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Data, Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Research

United States
January 10, 2018

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Charlalynn Harris

Dr. Charlalynn Harris

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Duluth, GA 30096

Epidemiologist & Biostatistician





Science Analyst –Division of Healthcare Quality

and Promotion [DHQP] 2016-May 2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA

• Statistical and Quantitative Summary

- Applied inferential statistics (Student’s t Test) for the evaluation of NICU sample data.

- Conducted sample size calculations (i.e., power, significance level, variability, smallest effect of interest) substantial to generalizability and study validity.

- Assessment of statistical assumptions and underlying distribution among Legionella data to approximate Normality by Normal plot, Levene’s, Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Shapiro-Wilke tests.

- Conducted environmental data analysis (e.g., isolation/quarantine, OR, ICU) in NHSN databases for DHQP, identified deficiencies (e.g., methodological flaws, variables overlooked), report creation, and dissemination of findings.

- Development of descriptive and inferential research questions with the descriptive-inferential model.

- Conducted prognostic index (a.k.a., risk score) for the assessment of disease likelihood among sample.

- Extraction, transformation, and processing of complex data sets using data mining tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R).

- Established objective framework for conducting investigations (e.g., outbreak, exposed vs. nonexposed groups).

- Extensive scientific writing (e.g., proposal development, interpretation of findings, co-authoring of scientific publications).

• Implementation of Scientific Method

- Conducted extensive reviews of relevant scientific literature for evidence related to exposure, treatment, causation, diagnosis, and prognosis of diseases.

- Dissemination of findings.

• Innovative Accomplishments

- Creation of prediction tables based on multiple data sets measured by sensitivity and specificity.

- Implemented prognostic factor analysis for the review of several variables potentially affecting, or associated with, disease outcome within NICU sample population. Charlalynn Harris

- Developed and updated CDC isolation techniques and procedures in accordance with evidence-based practice and regulations (e.g., Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals).

- Developed and updated prior publications of CDC Guidelines (2009) for future publication in following areas- Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus [MSSA] in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU] and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus [MRSA] in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU]. ADJUNCT/GROUND PROFESSOR SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES 2013-June 2017 Grand Canyon University (Graduate MPH, MSN-PH, and MS Degree) Phoenix, AZ

Statistical and Quantitative Summary

- Prepared and executed lesson plans that were driven by the course and program objectives necessary for foundational learning and critical thinking. Courses included the following areas:

Bias and Random Error

Quantitative and Qualitative Research Design

Biostatistics (e.g., Parametric and Non-Parametric Test, p-value, confounding)

Scientific Writing

Dissertation Design and Defense

Measures of Morbidity and Mortality

Institutional Review Board, Ethics, Federal Regulations (e.g., human subject protections, GCP, CLIA).

- Maintained current and relevant scientific knowledge within the fields of study to include active participation in professional development activities, maintaining membership and involvement in professional associations (e.g., American Public Health Association, Royal Statistical Society, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists).

Innovative Accomplishments

- Augmented department created curriculum with relevant and meaningful instructional supplements which further enhanced the learning experience for student (e.g., evidence-based methodology, implementation of various statistical software packages).


Health Solutions, Inc. Phoenix, AZ

Statistical and Quantitative Summary

- Oversaw data collection, verification, and analysis in support of a variety of population health initiatives (e.g., HAV, MSSA, MRSA).

- Conducted risk analysis, root cause, and measures of effect evaluations of public health issues to include HAV, HBV and HCV, MDRO-TB, CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA and MSSA.

- Utilized computerized database management, data mining, data cleaning via SPSS and Epi-Info.

- Selected appropriate study designs and statistical tests to ensure scientific validity, accuracy, and strength of findings.

- Served as co-investigator within hospital-acquired infection prevention team (e.g., outbreak investigation, risk recognition analysis, survey design, screening for disease in community). Charlalynn Harris

Innovative Accomplishments

- Researched applicable evidence-based best practices in developing chart abstraction and analytical tools for infection control monitors and indicators.

- Developed multiple surveys in the evaluation of screening, risk recognition, and means of transmission.

- Developed tools necessary for the collection and statistical analysis of survey data (e.g., measurement of exposure and disease, coding algorithms that create unique identifier for medical records). RESEARCH ASSISTANT 2004 to 2009

Amplimed Corporation Tucson, AZ

Statistical and Quantitative Summary

- Served as co-data advisor within Regulatory Affairs division overseeing data collection, verification, analysis, and reporting.

- Conducted reviews to ensure the reduction or elimination of bias by investigators via contrast and compare of study design methods (e.g., case report or case series, database analysis, case-control study).

- Served as a resource for CRA’s regarding regulatory and related compliance issues (e.g., informed consent, Institutional Review Board, GCP).

- Oversaw serious-adverse events (SAEs) and suspected adverse reaction (SAR) data reporting, collection, and verification for IND safety submissions to FDA.

- Provided statistical support for clinical studies, including study design, sample size estimation, patient randomization, statistical analyses, and interpretation of data by ensuring high degree of credibility, reproducibility, and external validity were present throughout the work.

Innovative Accomplishments

- Provided statistical analysis plans, including the definition of derived data sets, and the design of statistical tables, figures, and data listings for clinical summary reports.

- During Phase I & II trial-safety and efficacy, developed strategies for the recognition of odds-ratios and risks differences among groups (e.g., Mantel-Haenszel analysis).

- Developed unique coding algorithms for SAE and SAR data. INTERN EPIDEMIOLOGIST American Diabetes Association (2011-2012) Tucson, AZ

• Extensive training in public health research methods including data collection and analysis, controlling for confounding, matching/logistic regression, SUDAAN, forecasting and trending, health education and communication.

INTERN PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH Saint Mary’s Carondelet Health Network (2010-2011) Nogales, AZ

Trained in border health and infectious disease education, advanced data collection, analysis, and reporting/dissemination of results.

INTERN EPIDEMIOLOGIST IN VECTOR CONTROL Coconino County, AZ (2008-2009) Flagstaff, AZ

Worked with local sanitarians in education and preventative methods controlling hantavirus and rodent populations among residents along and in the White Mountain Apache and Navajo Reservations. INTERN EPIDEMIOLOGIST IN CHRONIC DISEASES Indian Health Services (2005-2007) Sells, AZ

Trained in advanced data collection methods, conducting basic statistical analyses and reporting. Formulated means for prevention and control.

Charlalynn Harris


Doctorate Epidemiology (PhD), May 2017 Walden University AAB-American Association of Bioanalysis [PHLD], Certification May 2018 Master of Public Health (MPH), May 2012 Walden University Bachelor of Science Public Health (BSc), December 2009 Northern Arizona University PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Georgia Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (G-APIC) Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

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