Science Officer, 2023-Present

Center for Infectious Diseases, California Department of Public Health

  • Supports scientific initiatives to inform policy and evidence based decision making by liasing between internal SME and leadership

  • Serves as a dedicated resource to cultivate critical partnerships with other health agencies, universities, and external partners to enhance generation of knowledge, access to data, and utilization of and translation of data and evidence into policy, strategies, and operations, and communications

Medical Epidemiologist, 2020-2023

Communicable Disease Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

  • Provided subject matter expertise in areas as diverse as dental care, schools and higher education, and personal services. Integrated data from hospitals, outbreak investigation, scientific literature, and media reports to create detailed reports and recommendations for stakeholders ranging from healthcare providers, policymakers, legislators, superintendents, and members of the general public

  • Created and managed the COVID Patient Hospitalization Surveillance system, Colorado’s statewide patient-level hospital data collection system for persons admitted with COVID. Conducted ad hoc and scheduled reports in R Markdown.

  • Implemented and successfully transitioned wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 across the state.

Clinical Faculty, 2021-2023


  • Supervise resident physicians during rotations at CDPHE.

  • Conduct training in opioid medication management and difficult patient encounters, working with standardized patients and medical students nearing graduation.

  • Member of Residency Advisory Committee for Preventive Medicine Residency

Co-Founder, 2018-Present

Salish Research Group

  • Our prizewinning analytics team uses contemporary statistical techniques and a deep understanding of both epidemiology and clinical medicine to drive insight in some of the most challenging healthcare issues of our time, from understanding the spread of HIV in an immigrant population to uncovering the factors that drive outcomes of surgical procedures.

  • Won geopolitical forecasting contest sponsored by IARPA, beating an international field of entrants by most accurately predicting the outcome of international conflicts, weather patterns, domestic and overseas elections, and more

  • Created a novel solution to deidentify sensitive patient data without losing the ability to perform robust statistical analysis.

Preventive Medicine Resident, 2018-2020

University of Colorado

  • Treated patients in a variety of contexts, including tobacco cessation clinic, veteran wellness visits, and infectious disease outreach events.

  • During a large tuberculosis outbreak, served as expert medical resource for the testing and referral of over 300 students, faculty, and staff at a large middle school.

  • Independently design and execute population-level epidemiological studies for both internal and external stakeholders

Section Editor, 2018-2019

Sketchy Medical

  • Honing and refining content created by physicians, pharmacists and medical educators to ensure a tonally consistent, clinically relevant, and highly entertaining product.

  • Incorporated latest clinical research, national guidelines, and expert consensus to ensure comprehensive, accurate, and applicable material.

Epic Implementation Consultant, 2017-2018

UMass Amherst / UNLV

  • Shepherded clinicians and healthcare staff at two large academic medical centers through the fraught transition from archaic paper-based charting to a modern electronic health medical record system.

  • Developed and implemented several patient safety monitoring interventions on a large transplant nursing floor, including CLABSI and fall prevention

Intern, Internal Medicine, 2016-2017

UC Davis Health System

  • I was primarily responsible for diagnosis and coordinating of care plans of up to 12 patients with cross-functional teams of medical professionals; on overnight shifts I covered up to 48 hospitalized patients over three VA hospital floors.

  • Managed patients throughout the care continuum, from admission, rehab, discharge, and outpatient follow-up and testing.

  • Discussed and negotiated patient discharge plans at legal hearings, ensuring safe, appropriate, and affordable post-discharge care for patients.

Medical Student, 2012-2016

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Included rotations at Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital, VA, and large county hospital

Program Evaluation Consultant, 2012

US Army Public Health Command

  • Performed an evidence-based evaluation of wellness centers and programming at five US Army bases in Germany, with a goal of improving program effectiveness, capacity, and alignment with guidelines

Master of Public Health, 2011-2013

University of Arizona

  • Concentration: Public Health Practice

MCAT and ACT Instructor, 2011-2012

The Princeton Review

  • Created and delivered 3-hour lectures to a class of 8-20 high school and undergraduate students preparing for MCAT and ACT.

Research Assistant, 2004-2010

Lung Injury Lab, University of Arizona

  • Transitional research project to develop a next-generation chemical sensor using technology developed as a result of research into lung injury mechanisms.

Elementary School Teacher, 2010

Bruce Peru

  • Wrangled local kindergarten students into learning basic literacy, arithmetic skills using a combination of bribery, horsey rides.

Bachelor of Arts, 2006-2010

University of Arizona

  • Double major in Chemistry and Classics

Tennis Court Supervisor, 2007-2008

Campus Recreation, University of Arizona

Dishwasher, 2006

Gentle Ben’s Brewery