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  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Hygiene and Public Health
  • Research

This expert attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and received a Ph.D.

This expert holds a MPM, received from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

This expert attended the New York University and received a B.A. in Metropolitan Studies/Pre-Med.

This expert’s continuing education includes:

Center for Spatial Integration in Social Sciences (CSISS) Workshop, Population Science and GIS. This was held at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

Epidemiologist, Exposure Assessment, Children's Health, Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert specializes in environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, and children's environmental health. Related experience of this expert includes environmental health policy, indicator and measure development, and translational research.

This consultant has an extensive background in analytic epidemiology, applied epidemiologic methods, survey design methods and analysis. Further experience of this expert includes toxicology, risk assessment and environmental health policy.

This expert has conducted numerous studies in areas including evaluating environmental public health indicators, effective environmental public health surveillance programs, tracking health and the environment, and linking childhood cancer with potential environmental exposure determinants. Other studies of this expert have been in evaluating five sources of data for tracking carbon monoxide poisoning, priority health conditions, environmental data, and infrastructure needs. Further studies of this expert have been in linking ecological and human health, determinants of organochlorine pesticide exposure among pregnant women, estimating the potential for exposure to agriculture pesticides, and more.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in epidemiology, environmental health policy, exposure assessment, children's environmental health, environmental health policy and management research, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Scientist, major university, Population Health Sciences

Provided scientific leadership and support for a representative population based household health survey. Led design and implementation of complex sampling frame. Provided environmental health, GIS and community assessment expertise. Assisted in survey design and review of questionnaires and clinical exams. Provided technical expertise and consulting in review and development of ancillary studies.

 

Epidemiologist/Assistant Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Bureau of Madison, WI

Served as lead epidemiologist for the national environmental public health tracking cooperative agreement. Conducted epidemiologic and surveillance of exposure to environmental agents related to specified diseases, investigating related clusters. Developed and applied tools for the integration of health information with environmental hazard and exposure data. Submitted documentation for IRB approval as necessary. Served as co-chair and participated on national working groups for drinking water quality and reproductive outcomes. Developed state-wide approaches to environmentally related disease interventions. Presented and wrote technical, policy and peer review papers. Mentored CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow and asthma and occupational health epidemiologists. Presented programmatic and research findings at national conferences. Served as CSTE Lead Consultant for SEHIC. Chaired national state environmental health indicators collaborative (SEHIC). Organized and conducted bi-annual meetings. Worked to secure environmental health resources. Established workgroup policy and was responsible for grant writing.

 

CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health, Madison, WI

Developed a hazard score to predict potential risk for agricultural pesticide exposure in Wisconsin's drinking water. Conducted descriptive epidemiologic research linking health outcome and environmental data, focusing on childhood cancer and multiple sources of environmental contaminants in Wisconsin including assessment of cancer risk from agricultural pesticide exposure in Wisconsin's drinking water. Analyzed and presented results from environmental epidemiologic investigations including arsenic in drinking water. Analyzed and presented results for survey data including state BRFSS monitoring results. Co-chaired the State Environmental Health Indicators Collaborative Workgroup (SEHIC) working group. Developed exposure questionnaires for environmental health surveillance activities. Conducted outbreak and cluster investigations. Participated in national technical working group for improving drinking water exposure assessment methods measures for a national environmental public health tracking program. Created state-level environmental public health indicators for BEOH program, identified state level environmental health priorities, identified indicators, analyzed data and compiled into BEOH report. Published and presented research at national conferences. Conducted surveillance system evaluations. Participated in state bio-terrorism response activities and case investigations. Assisted in federal grant-writing and preparing cooperative agreements.

 

Tracking Fellow, Center of Excellence for Environmental Health Tracking, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Researched environmental health indicators and their utility in a National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network and analysis of spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal trends among multiple environment, health and social risk factors. Published and presented research findings to support development of a national environmental public health tracking network. Participated on the national data linkage working group.

 

Project Director, Chesapeake Bay Health Indicators Project, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Performed primary and secondary research on linking environmental indicators with human health in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Maryland, including identifying scope of problem and priority setting within the region. Analyzed state and local environmental surveillance data for its utility in developing key environmental public health indicators using epidemiology and environmental risk assessment methods for case examples. Designed fish consumption survey for Maryland in collaboration with the State health department, regional Chesapeake Bay Program office and Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Coordinated regular meetings with Principal Investigator and funding agency. Fostered collaboration among Johns Hopkins and Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other key stakeholders. Organized and conducted a working group symposium with key stakeholders . Wrote a white paper with key findings and policy recommendations for future directions for the Maryland State legislature.

 

Research Assistant, Department of Health Policy and Management, Health Services Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Assisted Principal Investigators with background and primary data collection in project evaluating outcomes of young adolescents in Maryland's Juvenile Justice System. Conducted systematic, scientific literature reviews. Assisted in designing a survey to evaluate and assess several domains of children's health outcomes.

 

Research Assistant, Department of Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Assisted Principal Investigators with background and primary data collection in project evaluating public health assessment strategies at several Department of Defense hazardous waste facilities. Evaluated environmental health risk assessment strategies used at DOD environmental clean up sites. Conducted an analytic review of chemical toxic data from department of defense hazardous waste sites. Presented at national American Public Health Association meetings.

 

CSTE Summer Internship, Environmental Health Division, Wisconsin State Department of Family Health Services, Madison, WI

Conducted ecological mortality study for two counties in Wisconsin facing high exposure to naturally occurring arsenic in private drinking wells. Analyzed data to determine if excess cancer rates existed in city, village and townships using descriptive epidemiologic methods.

 

Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Designed a national survey to analyze state, national and local capacity for environmental public health surveillance and assessment. Conducted national qualitative and quantitative interview of state health officials regarding state environmental public health surveillance. Contributed to the Pew Environmental Health Commission Environmental Health Surveillance and Right-to-Know Working Group.

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