Alicia Matthews

    Email Address:
    College: Nursing Department: Health Systems Science
    Secondary Department: Psychology
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen, Rm. 1060 Phone: 312-996-7885
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in health disparities research with racial and ethnic minority groups and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations. My program of research focuses on the development of culturally targeted health promotion interventions in the area of cancer prevention and control. My current funded research examines smoking cessation outcomes associated with culturally targeted smoking cessation treatments for LGBT smokers and African American smokers who are HIV-positive.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5-10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Students should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students majoring in psychology, nursing, medicine, or public health are preferred but not a required. Students should have prior research experience and high levels of comfort in working with members from diverse population groups. There may be opportunities for students needing capstone or honor college projects.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students will be expected to learn a range of research skills in conducting randomized smoking cessation interventions. Tasks may include: literature searches, qualitative data analysis, data collection, subject recruitment, and material development.

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