Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Culture-centered evaluations of heart health comparative effectiveness guides among african americans"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2011 - DURI
Research area(s):
health inequalities; health disparities
Project Description:
The goal of the project is to develop culturally-specific heart health guides for African Americans in Lake and Marion counties in Indiana. Based on extensive data gathered through focus groups and in-depth interviews, the project works with community members in Lake and Marion counties to develop communication campaigns on heart health guided by comparative effectiveness research.
Expected Student Contributions:
The role of the research intern is to assist with conducting message tailoring workshops, data transcription, and data analysis. In these roles, the intern will gain invaluable experience in engaging in community-based research directed at addressing health inequities.
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Desired Qualifications:
3.00 GPA
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?

Professor in Charge

Dutta, Mohan
college of liberal arts-administration

Student Supervisor

Mohan Dutta
Professor of Communication

Cooperating Faculty

Titilayo Okoror
Health & Kinesiology/College of Health & Human Sci