Mansha Parven Mirza

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    College: Applied Health Sciences Department: Occupational Therapy
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 346 AHSB Phone: 55427
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Broad Research Interests:

    Various aspects of immigrant health, refugee health and global health
    Civic engagement with immigrants and people with disabilities
    Community based participatory research

    Specific Current Research Focus:
    Healthcare access and service disparities for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions in refugee communities.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    2.50 gpa or higher
    Prior experience in research preferred
    Certification in human subjects research ethics required through UIC's institutional review board
    Experience working with ethnic minority groups preferred

    Preferred majors: anthropology, psychology, pre-occupational therapy, information and decision sciences

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Tasks will depend on the student's background and prior experiences and could include:
    1. developing data collections instruments
    2. assisting with data collection procedures such as focus groups
    3. database development
    4. day-to-day grant operations

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