Evaluation of Trauma Informed Approaches among residents living in Flint MI

Project Description

The GSRA will assist faculty member on an evaluation team that will develop and implement evaluation of the Flint Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma Program (ReCAST).  Student will work with faculty to use evaluation data to develop a pilot study focused on gender based violence and trauma.   

Work Description

This position has 4 main components for a GSRA student: 1) working to evaluate trauma informed approaches as a means of addressing stress among residents living in Flint MI by developing and implementing evaluation tools, 2) work with faculty member to develop pilot study grant to address social support needs around gender based violence including sexual trauma,  3) analysis of faculty member’s current sexual health studies, and 4) development of research manuscripts and presentations that come from faculty research.  Manuscripts that are developed with the assistance of the GSRA will result in that student being listed as a co-author on the manuscript.   

GSRA must meet weekly with faculty member and complete projects/tasks in a timely manner.   The expectation is that the GSRA will work on campus and have completed projects every 2 weeks.

Requirements Description

Applicants should have knowledge of SPSS and descriptive data analysis, strong oral and written communication skills.   Applicants need to be familiar with using social media to help recruit research subjects and implement research activities utilizing technology.  Also, applicants should be familiar with grant writing or writing literature reviews.  Survey development and/or using Qualtrics or online survey tools is preferred.   Health education and promotion or public health background preferred. Psychology or Sociology background is acceptable.  Expertise in sexual health preferred. 

Work Schedule

Willing to work with student's schedule and specify specific date and time that works for both of us.

Additional Notes

Applicants should be able to work independently and EFFICIENTLY.  Strong organizational skills are necessary in order to work on multiple tasks.  

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Public Health and Health Sciences
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
Work could be done by someone not coming to campus (e.g., online or non-local student)
What majors can apply?
  • Biology (MS)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Social Sciences (MA)
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Faculty Name
Shan Parker
Public Health and Health Sciences
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