Dr. David is a highly-qualified specialist in epidemiology and public health who seeks to improve scientific communication worldwide.
Graduated in epidemiology (Yale University MS and University of Wisconsin PhD) and public health (University of Hawaii MPH), Dr. David has designed, conducted, and reported original research on carpal tunnel syndrome, farm injury, tobacco control, drug poisoning, and other topics. His 40+ research reports have appeared in leading scientific journals including Addictive Behaviors, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Research by Dr. David and others that found higher injury mortality in Native Americans/Alaskans than in other race groups after correction for race was a finalist in 2012 for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Award for Outstanding Epidemiology Practice. In recognition of his research that contributed to improved injury prevention in agricultural workplaces, Dr. David received the 2005 Annual Research Award from the National Institute for Farm Safety.
For several years Dr. David taught and trained academic medical faculty, research fellows, and graduate students and university undergraduate students on all aspects of study design, funding, and publication. He also offered courses and seminars in topics of epidemiology and public health and reviewed many research papers, conference abstracts, posters, presentations, and health grant applications. The work settings included educational institutions in US, Eastern Europe, and Southern Africa.
In addition to working in research and education, Dr. David has worked in the field as a health planner, statistician, evaluator, and administrator. These professional assignments were based in local, state, national, and international health agencies, including five years with United Nations, World Health Organization, and the Fulbright Program.
In the past two decades, Dr. David has increased his efforts to improve scientific communication. Not only has he volunteered to peer review manuscripts for 15 journals across several specialties of medicine and public health, but he also has provided contract expert substantive review and language editing of many journal papers by authors of several nationalities.
Dr. David is a member of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Northwest Independent Editors Guild, and Returned Peace Corp Volunteers. He has intermediate skill in German and Chinese and basic skill in Russian, Spanish, and Setswana. Personal interests include soccer, travel, jazz, reading, and cinema.
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