Co-Designing and a Diabetes Intervention with Deaf Adults and their Care Partners

Mentor Name:
Michelle Litchman

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor




Project Description:

We are using community-based participatory research to develop a diabetes intervention for Deaf adults living with diabetes. We have Deaf and CODAs (child of a deaf adult) members of the team and also use ASL interpreters at our meetings.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Develop educational content (power points, videos, handouts) with guidance, data collection, data analysis

Student Benefits:

Work with a Deaf-friendly research team, understand how to co-design interventions with Deaf communities, understand how to collect and analyze data

Project Duration:

Minimum 5 hours/week up to 20 hours/week

Minimum Requirements:

Fluent in American Sign Language, able to communicate by email, open to training on new technologies to collect or analyze data