Regenstrief Institute—Center for Health Services ResearchMentor Name: Dr. Shelley Johns
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy
- Dress Code:
- Business Casual
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Health Sciences, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Neuroscience, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology
- Hours per week:
- Flexible based on student needs
- Flexible within regular work hours
I am a clinical health psychologist and health services researcher committed to expanding treatment options for effective symptom management for adults with cancer. Our collaborative team tests mindfulness- and acceptance- based behavioral interventions to: (1) reduce cancer-related fatigue and associated symptoms for post-treatment cancer survivors; and (2) improve adaptive coping and quality of life for adults with advanced-stage cancer and their family caregivers. Much of our work is ‘mixed methods,’ so we have ample qualitative data from three completed trials to analyze. We are particularly interested in interns with a genuine interest in qualitative exploration. Our intern will also assist with launching an upcoming study in mid-2018; it will examine feasibility and acceptability of a mindfulness meditation smartphone app for adults with cancer.
- Internship Duties:
Internship duties will vary depending on timing of ongoing studies. In a typical semester, interns may do some or all of the following: entering data in databases, verifying/checking data, transcribing qualitative interviews, checking transcripts for accuracy against audio recordings, analyzing/coding qualitative data, assisting with manuscript development (possible opportunity for co-authorship), preparing study mailings/recruitment letters, recruiting/consenting subjects on the phone, attending study enrollment, and data collection events.
- Motivated and organized students who are passionate about learning new things in a supportive and collaborative environment.