Health SciencesMentor Name: Dr. Niki Munk
- Internship Location:
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy
- Dress Code:
- Business casual
- Majors Preferred:
Biomedical Engineering, Health Information Administration, Health Services Management, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Public Health
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- Dr. Munk’s research examines massage therapy for pain and related outcomes and massage acceptance, perceptions, and barriers. Dr. Munk's lab encompasses several programs of research related to therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB). From a professional field perspective, my goals and work target improving TMB practitioner and educator research literacy and involvement. From a clinical perspective, my interests and work seek to overcome barriers to TMB accessibility by developing and testing novel approaches to treatment application. My current populations of interest are those with lower limb amputations and phantom limb pain, chronic neck pain, or chronic low back pain. The Munk TMB lab is involved in several independent studies investigating informal caregiver-delivered massage, trigger point self-care, massage combined with mirror therapy, and massage provided by TMB professionals. Interns in the Munk TMB lab will be exposed to various types of research methodologies, including systematic review, cross-sectional survey, clinical trial, and experimental and qualitative study designs. Interns will assist with the development of presentations and papers and have presentation and authorship opportunities.
- Internship Duties:
- Literature review, data synthesis, and reporting; research participant scheduling, follow-up, and data collection; database development and management; data entry, cleaning, and organization; presentation development; intervention preparation workshop; and massage treatment room preparation.