Epidemiology and Health Research Expert Resume
Resume of BYK, M.D., M.P.H. Consultant

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Research
  • Medicine
  • Public Health

This expert received a M.P.H. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry at the School of Public Health in New Brunswick, NJ.

This expert received a M.D. from the University of Bangalore in Bangalore, India.

Epidemiology and Health Research Expert Resume

This expert specializes in infectious, communicable and bioterrorism related public health outbreak investigations. Further expertise includes communicable diseases including prevention, identification, transmission, investigation and control. Other related areas of expertise include disease investigation information and guidance, bioterrorism preparedness and infectious disease policy planning and development and evaluation.

This consultant also specializes in surveillance protocol development, communicable disease reporting and surveillance systems, zoonotic disease surveillance, and sentinel surveillance. Other specialties include over the counter drug sales data tracking and real-time outbreak detecting system (RODS) and the influenza like illness surveillance system.

Complimentary expertise includes health research analysis, health study assessment and evaluation, and internal medicine.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in medicine, public health issues, public health epidemiology, public health surveillance coordination, health research coordination and analysis, forensic investigation and analysis, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


County Public Health Epidemiologist and Surveillance Coordinator

Planned, coordinated, and managed all infectious, communicable and bioterrorism related public health outbreak investigations at the county level. Evaluated and trained public health partners in the county about communicable diseases, their prevention, identification, transmission, investigation and control. Provided information and guidance regarding disease investigation to infection control practitioners, health care providers, 17 local health jurisdictions, all acute care hospitals, all long term care facilities and schools within the county. Planned, developed, and evaluated bioterrorism preparedness and infectious disease policies and programs as related to public health emergencies for the county and region. Identified and recruited surveillance partners (hospitals, clinics, private practices, medical examiners, laboratories, county/local health departments, and pharmacists) for early event detection. Developed and enhanced surveillance protocols for early event detection and response to a public health emergency. Was responsible for implementing the CDRSS (Communicable disease reporting and Surveillance system), Zoonotic disease surveillance, sentinel surveillance in health care settings, OTC tracking (over the counter drug sales) data tracking, the Real-time outbreak detecting system (RODS) and the Influenza like illness surveillance system within the county. Collected and evaluated surveillance data to identify possible outbreaks, disease trends and emerging infections in the county. Communicated relevant surveillance trend data and work collaboratively with public health partners, community organizations and coalitions in planning, development and evaluation of policies and programs related to epidemiology within the county. Evaluated surveillance data to identify cancers that are prevalent in the county, as well as identified risk factors, increased awareness, and assessed and implemented cancer control programs. Worked collaboratively with community partners to develop a community health profile of the county, identifying issues and concerns, and establishing goals and objectives to address these issues within the community health improvement plan. Served as Chair of the county Infection control Professionals and Public Health Nurses committee meetings. Was a member of the County Mass Immunization and Quarantine committee, the County Bioterrorism task force, County Outbreak and Rapid Response tram, Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance advisory committee, and the State’s Pandemic influenza planning committee.


Health Research Analyst, Ward Health Strategies, Bridgewater, NJ

Prepared and developed reports by researching and synthesizing data from various research studies, health reports, drafts and recommendations. Analyzed and reviewed health reports and data from drug research, pharmaceutical development briefs, and medical peer-reviewed journals to prepare reports for the Ontario drug strategy review meets.


Study Coordinator, Highland Park Community Health Assessment Project, University of Medicine and Dentistry – School of Public Health, New Brunswick, NJ

Conducted a key informant interview study to assess community health barriers and health needs in the Borough of Highland Park. Assisted in analyzing the data and prepared a report for submission to the Borough President.


Study Coordinator, Health Economic Evaluation Assessment, University of Medicine and Dentistry – School of Public Health, New Brunswick, NJ

Analyzed and presented a report on the economic Impact of Mandatory Health Insurance coverage (SB-2)


Medical Assistant, Diagnostic Ultrasound Associates, Carlstadt, NJ

Was responsible for streamlining all patient clinical data, payment and claims submission information into a single database.


Medical Residency/Part-time Research Assistant, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

Assisted in clinical diagnosis, management and monitoring of patients, both in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Provided research support for faculty by conducting literature and data searches on various clinical topics. Worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Physiology. Assisted in background work for various research publications. Participated in various seminars and discussions on clinical cases.


Medical Student/Part-time Research Assistant, Medical College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Performed observational studies, assessment of health status, studies on the cause, prevalence, progression and control of Polio and Tuberculosis in the rural community of Kolar. Developed, implemented, and managed new services and programs to bring about awareness and facilitate total immunization for preschool children in rural Kolar.

Epidemiologic Investigation of Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Streptococcal (GAS) Invasive Disease Assessment
MRSA Infections Assessment

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