Extensive knowledge and broad experience in public health research methods, epidemiology, informatics, demography, program evaluation, spatial statistics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as well as IT processes such as project management, Agile Scrum, web design, database management, server management, and GIS architecture development. More than 10 years of progressively responsible experience in geographically based database development and data management and use of governmental data files. He recently served 1. a technical advisor for the Deputy Director, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion California Department of Public Health(CDPH); and 2.) as technical lead and project/staff manager for a web-based GIS application called Network for a Healthy California GIS Viewer (http://www.cnngis.org) that incorporates nutrition-based program data and census demographic data in an easy to use, interactive, web browser interface.
University of California, San Francisco/California Department of Public Health , GIS/Informatics Specialist
August 2003 - May 2011, Sacramento, CA, United States
Provides a critical role as an advisor to the Deputy Director, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (the Center) and to the Division Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Control (CDIC) in the creation and organization of statistics and health data that will be used to address the Social Determinants of Health related to obesity and chronic disease outcomes. Works across the CDPH Centers and their programs in vocalizing their business needs in reference to the web and GIS technologies and services offered within CDPH. Identifies opportunities for the GIS IT support process improvement and training for CDPH employees. Supervises technical staff to conceptualize, test, build and implement new GIS web applications for CDPH by guiding programming staff in the complete software development lifecycle.