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Data Assistant

Raleigh, NC
March 28, 2018

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Nicole Dhruv



Big-picture thinker with over five years of experience in data management, statistical analysis and consulting within biological and psychological research sectors. Keen intellect and analytical mindset facilitates data driven solutions and actionable insights. Aims to examine data in a new lens using analytics and data sciences.

• Proven ability to elucidate macro narrative hidden within data and effectively narrate insights to both technical and non-technical audiences

• Valuable, unparalleled and versatile skillset brings perspective to problem-solving

• Experience in mediating and facilitating communication and conflict resolution in group settings to enable best working conditions


Master of Science in Analytics May 2018

Institute for Advanced Analytics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Minor: Psychology May 2013

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA


2017 2018

Piedmont Health Services, Inc.

A network of community health centers providing medical, dental and pharmacy services to 42,000 people in seven counties throughout central North Carolina Analytical tools: Employ iterative process to examine and develop reports; perform text, clustering, sequence, decision tree, survival, and time series analyses Outcomes: Identify high cost/revenue procedures and patient interactions, identify patient clusters, examine health outcomes and interventions, model clinic and company growth Deliverable: Produce interactive Tableau dashboards, facilitating clients’ detailed examination of requested variables including health outcomes, demographics, payment SKILLS

Certifications: SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9 Technical Skills: SAS, R, Python, NoSQL, Tableau, MS Excel, RedCap, Google Analytics PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

KidTalk, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Research Analyst II 2016 2017

• Managed data for a research facility focused on speech interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Data Maintenance: Created databases (using RedCap), supervised entry

(validity/reliability protocols), maintained protocol for security measures

(IRB/HIPPA regulations), managed storage and analysis (cleansed, transformed, modeled, analyzed and visualized data in Excel, R, SAS and EduG) Management: Organized colleagues on data collection and appointments via appropriate platforms used for data storage, communication and organization Dhruv, page 2


Client Engagement: Debriefed participants on research study involvement and reviewed assessment reports pertinent to their children’s language development KidTalk, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Research Analyst I 2015 2016

• Coded and transcribed narrative content from parent-child and therapist-child assessment and speech intervention to conduct further analysis on language development McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Belmont, MA Research Assistant II 2013 2014

• Assisted three major research projects in the department of developmental neuropharmacology where we used rat-models to elucidate the neural underpinnings of addictive behaviors, depression and bipolar disorder Technical Protocol: Immunohistochemistry, qPCR, operant conditioning, analysis Lab Operations: Managed inventories, stocked solutions, informed all colleagues RELEVANT PROJECTS

Hampshire College Amherst, MA

Division III (Senior dissertation) 2012 2013

• Conducted research project examining depressive behavior in a college-age sample by studying interactions among genetics, cortisol, stress and autobiographical memory Study Design: Prepared proposals for lab protocols, funding, IRB approval Methodology: Genotyped, conducted cortisol assays, derived relevant surveys Management: Recruited assistants, organized data management system, lectured both in laboratory and classroom contexts

Analysis: Data quantified using coding scheme and cleansed in R, data analyzed using R and SAS (e.g., ANOVAs, t-tests, clustering, descriptive statistics) Miller Lab at Hampshire College Amherst, MA

Research Assistant 2011 2012

• Lead the molecular biology component of a study examining androgen-related endophenotypes of depression in a college-age sample Technical Work: Designed protocols for genotyping and cortisol assays Analysis: Data cleansed, transformed and modeled in SAS (t-test, ANOVAS, predictive model) and interactive visualization completed in Excel Cognitive Development Lab at Hampshire College Amherst, MA Research Assistant 2010 2013

• Derived coding scheme to quantify mother-child conversations for emotional memory to examine how children recall emotional content before/after significant transitional events Analysis: Data cleansed in Excel and SAS, ANOVAs/t-tests completed in R and SAS AWARDS

Justine Salton Memorial Fund: Natural Science Endowed Fund 2012 2013 Awarded full funding for Division III

Foundation for Psychocultural Research 2012 2013

Awarded full funding for Division III

Founding Faculty Scholarship (Hampshire College) 2009 2013 Awarded scholarship for excellence in academics

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