James Swartz

    Email Address: jaswartz@uic.edu
    College: Social Work Department: Jane Addams Social Work
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 4428 1040 W. Harrison St. Phone: 312-996-8560
    Webpage: http://www.evalustat.com
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Co-occurring psychiatric, substance use, and health disorders
    Substance abuse
    Mental Illness in special populations (Criminal Justice, LGBT)
    Health issues in criminal justice and LGBT populations
    HIV and AIDS
    History of Drug Policy
    Evaluation of substance abuse and HIV prevention and treatment programs
    Evaluation of HIV/AIDS risk reduction programs
    Use of advanced statistics (mixture and growth models)

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred Majors: Psychology, Criminal Justice Studies,
    Public Health

    Preference: Senior year

    Some prior research experience

    Minimum GPA: 3.25

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Research Methods

    Good writing skills and experienced reading and writing about social science research

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I have a number of projects and papers that are ongoing in the topic areas listed. Working with the student, we will select the topic area and project that are of most interest and determine what role in the project would be useful (data collection, conducting a literature review, data analysis, etc.) Ideally, it would be good if the student collaborated on a paper that we submit together for publication and/or presentation at a professional conference.

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