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Assistant Clinical Research

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
February 25, 2019

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Riddhi Mehta *

**** ******** **., **********, **, 08536

Phone: 325-***-****



Public Health specialist with 5 years of clinical experience in dental care as well as preventive management. I have an in depth understanding of general healthcare with experience in clinical research and project management including staff training, enrollment activities, IRB applications, data management, statistical data analysis, survey design and manuscript preparation. I am extremely passionate about oral health related research and strive to improve global population health in the realms of health and equity and community outreach. Proficient with SAS, ArcGIS, R programming, STATA, SPSS and SQL queries as well as other data analysis skills to derive meaningful interpretation of factors associated with health outcomes, to monitor healthcare access, and reduce health disparities. Proven ability to lead, evaluate program effectiveness, produce accurate reports, and develop improvement plans for stakeholders. RELEVANT SKILLS

ü Skilled in conducting independent research

ü Perform descriptive statistic

ü Analyze, interpret, and translate data

ü Familiar with handling state program evaluations ü Develop improvement and expansion plan for

specific programs

ü Collaborate teams, staff, and programs to meet


ü Clear communication skills

ü Experience drafting grant proposals


Master’s Degree in Public Health—Epidemiology Graduation: June 2018 Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA GPA: 3.75

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Graduated: March 2014

Karnavati School of Dentistry, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India GPA: 3.21 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Graduate Assistant March 2017 – June 2018

Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Drexel University Philadelphia, PA

• Assist students with sign up for community service with community partners, attend community service events

• Provide event and course logistics for undergraduate students

• Assisted students in improving study skills and encourage independent learning Data Analyst February 2018 – June 2018

The Health Federation of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

• Conducted epidemiological literature review on the prevalence and predictors of conditions

• Collect, manage and maintain patient data for clinical research studies

• Reviewed IRB guidelines and drafted IRB documents for submission

• Analyze and abstract data using SAS 9.4 software from medical record charts with periodic guidance from Principal investigator

• Performed descriptive statistics, univariate, bivariate, and multi-variate linear regression analysis Riddhi Mehta, BDS, MPH

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• Developed innovative summary report and presented findings to effect policy change

• Led well-received panel discussion and presentation Research Assistant May 2017 - September 2017

Pennsylvania Coalition of Oral Health Philadelphia, PA

• Enters patients information into clinical research database and maintain patient information to ensure proper accounting

• Performed evaluation of the 2016-2017 State and Territorial white paper on School Dental Sealant Programs

• Provided a report to offer insight with an improvement and expansion plan

• Led monthly meetings with directors to analyze service of school sealant program

• Helped in writing grant report to be submitted to the department of health Research Assistant, Dana Graves January 2016 – February 17 Pennsylvania School of Dentistry Philadelphia, PA

• Perform genotyping on the samples and perform CRE, ROSA test on the samples and studying the results

• Worked in the Department of Periodontics conducting genotyping with a team of researchers

• Help team submitting in IRB for the research

• Carrying out research following FDA protocol for the samples

• Maintaining record for the certifications and approvals DENTAL EXPERIENCE

Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center, Pennsylvania September 2017 – Present Patient Care Coordinator (Dental Assistant)

• Creating, establishing and managing internal office protocols and procedures to ensure office efficiency

• Overseeing the process of insurance and secondary insurance claims

• Maintain accounting ledgers by posting transactions with accuracy

• Actively participate as a contributing member of the office staff team to achieve patient satisfaction and office production goals

• Perform other duties such as sterilization of instruments, help in taking radiographs and arranging dental chair Child Dental Care, Ahmedabad, India June 2014- December 2015 Associate Dentist

• Delivered expert oral hygiene care and best quality clinical treatments

• Conducted systematic evaluation of patients by accurate history taking, and devising treatment plans with patients

• Analyzed participation rates and trends in disease severity among geriatric patients

• Managing patients record and appointment


Shah, R., Patel, B. “Efficiency of Professional Tooth Brushing before Ultrasonic Scaling,” Journal of Dental and Medical Research: Published April 2015

Rajani, J., Patel, B., Vadera, H., Patel, P., Shah, R., Patel, J. “Stem Cells in Dentistry” Review Article, Journal of Research and Advancement in Dentistry: Published January 2015 Riddhi Mehta 3


1.) HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) training and Medical Research may 2017 2.) HIPS (Health Information Privacy and Security) training and Medical Research May 2017 CERTIFICATIONS

• GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus) (2018)

• GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus) (2018)

• Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) (2017) COMPUTER SKILLS

MS Office, Mac iOS, SAS (Statistical Computing), ArcGIS (Geographic Information System), R Programming, Endnote, STATA, SPSS

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