Research trainee for homeless- and transportation-related studies

Mentor Name:
Sarah Canham

Mentor Position:
Associate Professor


Social Work


Project Description:

We are recruiting for support with our project, Understanding the Mobility Impacts of Decentralizing Homeless Services in Salt Lake County, Utah. Our research aims to 1) understand how the decentralization of homeless services has influenced transportation demand and mobility patterns for persons experiencing homelessness; and 2) To understand how transportation and mobility changes affect access to services and supports.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Synthesize literature, survey and interview data collection, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, contribute to the write up and presentation of findings

Student Benefits:

Develop mixed methods data collection and analysis skills, peer-reviewed manuscript writing skills, and research presentation skills

Project Duration:

Variable duration, approx. 6-10 hours/week

Minimum Requirements:

Good organizational and communication skills; strong writing skills; access to a Mac computer