Academia after High School

(Work in Progress)

Colleges, Universities

Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 1 year. (Emergency Medicine)

SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.  Earth and Space Sciences; Biology (Pre-Med); extra credits, focusing as well on Neuropsychology, Meteorology/Environmental Engineering. 6 years, 7 years worth of credits.

SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY – Medical School (MD Program), with Distinction in Research (D/R, History of Medicine). 3.5 years.

Portland State University, Department of Chemistry.  Post-baccalaureate phytochemist, lecturer, adjunct professor, etc. 17 years.

Portland State University, Graduate School, Geography Department.  Medical Geography (GIS, Disease Ecology, etc.) 3 years.

Portland State University, School of Policy and Administration, Community Health Program, Health Education/Heath Promotion.   Disease Mapping, Population Health, Risk Assessment. 2 years.

Northcentral University, PhD Candidate, PhD Business – Health Care Administration.  (current).  Dissertation topics (options): Cultural Medicine; Population Health Grid utilization.


Education programs attended for evaluation of medical teachings (1983-1987).

National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR (attended classes for assessment and QA evaluation).

Oriental College of Medicine, Portland, OR (attended classes for QA).

Western Chiropractic, Portland, OR (attended classes for QA)

Western Seminary Baptist Missionary School, Portland, OR.

John C. Christopher (David Christopher dba), Masters in Herbology program, Utah (attended classes for assessment and QA) .


Work-related Education/Continuing Medical Education (partial for now, 1982-2013)

  • Teradata
  • Alteryx/Tableau
  • CartoDB
  • CVS-Caremark Database
  • National Pharmacy Database
  • PEROT Systems (now Dell-Perot)
  • Idrisi ras.*
  • Esri ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS (vec and ras), incl.add-ins, programming, etc.
  • S+, S++
  • SAS 7.5 – 9.2, etc.
  • SPSS
  • ATLAS/ti
  • NU*DIST and sequels
  • SurveyMonkey and SurveyWriter
  • NIH ftps utilization
  • SAGE/SIERRA data ftps
  • EPA Toxic Waste Site database utilization
  • MapInfo, CDC GIS tools
  • Landsat 1976 – 2004 RS, NDVIs, NLCDs
  • PL/SQL, MySQL versions
  • Panorama
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • FoxPro, Quantum
  • Dbase
  • MSAccess and Paradox
  • DataStar/CalcStar

Managed Care training

  • regular HEDIS, NCQA
  • PIPs, QIAs
  • State-sponsored required annual HEDIS/MCD/MCR/CHP updates
  • Immunization DBs
  • Federally required annual HIPAA training (6 hrs)
  • Various In-house EMR Utilizations

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