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Data Health

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
February 14, 2018

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PHONE: 480-***-****



A Practicing Biostatistician/Epidemiologist with diverse academic backgrounds and professional work experiences both in the academics, government and the industry. Has over 12 years of SAS programming experiences that integrated research in applied biological and environmental sciences. Holds PhD in Public Health/Epidemiology and MSc in statistics with BSc in applied biology. Have team leadership experience that involved collaborating with professionals across disciplines so as to maximize successful project implementation toward goal achievement. Recognized for dependability, integrity and dedicated to achieving professional excellence. Have ability and expertise to deal with voluminous data and translating data into actionable information so that data would be used to readily make decision. Has experience working both in government agencies, academics, and corporate environments.


PhD, Public Health/Epidemiology, November 2011, Walden University

MSc, Statistics, January 2003 - December 2004, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University

BSc, Applied Biology, July 1990, Haramaya University, Ethiopia


Special Volunteer, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, November 2015 to present

Worked on several protocols and developed statistical analysis plans for several projects

Collaborate on several research projects

Analyze and interpret data and help in preparing and submitting manuscripts

Research Associate/Epidemiologist, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, May 2012 to October 2015

Worked as statistician, epidemiologist and data manager on clinical trials data related to diabetic nephropathy

Worked as research fellow on gene expression data as related to type 2 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy

Consulted on statistical design of experiments and data analysis and interpretation

Made presentations to at annual conferences such as American Society of Nephrology on the assessment chronic kidney disease biomarkers

Involved in complex public health policies studies such as the life-Mom Study which is trying to integrate interventions to reduce the risk of pregnancy related obesity and diabetes in Pima Indians

Conducted quantitative performance measurements related to measuring health care costs regarding the use of Losartan for controlling or preventing chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetic patients

Used wide range of complex statistical theories and techniques to perform statistical analyses including the independent t test, paired t test, Mantel-Haenszel Test, Trend Test, log rank test, Cox proportional hazards regression, logistic regression, ANOVA and multiple regression

Analyzed methylation data using Partek Genomics Suite.

Contributing Faculty, Walden University, March 2012 to Present

•Taught the courses Biostatistics, Epidemiology and the SPSS Revealed which are offered at graduate level courses to the MPH students

•Worked as dissertation committee member in which I worked as methods expert

•Worked as a University Research Reviewer

•Worked as dissertation chair

Contributing Faculty, University of Liverpool Online, July 2014 to Present

•Taught the courses Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health Research, Regression and Evidence Based Methods for Epidemiology, Integrated Research In Public Health: Epidemiology and Qualitative Methods and Health Economics and Finance which are offered at graduate level courses to the MPH students

Contributing Faculty, Kaplan University, February 2014 to Present

•Taught the courses Healthcare Statistics, and Organizational Development in Healthcare, and Leadership in Healthcare which are offered at graduate level courses to the MHA students

Contributing Faculty, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, December 2014 to Present

•Taught the course Research Methods to the Masters Students online and in person at the Los Angeles Campus

Data manager/Epidemiologist, Arizona Department of Health Services, January 2011 to April 2012

Work as data manager for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)

Extract data from the Cancer Screening and Tracking System (CaST) database

Analyze and prepare data for reporting as related to the NBCCEDP and CRCCP programs in Arizona

Collected, compiled, analyzed, and interpreted data on cancer screening services for the uninsured or partially insured populations in the state of Arizona and generated recommendations for improving access and coverage

Used the SAS data step procedures and Proc SQL statements for sample selection, data analyses, and data processing

Made oral and written presentations of technical and programmatic importance a relevant topic to smaller and bigger audiences such as making branch seminar presentations, quarterly contractor presentations, and poster presentations at ASN conferences

Epidemiologist, Arizona Department of Health Services, May 2010 to December 2010

Extracted and analyzed data related to birth defects

Prepared data for submission at the CDC following predefined submission formats

Drafted reports on health disparity

Served as Surveillance Epidemiologist ABDMP

Analyzed public health policies and regulations as related to birth defects reporting and maternal health care during pregnancies

Evaluated grants and contracts that run on cooperative agreements basis with the CDC

Used SAS programming maintain databases and generate statistics on birth defects data

Intern, Arizona Department of Health Services, January 2010 to April 2010

Analyzed data pertaining to health disparity and drafted reports

Participated in focus group discussions and meetings as related to health disparity at the community level

Constructed data profiles for the various race and ethnicity groups in the State of Arizona

Evaluated data on maternal/infant and child health program services in the state of Arizona over several years and generated recommendation on the efficient use of grants or contracts.

Statistician II, US Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Company, Nashville, TN, May 2006 to June 2009

Analyzes and interprets data from product development, chemistry and microbiology

Leads team on into cure modeling that is used to control processes

Consults on the design and implementation of experiments

Generates weekly and monthly reports on fermentation and shelf life

Generates annual reports for the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compliance documentations

Interfaces databases using Statistical Query environment

Redesigns databases to facilitate data retrieval and connectivity

Writes annual report on management practices that enhance harm reduction

Consults on data analysis results interpretation and gives advices on the statistical validity of the results

Assists with sample size determination and power analysis with various research projects in the department of research and product development

Statistical Research Assistant II, March 2006 to April 2006, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Raleigh, NC.

Statistically analyzes and summarized data on air quality

Used Oracle database to retrieve data from regional and national air quality data

Generated reports on air quality by year and county for the state of NC

Made air pollution assessments for the state of NC and compared the severity of air pollution problems to the national average and regional averages

Statistically evaluated data on the degree of compliance with the environmental regulations implemented by the state of NC by private and public institutions, the industry including the agriculture.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, June 2004 – May 2005, Department of Mathematics and

Statistics, Utah State University, Logan Utah

Taught such courses as Trigonometry and intermediate algebra

Worked as teaching assistant for experimental design

Worked as teaching assistant for Fundamentals Probability

Worked as teaching assistant for Mathematics for Engineers

Worked as a grader for courses such as Applied Multivariate Statistics and Experimental Designs

Continuing Education Training

Basic Gene Mapping/Linkage Course, Rockefeller University, New York, July 2009

SAS Programming III, Cary NC, June 2007

SAS Macro Programming, Dallas, TX, August, 2007

Introduction to STATISTICA Visual Basic, Tulsa, OK, May 2007

Sun Certified Java programmer, Tech Skills, Nashville, TN, April, 2007

Certified Internet Web Professional, Tech Skills, Nashville, TN, June, 2007

Microsoft Certified Application Developer, Microsoft.NET, Tech Skills, Nashville, TN, September, 2006

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator, SQL Server 2000, November 2006

Microsoft Certified Professional, Tech Skills, Nashville, TN, December 2006

Oracle Certified Database Administrator, Oracle Database 10g, Tech kills, Nashville, TN, April, 2007


Fufaa, G. D., Weil, E. J., Lemley, K. V., Knowler, W. C., Brosius, F. C., Yee, B,,

Mauer, M., and Nelson, R. G. (2016). Structural Predictors of Loss of Renal Function in American Indians with Type 2 Diabetes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2016 Jan 20.

Fufaa GD, Weil EJ, Nelson RG, Hanson RL, Bonventre JV, Sabbisetti V, Waikar SS,

Mifflin TE, Zhang X, Xie D, Hsu CY, Feldman HI, Coresh J, Vasan RS, Kimmel PL, Liu KD. (2015). Association of urinary KIM-1, L-FABP, NAG and NGAL with incident end-stage renal disease and mortality in American Indians with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetologia, 58(1), 188-98.

Fufaa, G. D., Weil, E. J., Nelson, R. G., Hanson, R. L., Knowler, W. C., Rovin, B. H.,

Wu, H., Kelin, J. B., Mifflin, T. E., Feldman, H. I., Vasan, R. S., Kimmel, P. L., Kusek, J. W., Mauer, M. (2015). Urinary monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and hepcidin and early diabetic nephropathy lesions in type 1 diabetes mellitus.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 30(4):599-606.

Linde, A. S. and Fufaa, G. (2015). The association between sleep loss and women’s

wellness decisions. Universal Journal of Public Health, 3(1), 22-27.

Weil EJ, Fufaa G, Jones LI, Lovato T, Lemley KV, Hanson RL, Knowler WC, Bennett

PH, Yee B, Myers BD, and Nelson RG. (2013). Effect of Losartan on Prevention and Progression of Early Diabetic Nephropathy in American Indians With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes, 62(9), 3224-31.

Fufaa, G.D. (2011). Determinants of Prostate Survival in Arizona: Demographic and

Clinical Characteristics. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 5(1), 67-82.

Fufaa G.D. and Joshi V. (2011). Assessment of completeness of reporting of oro-facial

cleft cases in Arizona using the capture-recapture method. J Registry Manag., 38(3),132-7.

Mendoza, Z., Chartrand,H. and Fufaa, D. G. (2010). Health Disparity Profiles of

Ethnic/Racial Groups in Arizona. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services.

Oral Presentations

Fufaa, GD, Pavkov, ME, Nelson, RG, Weil, EJ, Knowler, WC, Niewczas, MA, Andrzej

S. Krolewski, AS. (2014). Circulating Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptors 1 and 2 Correlate with Glomerular Structural Damage in Type 2 Diabetes. Oral presentation made at the meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Noble J, Nelson RG, Fufaa GD, Shafir S, Sorvillo F, & Galgiani JN. (2015). Race and

Risk of Coccidioidomycosis-associated Mortality.59th Annual Coccidioidomycosis Study Group, San Diego, University of California.

Awards and Honors

Fellows Award for Research Excellence, 2013 FARE awards

Top Oral Abstracts by Trainees, ASN Kidney Week 2014 Annual Meeting


1.Dr. Diane Neal,

Lead Faculty

School of Health Sciences, Walden University

Telephone: 843-***-****


2.Dr. Dragan Skropanic

Professor, Division of Mathematics and Sciences, Western Wyoming College

Telephone: 307-***-****


3.Dr. Carol Moffett

Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, NIDDK

Telephone: 602-***-****


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