Pediatrics/Children's Health Services ResearchMentor Name: Nerissa Bauer, MD, MPH
- 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 healthcare quality.
As a behavioral pediatrician and health services researcher, I use patient and community engagement, and implementation science methods to develop and implement interventions around pediatric ADHD, anxiety and parenting. I currently have projects relating 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, coding of data. Potentially going to the field and observing clinic workflow. Working closely with my study team and learning basics of human subjects research (importance of protecting confidentiality, informed consent). Doing literature reviews, telephone or in person interviews with subjects, attending study meetings.
- Depending on student interest, we would tailor the experience to the needs of the project and student availability. For instance, students may help with interviewing stakeholders, working closely with Masters Health communication students that are part of my team, coding qualitative data and participating in analysis. Therefore it is important the applicant feels comfortable interacting and engaging with clinical personnel and community stakeholders, professional and prompt, experience with public speaking, detail oriented and proactive in reading and identifying areas where need more individual knowledge to be able to understand the context. Interest in learning about scientific writing and helping with preparing publications and/or more informal and engaging writing for blog posts related to the work being done. Helping to observe clinics and workflow and understanding uptake of several interventions that are in primary care and interviewing providers/clinical support staff. Able to take meeting minutes and coordinate with members of the research team. Prior to any subject contact, the intern must be willing to 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 as the intern may be asked to be "in the field" conducting qualitative interviews, transcribing and helping analyze data. Depending on the project, may also need to do observations in the clinic or community and interact with our partners.