Rippling Effects of Health Interventions

Mentor Name:
Shinduk Lee

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

Department:

College:
Nursing

Email:
shinduk.lee@nurs.utah.edu


Project Description:

Project 1. Systematic review of literature to examine the rippling effects of lifestyle and chronic disease management programs from older adults to their social networks.

Project 2. Exploratory study to examine the social network influence on individuals’ decision on diabetes prevention program participation



Opportunity Type:

IN PERSON + VIRTUAL/REMOTE - Hybrid; Volunteer; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

Project 1. Help with literature review and research dissemination [RD] (eg, manuscript development) Project 2. Help with participant interaction, interview, analysis, and RD


Student Benefits:

1. Opportunity to learn and practice research skills and tools; 2. Opportunity to learn about chronic disease programs and potential social network influence.


Project Duration:

About 8-10 hours/week for 2 semesters


Minimum Requirements:

Demonstrated interest in science/research and background in population health, or other related fields. Any experience in research is preferred, but not required