James A. Swartz

    Email Address: jaswartz@uic.edu
    College: Social Work Department: Jane Addams Social Work
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 4428 1040 W. Harrison St. Phone: 312-996-8560
    Webpage: http://www.evalustat.com
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Opioids and the opioid epidemic

    Co-occurring psychiatric, substance use, and health disorders

    Substance use treatment

    Mental Illness in special populations (Criminal Justice, LGBT)

    Health issues in criminal justice and LGBT populations

    HIV and AIDS

    History of Drug Policy

    Evaluation of substance abuse and HIV prevention and treatment programs

    Evaluation of HIV/AIDS risk reduction programs

    Use of advanced statistics (multilevel, mixture and growth models)

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred Majors: Psychology, Public Health, Social Work)

    Preference: Senior year

    Some prior research experience

    Minimum GPA: 3.50

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Research Methods

    Statistics coursework highly desirable

    Good writing skills and experienced reading and writing about social science research

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I have a number of projects and papers that are ongoing in the topic areas listed. Working with the student, we will select the topic area and project that are of most interest and determine what role in the project would be useful (data collection, conducting a literature review, data analysis, etc.) Ideally, it would be good if the student collaborated on a paper that we submit together for publication and/or presentation at a professional conference.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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