Susan L Hughes

    Email Address: shughes@uic.edu
    College: School of Public Health Department: Community Health Sciences
    Title: Professor and Center Director/IHRP
    Office: 345 WROB Phone: 61473
    Webpage: www.fitandstrong.org
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    We design and test evidence-based health promotion/behavior change interventions for older adults- one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S. Our nationally recognized Fit & Strong! program is listed as a top ranked program by CDC and the Administration on Community Living of DHHS. We are currently testing a low vision version of the program working with the Lighthouse for the Blind on the west campus, testing a version of F&S that addressed diet and weight management and developing an online training capacity for F&S instructors.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    public health or other health-related major and honors college students preferred but we would also be happy to talk with students who major in IT and business/marketing and pricing products.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We expect students to be mature and committed to working with us in the field to make a difference in the lives of older adults. We can provide an excellent training for future careers in health related disciplines and other occupations. Students are expected to commit to a regular schedule and stick to it-in return we will provide training, supervision and career mentoring.

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