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public health officer

Minneapolis, MN
March 28, 2019

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Perpetua Okose

**** *** ***** *******, *** **** Brooklyn Park MN 55445

Cell: 848-***-**** Email:,


**/**** - **/**** **. George’s University School of

Medicine, Grenada

M.D., 07/2017

01/2012 - 12/2014 St. George’s University School of Public

Health & Preventive Medicine, Grenada

Major: Epidemiology

M.P.H., 07/2015

10/2007 - 06/2011 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka,


Major: Medical Parasitology

B.S., 07/2011


03/2019 CCRP Certification, Certified Clinical

Research Professional

05/2018 ECFMG Certification, Educational

Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

08/2018 USMLE Step 3: 221

08/2016 USMLE Step 2 CK: 226

06/2016 USMLE Step 2 CS: Pass

05/2015 USMLE Step 1: 212

11/2014 Basic Life Support- current


07/ 2011 Summa cum laude, Nnamdi Azikiwe

University, Nigeria

09/2010 Recipient of Undergraduate Research

Award for Helminthic infections

04/2009 Dean’s List Highest Honors


2015- 2017 Trinitas Regional Med. Center, Elizabeth, NJ

Research Associate, Department of

Hematology and Oncology

Principal Investigator: Mitchel Cholank MD

- Part of a team that worked on Sickle Cell Anemia associations with long term use of Artemeter based drugs on selected African migrant patients.

- Evaluated the performance of Rapid Diagnostic Malaria Kits on P. falciparum mixed infections.

- Monitored the dose and adverse effects in selected study patients in the North Jersey Metropolis.

2012- 2014 St. George's University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Grenada

Research Assistant, Department of Public Health

Principal Investigator: Christy Richard PHD

- Obtained informed consent, enrolled study participants, administered study materials with subject consent and performed follow-up phone calls.

- Monitor subject follow-up for the 2-year clinical trial.

- Collaborate with clinical and public health professionals to determine changes in subject conditions.

2010- 2011 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria

Research Assistant, Department of Parasitology and Entomology

Principal Investigator: Dennis Aribodor PHD

- Conducted pre-site visits and performed site evaluations.

- Screened and recruited subjects based on eligibility criteria for project participation.

- Collection of specimens and analyzing in the laboratory.

- Formulation of hypothesis for increased helminth infections in the community.


Cholank, M., Cefalo, P., Weinberg, I., Hawkins, B. M., Hariharan, P., Okose, P. (2016). Sickle Cell Anemia associations with long term use of Artemeter based drugs on selected malaria patients. The American Journal of Hematology.

Richards, C., Okose, P., Singh V., Patel J., Snider Z., Roque K. (2014) Incidence of Tropical Diseases in the Caribbean: a case report and review of literature. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2014. Vol. 18, No. 3:16-18.

Okose, P., Aribodor, D. (2011). Prevalence of Helminth infections among primary school children in Akpo. Paper presented at: Final thesis presentation for the Department of Parasitology and Entomology; May, 2011; Awka, Anambra, Nigeria.


07/2018- Present Allina Health Clinic, Plymouth MN

Medical Scribe

- Preparing and assembling medical record documentation/charts for physicians.

- Ensuring medical record compliance by self-documentation attestation.

- Updating patient history, physical exam and other pertinent health information in the patient record.

- Assisting the providers in outpatient procedures like cryotherapy, colposcopy, circumcisions, pap smears, removal and biopsies of skin lesions.

08/2018- Present Allina Health Clinic, Fridley MN

Medical Scribe

- Preparing and sending all documentation to physician for review and approval via authentication of detailed data entry and facility-specific procedures.

- Compliance with hospital and Scribe America policies, including those relating to HIPAA and Joint Commission.

- Perform other clerical duties and tasks to improve provider productivity and clinic workflow as assigned.

12/2014- 06/2015 United State Agency for International Development (USAID) at Ajeromi General Hospital Lagos Nigeria

Public Health Practitioner

- Counseling victims of child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence.

- Creating awareness to the child marriage and female genital mutilation practices.

- Providing counseling and support groups classes to victims.

- Repatriation of destitute, abandoned and indigent patients.

- Compiling data for local epidemiological reports to the Lagos State Department of Health

03/2010- 04/2011 Heart to Heart Center (HIV and DOT) Clinic Lagos, Nigeria

Parasitology Intern

- Performed antigen/antibody test, nucleic acid test to determine patients with HIV and follow up with biweekly CD4 count of HIV patients.

- Performed Mantoux test, QuantiFERON gold tuberculosis test and sputum culture on HIV patients to isolate patients co-infected with Tuberculosis.

- Counseling and encouraging newly diagnosed HIV and TB patients on importance of partner notification.

- Teaching HAART, PrEP, Tb drugs compliance and adherence, safe sex practice.

- Providing counseling and support groups classes.


03/2018- Present Association of Clinical Research


08/2012- Present American Medical Association

07/2017- Present Foreign Medical Graduate Association

07/2015- Present American Society of Parasitologists


EPIC, STATA, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Project, MS Visio, MS SharePoint, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, PeopleSoft.


English, Proficiency Level: Full Professional Fluency

Afrikaan, Proficiency Level: Full Professional Fluency

French, Proficiency Level: Basic Professional Fluency

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