Jamie F. Chriqui

    Email Address: jchriqui@uic.edu
    College: School of Public Health Department: Health Policy Administration
    Secondary Department: Institute of Health Research and Policy
    Title: Sr. Associate Dean and Professor
    Office: 1149 SPHPI Phone: 312-355-5347
    Webpage: https://publichealth.uic.edu/profiles/jamie-chriqui/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research focuses on studying the role of public policy and law on communities, systems, schools, and individual behaviors and health-related outcomes. Most of my research studies policies at the state, county, municipal and school district levels nationwide, their impact on the community/ system/school, and on individual attitudes and health-related outcomes.

    My research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Examples of the policies that I study include zoning and land use policies, beverage taxation, school wellness-related issues, tobacco control policy issues, diet and nutrition policy, physical activity, policy, and many other chronic disease-related issues. My research has provided a rationale for three recent federal regulations.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Public Health, Allied Health/Kinesiology, or Honors college student preference but not required; at least a 3.0 GPA; upper division (junior or senior) ; excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail. Interest in public policy, physical activity, the built environment, active travel, health disparities, and/or public health a plus. Prior experience with data entry, literature searches, and systematic reviews a plus.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I am currently recruiting for a student to support a large nationwide systematic review related to equity and the impact of the built environment/active travel on physical activity. The student will assist with:
    1. Participating in a team of reviewers to screen articles for inclusion in the systematic review,
    2. Obtain articles from the UIC library databases/interlibrary loan.
    3. Participate in review meetings and document decisions.
    4. Help with preparing presentations and other products emanating from the project.

    The student will have an opportunity to present study findings at the annual CURA Research Day and the UIC SPH annual research day if a public health student.

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