Professional Experience

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Graduate Research Fellow, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation, MedStar Health; Washington, DC. 2014 - present.

Research Assistant, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation, MedStar Health; Washington, DC. 2013 - 2014.

§  Sub-investigator on four government funded projects

§  Serve as project coordinator for AHRQ grant

§  Co-led an observational study in the emergency department

§  Conduct literature reviews on a broad range of topics

§  Complete in-hospital observations and perform data analyses

§  Collaborate in designing research protocols

§  Submit amendments and protocols to Institutional Review Board

§  Assist with medical device and health IT usability evaluations



Undergraduate Researcher, Group Performance Environments Research Lab; West Lafayette, IN. (Advisor: Barrett S. Caldwell, PhD). 2010 - 2012.

·      Independently developed a research project on medication information exchange between pharmacists and congestive heart failure patients

o   Designed questionnaires

o   Completed documentation and obtained Institutional Review Board approval

o   Analyzed resultant questionnaire data

·      Performed statistical analysis in support of PhD research (Ashley Benedict, PhD)

·      Organized the lab’s previously uncategorized research literature into a multidisciplinary library

·      Utilized project management software (Omniplan) to support laboratory knowledge sharing systems


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Logistics Manager (Senior Capstone Design), Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, MOVE! Project; Indianapolis, IN. Fall 2012.

·      Calculated cost savings the MOVE! weight loss program provides the hospital

·      Performed analysis to demonstrate that BMI reduction has a statistically significant effect on health measures for diabetes patients (e.g.: HbA1C, blood pressure and cholesterol)

·      Utilized Visual Basic algorithms to de-identify patient data and append them with non-identifiable I.D. numbers



Alcoa Business Systems Intern, Alcoa Lafayette Operations; Lafayette, IN. 2011-2012.

§ Designed a capital project that added 800 feet of segregated walkway and eliminated pedestrian versus vehicle interface in a 20,000 ft.2 area

§ Proposed a comprehensive plan for automation of product movement with an annual savings of $180,000

§ Performed task analyses, identified current and target conditions and devised a plan of action for a best practice procedure

§  Analyzed data and organized a trial to propose addition of a new position

§  Utilized Visual Basic programming to create a capacity model for specified machinery


Supply Chain Intern, Alcoa Extrusions Hanover; Hanover, Germany. Summer 2012.

§  Prepared process maps and data displays for future employee training and Alcoa CEO plant visit

§  Created reports regarding the site’s latest development projects