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					Bina Ali                                        1                                          Curriculum Vitae

                                     CURRICULUM VITAE
                                          Bina Ali
Address:          School of Public Health
                  University of Maryland
                  College Park, MD 20742
                  Email: binaali@umd.edu

                                       EDUCATION HISTORY

2011–present      University of Maryland, College Park, MD
                  Doctoral Student in Behavioral and Community Health

2009              Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
                  Master of Public Health

2006              University of Georgia, Athens, GA
                  Bachelor of Science in Psychology
                  Minor in Anthropology
                  Summa Cum Laude

                              PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2011 –       University of Maryland, College Park, MD
present           Department of Behavioral and Community Health
                  Graduate Research Assistant, Stress, Health and Addiction Research Program
                  • Development and execution of a study examining cortisol and DHEA in association
                    with distress tolerance in substance users and healthy controls.
                  • Execution of a study on driving practices, high-risk behaviors, and distress tolerance
                    among young adults.
                  • Conduct structured clinical interviews with clients at a residential substance use
                    treatment center in NE Washington D.C.

November 2010 –   Spectrum Health Policy Research, Lawrenceville, Georgia
March 2011        Program Evaluator
                  • Conducted evaluations of qualitative and quantitative data for chronic diseases and
                    public health programs.
                  • Created technical reports and briefs for states’ health departments.

August 2008 –     Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
December 2010     College of Health and Human Sciences
                  Research Associate/Graduate Research Assistant
                  • Assisted with secondary data analysis using data from the Youth Violence Survey,
                    Global School-Based Student Health Survey, and National Longitudinal Study of
                    Adolescent Health to examine risky health behaviors among high-risk youth.
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                • Conducted literature review, analyzed data, prepared manuscripts, prepared
                  presentations and presented at conferences.

August 2009 –   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
August 2010     National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
                Research Assistant
                • Conducted a study to examine trends and disparities on driving fatality among
                  adolescents.
                • Performed literature review, created project proposal, analyzed data, and prepared
                  manuscripts.

August 2007 –   Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
May 2008        Patient Safety and Quality
                Program Assistant
                • Assisted with compiling and analyzing data for quality assurance.
                • Designed templates and charts, managed data, analyzed data, and presented findings to
                  hospital committees.

August 2006 –   Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
August 2007     School of Psychology
                Research Assistant
                • Assisted with studies on social cognitive reasoning, attributional processes, affective
                  forecasting, and everyday problem solving using quantitative and qualitative data.
                • Conducted literature review, collected and managed data, and managed database.

August 2005 –   University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
July 2006       Department of Psychology
                Research Assistant
                • Assisted with studies on well-being and models of diversity.
                • Conducted literature review, collected data, developed coding schemes, managed data,
                  and presented findings at a conference.

                                   TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall 2011       University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
                School of Public Health
                Teaching Assistant
                • Drug Use and Abuse

                                    AWARDS AND HONORS

2008-2009       Elected Public Relations Coordinator, Public Health Institute Student Associate (PHISA),
                Georgia State University
2006            Presidential Scholar, University of Georgia
2005            Member, Psi Chi Honors Society, University of Georgia
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2005                 Dean’s List, University of Georgia

                                               PUBLICATIONS

1. Swahn, M. H., Ali, B., Palmier, J., Tumwesigye, N. M., Sikazwe, G., Twa-Twa, J., & Rogers, K. (2011).
   Early alcohol use and problem drinking among Students in Zambia and Uganda. Journal of Public Health in
   Africa, 2(2), 83-86.

2. Swahn, M. H., Topalli, V., Ali, B., Strasser, S. M., Ashby, J. S., & Meyers, J. (2011). Pre-teen alcohol use
   as a risk factor for victimization and perpetration of bullying among middle and high school students in
   Georgia. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12(3), 305-309.

3. Ali, B., Swahn, M. H., & Hamburger, M. (2011). Attitudes affecting dating violence perpetration and
   victimization – findings from adolescents in a high-risk urban community. Violence and Victims, 26(5).

4. Ali, B., Swahn, M. H., & Sterling, K. (2011). Attitudes about violence and peer violence among youth –
   findings from a high-risk community. Journal of Urban Health, 88(4).

5. Swahn, M., Bossarte, R., & Ali, B. (2011). Prevalence, patterns and correlates of high-risk
   behaviors among urban youth. In D. E. Lynch (Ed.), Urban and Rural Schools: Problems, Solutions, and
   Progress (pp. 37-68). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

6. Swahn, M. H., Ali, B., Palmier, J., Sikazwe, G., & Mayeya, J. M. (2011). Alcohol marketing, drunkenness
   and problem drinking among Zambian youth: Findings from the 2004 Global School-Based Student Health
   Survey. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2011, 1-8.

7. Williams, A. F., Ali, B., & Shults, R. A. (2010). Proportion of fatal crashes of 16-and 17-year old drivers
   with teen passengers, 2004–2008. Traffic Injury Prevention, 11, 567-572.

8. Shults, R. A., & Ali, B. (2010). Drivers aged 16 or 17 years involved in fatal crashes—United States, 2004–
   2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 59(41), 1329-1334.

9. Swahn, M. H., Ali, B., Bossarte, R. M., van Dulmen, M., Crosby, A., Strine, T., et al. (2010). Self-harm and
   its link to peer and dating violence among adolescents in a high-risk urban community. Suicidology Online,
   1, 53-65.

Under review

1. Gorka, S. M., Ali, B., & Daughters, S. B. The role of distress tolerance in the relationship between
   depressive symptoms and problematic alcohol use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

                                      TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

1. Swahn, M. H., Ali, B., Palmer, J., Sikazwe, G., & Mayeya, J. M. (2010, November). Associations between
   alcohol marketing on alcohol use among Zambian youth: Opportunities for policy level interventions. Paper
   presented at the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.
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2. Swahn, M., Ali, B., Palmier, J., Sikazwe, G., Twa-Twa, J., Tumwesigye, N. M., & Rogers, K. (2010,
   November). Early alcohol use initiation and problem drinking: An examination of students in Zambia and
   Uganda. Paper presented at the Alcohol Epidemiology and Policy Conference. Kampala, Uganda.

3. Swahn, M. H., Ali, B., Bossarte, R. M., & van Dulmen, M. (2010, April). Shared and unique risk and
   protective factors: Examining the overlap between self-harm and suicide attempts. Paper presented at the
   American Association of Suicidology 43rd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

4. Swahn, M. H., McCarty, F., Bossarte, R. M., van Dulmen, M., Borowsky, I., & Ali, B. (2010, March).
   Suicide attempts among adopted adolescents: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent
   Health. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

5. Ali, B. (2010, February). Trend in fatal crash rates involving novice drivers from 2004–2008. Brown Bag
   presentation, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and
   Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

6. Ali, B., & Swahn, M. H. (2009, November). Urban boys and girls: Linking attitudes to dating violence
   perpetration and victimization. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.

7. Ali, B., Swahn, M. H., & Sterling, K. (2009, November). Linking attitudes to peer violence perpetration and
   victimization in high-risk adolescents. Poster presented at the American Society of Criminology,
   Philadelphia, PA.

8. Ali, B. (2009, October). Risk and protective factors associated with youth violence: Examining gender
   differences. Talk given at Social Determinants of Public Health graduate course, Georgia State University.

9. Ali, B., & Swahn, M. H. (2009, March). The role of attitudes in dating violence perpetration and
   victimization. Poster presented at the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
   Conference, Atlanta, GA.

10. Bossarte, R., Swahn, M. H., & Ali, B. (2009, March). Interactions between sexual violence victimization,
    stigma and treatment for mental illness among US Adult Women, 2007. Poster presented at the BRFSS
    Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

11. Ali, B., & Plaut, V. C. (2006, April). Effects of power and social position on diversity attitudes for
    minorities and non-minorities. Poster presented at the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology
    Conference, Kennesaw, GA.

				
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