Jamie F. Chriqui

    Email Address: jchriqui@uic.edu
    College: School of Public Health Department: Health Policy Administration
    Secondary Department: Institute of Health Research and Policy
    Title: Professor
    Office: 785 SPHPI Phone: 312-355-5347
    Webpage: https://publichealth.uic.edu/profiles/jamie-chriqui/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research focuses on studying the role of public policy and law on communities, systems, schools, and individual behaviors and health-related outcomes. Most of my research studies policies at the state, county, municipal and school district levels nationwide, their impact on the community/ system/school, and on individual attitudes and health-related outcomes.

    My research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Examples of the policies that I study include zoning and land use policies, beverage taxation, school wellness-related issues, tobacco control policy issues, diet and nutrition policy, physical activity, policy, and many other chronic disease-related issues. My research has provided a rationale for three recent federal regulations.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    SPH, Urban Planning, Public Policy, or Honors college student preference but not required; at least a 3.0 GPA; ideally sophomore or higher; excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail. Excellent research skills. Interest in public policy, physical activity, the built environment, active travel , and/or public health a plus. Prior experience with data entry, literature searches, and systematic reviews a plus. Excellent oral communication skills a must.

    Student will work out of my research office located in the Institute for Health Research and Policy on the west campus, 1747 W. Roosevelt Road (Westside Research Office Building). The intercampus shuttle stops across the street from the building.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I am currently recruiting for a student to support a large nationwide systematic review related to equity and the impact of the built environment/active travel on physical activity. The student will assist with:
    1. literature reviews related to physical activity policy, the built environment, and active travel.
    2. Assist with data entry in Covidence systematic review software.
    3. Obtain articles from the UIC library databases/interlibrary loan.
    4. Participate in review meetings and document decisions.
    5. Help with preparing presentations and other products emanating from the project.

    The student will have an opportunity to present study findings at the annual CURA Research Day and possibly the annual public health research day

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