Disease Surveillance Investigator & Medical Records Abstractor
Senior member of the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), focused on HIV behavioral research to understand risk, barriers to continued care and overall experiences with medical providers.
- Responsible for the annual recruitment of up to 100 selected study participants for initial baseline interview/questionnaire from multiple infectious disease clinics in Philadelphia with the assistance of physicians, nurse practitioners and case managers to ensure confidentiality of patients and medical records.
- Use Microsoft Access and Excel to enter data collected on study participants from the Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) and abstract clinical information from their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) which is entered in Discovere, a web-based research platform used to manage and analyze study data.
- Assess risk factors during the interview to link those who are not currently receiving medical services to a care program and for those with HIV negative partners offer information about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis).