University of Pennsylvania - CARE Program
July 2012 — Present
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Conducted data management and analyses in SAS.
Developed protocols for biomarker analysis using enzyme-immunoassays.
Evaluated: (1) the impact of lifestyle changes on the fertility of the indigenous Chacoan population of Argentina; (2) the influence of child rearing practices on infant and children’s growth and development; and (3) the effect of trans-culturation on the cardiovascular health of Chacoan indigenous population of Argentina.
Designed survey questions to capture nurses’ level of knowledge on the benefits of breastfeeding as well as their attitudes and beliefs regarding breastfeeding among low-income mothers.
Developed IRB protocols and recruited nurses, nurse managers, and midwives from multiple hospitals for study participation.
Analyzed associations between nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs and breastfeeding outcomes and practices in Philadelphia hospitals.
Identified potential areas for hospital improvement in promoting exclusive breastfeeding among low-income mothers.
Developed brochure on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for community members.
Updated client database.
Evaluated program outcomes for a hospital-based therapy program.
Analyzed the effect of drugs used in drug-eluting stents (DESs) on vascular smooth muscle cell function and GATA-6 over-expression on aortic endothelial cell function.
Evaluated the effect of cigarette smoke exposure on the vasculature of mice and mouse adiponectin levels.
Evaluated the effect of polymers and drugs used in drug-eluting stents (DESs) on aortic endothelial cell function.
Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry.
Supervised undergraduate students in the laboratory.
Chemical analysis of soil samples. Analyzed samples for Beryllium isotopes to study erosion patterns.
Screened indigenous Mon, Karen and Burmese refugees for cataracts and common eye disorders.
Conducted village-wide visual acuity tests and refraction exams for eyeglasses.
Gave lectures on eye health and the importance of proper care, hygiene, and nutrition eye health.
Created a database to track all households in the area’s Mon and Karen villages.
Created culturally-competent health lectures and examination protocols for future volunteers.