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Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Statistics, R, Python, SQL, STATA, Excel

San Francisco, California, United States
April 13, 2018

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Matthew Grigsby

****B N Calvert St Apt ***, Baltimore, MD 21202 503-***-**** Grigsby, pg. 1


Master of Science in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control May 2016 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD Relevant Coursework: biostatistical methods, probability, causal inference, longitudinal analysis, epidemiology, infectious diseases, vaccines, healthcare management, international health policy Bachelor of Science in Biology/Health Sciences June 2013 Minor in Applied Mathematics

Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR

Relevant Coursework: calculus, statistics, differential equations, linear algebra, physics with calculus, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, anatomy and physiology, cellular biology, microbiology, general biology, genetics, pathophysiology


Research Data Analyst May 2016 – Current

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Specific skills for this job:

- Software proficiencies: R (expert), Python (intermediate), SQL (intermediate), STATA (intermediate), LaTex, REDCap, Open Data Kit (ODK), Endnote, Microsoft Office Suite, Windows and macOS

- Longitudinal analysis techniques such as survival analysis, linear mixed effects, alternating logistic regression, and general estimating equations

- Functional regression modeling techniques, including functional principal component analysis and functional concurrent regression

- Growth modeling (utilizing above methods plus dynamic prediction and varying spline methods)

- Risk factor analysis

- Publication and website quality graphics development in R using ggplot2, plot, and xyplot (I can send a link to my portfolio if desired)

- Techniques specific to working with very large datasets utilizing parallel processing and giving close attention to efficiency of coding

- Designing surveys for data capture in REDCap and ODK, as well quality monitoring and database cleaning both during and after study completion

My primary role is working with a team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Health Birth, Growth, and Development knowledge integration (HBGDki) initiative. My secondary role is working with the Center for Global NCD Research and Training at Johns Hopkins University, with multiple sites in Peru, South Africa, Uganda, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, studying chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), restrictive spirometry patterns, and chronic bronchitis. Research Site Manager Sept 2015 – April 2016

Fogarty International Center at the National Institute of Health Johns Hopkins School of Medicine/Bloomberg School of Public Health Location of work: Kampala, Uganda

- My duties included the following while meeting strict deadlines: performing statistical analyses, writing grant proposals, designing population sampling strategies, hiring and managing community workers, monitoring progress, communicating with IRB and government officials, and dealing with any other unexpected logistical tasks

- We performed lung function tests on over 1,700 individuals in both rural (Nakaseke) and urban (Kampala) environments to report the prevalence, the role of urbanization, and risk factors associated with COPD Grigsby, pg. 2

Research Assistant Jan 2015 – May 2015

International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

- Examined safety differences between single and multi-dose vaccine vials, specifically for pentavalent DTP-HepB-Hib vaccines

- Reviewed and summarized literature and assisted with manuscript preparation Health Insurance Customer Service Representative Mar 2014 – June 2014 Moda Health, Portland, OR

- Worked as a medical customer service representative

- Helped resolve billing and insurance claim questions/issues PUBLICATIONS


1. Grigsby MR, Di J, Leroux A, Zipunnikov V, Xiao L, Crainiceanu C, Checkley W. Novel metrics for growth model selection. Emerging themes in epidemiology. 2018 Dec;15(1):4. 2. Grigsby MR, Siddharthan T, Goodman D, Chowdhury M, Rubenstein A, Irazola V, Gutierrez L, Miranda JJ, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Alam D, Kirenga B. Association Between Household Air Pollution Exposure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Outcomes in 13 Low-and Middle-income Country Settings. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 2018 Jan 11(ja). 3. Grigsby M, Siddharthan T, Chowdhury MA, Siddiquee A, Rubinstein A, Sobrino E, Miranda JJ, Bernabe- Ortiz A, Alam D, Checkley W. Socioeconomic status and COPD among low-and middle-income countries. International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2016; 11:2497. 4. Trompeter G, Grigsby MR, Miele CH, Wise RA, Gilman RH, Miranda JJ, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Checkley W. Patterns of Body Composition Relating to Chronic Respiratory Diseases Among Adults in Four Resource-Poor Settings in Peru. Lung. 2018 Mar 20:1-8. 5. Siddharthan T, Grigsby M, Miele CH, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Miranda JJ, Gilman RH, Wise RA, Porter JC, Hurst JR, Checkley W, CRONICAS Cohort Study Group. Prevalence and risk factors of restrictive spirometry in a cohort of Peruvian adults. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2017 Sep 1;21(9):1062-8.

6. Peña B, Velazquez EJ, Rivera JD, Alenezi F, Wong C, Grigsby M, Davila-Roman VG, Gilman RH, Miranda JJ, Checkley W. Biomass fuel smoke exposure was associated with adverse cardiac remodeling and left ventricular dysfunction in Peru. Indoor air. 2017 Jul 1;27(4):737-45. Accepted and under revision or in press

7. Catherine H Miele, Matthew R Grigsby, Trishul Siddharthan, Robert H Gilman, J Jaime Miranda, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, Robert A Wise, William Checkley; CRONICAS Cohort Study Group. Environmental exposures and comorbid risk factors accelerate longitudinal lung function decline. BMJ Thorax.

8. Brooks W Morgan, Matthew R Grigsby, Trishul Siddharthan, Robert Kalyesubula, Robert A Wise, John R Hurst, Bruce Kirenga, and William Checkley. Validation of the Saint George’s Respiratory Questionnaire in Uganda.

9. Brooks W Morgan, Trishul Siddharthan, Matthew R Grigsby, Suzanne L Pollard, Robert Kalyesubula, Robert A Wise, Bruce Kirenga, William Checkley. Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Asthma-COPD Overlap in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 10. Brooks W Morgan, Trishul Siddharthan, Matthew R Grigsby, Suzanne L Pollard, Robert Kalyesubula, Robert A Wise, Bruce Kirenga MBBCh, William Checkley. Asthma and Allergic Disorders in Uganda: A population-based study across urban and rural settings. BMJ Open Respiratory. Grigsby, pg. 3


- Oral presentation at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference, May 2016.

- ATS 2017 Abstract Scholarship Award, from manuscript under construction titled: Inflection in risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung function with body mass index among people in low- and middle-income countries.

- ATS 2016 Abstract Scholarship Award, from publication titled: Socioeconomic status and COPD among low-and middle-income countries.


International Volunteer/Caretaker June 2004 – April 2006 Carmen Serdan, Mexico

- Moved with my family when my father (carpenter) and mother (nurse) decided to volunteer at an orphanage for mentally and physically handicapped children and adults located in Baja, Mexico

- My duties ranged from cleaning dishes and helping with carpentry to feeding, bathing, and carrying out therapeutic exercises with orphans

- Participated in monthly trips to distribute food at nearby migrant worker camps of approximately two thousand people living in abandoned chicken coops

Healthcare Volunteer Jan 2010 – June 2013

Sky Lakes Medical Center, Klamath Falls, OR

- Worked in the day surgery department greeting patients, making beds, assisting nurses with scheduling patients to pre- and post-op rooms, and stocking medical supplies International Volunteer June 2012 – July 2012

Jinja and Kitgum, Uganda

- Performed triage and helped feed malnourished children at Nalufenya Children’s Hospital, Jinja

- Fundraised and distributed sixteen water filters to families in rural Kitgum and taught them how to properly use and maintain each filter


College Science Tutor Sept 2010 – June 2013

Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR

Tutored calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, statistics, physics, general biology, cellular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, and writing Health Sciences Club Leader Sept 2009 – June 2013

Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR

- Vice president from Sept 2010 – May 2012, President from Sept 2012 – May 2013

- Provided opportunities for students to gain experience in a healthcare setting through connections with the local hospital and private practices

- Orchestrated annual tours and meetings with admissions staff of several medical, physician assistant, pharmacy, and dental schools in Oregon

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