IVY CHEN, MPH

Curriculum Vitae


                                                    

EDUCATION:

Master of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
 Health and Social Behavior   
 May, 2001
   
Bachelor of Art
University of California, Berkeley
Integrative Biology, Minor in Women’s Studies
May, 1996

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1996-present

September 2000-Present
June-Sept. 2000                   
November 1996-June 2000



Sexuality Health Educator

Independent Contractor               
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles             
Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, San Francisco 
  

Conduct education and training for students, parents and professionals on sexuality  topics, including puberty, birth control methods, STD’s, decision making, and parent-child communication. Implement needs assessment of different communities and populations. Plan, implement and evaluate outreach and educational programs. Develop sexuality health education curricula. Design survey instruments. Participate in grant development and management. Media spokesperson for sexuality health education on TV, radio, and newspaper. Participate in education department’s reorganization and strategic planning. Supervise interns and volunteers. Compile and write quarterly and yearly reports.

 


January 2002-Present


June  2002-Present



January 2005-June 2006


July -December 2002



Lecturer

San Francisco State University,        Health Education Dept.
      HED 320: Contemporary Sexuality 

San Francisco State University,         Psychology Dept.
      SXS 320/PSY 320: Sex and Relationships 


University of California, Berkeley     Integrative Biology Dept.
      IB 140: Human Sexuality and Reproduction


San Francisco State University,         Biology Dept.
      BIO 330: Human Sexuality 

Develop class content & requirements, prepare class syllabus, present lectures, facilitate class discussions, invite guest speakers when appropriate, moderate student panels, supervise undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants, compile class reader, create exams, assign grades, conduct office hours, attend department meetings when appropriate.

1998-2002

Medical Interpreter and Trainer
Asian Health Services – Language and Cultural Access Program, Oakland, CA

Trainer
Develop healthcare interpreter training curriculum, including basic interpretation skills, healthcare system in the U.S., anatomy and physiology, cultural competence and brokering, code of ethics, and professional development. Conduct training for new medical interpreters.

Interpreter
Provide accurate and culturally sensitive medical interpretation in Cantonese. Sight translation of medical and health education documents. Clarify cultural misunderstandings and act as patient advocate. Facilitate focus groups on health-related topics, including development of birth control pamphlets and feedback on  Healthy Families program in Cantonese and English.

August 2001-February 2002

Administrative Analyst / Specialist
San Francisco State University, Human Sexuality Studies Program

Manage grant budgets, develop and maintain timelines for various projects, assist in managing students in Human Sexuality Masters program, develop and maintain filing and management systems, prepare reports, submit forms including budget, reimbursement, travel etc. to appropriate departments, supervise student assistants, coordinate planning and training activities, plan events, develop and update literature describing human sexuality studies program activities.   

1999-2000

 

1995-1996

Science Editor
Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up by M. Blackstone and E. Guest
Read and edit book manuscript for scientific accuracy.

Course Coordinator                           
Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues in Health and Medicine
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Develop class content on diverse topics, including euthanasia, abortion, vivisection, alternative therapies, AIDS, and reproductive technologies. Recruit and prepare weekly expert speakers. Create course readers. Train and supervise 50 teaching assistants; oversee 600 students per semester. Administrative duties: student enrollment, room and equipment reservations, budget allocation, delegation of duties to teaching assistants, management of program office.

1994-2001

Teaching Assistant                       
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Provide teaching and administrative support for 3 courses:

* Human Reproduction, Department of Integrative Biology
* Human Sexuality, Department of Public Health
* Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues in Health and Medicine, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
   
Prepare and lead discussion sections, host office hours, conduct review sessions, grade term papers and exams, and record grades.

PUBLICATIONS:

With Albert J. Angelo and John P. Elia.  Readings in Contemporary Sexuality, 2nd Edition.  Dubuque, Iowa:  Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2005.

With John P. Elia.  Sex and Relationships: An Anthology, 2nd Edition.  Dubuque, Iowa:  Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2005.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

2001-2003







2000-2002






 

 

 

2001



 

 

 


1993-1995

 

 


1992-1993



Advisory Board Member, Smart Choices: Reproductive Health Initiative
 The Women’s Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Advocate for reproductive needs of women and girls, build a reproductive health and rights policy agenda with recommended actions, convene with other reproductive health leaders for dialogue and collaboration, make recommendations for funding grants.


Member, Asian and Pacific Islander Women’s HIV Prevention Advisory Board
Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA

Identify the needs of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women facing issues of HIV/AIDS and other STDs. Identify and share resources within the community that provide medical, social, legal, and emotional support for API women and their families. Provide technical assistance to groups working on HIV prevention for API women related to program direction, implementation, and evaluation. Identify cultural issues pertaining to API women and their families regarding HIV prevention. Set policy agenda to impact HIV prevention activities, and address barriers preventing API women from accessing HIV prevention services.

Core Staff Member
Western Region Institute for Community Healthy Educators
Center
for Health Training, Oakland, CA


Design and implement an intensive 5-day training for a group of 50 health educators from throughout the western U.S., Guam and American Samoa. Create agenda and week-long curriculum within the training team, while serving as trainer and facilitator for workshops such as culture and diversity, components of sexuality, male involvement, and adult learning theory. Manage group dynamics.

Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator                              
Birthways, Berkeley, CA

Direct clients to pregnancy, childbearing and lactation resources. Arrange meetings and project schedules; record minutes. Recruit and train new volunteers; network with other community based organizations. Staff office hours and maintain organization office.

Health and Sexuality Peer Educator                   
University of California, Berkeley – University Health Service

Clinic: Educate and counsel individual clients on women’s reproductive issues.
Outreach: Develop and present topics on health and sexuality to student groups.


PRESENTATIONS:
(Partial Listing)

“HIV Counselor Training”, Stanford University Health Services, May 19, 2012 & January 21, 2012.

 

“Sexuality & Relationships Booth”, California Academy of Sciences Nightlife Program, February 9, 2012.

 

“How to Teach Large College Classes”,  Wiley Learning Institute, San Francisco, May 3, 2012.

 

“Healthy College Romantic Relationships”, University Health Services, UC Berkeley, March 5, 2012.

 

“Methods of Contraception.” Skyline College, San Bruno, July 9, 2012.

 

“Growing Up Female Puberty Mother-Daughter Workshop”, Piedmont Girl Scouts Troop, March 24, 2012.

 

“Teen Sexuality and What Parents Should Know”, Piedmont Parent Network, April 13, 2005.

 

“Biology Major Alumni Career Panel” Introduction to the College of Letters & Science, UC Berkeley, November 2, 2004.

 

“Puberty Education Series.” 5th grade students in the 5 elementary schools in Burlingame, CA, 2003-2012.

 

“Puberty Education Series.” 5th grade students in the 3 elementary schools in Albany, CA, 2001-2012.

 

“Puberty Education Series.” 5th grade students in the 3 elementary schools in Piedmont, CA, 2001-2012.

 

“Middle School Sexuality Health Education Series.” 7th & 8th grade students, Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA, 2008-2012.

 

“Teen Sexuality Issues and Parent Communication.” Parents of Piedmont High School Students. March 25, 2004.

 

“Puberty Changes for Boys and Girls in Cantonese.” Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, San Francisco, 5th grade. April 2003-2012.

 

“Human Sexuality: A Continuing Education Program for Mental Health Specialists.” UC Davis Extension. October 2002, April  2003; October  2003..

 

“Connecting Worlds Through Words: A 40 Hour Training for Health Care Interpreters”

Asian Health Services, April-May 2001 and February-April 2002.

 

“Sexuality Health Education: a Teacher Training.” UC Berkeley Extension continuing education course for teachers of grader K-12, June 22, 2003; November 4, 2001.

“Romantic Relationships and Sexual Decision-Making.” Presidio Hill Middle School, 7th graders, January  2004.

 

“Emotional and Social Changes of Puberty.” 7th grade Girl Scout Troop, Albany, CA, November, 20010

 

“Body Image and Media Portrayal of Women and Men.” Mid-Peninsula Jewish Day School, Palo Alto, CA, 6th graders, June 12, 2001.

 

“Condoms, Safer Sex, and Sexually Transmitted Infections.” Charles Armstrong Middle School, Belmont, CA, 7th-8th graders, May 30, 2001.

 

“Puberty Education Series.” 5th grade students in 3 elementary schools in Albany, CA, 2001-2005.

 

“A Media Advocacy Campaign to Promote Comprehensive Sex Education.” University of California, Berkeley for Public Health professionals and students, May 2, 2001.

 

“Pregnancy Prevention: A Multi-pronged Approach in California.” University of California, Berkeley for maternal and child health students at the school of public health, March 14, 2001.

 

“Teaching Sex Education in Los Angeles Schools. “ Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Major Donors Fundraising Event, August 11, 2000.

 

“Cultural Issues in Communication With Your Children About Sex.” San Francisco Unified School District Chinese Parents Association for monolingual Cantonese-speaking parents. May 5, 1999.

 

“Increasing Communication With Your Kids about Topics in Sexuality.” Piedmont Parent Association Meeting for parents of 5th-8th graders, April 17, 1999.

 

 

“Growing Up Female: A Mother-Daughter Workshop about Menstruation and Other Puberty Changes.” Girls Scout Troop, San Rafael, CA, March 20, 1999.

 

“Relationship Violence and Its Effects on Sexual Decision-Making.” Highland Hospital Teen Health Conference for teens age 14-18 in Oakland, CA, October, 18, 1998.

 

“Respect, Personal Boundaries, and Sexual Harassment.” French American School of Palo Alto for 6th-8th graders, Feb 5, 1998.

 

“Historical Methods of Birth Control.” Romance Novel Writers of California conference, Berkeley, July 12, 1997.

 

“Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau Training.” Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, San Francisco for adult education department volunteers, July 7-July 19, 1997