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Dennis Zuleta Dupleich

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Analytical and resourceful professional with extensive academic experience in public health and epidemiology, plus proven medical interpretation and translation performance within all areas of private and public health systems. Tirelessly achieves accuracy and dependability in biostatistics research and analysis to create impactful conclusions when testing hypotheses or creating foundational understanding of complex topics. Coordinates effectively with groups, individuals, and medical systems through evaluation, planning, and containment of public health challenges and outbreaks with various origins or characteristics

Education

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)
2021 - 2025
  • Majors:
    • Public Health
  • Minors:
    • Statistics

Benedictine University

Master's degree program
2017 - 2020
  • Majors:
    • Public Health
  • Minors:
    • Statistics

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

Bachelor's degree program
2012 - 2014
  • Majors:
    • Economics
  • Minors:
    • Political Science and Government

Green River College

Associate's degree program
2010 - 2012
  • Majors:
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Public Health
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Epidemiologist

    • Dream career goals:

      Health Department Director

    • Medical Interpreter and Cultural Mediator

      Harborview Medical Center
      2020 – Present4 years
    • Biostatistician

      CV Languages
      2019 – Present5 years
    • Lead and Trainer for New Employees

      Stratus Video
      2019 – 20201 year
    • Lead Interpreter in Simultaneous and Consecutive Modes

      InDemand Interpreting
      2015 – 20194 years
    • President

      Worldwide Language Services
      2010 – 202111 years

    Sports

    Taekwondo

    Intramural
    2010 – 20144 years

    Awards

    • 1st Place

    Soccer

    Intramural
    2005 – 20072 years

    Awards

    • 2nd Place

    Research

    • Public Health

      Benedictine University — Advisory Board Member
      2018 – 2020
    • Language Translation and Intepretation

      CV Languages — Research Intern Biostatistician
      2017 – 2019

    Arts

    • Archdioceses of Seattle

      Acting
      Lady of Guadalupe
      2010 – 2012

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees — Interpreter
      2017 – 2018
    • Volunteering

      National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey — Interpreter
      2012 – 2020

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Bervell Health Equity Scholarship
    My goal is to become an epidemiologist, working initially for a hospital, and eventually for a state government. Public Health is an important concern for communities around the world, and needs many more well-trained, qualified experts who truly understand the health challenges society faces today. I am eager to take on the responsibilities for new interventions focusing on improving general wellbeing. I was attracted to the fields of healthcare and politics at an early age; perhaps because most of my adult relatives were lawyers or medical doctors. My interest in political science intensified after taking Introduction to Law at Green River Community College. I was fascinated by how public institutions responded to challenging social issues. What has become a passion for epidemiological studies first manifested when I volunteered with The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES). I was able to observe how research is done by tracking, over time, the health and nutritional status of adults in the U.S. The information gathered would be used to identify problem areas and ultimately shape public policy. I became acutely aware of the importance of adequate nutrition, a clean environment and safe drinking water to sustaining a healthy population. For eight years I worked as a freelance trilingual interpreter, certified by The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters, which recognizes medical interpreters at an international level. My professional experience as an interpreter gave me the opportunity to work in quite an array of medical settings. More recently, I have worked as a United Nations interpreter for a Brazilian delegation. In this capacity, I provided language interpretation in meetings between the delegation and the U.S. International Rescue Committee, where health and economic concerns at the Brazilian-Venezuelan border were discussed. During these years, the satisfaction of serving my community provided me with even greater motivation to pursue a career in epidemiological research. In terms of doctoral research, I am especially interested in the area of maternal-child health, and the sub-category of preeclampsia-malnourishment and other pregnancy complications. This interest dovetails with my commitment working to abate malnourishment in children, linked to poverty. In my native country of Brazil, mothers and most especially infants are particularly susceptible to succumbing to pregnancy complications. With respect to newborns, premature induction of labor or cesarean is responsible for inferior nutritional intake and fetal development. Long term, I hope to influence public institutions to focus on not only healthier environments in which families can live and grow, but also on improving the education and health of mothers, so that they will be able to raise healthier children. Achieving the objective of long-term health goals for needy populations requires effective interventions, based on the combined observations and analyses of information-rich studies that are developed and implemented. This is where I want to focus my efforts as an epidemiological research specialist. I am looking forward to the opportunity to apply my education, training and dedication to designing and implementing health-related programs based on the knowledge acquired by epidemiological studies and field investigations.