HRP SU17-16: Research Opportunity with Dr. Julie Robison

Project Mentor

Dr. Julie Robison
Center on Aging

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description The student will be trained to conduct telephone and in-person interviews of participants in the CT Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration (MFP) who have transitioned from nursing homes or other institutions to community settings. The student will also be trained to conduct interviews with unpaid family caregivers of the MFP participants. Tasks include tracking of difficult to find research participants, data collection and entry, data cleaning and analysis, and general collaboration with research team members, community organizations, and research participants to facilitate all aspects of the research effort.
Project Direction Primary responsibilities of this position are to assist the Evaluation and Population Assessment Core at the Center on Aging to evaluate public policy programs designed to improve the health and well-being of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families.
Student Qualifications
  • – Students should have some experience working with older adults and/or adults or children with physical, mental health or developmental disabilities
  • – Must be able to work independently and possess excellent people skills, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • – Must be willing to make “cold calls” to recruit interview participants
  • – Helpful coursework includes: human development & health policy courses
Summer Schedule Options Research Dates: 9-10 full-time weeks to be scheduled between May 8 and August 25, 2017
Schedule: M-F, 9am-4pm schedule is workable, but it would be preferable for the student to be available until 8pm at least one night/week
Project Continuation Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Academic Year Time Commitment 9 hours/week
Possible Thesis Project No


Submit an online application for this research opportunity using the form below. The application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017.

This application requires a cover letter, a resume or CV, an unofficial transcript, a brief statement of research interests, a brief statement of career interests, and contact information for two references (previous employer and/or faculty advisor or other faculty member who knows you well).