Dr. Doug Brugge
Department of Public Health Sciences
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description
|Project Description||We are interested in communicating the risk from air pollution near highways to people who live next to them. A summer intern would help us with our health communication efforts. Last summer our intern helped with evaluating an infographic we developed. Similar work is anticipated this next summer.|
|Project Direction||We are studying ultrafine particle pollution from motor vehicles and their health effects on residents who live near highways. Our research is community-based participatory research in which community and agency partners are deeply involved.|
|Mentorship and Supervision||The intern will report directly to Dr. Brugge, Professor and Chair of DPHS, but also other research team members, especially those involved in health communication work. They will attend project team meetings as well.|
|Student Qualifications||Ideally, an interest in and some basic introduction to public health would be ideal. Good communication skills would also be beneficial.|
|Summer Schedule Options||Research Dates: May 24 to July 30, 2021
Schedule: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
|Project Continuation||Fall 2021, Spring 2022|
|Academic Year Time Commitment||3 hours/week|
|Possible Thesis Project||Yes|
Submit an online application for this research opportunity at https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/HRP21-6. The application deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021.
This application requires a cover letter, a resume or CV, a brief statement of research interests, and a brief statement of career interests.