PediatricsSupervisor: Sarah Honaker, PhD
- Internship Location:
- Dress Code:
- Business casual for research site visits; otherwise casual
- Majors Preferred:
Health Sciences, Informatics, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health
- Hours per week:
- flexible based on student needs
- flexible within regular work hours
- The Healthy Sleep for Kids research program focuses on ways to identify and treat children with sleep disorders. Many children have sleep disorders, such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but have not yet been diagnosed and treated. The Healthy Sleep for Kids research program focuses on strategies to identify and treat these children, with a focus on underserved populations. Ongoing projects include 1) screening for OSA in childcare settings; 2) health disparities in pediatric OSA; 3) adolescent perspectives on insomnia; 4) primary care screening at Eskenazi Health using computer decision support; and 5) developing health communication messaging for parents.
- Internship Duties:
- Duties are flexible based on the active projects in the research program and the student's specific interests, and may include: 1) Visits to childcare centers to recruit families to participate in the study 2) Helping with community groups that provide feedback on health messaging 3) Data entry and medical chart review 4) Assisting with computer decision support development (for informatics students) 5) Attending weekly lab meetings.
- Professionalism / Maturity Attention to detail Independence If interested in human subjects work (i.e., groups, recruiting parents), should be friendly and sociable.