Melinda Stolley

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    College: Medicine Department: Psychology
    Title: Associate Professor of Medicine
    Office: WROB 456 Phone: 996-0523
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Broadly, my research focuses on energy balance, health behaviors and cancer survivorship among underserved populations. I have one study that examines the health behaviors (diet, physical activity, smoking, alcohol intake and medical follow-up)among African-American, Latino and White adult survivors of childhood cancers. I also have a study that is seeking to understand more about the physical activity patterns of kids who have completed treatment for cancer. Smaller projects include a study of weight gain among African-American breast cancer survivors and one that explores weight status, health behaviors and psychological adjustment in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    The most important qualification is interest and commitment to being a part of any of the projects. It is ideal if the student has some experience with data entry, literature searches, but these are skills that can be taught. I would prefer someone with a gpa of at least 2.5. If it is below that the student ideally would be focusing on getting their gpa up. I expect that students who are interested in pursuing a career in psychology or medicine might be most suited to the type of research that I do.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Data entry, literature searches, creating participant interview packets, scanning data, coding qualitative data and other administrative responsibilities. I would expect a solid commitment in terms of time and interest.

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

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