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Writing, Editing, Program Management, Business Development

Buenos Aires, CABA, Argentina
November 13, 2017

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Natalie E. Johnson

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Global public health professional with 8 years of experience in international program development, management, monitoring & evaluation with government, United Nations, non-governmental, and academic agencies Strengths

• Business development

• Research coordination

• Stakeholder and partner


• Field operations

• Training

• Curriculum design

• Organizational design

• Grant writing

• Project design &


• Program management

• Capacity building

Public Health Experience

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Freetown, Sierra Leone Public Health Advisor May 2015-Present

• Manage implementation of Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS), which is a program to establish capacity to determine cause of child death in Sierra Leone.

• Completed proposal materials including design of the project cycle, budgets, narratives, terms of reference and protocols for establishment of CHAMPS in Sierra Leone. Result: Sierra Leone was selected for CHAMPS by the Gates Foundation to receive grant funding of 2.6 million USD.

• Provided supportive supervision for the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s (MOHS) establishment of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system for 15 outbreak prone diseases. Results: Healthcare providers received case definition refresher training. Further investigation into suspect cases of four outbreak-prone diseases. Provided evidence of proper functioning of IDSR in 4 districts. Increased number of health facilities reporting in 3 districts. Improved accuracy of surveillance data in 2 districts.

• Conducted financial monitoring and evaluation of 11.2 million USD for 9 cooperative agreements with international organizations and academic institutes, including WHO .

• Provided field supervision to MOHS for measles vaccination campaign in response to measles outbreak. Results: Provided evidence of improved vaccination campaign methods in the most densely populated district in Sierra Leone.

• Provided field supervision to MOHS for three polio vaccination campaigns, including switch from trivalent oral polio vaccine to bivalent oral polio vaccine. Results: Improved vaccination campaign methods for the most densely populated district in Sierra Leone.

• Established standard operating procedures for financial, travel, procurement and human resource systems, and recruited and trained staff to support first-ever CDC country office. Result: CDC Sierra Leone now has 21 staff supporting 12 programs, 11 partners and a science office while maintaining rapid outbreak response capabilities.

• Operated emergency response to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak including staffing, financial systems, travel and procurement/distribution of equipment/supplies. Results: Interventions in epidemiologic investigation, contact tracing, survivor care, infection prevention control, border control, emergency management, health promotion, and social mobilization were able to take place, contributing to achievement of 0 cases of EVD in Sierra Leone.

Atlanta, GA

Office of Foreign Disaster Assitance (OFDA) Coordinator December 2014-May 2015

• Tracked, compiled, and disseminated usage of US government commodities, funding and program activities for the West African EVD response on a weekly basis to meet congressional requests for accountability. Result: Accountability for US Government funding to 6 West African countries.

• Conducted OFDA Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) briefings for 80+ staff deploying as leaders of the US Government EVD response. Result: Leadership aware of most current interagency EVD response footprint.

Research Assistant August 2014-May 2015

• Analyzed measurements of child growth from 12 countries to form recommendations for improvement of growth measurements taken as a monitoring & evaluation indicator for nutrition programs. Results: Increased awareness of the limitations of repeated growth measures. Statistical limits for child growth in height and weight established.

• Created and analyzed database of 11,000 emergency obstetric indicators representing 40 Haitian health facilities. Result: 4 million dollars of US government funding was appropriated to support Haitian health system reconstruction.

• Devised training materials for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene concepts workshop. Result: 46 staff members representing 12 agencies working in Kakouma refugee camp in Kenya have increased knowledge of infectious disease transmission and prevention.

• Selected 56 indicators for use in WHO reports to signal recovery of the Syrian health system. Urban Health Initiative Atlanta, GA

Cofounder/Outreach Coordinator September 2013-May 2014

• Established and maintained relationships with community leaders in Super Giant Community Garden’s census district. Result: An increase in community involvement in the garden from 0 to 18 active members.

• Planned, promoted and executed events to stimulate community interest in fresh vegetable gardening.

• Developed grant proposals to fund the startup of the garden. Result: Achieved grant funding of 120,000 USD from Coca-Cola to establish community garden.

Helen Keller International So’e, Indonesia

Research Coordinator May 2014-September 2014

• Utilized qualitative methods including participatory rural appraisal to determine market entry point for sales of chicken, vegetables and fish grown by beneficiaries of Homestead Food Production program. Result: Program beneficiaries throughout West Timor were given strategies, support, and training to sell vegetables and poultry.

• Devised program impact pathway for income generation from homestead food production to illustrate how this intervention impacts child education and socioeconomic status. Result: This program impact pathway was applied to the Homestead Food Production program throughout Asia to illustrate this program’s effect on child education.

Emory Vaccine Center Atlanta, GA

Research Assistant January 2014-May 2014

• Created first-ever comprehensive research literacy and human rights training including modules in HIV and human rights, vulnerable populations, and research literacy for community advisory boards of HIV vaccine trials in Kenya and Thailand. Result: Contributed towards a “culture-centered” community engagement model to prevent HIV infection among those who are disproportionately affected.

• Created training materials for investigators to study HIV treatment adherence among minority populations in the US with the goal of reducing HIV transmission and improving treatment outcomes.

• Developed grant proposals for studies of adherence to HIV treatment among women and minorities in the United States. Result: Achieved grant funding from the National Health Service of 700,000 USD. WHO Geneva, Switzerland (remote)

Reviewer August 2013-February 2014

• Conducted systematic review of global best practices and standard operating procedures for Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). Result: The World Health Organization published International Health Regulations

(IHR) governing national EOC standard operating procedures around the world.

• Designed and administered quantitative survey to summarize EOC knowledge, attitudes, and practices of 66 UN member states to integrate this information into IHRs for EOCs. Result: United Nations members had buy-in to IHR formulation.

Peace Corps Arvaikheer/ Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Health Advisor October 2011-June 2013

• Conducted patient and employee satisfaction surveys to determine quality improvement needs in an urban hospital. Results: Quantitative evidence of the hospital’s quality of care. Established capacity for quantitative data collection, analysis, and interpretation in an urban hospital’s quality improvement department.

• Executed 3 trainings to teachers and dormitory supervisors in reproductive health education. Result: 13 schools established a sexual health module for education of students residing in the dormitories. 12,000+ students were exposed to their first-ever institutional reproductive health coursework.

• As the National Alcohol Task Force lead, coordinated efforts for alcohol awareness throughout Mongolia, which is plagued by alcoholism among men.

Hands On Disaster Response Ofunato, Japan

Distribution Supervisor April 2011-June 2011

• Operated distribution point for United Nations World Food Programme nutritional supplements to include staff and budget management. Result: Adequate micronutrient intake for over 15,000 evacuees following a tsunami.

• Improved supply chain for order, intake, warehousing and distribution of supplements. Result: World Food Programme designated my organization to manage all distributions points in Iwate prefecture. Medshare Port Au Prince, Haiti

Distribution Coordinator July 2010-April 2011

• Established monthly facility-based needs assessments to determine which supplies MedShare should solicit from donors. Result: Contributed to supply chain efficiency, which allowed for faster fulfillment of facility supply orders.

• Led the distribution of hospital equipment, supplies, and medication. Results: Ensured that 13,000 patients visiting 11 health facilities had access to medical supplies during a cholera outbreak. Additional Experience

Peace Corps Arvaikheer, Mongolia

Teacher Trainer June 2011-June 2013

• Formed partnerships between the Ministry of Education’s Education and Culture Center (ECC), other Mongolian government agencies and international actors in order to further the mandate of the ECC to improve education indicators in Uvurkhangai province. Result: Collaboration for improvement of child health, social and education outcomes.

• Advocated for, enacted and enforced policies for improved school dormitory standards in Uvurkhangai province. Provided grant writing training for ECC employees and assisted to appeal for funding to Ministry of Education. Result: 22 schools in Uvurkhangai received funding of 200,000 USD to improve dormitory conditions, and as a result, improved quality of life for children of animal herders.

• Monitored, evaluated and developed teaching methodology of 73 teachers through trainings, site visits, and conferences. Result: Improved capacity of ECC’s 13 subject methodologists to deliver teacher development trainings, devise and advocate for reformed education policy, bid for grants. Hands On Disaster Response Leogane, Haiti

Base Manager February 2010-July 2010

• Maintained supply chain, budget, and transportation schedule to support 120 volunteers. Result: Delivery of 38 interventions in the construction, health and education sectors. Sungbin Girls of the Future Fund Gwangju, South Korea Cofounder/Development Coordinator April 2009-March 2010

• Established a trust fund that gives two girls per year growing up in Sungbin Orphanage funding to apply towards University tuition and housing once they reach 18 years of age. Result: 12 high school graduates residing in Subgbin Orphanage have received full University scholarships. Chungdahm Institute Gwangju, South Korea

Instructor February 2009-February 2010

• Facilitated English courses to children ranging in age from 7 to 18 in history, science, English speaking, and English grammar. Result: Advanced the English language skills of 500+ 10-17 year old students.

• Prepared students for Test of English as a Foreign Language. Result: Improved chance of entry into foreign universities for 800+ students.

Sixty USA New York, NY

Public Relations/Marketing Assistant January 2008-February 2009

• Planned and executed promotional events including runway shows and photo shoots. Results: National exposure of Miss Sixty and Energie brands via billboards and press features. Result: 32 corporate buyers purchased Miss Sixty clothing for sale in their stores.

• Corresponded with press to raise awareness of the four Sixty USA brands in the North American marketplace through provision of clothes for feature in publications. Result: The brand Miss Sixty was featured in 77 US publications.

University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY Data Manager November 2004-June 2007

• Maintained Microsoft Access database of patient records, each record containing 75 indicators. Result: Completed patient records for more than 1,800 underprivileged children who accessed healthcare via audio and video stream.


Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University Atlanta, GA Master of Public Health, Global Health May 2015

Peace Corps Scholar

Public Nutrition Concentration

Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate

University of Rochester Rochester, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology May 2008

Bausch & Lomb Science Scholar

Italian Minor

Management Certificate in Marketing


• Statistical Analysis System (SAS)

• Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

• Microsoft Office Suite

• EndNote

• Arc GIS

• English

• Mongolian

• French

• Spanish

• Italian

• Korean

Publications & Presentations

• Kaiser R., Johnson, N., Jalloh, Mohamed F., Dafae, F., Redd, John T., Hersey, S., Jambai, A. The WHO Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators: The Example of Sierra Leone. Pan African Medical Journal. 2017.

• Johnson, N., Navarro-Colorado, C., Stein, A. Risk Factors for Acute Malnutrition Among 6-36 Month olds Receiving a Dietary Supplement. Disasters. 39 (5). 2015.

• Johnson, N. Income Generation from Homestead Food Production. International Human Rights Committee: National Public Health Association. Presentation: 2014.

• Reeves, L., Ryland, P., and Johnson, N. A Systematic Review of Public Health Emergency Operations Centres. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2013.


• Genevieve Prieur Keys

+1(678) ***-****

Colleague, Centers for Disease Control

• Dr. Scott McNabb

+1(404) ***-****

Supervisor, World Health Organization

• Benta Kamire


Colleague, Centers for Disease Control

• Andrea Koroma


Colleague, Centers for Disease Control

• Dr. Ardhani Priamsari


Supervisor, Helen Keller International

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