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: http://www.ihrp.uic.edu/researcher/jamie-f-chriqui-phd-mhs
    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 ultimately 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:
    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, children's health, and/or public health a plus. Prior experience with data entry, literature searches, and supporting development of PowerPoint presentations and Word documents a plus.

    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 have three positions available under CURA:
    1. To support a new national study to conduct qualitative interviews with state agencies responsible for administering the federal Head Start program to learn about technical assistance and training that they are providing to Head Start programs on new standards governing physical activity and sedentary time. The student hired for this position will primarily help to compile information on the state agencies and contacts, help with background/Internet research, help with interview scheduling and note taking, and interview transcription.

    2. To support a new national survey study of implementation of new federal standards governing meals served in low-income child day care centers. The student hired for this position will help with implementing the survey, sending follow-up reminders, tracking survey responses, conducting some surveys by phone, help with basic data analysis, and help with scheduling of follow-up telephone interviews with sites.

    3. To support the largest ongoing, nationwide evaluation of congressionally mandated district wellness policies. The student hired for this position will support development of final reports, presentations, manuscripts and other materials presenting findings from our national study of state and district laws/policies nationwide.

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