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Epidemiologist, Microbiologist, Public Health

El Cajon, California, United States
August 28, 2018

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To obtain a challenging position as an Epidemiologist or Microbiologist or Public Health positions, in a high-quality College or Healthcare, or Research field, where my resourceful experience and academic skills, and trilingual (English, Arabic, and Kurdish) skills will add value to organizational operations


Master’s in Public Health, National University, San Diego, CA. November 2017

Master’s in Microbiology and Immunology Science, University of Duhok, Duhok, Iraq 2007

B.SC in Biology Science, College of Science, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq 1999

Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technician, Miramar College, San Diego, CA. May 2016


Certificate in Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, National University, San Diego, CA, 2014

National and California Certificate in Phlebotomy, US College, San Diego, CA 2012

Certificate in Molecular Biology and DNA PCR, Borstel Research Center, Borsel, Germany 2007


Smoking Status and Reported Depression among African- American Males in California, San Diego, CA, 2016-2017

Urinary Tract Infection in Diabetic Patients, Duhok, Iraq, 2005-2007


Project Specialist Aug 2016-Current

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego San Diego, CA

Supervise encouragement events like Walking Wednesday, Walking School Bus, Parents Walking Club and more to reinforce positive, healthy behaviors

Create monthly newsletters, educational material, and social media engagement account and translate it to the Arabic language

Assist in distribution, administration, collection and inputting of surveys and data processing for students and parents

Assist in planning and implementation of school-based events, application of health behaviors theories

Provide culturally relevant presentation on safety and changing behavior.

Abilities to motivate and recruit Arabic communities in El Cajon.

Attend community meetings and work in collaboration with other community groups (i.e., Cajon Valley School District, El Cajon Collaborative, HHSA, San Diego Police Department, etc.) to promote safety and health issues

Hanna Interpreting Services LLC Dec 2016-Current

Interpreter San Diego, CA

Provide medical and social interpretation services from Arabic and Kurdish language (Badini and Sorani) to English and vice versa for patients and health care professionals in hospitals and clinics through San Diego County.

Assist clients in completing the required medical form, program eligibility forms and applications for childcare, schools, and other social services.

Promote professional interpreting standards adhering to the Interpreting Code of Ethics.

Laboratory Assistant Sept 2016-Apr 2017

Miramar College San Diego, CA

Assist biological and microbiological scientists in laboratories

Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment

Monitor experiments, make observations, calculate and record results

Prepare laboratory Culture media and reagents

Maintain and prepare supplies and work areas

University of California San Diego May 2016 – Dec 2016

Health Educator Internship San Diego, CA

Promote access to healthy foods through San Diego County by working with retailers to build a healthier food environment for El Cajon residents

Secure two retailers store to commit them to participate to fruit and veggie fest

Educate children about the benefits of fruit and vegetables

Participate in nutrition education strategies and physical activity programming for faith-based settings such as Mosque in El Cajon

Promote Safe Routes to School and community

Public Consulting Group Mar 2016 – August 2016

Administrative Assistant San Diego, CA

Create and proofread reports, correspondence, and forms

Assist in the completion of exemption forms and the retrieval and research of recorded documents

Organize and maintain files of records and correspondence, both routine and confidential

LabCorp of America Feb 2013 - Aug 2013

Medical Laboratory Technician Internship San Diego, CA

Performed laboratory tests in chemistry, hematology, immunology, urology, toxicology, and microbiology laboratories

Demonstrated and applied department safety procedures accurately in a fast-paced environment

Evaluated quality control process with knowledge of instrument flags, alerts, messages and warnings

Medical College, University of Duhok, Apr 2007-Sep 2009

Assistant Lecturer Kurdistan, Iraq

Planned lessons, prepared and taught Microbiology and Parasitology classes

Assessed and evaluated the progress of undergraduate students in multiple languages

Attended staff meetings and liaison with other professionals and employers

Maintained appropriate records and made available information as required by management

Duhok Laboratory Jan 2007 - Aug 2008

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Kurdistan, Iraq

Performed tests in the laboratory including hematology, bacteriology, chemistry, urinalysis, serology, immunohematology, immunology, and toxicology

Collected blood specimen, inoculating cultures needed to identify bacteria, monitored the quality control of tests and procedures and reported abnormal results to pathologists

Prepared various quality control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations

Used microscopes, chemicals, computers, and complex laboratory equipment and instruments

Verified records and reported lab results in compliance with government requirements

Borstel Research Center Jan 2006 - Feb 2006

Research Assistant Borstel, Germany

Improved integrated control measures for infectious diseases through the distribution of molecular diagnostic tools

Investigated cell lysis and isolation of DNA

Use Molecular technique PCR, RLB, Real-Time PCR, and ELISA techniques to diagnosis lung disease

Kurdistan, Iraq Jan 2000 - May 2000

World Food Program (WFP), United Nation Kurdistan, Iraq

Distributed aid to over a hundred people per day of Kurdish, Arabic, and Chaldean descent

Organized efficient methods of food distribution and computerized the reporting structure in the office

Served as Interpreter between the Kurdish and Arabic communities to English representatives

Guided clients in completing required program eligibility forms for social service programs

Duhok University Jan 1999 - Mar 2007

Assistant Microbiology Lab Instructor Duhok, Iraq

Provided support to the Biology, Microbiology, and Parasitology academic instructors

Supported scientists with experiments and research

Assisted in lectures, lab practical, assignments, and evaluation of student projects

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