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DOROTA CARPENEDO, MPH
1720 Flowerree St
Helena, MT 59601
Eleven years of experience in public health including eight years of epidemiology experience conducting surveillance,
analysis, and evaluation for various public health programs.
Public Health and Management Certificate Program, currently enrolled expected to complete in June 2017.
University of Washington, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Seattle, WA.
Master of Public Health, May 2006.
Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Relevant Courses: “Epidemiological Methods,” “Biology Basis of Diseases,” “Biostatistics,” “Field Methods and Projects
for Monitoring and Evaluation,” “Monitoring and Evaluation Methods and Tools,” “Survey Measurement in the
International Health, Population & Nutrition Sector.”
Bachelor of Science, January 2000.
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Relevant Courses: “Statistics,” “Strategic Management and Policy,” “Cultural and Political Environment.”
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT, August 2008 – Present.
Epidemiologist, Asthma and Diabetes Programs, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, January,
2013 – Present.
• Prepare MT Medicaid queries and analyze the data to use in CDC/CMS grants, surveillance or policy reports.
• Supervised and guided Master’s level public health student interns conducting work related to various data projects.
• Conduct literature review on diabetes or prediabetes, analyze data, and prepare surveillance reports targeted
towards healthcare providers.
• Respond to internal and external data inquiries related to diabetes, prediabetes, and comorbidities.
• Developed an evaluation plan for the Diabetes Program as part of the Bureau’s coordinated grant funded by the
• Prepare data for CDC grant using Montana Asthma Home Visiting data.
• Convene and lead an internal planning team to participate in evaluation of DQCMS (diabetes registry).
• Design, make recommendations for enhancements, and manage web-based system for an evidence-based Diabetes
Prevention Program (DPP) data collection system.
• Provide training and technical assistance to program staff and external DPP data system users.
• Conduct quarterly quality improvement on DPP data; analyze the submitted data and report results back to the sites
• Reviewed, revised and refined processes and policies aligning with contractual obligations to create understanding of
compliance for data reporting procedures.
• Manage, analyze and publish results in variety of formats geared towards stakeholders, policy makers, program
participants, legislators, and insurance companies using prediabetes and diabetes data.
• Prepare content and data tables, and work with contractors to publish a Story Map about the DPP using Geographic
Information System (GIS).
• Map health indicators using GIS to assist management and program staff in planning community interventions.
• Present on state and national conferences on outcomes from diabetes and prediabetes data.
• Participate in department’s epidemiology work group, provides input and guidance in survey design, evaluation
questions, study designs, data collection and analysis.
• Serve on subcommittee as a subject matter expert providing guidance to hospitals certified as Patient Centered
Medical Home (PCMH), a partnership between the MT DPHHS and the MT Commissioner of Securities and Insurance
• Developed turnkey data system for individual reports to report back to the hospitals on submitted to CSI PCMH
• Serve on peer review committee for the British Medical Journal Open Journal and Frontiers Public Health.
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist, Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support/Family and Community Health
Bureau, August 2008 – December 2012.
• Supervised Master’s student and oversaw the statistical analysis based on Access to Baby and Child Dentistry data
• Designed and maintained school-aged children oral health surveillance system to report on individual, district, and
statewide burden of the oral health disease.
• Analyzed data from 2005-06 Oral Health School Controlled Study and prepared written report disseminating the
findings to educate healthcare workers, teachers, and parents.
• Designed databases, wrote protocols, and prepared data dictionaries for the Oral Health Program.
• Analyzed and prepared four-year Fetal Infant and Child Mortality Review report to communicate findings of causes,
risk factors, and prevention methods of fetal and child mortality to health practitioners and the public.
• Linked MT Public Health Home Visiting (PHHV) records with MT birth certificate records conducted analysis;
prepared reports and presentations for PHHV sites and MT Legislative session.
• Prepared and analyzed birth certificate data and reported associated risk factors of preterm births among American
Indian/Alaskan Native MT residents.
• Gathered data from variety state and national data sources for the annual federal Title V Maternal and Child Health
(MCH) Block Grant application to support financial and operational functions of the Family and Community Health
Bureau (FCHB). Including: Medicaid Query Path (MQP), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), MT Vital
Statistics (VS), MT Hospital Discharge Data System (MHDDS), and Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System (YRBS).
• Met deliverables in monitoring and evaluation of State System Development Initiative grant assisting the MCH
programs in linking their data with other data sources such as Vital Records, and outside agencies like Medicaid.
• Communicated research findings from literature reviews on MCH evidence-based practices to program staff, policy
makers, and health advocates.
• Responded to MCH data inquiries from external entities.
• Linked and analyzed data from MT newborn hearing screening and MT births certificates for federal grant reporting.
• Analyzed data from MTHDDS, Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registration, and Children’s Health Referral Information System,
and prepared and presented summary report illustrating burden of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in Montana.
• Planned, designed, and carried out epidemiologic Speech Outcomes Following Cleft Palate Repair pilot study to
assess speech outcomes after 2-stage cleft/lip palate procedure.
• Collected and analyzed data from Speech Outcomes Following Cleft Palate Repair, drew conclusions, and prepared
summary of findings for the American Cleft-Craniofacial Association to assist Montana in successfully obtaining
accreditation for referrals from other States for cleft/lip palate procedures.
• Designed CF Patient Team Clinic survey to assess the quality and effectiveness of care and determine appropriate
interventions for service improvement. Disseminated results in written and oral presentations formats with program
staff and direct care providers such as doctors, social workers, and the rest of the CF Teams.
• Planned, prepared, and analyzed sample study using linked data from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP)/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Medicaid/Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to identify
the proportion of WIC eligible individuals who are not enrolled in the program.
• Conducted time-trend analysis to evaluate the effect of a media campaign on the WIC participation rates.
• Prepared, managed, evaluated, reported and presented on complex model which estimated potentially eligible WIC
participants at the county and state levels. Provided on-going consultation to state and county WIC directors for
evaluating participation trends to assist the program with distribution of WIC resources.
• Developed, implemented, and evaluated methodology for Peer Group MT WIC vendors to comply with federal cost
• Analyzed data from BRFSS, VS, HDDS, YRBS, and conducted written summaries for the five-year 2010 MCH Needs
Assessment on topics including but not limited to; Access to Care, Immunization, Mental Health, Exposure to
Secondhand Smoking and Nutrition and Physical Activity.
• Developed Maternal Mortality Hospital Practice Survey, analyzed the results, and disseminated them to the medical
community to help support the seriousness of maternal mortality in MT.
Program Coordinator II, Institute for Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense, College of Public Health,
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, October 2006 – July 2008.
• Managed contracts and oversaw an approximately one million dollar budget and expenditures based on deliverables.
• Reviewed proposals and oversaw grants, contracts, and subcontracts submittal under the Office of Vice President
Research Rules and Regulations at the University of Georgia.
• Prepared job descriptions and sat on the interviewing committee for new hires.
• Supervised, provided guidance and leadership to Master’s level public health graduate student interns.
• Participated in strategic planning, decision-making, and establishment of new policies and procedures as they related
to the goals of the Institute.
• Worked on the development, management, monitoring, and evaluation of the “Georgia Regional Hospital Emergency
Preparedness Exercises” three-year program.
• Developed annual work plans for public health emergency programs.
• Coordinated statewide multi-jurisdiction, multi-disciplinary hospital emergency preparedness program.
• Acted as a Point of Contact (POC) for donors, consultants, and stakeholders.
• Acted as a POC for the Georgia Statewide Pandemic Influenza Exercise which involved 129 hospitals and their
• Provided recommendations to Georgia Public Health Preparedness Program based on collected data received from
Hospital Emergency Coordinators and Georgia Public Health State Emergency Public Health Officers.
• Planned, coordinated, and attended regional and county planning conferences in compliance with the Homeland
Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines.
• Developed training content for public health emergency preparedness “Hospital Controllers and Evaluators”
approved for Continuing Education Units and accredited by the University of Georgia.
• Drafted public health reports related to the hospital emergency preparedness projects operated by the Institute.
• Developed, administered, and monitored electronic database for statewide exercise and drills.
• Analyzed and wrote After Action Reports based on the data collected during the Pandemic Influenza Exercise.
Graduate Internship, Division of Preventive Medicine Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston,
MA, March 2006 – April 2006.
• Extracted and analyzed data on age-related macular degeneration disease from the Women’s Health Study data.
• Conducted literature reviews and prepared summary report for the role of breast implants associated with
connective tissue diseases.
• Participated in questionnaire design for the Hypertension Validation Study based on the Physicians’ Health and
Women’s Health Studies.
• Conducted over a 100 phone interviews with participants from the Women’s Health Study using the Hypertension
Validation Study questionnaire.
• Developed data system to record surveyed data from the Hypertension Validation Study.
Business/Environmental Facilitator Peace Corps Volunteer, U.S., Peace Corps, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, June 2000 - August
Summer Camp Director, U.S., Peace Corps, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Summers 2001 and 2002.
• Prepared grant proposals and obtained funding from USAID “Small Project Assistance Program”, AOL Time Warner
Peace Pack Grants and Democracy Grant sponsored by the US Embassy in Ukraine.
• Developed and coordinated two year multidisciplinary training for university students.
• Initiated, planned, and implemented “English Resource Center for Women and Teachers” offered at the
“USAID/Winrock International Chernivtsi Women’s Center” in Ukraine.
• Organized and taught two-day HIV/AIDS prevention training for university students.
• Monitored, evaluated, and prepared written recommendations for future activities based on observations collected
during student workshops.
• Facilitated planning and implementation of “Millennium Park” with 3,000 students planting 1,500 trees.
• Taught grant writing session for 30 Peace Corps Volunteers trainees.
• Assisted with planning and coordination of logistics for environmental regional conference.
• Organized and coordinated two annual, nine-day Environmental and Health Leadership Camps for university
students from across Ukraine.
• Arranged for a film crew to produce an educational movie for distribution to environmental organizations, youth
clubs and academic institutions.
• Presented at a regional conference on the methodology of organizing and implementing student summer camps.
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS
• Spatial Thinking and Decision Making Training, Philadelphia, PA, September 2016.
• Mapping Uncertainty for Health Data, Boston, MA, June 2015.
• Communications Training, Helena, MT, June 2015.
• Security Awareness Training, on-line, March, 2014 and June 2015.
• OneNote Training, Helena, MT, May 2015.
• Accessibility & Inclusion Training, Helena, MT, March 2015.
• Lync Training, Helena, MT, February 2015.
• SAS Programming-Advanced Analysis, on-line, January 2015.
• Tribal Relations Training, Helena, MT, December 2014.
• Lifestyle Training, Helena, MT, November, 2014.
• Publisher 2010, Helena, MT, November, 2014.
• CPR/First Aid, Helena, MT, September 2014.
• ICD-10 Training, Seattle, WA, August, 2014.
• SAS Programming 2 live web class, on-line, August 2014.
• Developing Strong Manuscript Concept Webinar, on-line, June, 2014.
• Adobe Professional 1 & 2, Helena, MT, June, 2014.
• Public Health Evaluation Policy Interventions, Helena, MT, June 2014.
• Ethics Training, on-line, Helena, MT, June 2014.
• HIPAA Training, Helena, MT, May 2014.
• Turning Point Power Point On-Line Training, on-line, April, 2014.
• Harassment Prevention Training, DPHHS, Helena, MT, February, 2014.
• Intermediate/Advanced Spatial Analysis Techniques for the Analysis of MCH Data, San Antonio, TX, December, 2012.
• Census and Economic Information Center Data User’s Training, Helena, MT, October, 2012.
• Scientific Writing Training, New Orleans, LA, December, 2011.
• Montana Medicaid Information System (MMIS), Helena, MT, December, 2010.
• Montana ACS Medicaid QueryPath System, Helena, MT, December, 2010.
• Basic Geospatial Methods for Public Health Professionals: ArcGIS Desktop, San Antonio, TX, December, 2010.
• Building Web Maps using the ArcGIS API for Java Script, Helena, MT, April, 2010.
• Forensic Epidemiology: Joint Training for Law Enforcement and Public Health Officials (AWR-126-W), On-line Course,
West Virginia University, October, 2009.
• Investment in Excellence, The Pacific Institute, Seattle, WA, December, 2009.
• Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Training, HRSA/CDC, Tampa, FL, May, 2009.
• National Incident Management System (NIMS 700), FEMA, Atlanta, GA, October, 2008.
• NIMS – Advanced Command System (IC 400), Atlanta, GA, June, 2008.
• National Response Plan (IS 800), Independent Study Course, FEMA, January, 2008.
• ICS for Single Resources and Initial Acton Incidents (IC 200), FEMA, Atlanta, GA, December, 2007.
• Incident Command System (IC 100), FEMA, On-line Course, December, 2007.
• 2008 Joint Commission Standards, Emergency Management Standards and Compliance, Atlanta, GA, October, 2007.
• Certificate in Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI), “Basic CITI Course in the Protection of
Human Research Subjects”, On-line Course, April, 2006.
PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
• Effectiveness of an Adapted Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention in Older and Younger Adults, J Am
Geriatr Soc. 63:1067-1074, 2015.
• Nominee of the Montana Governor’s Award for work on issues related to access to the Diabetes Prevention Program
for people with disabilities, 2015.
CONFERENCE ORAL PRESENTATIONS
• The Power of Story: Using Geography to Connect People and Tell a Story. Montana Public Health Association, Billings,
MT, September 2016.
• How to Empower and Motivate People to Prevent Diabetes: Lessons Learned from Big Sky Country, Alaska Native
Diabetes Conference, Anchorage, AK, December 2015.
• Are there Differences in Weight Loss Outcomes among Participants with and without a Disability in an Adapted
Version of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)? 75th American Diabetes Association Conference, Boston, MA,
• Collaborative Approaches to Examine the Quality of Care Among Montana Adults with Diabetes Enrolled in Medicaid,
American Public Health Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2014.
• Pregnancy-associated Deaths in Montana. Montana Family and Community Health Bureau Spring Public Health
Conference, Billings, MT, May 2012.
• Cystic Fibrosis Team Clinic Patient Survey. Cystic Fibrosis Team Clinic Session, Billings, MT, June 2012.
• Estimated WIC Eligibility in Montana. Montana Women, Infants and Children Focus Group Quarterly Sessions,
Bozeman, Billings, Helena, MT, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
• What do we know about the oral health of Head Start children in Montana? Montana Early Childhood Conference,
Billings, MT, May 2009.
• Methodology of organizing and implementation of summer camps. Environmental Regional Conference, Kiev,
• Grant Writing Techniques. Peace Corps Volunteer Training, Kiev Ukraine, 2002
CONFERENCE POSTER PRESENTATIONS
• Connecting the Dots: Using GIS to Evaluate Healthcare Provider Referrals to the Diabetes Prevention Program in
Montana, Montana Public Health Association, Billings, MT, September, 2016 and the Council of State and Territorial
Epidemiologists, Anchorage, AK, June, 2016.
• Participation and Weight Loss Outcomes among High-Risk Women With and Without a History of Gestational
Diabetes Mellitus in an Adapted Diabetes Prevention Program, CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology
Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September, 2016 and the 76th American Diabetes Association Conference, New
Orleans, LA, 2016.
• Do Financial Incentives Make a Difference in Outcomes for Medicaid Members in the DPP? 2016 and the 76th
American Diabetes Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016.
• Impact of Diabetes on Cardiac Rehabilitation Outcome, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists,
Anchorage, AK, June, 2016 and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Conference,
Washington D.C., September, 2015
• Supporting Quality Improvement Processes to Improve Care for People with Diabetes. 75th American Diabetes
Association Conference, Boston, MA, 2015.
• Can an Adapted Version of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Be Delivered Effectively to Adult Medicaid
Beneficiaries? 74th American Diabetes Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, June, 2014.
• Delivering the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to Medicaid Beneficiaries: Challenges and Solutions. 74th
American Diabetes Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, June, 2014.
• Member of the Montana Diabetes Coalition since 2012.
• Member of the American Diabetes Association since 2013.
Computer Skills: SAS, SAS Enterprise Guide, SPSS, Montana Medicaid Query Path, GIS, ARCGIS On-line, MS Access,
EndNote, familiar with Tableau.
Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian.