Office: UNIVH 365
Office Hours: By appointment
Department: Public Health
Position: Adjunct Professor
Area Specialization Health Promotion and Education, Maternal-Child Health, Maternal Morbidity, Lactation, Reproductive Health, Global Health - Infectious Diseases And Preventive Medicine, Behavioral Science, Developmental Psychology, Managerial Epidemiology
DrPH, Public Health/ Health Advocacy and Leadership (Maternal/Child health concentration), Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
PhD, Health Administration, Warren National University, Cheyenne, WY
MS, Developmental and Family Psychology, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
MPA, Public Administration and Public Health, Troy University, Ft. Myer, VA
Certified Family Planning Counselor (USAID and Johns Hopkins)
Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (UVA Medical School)
Certified “Parenting with Dignity” Facilitator (Bledsoe Foundation)
Related Professional Experience
Board Member, Birth Options Alliance of Washington DC metro area
Program Manager, Educational and Training Manager- Walter Reed Army Institute of Research main campus, Ft Detrick, AFRIMS Thailand and USAMRU-K Kenya.
“Maryland Responds/ Medical Reserve Corps” Public Health First Responder, Department of Health and Human Services, NIH, NICHD
Journal of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, Summer Issue, “Prenatal Depression: Risk Reduction & Education Program" (July, 2016).
Birth Options Alliance, web publication, “The Zika virus: Prevention is the Best Defense,” ( Feb, 2016).
Contributing author in “The Ripple of a Lie,” by Paul Stankus; ISBN: 9781490932675 (October 2013).
Newsletter for The American Public Health Association, Maternal and Child Health section “Supporting the Mother,” (Winter issue, 2013).
“Implementing a Project Management Structure into the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)”; Clinical Research Management quarterly newsletter, (summer, 2012).
The Babysitter's Survival Guide; Sterling Publications, NY; ISBN 1402746547 (August 2010).
“Enjoying a Subsequent Pregnancy after the Loss of a Baby,” in Susun Weed Herbal E-Zine susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/January11/body-soul.htm
“Early Child Development is in The House," in The APPPAH Newsletter, official publication of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, p. 1-2 (Summer 2007).
Washington Baby- A Collection of Studies and Research in Maternal/Perinatal Psychology, Health, and Public Policy, Lulu Publications; ISBN: 1-4116-3995-2 (November 2005).
Baby Magic for your Magic Baby, Ash Tree Publications, NY; ISBN 1-4116-4834-X(October2005).
“Caring for Preemies,” Medical Professionals Contributions section, http://www.Preemie.Info.com website, (2004).
"Prenatal Influences on Temperament, Personality, and Behavior in Children" on Mommy Guide http://www.mommyguide.com (March 2004).
“Birth, Brain and Bonding: The Psychology and Science of Attachment- APPPAH Conference” The Compleat Mother Magazine, print edition, Minot, ND p. 5-6 (January 2004).
“Life Inside the Womb,” Nurturing Magazine, Edmonton, Alberta CANADA, p. 8 (2003).
Lecturing and Consulting
Presented “Preventing Vectorborne Diseases” in the "Deadly Bites" program at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, (2015).
Speaker/Presenter on “Healing After Experiencing a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder” at the conference “Understanding Postpartum Psychosis and How to Respond in a Psychiatric Emergency” at St. Barnabas Hospital, sponsored by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey (2014).
WHO “World Health Day” family fair interactive display and curriculum development, implementation and management for Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Naval
Medical Research Center, at the National Museum for Health and Medicine (2014).
Panel/Guest Speaker at “Birth Story” film screening for DC area ImprovingBirth.org’s “Rally to Improve Birth” fundraiser event (2013).
“Grief and Loss in Foster Care” workshop for the Sheridan Patterson Center, Baltimore, MD (2009)
Panel speaker on “Pregnancy and Birth” and moderator for the BABY! International in DC Film Festival, Silver Spring, MD (2009)
March of Dimes: Healthy Baby Building Blocks- SIDS research and risk reduction project
Oklahoma Department of Human Services- Childcare Improvement Grant
University of Oklahoma Public School System: T.A.L.K. (Teachers Advocate Literacy to Kids)
Courses Taught: HealthyU
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