Pediatrics/Children's Health Services ResearchMentor Name: Nerissa Bauer, M.D., M.P.H.
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
- Dress Code:
- Business casual attire
- Majors Preferred:
Anthropology, Health Sciences, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- Patient engagement, dissemination, and implementation methods help us design family interventions to improve health care quality. As a behavioral pediatrician and health services researcher, I use patient and community engagement and implementation science methods to develop and to implement interventions around pediatric ADHD, anxiety, and parenting. I currently have projects related to the following topics: 1) improving the quality of life for families of children with ADHD and 2) helping mothers with postpartum depression. Working with us means learning about the importance of engaging stakeholders (e.g., patients, families, clinicians, and community members) throughout all phases of our work helps ensure that solutions are meaningful and useful and will be implemented in clinic or community settings to affect patient and family-level outcomes.
- Internship Duties:
- Qualitative interviewing, transcription of interviews, and coding of data; potentially going to the field and observing clinic workflow; working closely with the study team and learning the basics of human subjects research (e.g., importance of protecting confidentiality, informed consent); doing literature reviews, telephone or in person interviews with subjects; and attending study meetings.
- Depending on student interest, we can tailor the experience to the needs of the project and student availability. Student should feel comfortable interacting and engaging with clinical personnel and community stakeholders, be professional and prompt, have experience with public speaking, be detail oriented, and be proactive in reading and identifying areas that need more individual knowledge to be able to understand the context. Would be helpful to have an interest in learning about scientific writing and helping with preparing publications and writing for blog posts related to the work being done. Should be able to take meeting minutes and coordinate with members of the research team. Prior to any subject contact, the intern must complete the online CITI human subjects course, pass the online test, and submit a conflict of interest form electronically. This can be done at the beginning of the internship. Need to have HIPAA training.