Project 2b: Community Inquiry- Investigating Disability factors and promoting Environmental Access for Healthy Living (IDEAL), Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at the University of Michigan.
Objective: to identify environmental factors that are associated with healthy aging for individuals with long-term physical disabilities from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from low income and racial / ethnic minority communities in Flint and Detroit. This project is supported by the federal grant.
Research Assistant will:
- Conduct cognitive testing
Recruit participants and conduct the cognitive test to modify the survey items to adults with physical disabilities.
- Conduct self-administered survey (Face to face and mail)
- Develop the mailing list through the disability and aging agencies as well as Michigan Medicine.
- Send the post cards as well as surveys.
- Visit the local agencies to conduct survey.(from 2019 fall)
- Keep track these activities to report to the PI.
- Coordinate the incentive distribution.
- Enter the data into electrical files at the PHHS research assistant office to update the progress.
Upto 10-20 hours per week. From September 1, 2018 to August 31st 2019.
Some mornings, some evenings. It is flexible.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Having a car to visit local agencies.
At least two years of college work completed.
Research experience is a plus.
UM-Flint student preferred but not required.
Graduate student preferred but not required.
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