Research Project Coordinator-Pediatrics

Responsibilities

Under the direction of Dr. Peter Szilagyi, Executive
Vice-Chair and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics (primary
supervisor) and Dr. Rebecca Dudovitz (secondary supervisor), Director of the
Health Services Research Program at the Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute. In this role, you will provide management, coordination, and administration of research activities of two
multi-year, multi-component research grants.

The first study
is focused on the UCLA Electronic Health Record portal, and includes several
successive and parallel RCTs and cost-effectiveness analyses to implement and
assess the impact of reminders sent through patient portal accounts to
pediatric and adult patients overdue for the influenza vaccine in UCLA
outpatient practices. The second study is an evaluation of L.A. County's
MAMAs Neighborhood (Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns) program.
MAMA's Neighborhood is a prenatal and maternity services program partnering
with mothers and communities to give families a strong start in life. The
evaluation will examine the impact of the program on infant and family health
in Service Planning Area 1 (Lancaster/Palmdale).

Contract, may become career
Qualifications

Required:
  • Previous experience working on public health projects or health services research studies.
  • Fundamental epidemiologic knowledge, including understanding of study designs and types of bias.
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data collection processes.

Preferred:
  • Spanish speaking
  • Data analysis skills (SAS, SPSS, STATA
  • Familiarity regulatory processes (IRB submissions, clinicaltrials.gov registrations, etc.)
  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • MPH or Masters in similar field

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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