Lauren Davis
[email protected]
EDUCATION
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (2011)
Masters in Arts, Economics
Thesis: Multidimensional Poverty Index - United States
Samford University, Birmingham, AL, Dual Degrees (2007)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Economics
Bachelor of Arts, Public Administration
US Citizen
SKILLS
Statistical Packages: SAS (Base, SQL, Macros), STATA, SPSS
MS Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
EXPERIENCE
MANAGER, VANDERBILT INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
VANDERBILT UNIVERISTY MEDICAL CENTER: 2012 – 2015
National Children’s Study (NCS): The National Children’s Study was a 21 year longitudinal
study collecting child health measures data for 100,000 children across the United States. This
was a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) contract to build
and maintain a Data Coordinating Center for 10 study locations with a custom Information
Management System. Responsibilities included:
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Overseeing all operations for 13-person team
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Managing relationships with NICHD program officers and contractors at
organizations such as Westat, RTI International, Social and Scientific Systems
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Supervising SAS data team members and program coordinators
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Data and Organization for Translational Science Center (DOTS): This is a center I co-founded
that provided primary investigators with access to customized solutions for multi center:
clinical trials, coordinating centers and data coordinating centers. Responsibilities included:
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Meeting with primary investigators about project proposals
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Writing and proofing grant and contract text
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Drafting and reviewing project budgets
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Project managing data coordination center deliverables
STATISTICIAN II, CENTER FOR IMPROVEMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY: 2011- 2012
Improving Deployment-Related Primary Care Provider Assessments of PTSD and Mental Health Conditions: This
project provided an evaluation of the US Department of the Army program to improve PTSD and mental health
conditions detection. Responsibilities included:
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Conducting analysis for publications, quarterly and annual reports using statistical models such as
mediation models, Poisson regressions and logistic regressions etc.
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Dataset preparation of medical record data using SAS, R and SPSS
Improving Principal Leadership with Feedback and Coaching: This project provided 18 new
school principals in Fulton County, Georgia with on-going feedback using the Contextualized
Feedback System (CFS). Responsibilities included:
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Programming statistical models such as hierarchical linear model (HLM) and longitudinal HLM growth
model
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Dataset preparation using SAS
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, CENTER FOR IMPROVEMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY: 2010- 2011
Impact Analysis of Metro Parks Afterschool Programming: This project provided a cost-benefit analysis of an
afterschool program designed to improve physical activity in youth. Responsibilities included:
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Supporting lead statistician in basic cost-benefit analysis using Excel
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Contributing to results section and final editing of the published paper (citation below)
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Compiling database of relevant literature and rough draft of text for literature review
Madre Sana Bebe Sano I & II: This project supported the development of healthy postpartum maternal weight
loss and infant feeding (related poster citation below). Responsibilities included:
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Supporting lead statistician in writing portions of SAS code for analysis
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Dataset preparation using SAS
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Developing codebooks
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PAPERS
Gesell SB, Sommer EC, Lambert EW, de Andrade AR, Whitaker L, Davis L, Beech BM, Mitchell
SJ, Arinze NV, Neloms S, Ryan CK, Barkin SL. (In Press) Comparative effectiveness of
afterschool programs to increase physical activity. Journal of Obesity.
POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Arinze, N., Mendoza, A., Crook, A., Ruchman, E., Davis, L., Gesell, S. B. (2011,
November). Evaluating women’s beliefs on total weight gain during pregnancy. Poster
presented at the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center Diabetes Day Annual
Symposium. Nashville, TN. (Invited)
Awards and Honors
Vanderbilt University (2011)
Most Outstanding Thesis Award
Samford University (2003 – 2007)
Community Service Award
Who’s Who Award
Business School Dean’s List
Business School Scholarship
Honors Program
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