Ane Maria Marinez-Lora

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    College: Medicine Department: Psychiatry
    Title: Research Assistant Professor
    Office: 1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Rm. 322 Phone: 312-413-9802
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The Latino Parents Helping Their Children to Change Project is an NIMH-funded mixed method inquiry of the adaptations community-based mental health professionals make to evidence-based interventions. In this project clinicians were trained on a behavioral parent training program and used this program with Latino immigrant parent-child dyads. Upon completion of the program, clinicians and parents participated in semi-structured interviews and focus groups where they were asked about their experiences of the program. The information learned was used to inform the development of a culturally adapted version of the behavioral parent training program being tested. Undergraduate research assistants will learn about community-based services research with a specific focus on Latino immigrants, qualitative and quantitative inquiry, and the challenges of bringing evidence-based interventions to real world settings.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    1) Interest in learning about community research and the provision of mental health services to Latino communities

    2) Preferred major: Psychology, Social work, Sociology

    3) Minimum GPA: 2.75

    4) Prior undergraduate coursework in research methods

    5) Basic familiarity with SPSS

    6) Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish

    7) Ability to be organized in order to meet deadlines on time

    8) Detail oriented

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    1) Assist with the coding of qualitative data

    2) Assist with data entry and management

    3) Ability to read, write and speak Spanish required

    4) Read and discuss assigned readings

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