NIMARPREET KAUR SEKHON
I am a passionate and self-motivated analytical public health professional with over three years of experience in the hospital and health care industry, serving as Medical Officer. In addition to my clinical experience, I have gained experience in conducting data analysis and presenting the results in clear and actionable ways. My interdisciplinary academic background has provided me with a broad set of skills. I also served as an Epidemiological Intern at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/CDC, developing a manuscript which is under review process to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, August 2019
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Relevant Coursework: Epidemiology of Public Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Epidemiology, Applied Regression Analysis, Data Analysis with R and SAS, Cancer Epidemiology, and Research Methods for Human Population Studies.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S), 2014
Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, India
U.S. Equivalency: Doctor of Medicine
Description: This is a four and half year degree plus one year of compulsory internship. During this degree, I studied Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine including Humanities, Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics including Neonatology, and Ear, Nose and Throat along with Laboratory and Clinical work.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
Epidemiology Intern Jan 2019 – Aug 2019
Performed Literature searches for relevant scientific articles and comprehensively reviewed the literature and summarized the results.
Designed, planned and conducted a cross-sectional study to estimate and compare the prevalence and adjusted risk of hearing loss among the workers within the Services sector using NIOSH’s Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance Project data.
Utilized SAS and MS Excel to analyze and interpret the data to Identify at-risk industries and made recommendations for prevention.
Prepared and presented the results to effectively communicate with colleagues at NIOSH and fellow students at the University of Cincinnati.
Developed new technical skills, by extensive literature review, in-depth data analysis and by attending professional/scientific public health meetings.
A manuscript was submitted which is under review process for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Project was also submitted for the 2020 National Hearing Conservational Association for a poster presentation.
Center for Health and Human Services Research (CHHSR), Talbert House, Cincinnati, Ohio
Epidemiology Intern Sept 2018 - Dec 2018
Conducted literature reviews on opioid overdose prevention, and prevalence of Hepatitis C virus among ex-prisoners and prepared high-quality reports.
Performed qualitative data transcription of the audio transcripts.
Cleaned and coded the data for better understanding and to avoid duplication for future use.
Designed and conducted an epidemiological study using data collected from Talbert House correctional facilities.
Performed data analysis using SPSS and created charts and graphs of the results.
Bautista Medical Clinic, Sanger, California
Extern April 2016 - May 2016
Interviewed patients and performed physical examination under direct clinical supervision.
Contributed to case discussions, including treatment plans.
Gained knowledge of Electronic medical record systems.
University of Wisconsin, Department of Family Medicine, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Observer Feb 2016
Attended inpatient and outpatient rounds and core conferences to familiarize with medical care practices in the United States, including writing daily progress reports.
Visited nursing homes and performed home visits with resident doctors.
City Hospital and Ultrasound Centre, Faridkot, Punjab, India
Medical Officer Jan 2014 - July 2017
Examined the patients and prescribed treatments.
Maintained records of patient’s history and treatments.
Regularly visited the school of children with mental challenges for their health check-ups.
Actively participated in various medical camps held at nearby villages and prescribed medications as needed.
Participated in the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), by vaccinating children and recording the data to monitor the program performance.
Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, India
Intern Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Rotated through various departments such as Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery, Community Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, and Emergency Medicine.
Monitored and provided general care to the patients in various hospital wards and out-patient departments.
Assisted in various medical procedures such as Caesarean sections, appendectomy, and intubation and did post-op care.
Educated people about immunization, personal hygiene, and proper sanitation.
Actively participated in various free medical camps held at Adesh Hospital, Bathinda.
Rural Health Centre, Bhalaiana India
Intern May 2013 – June 2013
Educated the people about the importance of proper sanitation, family planning and National Health programs being run by the government of India, and benefits they can get under it.
Conducted various health-related surveys related to infectious diseases, maternal health, and child feeding practices.
Presented various seminars to educate people of Bhalaiana and nearby villages.
Attended patient inquiries and provided appropriate medical care.
Closing the Health Gap, Cincinnati, Ohio
Volunteer Aug 2018
Volunteered at The Black Family Reunion event, administering health surveys and handing out pamphlets.
4 Paws Pet Hospital, Bakersfield, California
Volunteer March 2016-July 2016
Maintained records of the medical and pet supplies and stocked supplies.
Prepared the food and fed the animals.
Assisted with cleaning animal cages.
Pulse Polio Immunization Program, Bathinda, India
Volunteer Jan 2013
Vaccinated children as part of the immunization program to vaccinate children under the age of 5 years.
On the first day, vaccinated the children on the booth and on the 2nd -3rd day, did door to door visits ensuring that no child is left behind unvaccinated.
Educated the parents about the importance of routine Immunization and child feeding practices.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Good Clinical Practice
NIDA Clinical Trials Network
Issued: Sept 2019 Expiration: Sept 2022
Punjab Medical Council
Registration no: 44204 Expired: Jan 2019
Advanced Life Support Course (ALSC)
Location: Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda.
Issued: Dec 2013 Expired: Dec 2017.
Basic Life Support Course (BLSC)
Location : Adesh Institute of Medicl Sciences and Research, Bathinda.
Issued: Dec 2013 Expired: Dec 2015
PARTICIPATION IN OTHER COURSES & CONFERENCES
Cultural secretary, Student Council, 2011-12.
Attended Punjab Pedicon, 2012.
Attended Punjab State Cardiology Summit, 2011.
Attended Gastroenterology Conclave, 2011.
MEMBERSHIP and HONORARY/PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Inducted into Delta Omega, Honorary Society of Public Health, 2018.
Inducted into Golden Key International Honor Society, 2018.
Registered with Punjab Medical Council, India, 2014.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Ability to work effectively under pressure.
Proficient in SAS, SPSS and R software.
Expert in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Detailed organizer, and analyzer for medical and health related information