Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen

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    College: Medicine Department: Psychiatry
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: Westside Research Office Bldg, #147 Phone: 312-996-1827
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Our research team has interests in the following areas:

    -Health Disparities and Ethnic Minority Health Research

    -Latino Health and Mental Health (Obesity, Physical Activity, Smoking, Body Image, Eating Disorders)

    -Bariatric surgery research

    -Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

    -Cancer Prevention and Diabetes Prevention Research with Ethnic Minorities

    -Smoking and Weight Concerns among African Americans and Latinos

    -African American/Black, Asian, and Pacific Islander Health Research (Obesity, Smoking, Eating Disorders)

    -Research in Cultural Competency Training

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8-20 (flexible and negotiable)

    Qualifications of a Student:
    High school education required; bilingual preferred (Spanish/English); coursework in the social sciences, psychology, health or related field required; some experience in the field of study relevant to the research being conducted required. Additional skills: Excellent computer knowledge; experience in internet searches and literature searches; demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; ability to work independently; above average organizational skills, ability to conduct detailed work with great accuracy and attention to detail.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Provide research support for a Latino health studies focusing on obesity, diet, physical activity, and body image in Mexican and Puerto Rican women and men. This experience may include the following activities: preparing data for scoring and analyses, manuscript preparation by doing literature searches for papers and grants and using endnote, helping to develop conference presentations, assisting with developing IRB applications and amendments.

    Depending on the timeline and individual’s prior experience, the work may also involve database entry/verification, literature searches, and retrieving articles. Work with the project coordinator and database manager to ensure quality control of the data.

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