Vanessa J. Ndege
● Researcher and Psychometrist with 5+ years of experience and an established record of scientific contribution in the field of social and cognitive psychology
● Interdisciplinary collaborator with experience working in clinical and research settings
● Experienced in written and oral communication to various audiences; Contributed to 8 conference presentations; Presented work to academics, students, and business leaders
● Demonstrated abilities to collaborate and take leadership within and outside academic settings through team and project management
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Washington, D.C.) 0 A. Industrial Organizational Psychology JUNE/2016
● Relevant Coursework: Organizational Culture and Design, Personnel Psychology, Survey Design and Development
● Thesis Project: “Learning Agility as a Predictive Construct: Identifying High Potential Employees” Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
B.A. Psychology MAY/2012
● Completed second major in Studio Art and minor in Poverty Studies RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Senior Research Associate 2017-Present Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Contractor, General Dynamics Health Solutions
● Investigate incidences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a military cohort in a 15-year longitudinal study
● Identify and classify TBIs based on injury severity
● Advance the understanding of the natural history of and response to treatment of TBI patients and their caregivers by conducting weekly comprehensive clinical interviews
● Develop a data repository of neurobehavioral, neurocognitive, neuroimaging blood specimen, and sensory/motor data by data collection
● Oversaw training of new staff members in various study procedures Economist Incorporated, Graduate Research Assistant 2016
● Categorized over 4000 legal contracts to aide in the formation of class action lawsuit.
● Executed review of over 100 complex and confidential legal documents per day
● Responsible for the data entry and management of thousands of data points.
● Helped established the database framework
● Collaborated with management team to develop short and long-term goals Environmental Protection Agency, Graduate Student Intern 2015 Office of Inspector General, Office of the Chief of Staff, Human Capital and Solutions
● Serviced as in-house industrial organizational consultant addressing issues on motivation and morale National Institutes of Health, NINDS, Clinical Research Coordinator 2018-Present
● Plan and coordinate the initiation of research study protocol and the implementation of operating policies and procedures.
● Primary point of contact and liaison between all collaborators and study investigators.
● Plan, implement and maintain data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; coordinate the collection, procedure testing, and analysis of study data.
● Spearheaded creation of baseline human capital models of analytics, efficiency, and accuracy, in program policies and practices
● Created the first recommendation model for the analysis of workforce statistics, and the generation of organization human capital reports
● Provided data driven workforce recommendations to federal government executive leadership CLINICAL AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Department of Health and Human Services, Housing Services Specialist 2014-2015 Silver Spring, MD.
● Assessed the needs of low income clients to provide them with housing and financial services
● Prepared and tracked client data
● Developed and administered needs assessments by utilizing organizational clinical and diagnostic metrics
● Oversaw treatment planning, diagnostic screenings, and reports for 40 clients daily
● Managed and organized tasks with competing priorities in order to fulfill the needs of multiple clients Pathways to Housing, Clinical Care Coordinator 2013-2014 Washington, DC
● Facilitated the effective delivery of services to high-risk/high-cost clients in multiple settings
● Promoted optimal clinical outcomes by formulating strategies with clients to meet goals through measurable objectives
● Administered assessments and screenings to improve clients’ behavioral management skills
● Conducted in-person visits that ensured continuity of care; wrote detailed reports of each visit
● Optimized workplace efficiency by implementing practices to improve outcomes and customer service SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (3 of 8)
Poster (Upcoming), National Academy of Neuropsychology, New Orleans, LA: “Postconcussion Symptom Reporting within the First 5-years of the Recovery Trajectory following Uncomplicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Cross-sectional Perspective.” October 2018 Poster (Upcoming), National Academy of Neuropsychology, New Orleans, LA: “Ten Year Neurobehavioral Outcome Following Mild, Moderate, Severe, and Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury in U.S. Military Service Members.”, October 2018
Invited Speaker, Virginia Social Science Association Annual Conference, Norfolk, VA: “The influence of interpersonal stress on well-being as mediated by co-rumination via real time-telecommunication: Effects on sleep and burnout considered.”, March 2012.
Lange, R.T., Lippa, S.M., French, L.M., Gartner, R.L., Driscoll, A.E., Wright, M.M., Bailie, J.M., Nora, D.E., Sullivan, J.K., Varbedian, N.V., Camelo-Lopez, V., Cheselka, J.S., Bellini, P.G., Holzinger, J.B., Walker, H.E., Brandler, B.J., Freud, J.S., Schaper, A.L., Reese, M.A., Barnhart, E.A., Casey, K.A., Ndege, V.J., Ramin, D.A., Eshera, Y.M., Robinson, G.A., & Brickell, T.A. (2018, in press). Ten Year Neurobehavioral Outcome Following Mild, Moderate, Severe, and Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury in U.S. Military Service Members. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Brickell, T.A., Lippa, S.M., French, L.M., Gartner, R.L., Driscoll, A.E., Wright, M.M., Bailie, J.M., Nora, D.E., Sullivan, J.K., Varbedian, N.V., Camelo-Lopez, V., Cheselka, J.S., Bellini, P.G., Holzinger, J.B., Walker, H.E., Brandler, B.J., Freud, J.S., Schaper, A.L., Reese, M.A., Barnhart, E.A., Casey, K.A.,Ndege, V.J., Ramin, D.A., Eshera, Y.M., Robinson, G.A., & Lange, R.T. (2018, in press). Postconcussion Symptom Reporting within the First 5-years of the Recovery Trajectory following Uncomplicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Cross-sectional Perspective. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Industrial Organizational Psychology: Identifying training and development needs; Evaluate employee effectiveness; Formulate and implement employee training programs Develop criteria to evaluate performance; Assess consumer preferences; Optimize quality of work life; Structural equation modeling; Multivariate statistics; Establish scalable processes and procedures
Data Analysis: Statistical methodologies; SPSS/SAS; Descriptive and Inferential statistics Clinical Psychology: Psychopathology and diagnostic/intervention considerations; Ability to integrate and synthesize test data; Diagnostic interviewing; Behavioral assessment; Administration and interpretation of psychological test measures; Provide individuals, families, and groups with clinical services; Consult with other healthcare professionals regarding severe psychopathology, suicide, and violence; Experimental design Psychometry: Psychometric theory; Behavioral research methods; Tests administered include, but are not limited to:
● Conner’s CPT-II