Lauren Rivera Jahnke, MPAff

ph/fax: 512.899.8844
Austin, Texas, USA

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Master of Public Affairs (M.P.Aff.)
LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin (GPA 4.0)
Professional Report: "Preserving and Strengthening the Public Health Infrastructure in Texas for the 21st Century"

Public Health Certificate
Completed five graduate classes for Public Health Certificate, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (GPA 4.0)

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Minor in Chemistry
College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin


May 1997 to present - Consultant, Policy Analyst, Researcher, Writer, Editor
(formed present company in June 1999: LRJ Research & Consulting)

  Projects have included program evaluation; research and writing on several publications on U.S.-Mexico health issues; research and writing on the ACA and health care disparities; research and analysis concerning the economic impact of cancer; grantwriting for non-profit organizations and government agencies; research to support health-related litigation; researching and writing a report to the Texas Legislature on public health issues; research, writing, and presenting on managed care issues to a Tennessee state legislative committee; developing policies and procedures for a new HMO; and research and writing on mental health issues and the uninsured [Click here for list of projects/clients]

May 1996 to January 1997 - Texas Medical Association

Research Assistant, Division of Health and Scientific Affairs (October 96 to January 97)
  Researched and wrote the "State of the State in Public Health- 1996" report for the TMA Council on Public Health and TMA leadership

Intern, Division of Health and Scientific Affairs (May to August 96)
  Researched and wrote position paper for the TMA Council on Public Health on the status of public health in Texas, focusing on the closings and cutbacks of local health departments and public clinics throughout the state; interviewed officials from the Texas Department of Health, various local health departments, and several local governments about public health issues

September 1990 to May 1995 - Pharmaco (global contract pharmaceutical research company; now called PPD Development)

Procedures Coordinator (formerly TMD Coordinator, Assistant and Associate Quality Control Internal Monitor)
  Responsible for the editing and tracking of Departmental Procedures (based on clinical research regulations and practices); coordinated the Administrative Procedures system and online distribution, and development of an Employee Handbook; presented training sessions and orientation sessions
  Conducted quality control file audits, critical document checks, verification and packaging of clinical pharmaceutical supplies, and compliance audits; worked on other projects such as scripts and production for training videos, articles for company newsletters, SOPs, and administering a student internship program

Computer Skills

Proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, web-based research, online databases such as Medline; experience with Photoshop Elements, HTML, webpage development programs

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Click here for Continuing Education/Training