Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"A Resource Allocation Approach to Patient-Centeredness"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2013 - DURI
Research area(s):
Healthcare Engineering, Statistics, Patient-Centeredness
Project Description:
This project seeks to extend the existing knowledge on patient-centeredness by including a notion of allocation of resources to dimensions of primary care. Data with new metrics which capture the allocation of resources will be analyzed to understand their co-variation with other traditional measures related to patient-centeredness. Potential outcomes of this project include enhanced understanding of the gaps in physician and patient perceptions of patient-centeredness, insights into resident training to improve patient-centeredness, and an increased understanding of what constitutes patient-centered care.
Expected Student Contributions:
The DURI intern will assist the project directors in performing quantitative analyses of survey data, both descriptive and inferential. The intern may have the opportunity to enter new data as it becomes available.
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Desired Qualifications:
Competency in statistical analyses and interpretation, proficiency in statistical and scripting languages (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS, Python, SQL…), interest in health care, good communication skills
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?

Professor in Charge

Pope, Brandon
Industrial Engineering

Student Supervisor

Brandon Pope
Associate Research Scientist

Cooperating Faculty

William Collins
Brian Lamb School of Communication