Curriculum Vitae

                                              Curriculum Vitae

Expertise       Gerontology and public health with a focus on community-based interventions, housing, health policy, minority aging, health services research, health disparities and caregiving. Skilled in both qualitative and quantitative methods.

 

Education

University of South Florida, Doctorate of Philosophy in Aging Studies, December 2009

Title: Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Client-Based Perspective

Co-Major Professors: Dr. David Chiriboga & Dr. Yuri Jang

 

University of South Florida, Master of Public Health, Health Policy & Management concentration December 2008

Advisor: Dr. Laurence Branch

 

University of Maryland Global Campus, Master of Science in Learning Design and Technology, in progress

 

Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts in English & Women’s Studies, May 2004

 

Cornell University, Minor in Africana Studies, May 2004

 

Cornell University, Certificate in Gerontology, May 2004

 

Tufts University, Certificate in Nutrition (Developing Healthy Communities: Nutrition, Behavior, and Physical Activity), February 2019

 

Postdoctoral Training

Health & Aging Policy Fellow                                                      October 2011-December 2012

Placements: Senator Sherrod Brown’s Office & AARP. Received mentorship and worked on a project with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Postdoctoral Research Fellow                                                          October 2009-October 2011

Program on Aging & Care

Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, TX

Wrote and submitted research manuscripts for publication, supported NIH/NIA grant development, networked and collaborated with researchers at other institutions on research projects, analyzed secondary data using SPSS and qualitative data from focus group interviews using NVivo.

 

Academic & Teaching Experience

 

Summer Orientation Advisor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, June – July 2020

 

Winter Orientation Advisor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, January 2020

 

Capstone Mentor, Doctor of Public Health, Capella University, April 2019 – Present

 

Faculty Affiliate, PhD in Gerontology Program at UMB/UMBC, January 2018 – Present

 

Internship Mentor, Gerontology and Social Sciences, University of Maryland Global Campus, April 2016 – Present

 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Gerontology and Social Sciences, University of Maryland Global Campus, March 2015 – Present

Courses Taught: Diversity Awareness (BEHS-320), Disability Studies (BEHS-380), End of Life: Issues and Perspectives (BEHS 380), Health and Aging (GERO 302), Programs, Services, and Policies (GERO 306), Gender and Aging (GERO 311), Parenting Today (BEHS 343), Psychology of Human Sexuality (PSYC 332), Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (GERO 320)

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health, University of Maryland Baltimore County, January 2013 – Present

Courses Taught: Medical Sociology (SOCY 351), Race and Ethnic Relations (SOCY 321)

 

Online Instructor, College of Health Sciences and Nursing-Long term Care, University of Phoenix, September 2014 – April 2018

Course Taught: Long-Term Care Social and Community Related Programs and Services

 

Adjunct Online Instructor, MA in Gerontology Program, Concordia University, Nebraska, May 2014 – August 2017

Courses Taught: Aging Policy, Programs, and Services (GERO 514), Aspects of Health and Aging (GERO 501), Issues in Gerontology and Aging Studies (GERO 500),

Social Gerontology (GERO 502)

 

Adjunct Public Health Online Instructor, Kaplan University, June 2011 – October 2015

Courses Taught: Master of Public Health Capstone (PU699), Foundations in Public Health (PU500)

 

Guest Lecturer, Race, Ethnicity and Aging, University of South Florida, July 2009

 

Guest Lecturer, Sociocultural Aspects of Aging, University of South Florida, October 2007

 

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Public Health, University of South Florida, January 2007

 

Instructor, Sociocultural Aspects of Aging, University of South Florida, May 2006-June 2006

 

Teaching Assistant, Life Cycle, University of South Florida, January 2006-May 2006

 

Teaching Assistant, Life Cycle, University of South Florida, August 2005-December 2005

 

Research Appointments & Industry Experience

 

Program Manager, engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults

May 2019 – present

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of this National Resource Center funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA). Work closely with the project partners and the AoA project officer, coordinate with a broad group of stakeholders in the development of a National Strategy to Promote the Social Engagement of Older Adults. Educate the Aging Network on the benefits of social engagement of older adults through the development and execution of monthly webinars and newsletters. Developed an evaluation mechanism to capture the success of the Resource Center through metrics that indicate the number of older adults who have become engaged as a result of the Resource Center’s efforts. Engage four new organizations as associate partners for the Resource Center. Implemented a monthly blog series highlighting best practices and expert thoughts on social engagement. Developed and implemented a new workplan. Created three new best practice mechanisms – eight video vignettes, a consumer spotlight series and a program showcase. Supervise the activities of one program assistant.

 

Scientific Review Officer, Contractor                                          March 2018 – April 2019

National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review (via Kelly Government Solutions)             

Bethesda, MD

Worked with cross-functional colleagues to coordinate the timely, thorough review of research grant applications made to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Matched applications with reviewers who demonstrate the appropriate credentials and expertise to make meaningful evaluations of scientific content. Protected the NIH’s credibility by identifying and addressing conflicts of interest. Coordinated and supervised programmatic logistics, including application referrals, data entry, peer review rosters, and proper use of the CSR Committee Management system. Facilitated productive communication between federal employees and reviewers. Ensured that reviewers are properly compensated by analyzing and validating payment information submitted to the NIH Scientific Review Evaluation Activity (SREA) Management and Service Center. Promoted a culture of compliance by clarifying, interpreting, and communicating peer review policies to all program participants. Evaluated reviews and critiques for quality, completeness, and accuracy. Organized meetings, attended study sessions, took detailed notes, and wrote summary statements that provide clear, concise overviews of complex scientific topics. Partnered with the federal Scientific Review Officer to coordinate follow-ups and other necessary steps.

 

Senior Manager, Community Impact Strategies                        August 2014 – September 2017

Community Preservation & Development Corporation

Silver Spring, MD

 

Facilitated the seamless continuity of CPDC’s Aging in Place initiative through process optimization, coalition building, and programmatic innovation. Onboarded six new community-based partners that served communities in Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA and Washington, DC.

Onboarded academic research partners from Duke University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Prioritized workflows, allocated resources, and delegated tasks to ensure the success of multiple concurrent programs. Promoted multidisciplinary cooperation by being actively present across all communities and business units. Developed a process for engaging older adults before, during and after relocation. Compiled, generated, analyzed, and presented quantitative reports that empowered data-driven decision-making. Identified knowledge gaps, codified training needs, and created tools and resources to promote learning agendas. Diversified funding sources by writing grants, developing proposals, and liaising with strategically important donors. Supervised the activities of five site manager, three contractors and three social work interns.

 

Research Associate                                                                           December 2012-July 2014

IMPAQ International, LLC

Columbia, MD

 

IMPAQ, in partnership with Abt Associates, conducted a national evaluation of ADRCs to determine their effectiveness in enhancing access to long-term services and supports for older adults and persons with disabilities and to identify community characteristics that facilitate ADRC development. The evaluation involves a web-based survey of ADRCs and telephone interviews with 3,400 consumers who have contacted ADRCs. Primary duties on this project include conducting qualitative analyses of process evaluation data, contributing to analysis plans, writing sections of reports, and other ad hoc tasks to support the project. Serving as a researcher on two additional projects related to health care associated infections. Primary duties for both these projects include conducting interviews, coding and analyzing interviews, training analysts to code data, and preparing material for final reports. Corporate Supervisor to four Research Analyst – Responsible ensuring they have project work, providing them guidance on work related tasks, providing advice on career progress, and managing their timesheets.

 

Interdisciplinary Community Health Scholar (ICHS)                               June 2009-July 2009

Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

University of South Florida

Served as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team to increase individual and community awareness regarding the effects of tobacco by creating and disseminating tobacco prevention programs, messages and materials to underserved communities and to the professionals who provide care to them.

 

Graduate Research Assistant                                                           July 2005-December 2008

Florida Mental Health Institute, Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Conducted an extensive literature review about health disparities by age and ethnicity for the Behavioral Health Disparities in the State of Florida project.  Analyzed data related to physical and mental health issues among older ethnic minorities. Developed a cultural competence assessment tool to be used to evaluate administrators of mental health programs. Assisted with interviews conducted with administrators at various mental health organizations in the state of Florida.  Prepared and presented conference presentations related to health disparities and cultural competence.  Assisted with the preparation of final reports related to the Behavioral Health Disparities Project.

 

Co-Lead Investigator                                                                        August 2007-August 2008

Florida Mental Health Institute, Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Conducted an extensive literature review about cultural competence.  Assisted with the analysis of cultural competence variables in a Medicaid database.  Prepared presentations for conferences.  Prepared final reports related to the project.

 

Contracting & Consulting Experience

 

Dissemination Consultant                                                                       November 2018 – Present

Friends House

Sandy Spring, MD

 

Present information about the model at local and national level conferences. Engage new community partners to support the development of new units in the community.

 

Outreach and Diversity Consultant                                                 May 2018 – February 2019

Silver Spring Village                            

Silver Spring, MD

 

Hosted two “chew and chat” sessions to disseminate information about the value of the village program. Fostered connections with three local churches and three apartment communities.  Developed action plans to overcome barriers and empower stronger community relationships.

 

SCSEP Senior Research Associate                                          September 2016 – October 2016

Senior Service America, Inc.

Silver Spring, MD

 

Reviewed and scored 68 applications for junior and senior level scholar awards.

 

Document and Content Editor                                                                                  May 2015

Eval Group                              

Revised and edited a final report for a client.

 

 

Internships  

 

AARP                                                                                                  June 2008-August 2008

Atlanta, GA

Assisted with activities and events related to the AARP 50th Anniversary celebration. Assisted with activities and research pertinent to the Divided We Fail campaign.  Researched information on current Georgia state legislators and candidates. Prepared material for the 2008 local and national elections. Presented information on State-K at a legislative agenda setting meeting.  Researched and prepared a statement about climate data for the state of Georgia.

 

AARP                                                                                                         June 2007-August 2007

Washington, DC

Provided assistance to Office of Policy Integration (OPI) staff in reviewing Association policy to ensure that diversity and inclusion are represented; to assist with research on key policy issues in the areas of economic security, health and consumer protections; and to assist in the ongoing efforts of OPI staff to ensure that policy respects the values and individual differences among various segments of the population.

 

Grants & Fellowships

 

National Institute of Health (NIH) Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Award

July 2010-October 2011

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

 

Behavioral Health Disparities Project                                                      June 2005-June 2008

Administration for Health Care Administration

Florida Mental Health Institute, Department of Aging and Mental Health

Role: Graduate Research Assistant

 

Summer Training on Aging Research Topics-Mental Health Fellowship (START-MH)

 May 2006-August 2006

            University of California, San Diego- Division of Geriatric Psychiatry        

 

School of Aging Studies Fellowship                                                           August 2004-June 2005

University of South Florida

 

Einhorn Research Grant Award                                                                                  March 2004

Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences

 

Honors and Awards

 

2018 Professional Achievement Award                                                                 December 2018

University of Maryland University College

 

2017 Professional Achievement Award                                                                 December 2017

University of Maryland University College

 

Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award                                                          October 2010

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

 

Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly Summer Institute on Aging Research)      

                                                                                                                                  July 2010

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

 

Certifications

 

Certified Health Education Specialist                                                       October 2016 – Present

 

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist                                                                May 2015 – Present

 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Lay Leader)                                     February 2011

 

Diabetes Self-Management Program (Lay Leader)                                                February 2011

 

Care Transitions Interventionist                                                                         December 2010

 

Publications

           

Phillips, K.L., Rogers, C.R., & Morgan, A.A. (2017). Perceptions of Chronic Disease Among Older African Americans: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 10(4).

 

Phillips, K.L., Copeland, L.A., & Zeber, J.E. Stock, E.M., Tsan, J.Y., & MacCarthy, A.A. (2015). Racial/ethnic disparities in monitoring and treating metabolic parameters among schizophrenia patients receiving antipsychotic medications. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(6), 596-606.

 

Brown, C.S., Baker, T.A., Aiken-Morgan, A., Harden, J.T., Mingo, C., Phillips, K.L., Washington, T., & Whitfield, K. (2014). Reviewing our roots: Blacks in gerontology. Gerontologist, 54(1), 108-16.

 

Accius, J. & Phillips, K. L.  (2013). The Art of conversation through serious illness. Richard P. McQuellon and Cowan, M.A. Journal of Women & Aging. 25(3), 281-282.

 

Phillips, K. L.  (2013). Amanda Smith Barusch (2008). Love Stories of Later Life: A Narrative Approach to Understanding Romance. Journal of Women & Aging, 25(1), 97-98.

 

Higgins, A.Y., Doubeni, A.R.B., Phillips, K.L., Laiyemo, A.O., Briesacher, B., Tjia, J., & Doubeni, C.A. (2012). Self-reported colorectal cancer screening of Medicare beneficiaries in family medicine vs. internal medicine practices in the United States: a cross-sectional study. BMC Gastroenterology, 12(23), 1-9.

 

Paxton, R.J., Phillips, K.L., Jones, L.A., Chang, S., Taylor, W.C., Courneya, K., & Pierce, J.P. (2012). Associations between physical activity, body mass index, and health related quality of life in an ethnically diverse sample of breast cancer survivors. Cancer, 118(16), 4024-4031.

 

Phillips, K.L., Chiriboga, D.A., & Jang, Y. (2012). Predictors of client-provider racial/ethnic concordance among older health service users. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education and Policy, 4(2), 657-668.

 

Phillips, K.L., Chiriboga, D.A., & Jang, Y. (2012). Satisfaction with care: The role of patient-provider racial/ethnic concordance and interpersonal sensitivity. Journal of Aging & Health, 24(7), 1079-1090.

 

Phillips, K.L., Smith, M.L., Ory, M., Ahn, S., & Hochhalter, A.K. (2012). Correlates of initiating colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50. Journal of Community Health, 38(1), 23-30.

 

Ahn, S., Phillips, K.L., Ory, M., & Smith, M. (2011). Correlates of volunteering among aging Texans: The roles of health indicators, spirituality, and social engagement. Maturitas, 69(3), 257-62.

 

Copeland, L.A., Zeber, J.E., Pugh, M.J., Phillips, K.L., Lawrence, V.A. (2011). Ethnicity and race variations in receipt of surgery among veterans with and without depression.

Depression Research and Treatment, 2011, .

 

Phillips, K.L., Chiriboga, D.A., & Jang, Y. (2011). Patient perceptions of the interpersonal

sensitivity of their health care providers: The potential role of patient-provider racial/ethnic

concordance. The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 5(3), 175-183.

 

Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D., Kim, G., & Phillips, K. (2008). Depressive symptoms in four racial/ethnic groups: The Study of Older Floridians (SOF). Research on Aging, 30(4), 488-502.

 

Jang, Y., Borenstein, A., Chiriboga, D., Phillips, K., & Mortimer, J. (2006) Religiosity, adherence to traditional culture, and psychological well-being among African American elders. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 25(5), 343-355.

 

Grant & Technical Reports (Selected)

 

Chiriboga, D.A., Robst, J., Turner, K., Guo, J., Kim, G., & Phillips, K. (2008). A Multi-Method Examination of Behavioral Health Disparities in the Medicaid Population (Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) series, 220-105). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.  

 

Chiriboga, D.A., Phillips, K., Turner, K., Guo, J., & Kim, G. (2008). Enrollee and provider perceptions of problems and solutions with respect to access, utilization, and cultural competence: A tri-ethnic study. Tampa, FL: Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida.

 

Chiriboga, D. A., Cho, S., Jang, Y., Phillips, K., Kwak, J., et al. (2007). Racial and ethnic behavioral health disparities: Cultural competence in nursing homes. Tampa, FL: Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. University of South Florida.

 

Chiriboga, D. A., Jang, Y., Cho, S., Phillips, K., Sasser, A., Batsche, C., et al. (2007). Racial and ethnic behavioral health disparities: Cultural competence at the organizational level. Tampa, FL: Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. University of South Florida.

 

Presentations  (SELECTED)

 

Phillips, K.L. Community Model to Prevent Social Isolation among Community Dwelling Seniors. Roundtable Presentation at the American Public Health Association 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA, November 2019.

 

Perkins, F. & Phillips, K.L. Engaging faith-based partners to prevent social isolation among seniors. Oral Presentation at the 2019 Aging in American Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2019.

 

Phillips, K.L. Innovative Community-Based Partnerships: Linking Affordable Senior Housing And Academia To Support Healthy Aging. Poster Presentation at the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit, Washington, DC., July 2018

 

Phillips, K.L. Innovative Community-Based Partnerships: Linking Affordable Senior Housing and Academia. Poster Presentation at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, November 2017.

 

Accius, J. & Phillips, K.L. Aging with Options: Urgency to Connect Housing and Supportive Services. Oral Presentation at the 2016 Aging in American Conference, Washington, DC, March 2016.

 

Phillips, K.L. Meeting the Needs Seniors in Affordable Housing: The Role of Hospital and Community-Based Partners. Oral Presentation at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL, November 2015.

 

Phillips, K.L.. Rogers, C. Perceptions of Chronic Illness among Older African Americans. Oral Presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, November 2014.

 

Phillips, K.L.. Perceptions of Chronic Illness among Older African Americans. Poster Presentation at the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, October, 2012.

 

Phillips, K.L., Paxton, R.J., Jones, L.A., & Pierce, J.P. Factors associated with health related quality of life among older breast cancer survivors. Poster Presentation at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA, November 2011.

 

Phillips, K.L., Smith, M.L., Ory, M., Ahn, S., & Hochhalter, A.K.. Colorectal cancer screening initiation: An examination of test use beginning at age 50. Poster Presentation at the 139th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. October, 2011.

 

Phillips, K.L. Health Care Preferences among African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino Older Adults. Poster Presentation at the American Society on Aging Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April, 2011.

 

Phillips, K.L., Stevens, A.B., & Smith, E. Psychology in Primary Care: An Examination of Best Practices. Poster Presentation at the 17th Annual HMO Research Conference, Boston, MA, March 2011.

 

Phillips, K.L. Does preference matter?  An examination of health care preferences among African American and Hispanic/Latino older adults.  Poster Presentation at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO, November, 2010.

 

Phillips, K.L. & Doubeni, C. Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices by Race and Physician Specialty. Poster Presentation at The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, Miami, FL, October 2010.

 

Phillips, K.L., Chiriboga, D.A., & Jang, Y. Medical homes: A comparison of the factors that predict utilization across the lifespan. Poster Presentation at the 16th Annual HMO Research Conference, Austin, TX, March 2010.

 

Phillips, K.L., Chiriboga, D.A., & Jang, Y. Cultural competence and satisfaction: How satisfied are our elders? Poster Presentation at the American Society on Aging Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2010.

 

Phillips, K.L., Chiriboga, D.A., & Jang, Y. Cultural competence: An examination of the factors that predict perceived competence of the health care provider. Poster Presentation at the 62th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA November 2009.

 

 

Federal Grant Reviews

Health Services Research Administration (2020); Corporation for National and Community Service (2019)

 

Journal Reviewer

Context Journal (2006-2010); Gerontology & Geriatrics Education; Public Health Reports (2011)

 

Ad Hoc Journal Reviews

 

Ethnicity & Health; The Journal of Health Communication; Family & Community Health-The Journal of Health Promotion & Maintenance; The Gerontologist; Journal of Aging & Health; The Journal of Public Health; Open Medicine; The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

 

Professional Activities

 

Comprehensive Exam Committee                                                         September 2018 – Present

UMB/UMBC PhD in Gerontology Program

 

Invited Panelist                                                                                                   October 2017

2017-2018 Health and Aging Policy Fellows Orientation

 

Invited Panelist                                                                                                       April 2016

2017-2018 Health and Aging Policy Fellows Spring Symposium

 

Session Moderator                                                                                           November 2015

American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting & Exposition

Title: Nutrition & Physical Activity Interventions for Older Adults

 

Session Moderator                                                                                           November 2014

American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting & Exposition

Title: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Older Adults

 

Session Organizer & Moderator                                                                          October 2012

American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition

Title: Grantmakers Round Tables

 

Session Organizer & Moderator                                                                      November 2011

American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition

Title: Grantmakers Round Tables

 

Symposium Chair                                                                                            November 2010

The 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America

Title: Programmatic Approaches to Healthy Aging and Community Living

 

Invited Participant                                                                                          November 2010

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Connections

New Connections Fourth Annual Research and Coaching Clinic

 

Poster Judge                                                                                                          August 2010

Scott & White Memorial Hospital

Central Texas 2-STEP Summer Research Program

 

Invited Panelist                                                                                                   February 2009

Cornell University

Annual Black Bio-Medical & Technical Association Conference

 

Abstract Reviewer                                                                                                March 2007

American Public Health Association                                                                 

 

Invited Panelist                                                                                                   February 2007

Cornell University

Annual Black Bio-Medical & Technical Association Conference

                                                           

Invited Participant                                                                                                  November 2006

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Technical Assistance Workshop, National Competition

 

Invited Participant                                                                                                    June 2006

Program for Research on Black Americans

The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research, National Competition

 

New Ventures in Leadership Partner                                                     March 2006-March 2007

American Society on Aging, National Competition

 

Leadership Positions

 

County Commissioner on Aging (Non-Senior Appointee)                   September 2019 – Present

Montgomery County Commission on Aging

 

Aging & Public Health Section – Betty J. Cleckley Minority Research Award Subcommittee Chair

March 2018 – Present

American Public Health Association-Aging and Public Health Section

 

MedStar DC Tri-Hospital Community Health Advisory Task Force

September 2017 – December 2017

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

 

Aging & Public Health Section Awards Committee Co-Chair

 January 2016 – November 2017

American Public Health Association-Aging and Public Health Section

 

Member                                                                                         May 2014 – November 2016

Outdoor Spaces and Buildings Committee for and Age-Friendly DC Task Force

 

Social Research, Policy and Practice (SRPP) Representative to the Minority Issues in Gerontology Committee

November 2013 – October 2016

Gerontological Society of America

 

Secretary                                                                                 November 2013-November 2015

American Public Health Association-Aging and Public Health Section

 

Section Counselor                                                                 November 2010-November 2013

American Public Health Association-Aging and Public Health Section

 

SRPP Senior Student Representative

November 2009-November 2010

Emerging Scholars and Professional Organization, Gerontological Society of America

 

Social Research, Policy and Practice Section Junior Student Representative

November 2008-November 2009

Emerging Scholars and Professional Organization, Gerontological Society of America

 

Gerontological Health Section Student Liaison                       January 2006-December 2009

American Public Health Association-Student Assembly

 

Co-Secretary of the Planning Task Force                             November 2007-November 2008

Emerging Scholars and Professional Organization, Gerontological Society of America

 

Secretary                                                                              November 2006-November 2007   

Emerging Scholars and Professional Organization, Gerontological Society of America

 

Community & Other Professional Service

 

YoungNationALZ Junior Board                                                            January 2019 – Present

 

Communities Together, Inc Board of Directors                                     October 2018 – Present

 

Batalá Washington Board of Directors                                                   July 2017 – June 2019

 

Girls on the Run Montgomery County Junior Board                                April 2016 – Present

 

Professional Skills

 

Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Front Page, OneNote, and PowerPoint. Proficient in bibliographic databases: ProCite and EndNote. Extensive use of SPSS. Basic knowledge of SAS. Proficient use of NVivo and Dedoose (qualitative analysis). Fluent French conversational skills.

 

Current Professional Memberships        

 

American Public Health Association

American Society on Aging

Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network

Cornell Black Alumni Association

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Gerontological Society of America