Prenatal Education for Pregnant Women on Cytomegalovirus: Awareness, Attitudes, and Behaviors

Faculty Name:
Marissa Diener

Family & Consumer Studies

Faculty College:
Social & Behavioral Science


Project Description:

Congenital CMV (cCMV) is the leading cause of non-genetic sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in children in the US. The disease burden of cCMV may include permanent neurocognitive disability and musculoskeletal impairment. Yet public awareness of this disease remains low. This project will examine the impact of prenatal education on pregnant women’s awareness, attitudes and behaviors around congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV).

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Students will be involved in all aspects of the data collection and analysis, including spending time in the OB/GYN clinic with patients.

Student Benefits:

research experience in an interdisciplinary team of health care providers and researchers; skill building; letter of recommendation

Project Duration:

project will go one year; 3-15 hours per week

Minimum Requirements:

strong interpersonal and organizational skills; conscientious; research methods course preferred