SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Seven years of combined work experience as a research manager for medical centers.
Trainer, supervisor, and manager of large numbers (10+) of interns and employees for different projects at the same time.
Co-author of two scientific publications and two published abstracts in the field of pediatric nutrition.
Proficiency in research Noldus coding software.
Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English.
Great learner, enthusiastic, team player.
RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Managed a five-year intervention program to prevent childhood obesity for experts in developmental psychology. The program was designed with the collaboration of doctors, psychologists, nutritionists, and public health experts from universities in Washington State, North Carolina, Colorado, and Texas.
Co-author and manager of a project in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, to develop a coding manual, in order to identify authoritarian, authoritative, and indulgent eating behaviors during meal times of Latino and African American mothers and their 3-5 years old children.
Developed project work plans and schedules with consultants nationwide in 4 different states.
Coordinated a research intervention program directed by a lead clinical psychologist, that sought to implement and evaluate a pilot study to encourage healthy eating behaviors of fruits and vegetables and to increase physical activity in children ages 3-5 years old. Supervised the work of all of his university interns.
Manager and trainer of a team in charge of the collection, data entry, and data evaluation of the LEAP project, in collaboration with Colorado State University, to examine child eating practices and physical activity in rural areas of Colorado.
Relationship Building, Consultation, Organization & Communication
Established and maintained meetings and calls of the different collaborating institutions at different points throughout the conceptualization, development, and evaluation of the program.
Coordinated and trained a team of 10 research assistants in the implementation of a program that provided healthy eating classes to mothers of 3-5-year-old children, to promote healthy eating strategies, educate in the assessment of a child’s hunger and fullness cues, and effective ways healthy foods can be presented to children to encourage consumption.
Coordinated and trained a team of 12 research assistants and 8 interns total in data collection and the coding of family meal video tapes with the goal of evaluating parental feeding styles (indulgent, authoritative, authoritarian, uninvolved) using the NOLDUS program.
Managed the program’s budget of over 4 million dollars controlling and maintaining the approved budget limitations.
Prepared and provided program reports and presentations for the project team and senior management to share project developments, updates, and plans according to the project’s timeline.
Technical Research and Analysis
Wrote and presented two nutrition research abstracts at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity ISBNPA in Austin, Texas, in 2012.
Assisted in the program planning and submission to the Institutional Review Board.
Data entry into SAS.
Ability to prepare and review program lessons.
Assist in the preparation of research drawings, and tables.
Maternity Leave & Homemaker June 2015 - Present
Research Program Manager September 2012 - June 2015
Children Nutrition Research Center Houston, Texas, USA
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Medical Center
Research Manager August 2008 – September 2012
University of Colorado Denver, Colorado, USA
Anschutz Medical Campus
Child Eating Laboratory
Psychology Master’s 2017
Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy
Spain’s National University (UNED)
Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation 2013
(1 graduate course)
Baylor College of Medicine
Foundations in Public Health 2012
(2 graduate courses)
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
Bachelor’s Science Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010
Major – Integrative Health Care (ITP)
Minor – Nutrition
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Article: Hughes, S.O., Power, T.G., Beck, A., Betz, D.L., Calodich, S.M., Goodell, S., Hill, L.G., Hill, R., Jaramillo, J. Andrea, Johnson, S., Lanigan, J.D., Lawrence, A.C., Martinez, A., Nesbitt, M., Overath, R., Parker, L.A., & Ullrich-French, S.C. (June 2016). “Strategies for Effective Eating Development SEEDS: Design of an obesity prevention program to promote healthy food preferences and eating self-regulation in low-income children.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48, 405-418. http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(16)30499-7/abstract
Article: Power, Tom; Hughes, Sheryl; Goodell Suzanne; Johnson, Susan; Jaramillo Durán, J. Andrea; Williams, Kimberly; Beck, Ashley D.; Frankel, Leslie (March 2015). “Feeding Practices of Low Income Mothers: How Do They Compare to Current Recommendations” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 12, 34. http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/12/1/34
Media Appearance: Radio Show guest for VOCES LATINAS, CHHA 1610, a Toronto Latin Radio Station, on the topic of child nutrition and obesity. 2017.
Member and Presenter: International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). 2012.
Mentor: SABES Medical Students Spanish Mentor (University of Colorado Denver). 2011-2012.
Volunteering Teacher Assistant: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Elementary School. 2004.