • Gained valuable insight into the investigative process of research projects and the importantce of active problem solving
  • Learned best practices for corporate and scientific organizations

JUNEBERRY LAKE COUNTY WATER AGENCY

Reasearch Assistant
  • Designed and carrying out a research project characterizing the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in lake water and in the water distribution system
  • Encouraged a passion for public health issues through learning the basics of water treatment and regulations for public safety

GLOBAL HEALTH GROUP RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

  • Hydrolic Ram Pumps for Clean Water, Philippines

URBAN HABITAT CHICAGO

Program Volunteer
  • Served as a Garden Instructor, teaching middle school students food gardening skills
  • Facilitated cooking lessons with produce grown in community garden 

WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF

Development Assistant
  • Supported development team at WBR to provide access to independence, livelihood, education and healthcare through the distribution of specially-designed bicycles internationally
  • Managed up to $1,000,000 in grants and donations, CRM database, gift processing and donor relations
  • Created innovative solutions to managing budgets, presentations, recruitment of volunteers and interns, donor cultivation and development efforts, communications and organizations structure

PEACE CORPS

Water Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator
  • Managed funding from UNICEF and the local government for water projects
  • Supervised and managed the construction of more than wells, natural springs, and pit latrines
  • Trained local groups in income generation, health education, microbusiness management, proposal writing, and water source improvement
  • Helped conduct workshops on HIV/AIDS awareness in rural communities

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • Assessing Water Quality, Water Access, and the Resulting Health Outcomes in Central Zambia 

AIDS FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK

Intern
  • Wrote policy statements, legislative action alerts, newsletters, editorials and fact sheets to education legislators and the general public about policy developments concerning HIV/AIDS and public health
  • Identified the need for public information about link between nutrition and HIV, researched and created a fact sheet and information for the website
  • Provided input for the vision and mission of the newly formed New York Coalition to Prevent HIV in Women and Girls

DELOITTE CENTER FOR HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Intern
  • Performed systematic literature reviews and authored comparative reports on components of global healthcare systems
  • Compiled background research and aided in developing key survey questions for the construction and rollout of consumer health surveys

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Research Intern
  • Researched trends on multi-drug resistant cases of tuberculosis in the Chicago area
  • Performed in-depth chart reviews on multiple drug resistant records, with a special focus on foreign-born TB cases

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR WOMEN'S INITIATIVES AND OUTREACH

Intern
  • Aided development and work of the Illinois Council on Women and Girls
  • Collaborated on coalition of organizations focused on women and girls and spoke at various women's organization events

MINNESOTA CAUCUS FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Policy Intern
  • Prepared policy position statements on current legislation concerning adolescent reproductive health
  • Tracked local, national, and internal news stories concerning adolescent health and welfare
  • Updated internal documents with the latest research and statistical findings

ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant
  • Researched the social history of HIV/AIDS in Ghana
  • Compiled important figures and events that transpired during the height of the epidemic

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT

  • Discourses About Tuberculosis: Villagers and Doctors in Beijing, China 

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF SURGICAL SCIENCE

Program Volunteer
  • Led young students in educational activities including group tours
  • Assisted with special events management
  • Contribued to marketing and publicity

DELOITTE CENTER FOR HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Research Analyst
  • Performed systematic literature reviews and authored comparative reports on components of global healthcare systems
  • Compiled background research and aided in developing key survey questions for the construction and rollout of multiple global and country specific consumer health surveys

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR WOMEN'S INITIATIVES AND OUTREACH

Assistant Director
  • Advised Governor on and schaped public policy to advance the status of women and girls in teh areas of economic development, healthcare, education and personal safety
  • Built coalition of organization focused on women and girls and spoke at various women's organization events

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • Elucidating the History of Tuberculosis in Beijing, China and its Implications on Treatment Today

NEW LIFE VOLUNTEERING SOCIETY

Internal President
  • Collaborated with local health clinics and international NGOs to implement volunteeering partnerships for students to improve healthcare in underserved areas
  • Organized on-campus speaking events and fundraisers

JATAN SANSTHAN, UDAIPUR, INDIA

Research Intern
  • Researched traditional medicine and created an international internship program
  • Conducted several rural field visits to study traditional medicine and microfinance
  • Designed and tested intern immersion program

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR FORCED MIGRATION

Intern
  • Created an advocacy brief for use by judges and lawyers in asylum cases involving Rwandan nationals
  • Researched conflict situations to investigate and identify trends in the causes of forced migration and successful asylum claims

CENTRO SANTA MARIA, BOLIVIA

Intern
  • Worked with a a local non-governmental health organization in eastern Bolivia for independent study project
  • Assisted and observed nurses in health clinics and home visits
  • Developed intercultural communication skills and increased understanding of community-based healthcare

COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC

Intern
  • Assisted at community health fairs offering basic healthcare screenings for migrant farm workers
  • Staffed blood pressure screening table 
  • Answered patient questions in English and Spanish

EVANSTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Intern, Community Health Services
  • Competitively selected to participate in internship program
  • Designed health equity page and updated the division website to increase public access to information
  • Developed a two-day curriculum for over 100 community-based organizations to renew and apply for funding 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GLOBAL HEALTH GROUP RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

  • An Assessment of Nutrition Services in Malawi
  • Designed project to research NGO initiatives addressing malnutrition in Malawi, involving examination of RUTF products, malnutrition interventions and collaboration between MoH and supporting NGOs
  • Consulted NGO personnel, program directors, nutrition experts and health workers in the US and Malawi; volunteered at Malawian Ministry of Health orphanage to care for ill infants in Malawi, Africa

PROJECTS FOR INTERNATIONAL CHANGE

Healthcare Volunteer
  • Traveled  with professional and student volunteers to provide medical and dental care to children with limited access to care in rural Haitian communities
  • Provided basic health and hygiene education to children and their parents
  • Comforted frightened children and nervous patients throughout exams and procedures
  • Performed an assessment of resources for disabled children in order to secure funding for a local education and rehabilitation center

JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL HEALTH

Research Analyst
  • Supported embedded operations research to improve integrated community management monitoring systems and data availability and quality
  • Manage qualitative analysis research of program M&E indicators
  • Collaborate with USAID to launch situational analysis in Ethiopia, Africa

THINK IMPACT, AMMAN, JORDAN

Research and Communications Intern
  • Created twenty-page outline to serve as basis for chapter in book about Think Impact, an NGO serving vulnerable children and women in the Middle East
  • Wrote and edited materials for major grant proposals, website, fundraising, and general communications

AIF CLINTON FELLOW, IKP CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Researched methods of training community health workers
  • Worked with a team to compile a community health worker training manual

WWW.THE195.COM, AWARD WINNING TRAVEL BLOG AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Featured Contributor
  • Selected to contribute writings to Northwestern’s international travel blog
  • Wrote pieces studying and explaining both traditional Indian medicine and the healthcare challenges of rural villages while in Udaipur, India
  • Identified, analyzed and wrote about differences between European and American healthcare systems while in Geneva, Switzerland

SEED COMMUNICATIONS

Intern
  • Secured local media coverage and drafted press materials, website content, internal communications, media lists and coverage summaries for several corporate social responsibility programs
  • Assisted thought leadership and government relations initiatives for a renewable energy client by identifying and evaluating speaking opportunities, creating conference proposals and maintaining a policy maker database
  • Conducted daily and weekly media monitoring for multiple clients that tracked company, competitor and industry news

INTERNATIONAL FAMINE CRISIS GROUP

Communications Intern
  • Coordinated interviews with analysts and high-profile media outlets, prepared reports on Asia, maintained press database
  • Recorded and edited podcasts 
  • Monitored US government and United Nations press briefings

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Media Intern
  • Assisted the Bureau’s efforts to plan and implement print, online and informational outreach programs
  • Researched, assembled, and wrote Issue Briefs summarizing US government policy on healthcare
  • Edited embassy websites and designed PowerPoint presentations on Bureau programming

FREEMAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PR Intern
  • Developed press materials, created signage and made travel arrangements for a breast cancer campaign launch event
  • Prepared background research and analyses of print and online media coverage for new business proposals
  • Created company style guide and presentation materials for media training seminars

FEED PROJECTS

Public Information Intern
  • Conducted interviews, contributed to research, script writing, and final editing for a investigation into police brutality in a small town in South Africa

JOHN & MARTHA MABIE FELLOWSHIP FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

  • Understanding the Role of Social Stigma in Treating Autism in Uttar Pradesh, India

CHICAGO WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER

Volunteer
  • Assisted with web design and development
  • Organized and marketed benefit events
  • Provided administrative support including data entry and answering phones

JESUIT MEDICAL MISSION BOARD

Deputy Director, Grants, Acquisitions, and Management Board
  • Guided new business development, technical writing and programming for Sub-Saharan Africa global health projects

MESA.COM

Health Writer
  • Served as writer and editor for a Middle Eastern online news source specifically for topics related to global health

KATHRYN WASSERMAN DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE

  • Research film project focused on the sport for development movement in South Africa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Community Health Services Intern
  • Competitively selected to participate in Public Health Department internship program
  • Designed health equity page and updated the division website to increase public access to information
  • Developed a training curriculum for over 100 community-based organizations to renew and apply for county funding, to learn about the department’s strategic plan, and basic principles of public health

Intercambios

Health Policy Intern
  • Determined the financial stability and fair financing of the Chilean Health Care system
  • Worked closely with members of the President’s administration on issues of health reform

CAMPAIGN FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

Research Intern
  • Researched various aspects of health care legislation in Illinois
  • Created programs and fliers to reach out to constituents about health care reform
  • Ran a hotline that helped people access health care resources

KOC UNIVERSITY

Intern, Summer Internship Program
  • Compiled summary reports of foreign relations workshops for new students
  • Researched U.S.-Turkey relations and developed materials to promote cooperation
  • Developed a database of peer organizations for future partnerships

BLOOMINGTON DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Research Interviewer
  • Conducted community-based surveys with individuals who are high-risk for HIV infection
  • Collected important behavioral data to track the prevalence of disease and monitor incidence of new HIV infection
  • Led focus groups to learn about the needs of the community to increase access to desired high-risk populations

PARTNERS FOR CHANGE

Research Intern
  • Collaborated with other interns to produce research reports and presentations on issues affecting impoverished residents in the greater-Baltimore area
  • Supported grant writing and wellness programming processes.
  • Served as clients’ and donors’ first point of contact with the organization. 

JOHN & MARTHA MABIE FELLOWSHIP FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

  • Influences of China’s One Child Policy on Sexual Economy: Wife Trafficking in Urban vs. Rural China

HEARTLAND ALLIANCE

Volunteer
  • Assisted with cooking classes, a new gardening program, special events, and mentorship of newly arrived refugees in Chicago

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID SENA

Legal Research Intern
  • Engaged in advocacy on behalf of consumer groups and various health care providers
  • Contributed to the existing literature on competition in health insurance markets

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN CHICAGO, IL

Program Analyst
  • Assisted in the implementation of private health insurance market reforms

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • Uncovering the Political & Social Factors Impacting the Dispensing of ARVs to HIV/AIDS Patients in Johannesburg, South Africa

ST. JOSEPH'S PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

Psychiatry Intern
  • Attended rounds with multi-disciplinary team daily
  • Participated in the daily milieu activities including tutoring patients in a classroom setting, attending group therapy, recreational therapy and leading therapeutic activities for patients

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Therapy Intern
  • Worked closely with special needs children; engaged in activities while adhering to their mental and physical constraints
  • Developed new approach that focused children on tasks designed to improve motor, verbal, and interpersonal skills

MOLDEN MOTIVATED THINKING LAB, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant
  • Worked in the cognitive psychology lab designing, conducting, and analyzing behavioral studies
  • Collected, coded, and analyzed data related to independent study on the relationship between stress and mental health

INJURY PREVENTION AND RESEARCH CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

Intern
  • Responsible for attending educational trainings on prevention against intentional and unintentional injuries by children
  • Present safety lectures to children and parents of various elementary schools to increase awareness, educate, and foster protective environments

PSYCHIATRIC WELLNESS LAB, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant
  • Conducted research on Alzheimer’s Disease through analysis of MRI scans of patients at high risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Conducted behavioral study with mice at high risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

THE FAMILY INSTITUTE

Research Assistant
  • Coordinated and scheduled appointments for research participants in psychology studies.
  • Engaged participating children and their siblings with toys and activities during appointments
  • Assisted in running and coding studies

ACADEMIC YEAR RESEARCH GRANT IN PARIS, FRANCE

  • Examined the impact of globalization on French psychiatry through interviews with French physicians
  • Researched and prepared two international grant applications to fund research completed in Paris, France
  • Collaborated with professors, editors and international contacts to formulate research proposals
  • Conducted all research and interviews in French

SAKHI CENTER FOR BATTERED WOMEN

Volunteer
  • Completed a 40-hour crisis intervention classroom and experiential training program
  • Answered crisis calls at a 24-hour crisis line and assisted female callers
  • Identified needs and provided appropriate referrals, assistance, or intakes

CITIES: STRESS & LEARNING STUDY, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Project Coordinator
  • Project Coordinator for a two-site prospective longitudinal study investigating individual differences in risk and resilience to anxiety and depressive disorders during the transition between adolescence and early adulthood
  • Managed daily lab operations, supervised undergraduate research assistants, processed and prepared data for analysis, conducted diagnostic life stress and psychopathology interviews, presented cases at bi-weekly case supervision meetings

CENTER FOR HOPE

Social Work Intern
  • Work as a children’s counselor at a social work agency that exclusively serves victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking and their families

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • Unipolar Depression: The Invisible Epidemic in Paris, France

GLOBAL HEALTH DELIVERY ASSOCIATION

Project Intern
  • Prepared content for launch of website for global health professionals to share best practices
  • Worked with experts at Partners in Health and Harvard School of Public Health to facilitate collaboration among TB control experts

WALK THE TALK NEW YORK

Communications Intern
  • Planned and coordinated city-wide health and wellness philanthropic and networking events and recruited employees from health service companies
  • Designed and managed organization’s social media, calendaring, and online networking presence
  • Collaborated on creation and launch of survey assessing key stakeholders’ opinions and recommendations

ILLINOIS CAUCUS FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Coordinator
  • Coordinated online communications and legislative initiatives for statewide health advocacy and policy organization
  • Managed website, social media networks, and database of 7,000 constituents with advocacy, donation, e-marketing, and events modules
  • Wrote and edited website copy, email blasts, press releases, and policy briefs

CONNECTING COMMUNITY HEALTH CAREERS (CCHC)

Project Intern
  • Competitively selected to intern at County Public Health Department
  • Designed an advocacy page and updated the website to increase public access to information
  • Developed a two-day curriculum for community based organizations to renew and apply for county funding, to learn about the department’s strategic plan, and the basics of public health

AFTER-HOURS PEDIATRICS

Clinical Assistant
  • Worked in pediatric emergency medical practice handling patients and shadowing doctors
  • Assisted in processing patients in a high-pressure environment while communicating briefly and positively about upcoming procedure to uplift spirits

NOW: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN

Public Policy Intern
  • Conducted legislative research, wrote online action alerts, and attended congressional hearings on women and children’s health policy
  • Assisted senior policy analyst with planning and execution of national conference

IPD FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

Research Fellow
  • The Language of HIV: How Metaphors Affect Policy Support in the U.S. and England

THE WOMEN'S SHELTER YWCA

Crisis Line Volunteer
  • Completed a 40-hour crisis intervention classroom and experiential training program
  • Answered crisis calls at a 24-hour crisis line and assisted teenage and family callers
  • Conversed and listened to callers
  • Identified needs and provided appropriate referrals, assistance, or intakes

ANDREW FREEBERG COMMUNICATIONS

Editing Assistant
  • Edit articles, newsletters, databases and other documents for a public relations firm specializing in health care communications

ACCENTURE

Business Analyst
  • Identified and quantified cost savings opportunities in both the Marketing and Communications functions for a large health care provider
  • Conducted interviews and collated external research to define best in class marketing and communications functions, staff structures, and guiding principles

HEARTLAND INTERNATIONAL

 Fellow
  • Participated in exchange program sponsored by State Department for young public interest professionals in U.S. and Turkey
  • Creating research project on women in politics and barriers to female political participation in the U.S. and Turkey
  • Completed trainings on project planning, evaluation, and intercultural communication

NANCY C. CHANDLER PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

Medical Ward Intern
  • Entertained and played with young patients in order to foster the sense of community within the hospital
  • Read to children to promote and maintain intellectual curiosity in the presence of illness.
  • Relieved nurses charged with observance duty 

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Health Educator
  • Provided health and child-safety education to low-income individuals who speak over 40 different languages
  • Assessed participants’ needs and comprehension of the educational materials used
  • Contributed to the revision of the health education curriculum visual and tactile aids in order to increase participants’ comprehension and interaction

ST. JOSEPH'S PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

Research Assistant
  • Performed a comprehensive literature review of studies focused on the impact of health literacy on pediatric patient safety and health outcomes
  • Collect and analyze data from a study concerning the effects of parental health literacy on medication compliance and recurrent illnesses in children
  • Present findings at a professional research symposium and in a publishable paper

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Intern
  • Responsible for attending educational trainings on prevention against intentional and unintentional injuries by children
  • Present safety lectures to children and parents of various elementary schools in the Chicagoland area to increase awareness, educate, and foster protective environments

BLUE RIDGE CAMP

Counselor
  • Volunteer camp counselor at a summer camp for families affected by childhood cancer
  • Responsible for working with co-counselors to ensure the safety and well-being of 5-7 children for one week at a time.
  • Worked multiple weeks in a row for both oncology camp and siblings camp

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ADAM LAB FOR COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Research Aide
  • Investigated the effects of remote communication on language cognition
  • Created and compiled 300 visual media clips for a visual attenuation study
  • Administered the experiment to and collected data from 50+ participants

RADULOVACKI GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

  • A Comparative Study of Sexual Education Practices in a Rural and Urban School in Kampala, Uganda  

REFUGEE SERVICES ORGANIZATION

Volunteer
  • Worked in a rural village to restructure the local school’s curriculum and mobilize the students through the Asset-Based Community Development Model
  • Interacted with female students in group and individual settings to empower them and their beliefs
  • Helped teach English to refugees from Somalia, Cuba, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Iraq

ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION

Project Manager
  • Coordinated a global initiative to scale up the number of children receiving HIV care and treatment by organizing international conferences, editing country program plans, and drafting a Foundation-wide programmatic plan
  • Served as a member of a WHO/USAID sponsored family planning and HIV integration panel

PEACE CORP, MALI

Health Education Volunteer
  • Led trainings on malnutrition, healthy eating, and disease prevention for mothers and village children
    • Acted in leading role to negotiate and open a health clinic to serve six villages
    • Partnered with several NGOs to fight maternal and child malnutrition and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • The Implications of Sexual Economy Between Ugandan Women and Foreigners On Female Secondary School Retention Rates

CENTER OF GLOBAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT

Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Assisted in the development of an rapid HIV testing system for children 
  • Investigated the effectiveness of heat shock for immune complex disruption
  • Independently conceptualized and developed a chemical heating system to replace the electrical heat block used in the lab’s HIV assay

GAO LABORATORY

Research Assistant
  • Participated in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program through University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering Department
  • Investigated internalization mechanisms of neuron targeted and untargeted polymer-based gene delivery vehicles in different cell lines using pathway inhibitors
  • Explored synthesis of a multicomponent peptide vehicle for in vivo gene delivery to hepatocytes

FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY

Research Assistant
  • Researched an effective method of infecting cells with vectors through independent research
  • Assisted Post Docs in research involving poly-Q diseases such as Huntington’s 

LABORATORY FOR CELLULAR AND TISSUE ENGINEERING

Research Aide
  • Investigated gene delivery from poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels to promote nerve regeneration following spinal cord injury
  • Characterized PEG hydrogels functionalized with affinity peptides for retention lipid-based gene delivery vectors
  • Identified novel affinity peptide candidate sequences through phage display to optimize lentiviral gene delivery from PEG hydrogels 

BLUGOVICH RESEARCH GROUP

Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Researched dopamine-mediated coating and assembly of biomedical materials at the nano- and micro- scale

FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY

Research Aide
  • Collaborate with Post Docs to analyze the effects of sleep deprivation on neurophysiological brain waves 
  • Stock supplies and prepare for use 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL HEALTH

  • Participated in a global health group fellowship wherein the following devices were researched: the CPAP Interface System, a redesign of a respiratory apparatus used on newborns, a breast milk pasteurization device to eliminate HIV from breast milk through heating, and the IMCI Healthcare Tool, a diagnostic aid application for use on a tablet or smartphone

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Project Volunteer
  • Facilitated a water quality improvement project in Cuba
  • Worked to install a new pump to make running water available to all households in rural community

UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND

Study Investigator
  • Managed a NIH/PEPFAR funded research project on infant HIV outcomes and drug resistance diagnosis in Pretoria, South Africa 

GE ENERGY

Health & Safety Biomedical Engineer
  • Streamlined manufacturing processes to maximize efficiency to nearly 20% after researching 100+ workstations
  • Developed and designed ergonomic tools and researched roots of respiratory diseases in the workers
  • Obtained knowledge of manufacturing processes and their application

Fulbright Scholar

  • Designed rapid molecular diagnostic systems for resource poor areas of China



HEARTLAND ALLIANCE

Refugee & Immigrant Community Services Intern
  • Welcomed and ensured cash assistance, social security number and immediate health consultation for refugees
  • Gained valuable people skills from contact with refugees to ensure their sense of security and helped them to assimilate to American culture

PROJECT KINDLE

Communications Intern
  • Community outreach intern for HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and advocacy
  • Organize Speak Out! lecture tour of Chicago area middle and high schools
  • Integration of comprehensive HIV/AIDS educational materials in Chicago schools

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Clinical Research Associate
  • Performed a comprehensive literature review of studies focused on the impact of health literacy on pediatric patient safety and health outcomes
  • Collected and analyzed data from a study concerning the effects of parental health literacy on medication compliance and recurrent illnesses in children
  • Present findings at a professional research symposium and in a publishable paper

JONES PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Public Health Intern
  • Developed press materials, created signage and made travel arrangements for a breast cancer campaign launch event
  • Prepared background research and analyses of print and online media coverage for new business proposals
  • Executed a coalition recruitment campaign by security meetings with potential members
  • Created company style guide and presentation materials for media training seminars 

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Health Educator
  • Provided health and child-safety education to low-income individuals who speak over 40 different languages in topics including: over-the-counter and prescription medication use, home safety, basic nutrition, colds, ear infections, and H1N1
  • Assessed participants’ needs and comprehension of the educational materials used
  • Contributed to the revision of the health education curriculum visual and tactile aids in order to increase participants’ comprehension and interaction

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant
  • Investigated effects of remote communication on language cognition
  • Created and compiled 300 visual media clips for a visual attenuation study
  • Administered the experiment to and collected data from 50+ participants

RADULOVACKI GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

  • Perceptions of and Participation in Physical Activity by School Children in Santiago, Chile  

CAUSES FOR CHANGE INTERNATIONAL

Healthcare Volunteer
  • Traveled to Ecuador with professional and student volunteers to provide medical and dental are to children with limited access to care
  • Provided basic health and hygiene education to children and their parents
  • Comforted frightened children and nervous parents throughout exams and procedures
  • Performed an assessment of Ecuadorian resources for disabled children in order to secure funding for a local education and rehabilitation center

GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CENTER

Researcher
  • Conducted needs assessment of teens involved in the Community Health Ambassador Program at the Good Samaritan Health Center
  • Suggested 5 programmatic recommendations to enhance the experience and enable teens to better serve their community

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Program Consultant
  • Implement and manage intervention activities and evaluation of public health projects
  • Use morbidity data for decision making in program implementation and evaluation and use the evidence base to impact program delivery
  • Develop technical guidelines and training programs
  • Collaborate with local and state governments, community based agencies, and international organizations to carry out disease control programs

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  •  The Language of Obesity: How Metaphors Affect Policy Support in the U.S. and Canada

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Research Aide
  • Called physicians at neighboring institutions to gather data 
  • Collated data in an online database for use in an unpublished paper
  • Acted as liaison between database developers and researchers to open channels of communication.
  • Researched relevant articles using 

MOLDEN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Research Assistant
  • Conducted original experiment via data collection and analysis of cultural differences in end-of-life and health-related decision-making
  • Assisted in collecting and coding data for research dealing with cultural influences on decision-making

GLOBEMED

Development Intern
  • Created marketing strategy aimed at cultivating new donors while developing  processes to engage current donors for fundraising
  • Designed branding and markeiting materials for nationwide World Day of Social Justice awareness campaign
  • Managed social media strategy for America’s Giving Challenge on Facebook

PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Intern
  • Worked with datasets to understand effects of payment policy on nursing home quality of care and outcomes
  • Participated in learning and implementing the healthcare methodology 

ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM

Intern
  • Educated in health care economics and politics via hands-on experience with policy professionals and congressional staffers
  • Researched the economics of health reform
  • Updated web page, fulfilled administrative duties, attended relevant forums and events 

MOLDEN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Research Assistant
  • Conducted original experiment via data collection and analysis of cultural differences in end-of-life and health-related decision-making
  • Assisted in collecting and coding data for research dealing with cultural influences on decision-making

IPD FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

  • A Demographic Model Assessing the State of Population Health in Accra, Ghana

WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF

Program Volunteer
  • Supported development team at WBR to provide access to independence, livelihood, education and healthcare through the distribution of specially-designed bicycles internationally
  • Offered innovative solutions to managing budgets
  • Recruited volunteers and interns, donor cultivation and development efforts, communications and organization structure 

GLOBAL PEACE NOW

Development Director
  • Coordinated administrative needs of office
  • Responsible for achieving fiscal year financial goals
  • Successfully reached development goal of $500,000 for previous fiscal year

UNITED NATIONS CENTER FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Study Coordinator
  • Led all field-based aspects of first baseline study documenting knowledge, beliefs, perceptions, and practices of family planning among Somali refugees in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Performed all data cleaning, entry, and analysis, collaborating with statisticians at CDC
  • Drafted formal report for UNHCR and partner agencies that included findings and recommendations for increasing uptake of contraceptive services

USAID GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOW, THE REPRODUCTIVE AND CHILD HEALTH ALLIANCE

  • Served in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as an intern for the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance evaluating home-based care programs for people living with HIV/AIDS and services for orphans and vulnerable children throughout Cambodia

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CANCER CENTER

Summer Research Intern
  • Presented and prepared a paper on cholesterol, cortisol hormones and stress with professor
  • Performed saliva sampling and statistical tests through STATA 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Research Technician
  • Conducted research regarding the process of intercellular communication, specifically the structure and function of gap junctions
  • Studied effects of specific mutations in proteins which play a major role in the development of congenital diseases 

HOSPITAL SANTA MARIA, SANTIAGO, CHILE

Public Health Research Assistant
  • Interviewed post-partum women to evaluate the benefits of a program
  • Provided support to hospital staff in one of the poorest community hospitals in Santiago

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Summer Research Program
  • Conducted RNA interference, gene transformation, DNA sequencing, and E. coli mutation for rifampin resistance
  • Delivered a presentation on fluorescent microscopy.

CANCER AND DIABETES RESEARCH LAB

Research Assistant
  • Helped establish a pathway for the development of insulin resistance in a strain of mice
  • Learned and applied technical skills 

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, IMMUNOLOGY CENTER

Research Technician
  • Conducted research in an immunology lab testing specific pathway cells to observe how the pathway is activated under stimulation from viral infection 

JOHN & MARTHA MABIE FELLOWSHIP

  • School Closure and Academic Impacts in Santiago, Chile
  • Developed and pursued an individual research project relating to Human Influenza H1N1 and  school closure, including a comprehensive review of the literature
  • Established quantitatively that school closure did not definitively benefit schools with regards to school attendance

OUTREACH CLINIC

Volunteer
  • Performed patient intake including obtaining medical histories and vital health signs in a rural medical clinic
  • Interpreted exams, diagnoses, and physicians’ instructions for Spanish-speaking patients
  • Created and implemented a diabetes education program for Spanish and English speaking patients
  • Presented data about the need for and impact of the clinic to a board of local physicians in order to recruit volunteers

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PROGRAM OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory Manager
  • Oversaw equipment usage, research procedures, and student workers assessing the key biological factors that impact obesity
  • Improved skills in study design, grant writing, management of research projects, analysis of data, and data publication

THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

Research Analyst
  • Advanced research on disease dynamics and behavior as well as the delivery of technologies for disease control
  • Utilized analytic and technical writing skills to create innovative reports

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Prevalence and Risk Factor Analysis in Lima, Peru

AFRICAN VOICES INITIATIVE

Founder
  • Established organization to reduce stigma of HIV/AIDS through music
  • Created, recorded, and debuted CD with local hip hop artists regarding HIV/AIDS prevention and transmission

ACADEMY FOR TALENTED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Intern
  • Managed the website and promoted it through surveys and the affiliated listserv
  • Provided research assistance educational theater program
  • Provided research and evaluation of select frameworks for child maltreatment project funded by the CDC

DANCE PROGRAM, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Administrative Assistant
  • Managed the needs of the Dance Program office, its students and faculty
  • Actively advised students and worked with the Dance Office Assistant for efficient enrollment
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of studios, lobby, and office area
  • Assisted with city-wide marketing and general production needs for student and faculty performances

ACADEMY FOR TALENTED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Intern
  •  
    • Managed the website and promoted it through surveys and the affiliated listserv
    • Provided research assistance educational theater program
    • Provided research and evaluation of select frameworks for child maltreatment project funded by the CDC

RISING STARS DANCE ARTS

Dance Company Manager
  • Performed in several shows throughout Chicago
  • Choreographed work for the company and a benefit
  • Participated as a teaching artist for children ages 5-15 

ONE VOICE UGANDA

Intern
  • Participated in Ugandan choir to explore the HIV/AIDS experience and reduce stigma through empowerment and shared human experience

JOHN & MARTHA MABIE FELLOWSHIP FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

  • Public Health Awareness Through Academic Arts Engagement

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Volunteer
  • Assisted treatment specialists facilitating art therapy for children with cancer
  • Provided emotional support to families of patients through uplifting activities and camaraderie

ST. JOSEPH'S PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

Music Therapist
  • Planned, organized, and directed music therapy activities to assist with pain management
  • Improved behavioral and psychological health outcomes of pediatric cancer patients 

KAISER FUND

Project Manager
  • Organize and implement theater productions in the Educational Theater department 
  • Worked with a local high school to create multimedia productions supporting healthy eating and physical activity

AIF CLINTON FELLOW, YRG CARE

  • Analyzed qualitative research on stigma against HIV/AIDS in health care settings
  • Worked with local communities to create street theater initiatives tackling issues of domestic violence

CAMPAIGN OR EQUAL ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

Policy Intern
  • Conducted research on laws, policies and programs related to the rights of people with disabilities
  • Created position papers to be used as references when informing the public about the organization’s stance on issues of disability rights 

ABBOTT FOUNDATION

Development Day Assistant Coordinator
  • Identified and contacted potential Development Day participants, including non-profits, governmental organizations, and individuals
  • Organized Development Day events with local activists
  • Planned outreach trips for the Development Day Campaign Manager.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICY

Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Examined the extent to which exposure to race-based social stress affects biological mechanisms that may account for racial/ethnic disparities in health
  • Investigated the relationship between sleep quality and daily exposure to stress, and the development of depression and other anxiety disorders in adolescents.
  • Daily tasks included conducting literature reviews, data coding and entry, contacting study participants, and general organizational tasks.

HEALTHY LIVING OUTREACH PROJECT

Intern
  • Worked as a case manager for previously incarcerated and under-served individuals
  • Provided referrals to healthcare, dental care, and testing facilities in Greater Chicago Area
  • Created and managed database for referral resources in Chicago area

MINISTRY OF HEALTH, CHILE

Health Care Policy Intern
  • Determined the financial stability and fair financing of the Chilean Health Care system
  • Worked closely with members who initiated health care reform
  • Conducted studies of various hospitals and clinics in Chile and found the program successful

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL HEALTH STUDIES

Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Assessed the scope of existing health resources in Rogers Park, a Northern Chicago neighborhood
  • Created a resource database that includes locations and contact information of Rogers Park health resources
  • Developed surveys to assess residents’ access and satisfaction with existing health resources with the goal of affecting healthcare policy for the region

RADULOVACKI GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Principal Investigator
  • Social Factors Associated with or Influencing the Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Fistula in Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda
  • Proposed and executed independent global health research in Kampala, Uganda
  • Studied the social factors influencing obstetric fistula at Mulago National Referral Hospital

REFUGEEONE

Community Development Volunteer
  • Worked in a rural village to restructure the local school’s curriculum and mobilize the students
  • Interacted with female students in group and individual settings to empower them and their beliefs
  • Helped teach English to refugees from Eastern Africa

AMERICANAID LEGACY FOUNDATION

Administrative Assistant
  • Assist with the facilitation of programs that aim to advance effective youth engagement in alcohol control by researching current trends in alcohol use
  • Planning and implementing meetings and trainings

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Policy Assistant
  • Prepared for a major international trip to China by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to further develop the U.S. -China Health Initiative
  • Coordinated inter-agency collaboration within the US Department of Health and Human Services

THE REPRODUCTIVE AND CHILD HEALTH ALLIANCE

 USAID Global Health Fellow
  • Prepared for a major international trip to India by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to further develop the U.S. -India Health Initiative
  • Coordinated inter-agency collaboration within HHS


HOSPITAL SANTA LUCIA

Research Intern
  • Conducted public health research on the multi-pronged approach to public health in Chile 
  • Completed a reseach rotation by shadowing clinicians, nurses, doctors and researchers 

MEDIN-LEONARD PULMONARY RESEARCH GROUP AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Research Intern
  •  
    • Collected data for research dealing with risk factors for Asthma 
    • Shadowed pysicians as they consulted with and treated children suffering from Asthma 

ADAM LAB AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Worked with Drosophila melanogaster flies in order to track genetic makers for traits affecting wing size

DESMOND TUTU METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Research Intern
  • Conducted qualitative research on the role of women in society and differential risk factors for HIV 

CLINIC IN TENOCHTITLAN, MEXICO

Medical Intern
  • Screened patients for subsequent assistance from primary care physician in a rural health clinic 
  • Took anthropometric measurements of over 100 children 

MOLDEN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH LAB AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant
  • Designed and conducted original experiment from data collection and analysis of different age-related decision-making 
  • Collected and coded data for research dealing with societal influences on decision-making 

SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

  • Selected as 1 of 30 from over 200 applicants to receive funding for summer research in bioethics
  • Led a research team of undergraduates investigating the ethical implications of confabulation in the medical field
  • Collected qualitative data through surveys and interviews with medical personnel

MAYER B. JOHNSON CLINIC

Volunteer
  • Performed patient intake including obtaining medical histories and vital health signs in a rural medical clinic
  • Worked as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking patient exams, diagnoses, and physicians’ instructions 
  • Created and implemented a diabetes education program for bilingual speaking patients
  • Presented data about the need for and impact of the clinic to a board of local physicians for recruiting purposes

JONES EPIC SOFTWARE

Project Manager
  • Expertise in healthcare industry allows me to accurately implement Jones Epic healthcare software for customers
  • Solving technical problems and troubleshooting customer issues

ROBERT H. AND ANN LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Human Resources Assistant
  • Tested and assesed th newly-developed HR portal for existing staff and volunteers 
  • Developed a handbook outlining and explaining organization information of Robert H. and Ann Lurie Children's Hospital's medical departments 

PRINCETON IN AFRICA

  • Assisted in raising funds to support a mobile health clinic in rural Kenya 

  • Conceived and implemented a community outreach programs for neighboring rural clinics 

ACCENTURE

Consulting Intern
  • Identified and quantified cost saving opportunitites in both Operations and Communications functions for large health care providers in the Chicago area 
  • Conducted interviews and gathered external research to define best in class marketing and communications functions and best practices 

KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Consultant
  • Collaborated with group of 4 Kellogg MBA candidates to create a viable social enterprise model and pitched the plan to address food deserts at Emory Case Study Competition
  • Social enterprise plan was one of five selected from pool of 11 submissions for a final round of competition 

MODERN ETHO-SURGERY SYSTEMS

Intern, Strategic Planning and Operations
  • Developed new approaches to the annual strategic plan of a large medical device company
  • Built a workshop for the Business Development team to create business strategy by examining change drivers affecting interventional treatment

KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Research Assistant
  • Examined how socioeconomic and cultural status affect life experiences and outcomes
  • Facilitated experimental research in a laboratory setting, designed and programmed online surveys, edited manuscripts, coded qualitative data, and conducted literature searches for principal investigator

OFFICE OF STERLING AND PRICE, LLC

Intern
  • Composed legal documents to be used during court hearings
  • Compiled and organized indexes of state and national licensure information for health workers
  • Interacted with foreign clients; provided translation services for lawyers and clients
  • Enhanced letters of support for clients applying for temporary work visas

GLOBEMED

Development Intern
  • Created marketing strategy aimed at cultivating a new donor base while developing processes to engage current donors to raise $30,000
  • Designed marketing materials and strategy for nationwide World Day of Social Justice awareness campaign
  • Managed social media strategy for America’s Giving Challenge on Facebook, raising $35,000 with 1,700 individual donations

JOHN & MARTHA MABIE FELLOWSHIP FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

  • Investigating the Relationship Between Economic Policies and Health Outcomes in the Favelas of Rio De Janeiro  

REFUGEE CHICAGO

Volunteer
  • Served as a Women’s Services and Outreach Mentor, where I taught cooking classes, developed a new gardening program, special events, and mentored newly arrived refugees 

LAW OFFICES OF CARINA BOYLE

Research Assistant
  • Engaged in advocacy on behalf of consumer groups and health care providers to support the Affordable Care Act
  • Contributed to the Chicago Department of Citizen Progress' work on competition in health insurance markets

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Project Analyst
  • Implementing private health insurance market reforms 
  • Establishing health insurance exchanges

FELLOW OF STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH LAW & POLICY

  • Conducted market research to identify organizational niches, competitors, and collaborators, to inform areas of expansion and partnership
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of training seminars through quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Contributed to the development of a major organ donor program by researching and profiling potential donors

CASA DE LAS AMERICAS AND INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA TROPICAL PEDRO KOURI | Havana, Cuba

Public Health in Cuba

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE | Santiago, Chile

Public Health in Chile

PEKING UNIVERSITY | Beijing, China

Public Health in China

SCIENCES PO | Paris, France

Public Health in Europe

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN | Cape Town, South Africa

Global Healthcare Technologies

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY | Stellenbosch, South Africa

Public Health and Development in South Africa