+1-813-***-****, Tampa, FL, USA
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Biostatistics Expected Dec 2019
University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, FL, U.S.A
Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Health, Safety, & Environment 2011-2013
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Computer Science & Engi
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow, India
Graduate Student, MPH Biostatistics Aug 2017-Present
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health, USF, Tampa
Conducted research study to analyze the association between smoking and prevalence of COPD, Emphysema, or Chronic Bronchitis in the participants of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey of Florida (2014) using SPSS
Conducted research study to analyze National College Health Assessment (NCHA-2012) dataset to identify strategic public health issues in the USF Tampa community, and worked as a team to develop and present a community health improvement Program, 'PROTECT- A- BULL' to improve safety at night at the USF Tampa campus using the MAPP planning model
Conducted research study to evaluate and analyze the opportunities for physical activity in the Tampa-33612 community in accordance to Physical Activity Resource Assessment (PARA) instrument and protocol
Wrote literature review on the ‘Health effects of Asbestos exposure, conducted expert interview and prepared policy brief on the same
Presented at USF, College of Public Health on the topic ‘Healthy People 2020 objective - Tobacco Use’
Prepared an Outbreak intervention plan by using Ebola Simulator
Participated in a group-debate at USF, College of Public Health against ‘Safe Injection Sites
Applied biostatistical methods in experimental and observational study designs, formulated research problems and interpreted statistical results using Statistical Analysis tools including SPSS and SAS.
Clinical Research Coordinator, Full-time Jul 2018-Jan 2019
Apex Clinical Research, 10549 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL-33612
Apex Clinical Research is a dedicated, high quality multi-specialty clinical research center located in the Tampa Bay Area.
Administratively and clinically managed 3 phase III clinical trials, adhering to Research SOP’s, ICH GCP, and study specific protocols
Recruited, evaluated, and enrolled patients for participation in clinical research trials
Scheduled patient visits and procedures consistent with protocol requirements and assist PI/sub-I in screening and consent procedure
Created, organized, and maintained all study materials, including, source documentation, case report forms, medical records, regulatory documentation, and serious adverse events
Oversee adherence to study protocol for clinical patient evaluations, treatment administration, questionnaires/diaries and collection, processing, and shipping of biological specimens
Interface with various drug sponsors and clinical research organizations across multiple pharmaceutical trials, gained experience with numerous electronic data capture (EDC) and interactive web response platforms
Communicated with study participants in person/on-phone and maintained accessibility to discuss any questions/concerns they may have regarding the study
Scheduled SIV/monitor visits and oversee site set-up prior to monitor’s arrival
Submit patient reimbursement requests at the conclusion of the patient’s participation
HSE Design Engineer, Full-Time Jun 2013- Oct 2016
Technip India Limited, A-4, Sector-1, Noida, India
Technip is a technology driven, environment and safety conscious engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, serving a range of sectors including oil and gas, fertilizers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, liquefied natural gas (LNG), metals and mining and associated industries. It has around 38,000 employees and operates in 48 countries.
3+ years of experience in Environmental and Occupational Health domain of Public Health. Worked with internationally recognized client companies including Reliance and Shell on various energy sector projects as HSE engineer/lead engineer.
Planned and developed project schedules, estimated man-hours and formulated technical queries.
Efficient communication with the client, vendors, and third-party contractors.
Reviewed, revised and refined HSE design documents.
Developed and wrote policies and procedures.
Reviewed applicable codes and standards and client documents.
Prepared HSE Design deliverables within schedule while meeting all the statutory regulations and client requirements.
Participated in various in-house safety studies including Hazard Identification studies (HAZID), Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP), and Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA).
Assisted with preparing disaster drills and debriefings of disaster drills.
Assisted with the record keeping system for accidents and near misses in the company.
Advised employees on adjusting their workstations to meet sound ergonomic recommendations.
Performed Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
Investigated safety-related incidents, analyze findings and provided recommendations.
Provided training to new joiners.
TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified in Public Health (CPH) by National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE)
Good Clinical Practice Certification issued by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Center for Clinical Trials. Issued on Sept 13th, 2018. Valid until Sept 13th, 2021
HIPAA Privacy training at USF Health (2017-18)
Rave EDC Essentials for Clinical Research Coordinators issued by Medidata Academy. Date of completion Aug 14th, 2018
Advanced Rave EDC for Site Users issued by Medidata Academy. Date of completion Aug 14th, 2018
EDC Inspection Readiness for Clinical Sites issued by Medidata Academy, Date of completion Aug 16th, 2018
Used SAS Import/Export Wizard as well as SAS Programming techniques to Import data from different sources in different formats including Excel, CSV, and database file
Performed various statistical analysis tests including t-tests, Correlation testing, linear/multiple linear regression analysis, ANOVA test, and, logistic regression using, proc ttest, Proc Corr, Proc freq, Proc Reg, Proc anova, Proc logistic
Managing data by handling missing values and duplicate values using Conditional statements and Proc sort procedure
Validated SAS output using proc compare
Generated summary reports using proc mean, proc freq, proc summary, proc univariate etc.
Generated reports using proc report, proc transpose, and proc tabulate
Generated chart and plots using proc chart, proc gchart, proc plot, proc gplot etc
Used Proc Sql and Macros
literature reviews, critical reviews, and professional report writing
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organization and interpersonal skills
Critical thinking & problem-solving skills
Thorough observation skills and a detail-oriented approach
Microsoft Software packages including Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Statistical Analysis using SPSS, SAS
Name : Varuna Astha
Gender : Female
Nationality : Indian
Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1990
Languages : English, Hindi
Phone : +1-813-***-****
Country of Residence : USA
Address : 13003, Whitestone Drive, Tampa, FL-33617
Visa Status : H4 (Spouse of H1-B), possess H4 EAD
Work authorization in the US : Authorized to work for any employer in the US
1.Steven Mlynarek, Ph.D., C.I.H.
Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Office: CPH 1110
Voice Mail: 813-***-****
Clinical Research Coordinator, Apex Clinical Research,
10549 N Florida Ave, Tampa Florida-33612
3.Sathish Kumaran S
Deputy Chief Engineer, Technip India Limited, Noida, India
(CFD, Thermal, HSE Design)
4.Dr. Nehal Siddiqui
Head of HSE Department
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies