Sandra J Slater

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    College: School of Public Health Department: Institute of Health Research and Policy
    Secondary Department: Health Policy Administration
    Title: Research Associate Professor
    Office: Westside Research Office Bldg., Room 450 Phone: 3-0475
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research focuses on examining how policies and factors in the environment impact health behaviors, such as physical activity, sedentary behavior and tobacco use. I am also interested in better understanding racial/ethnic and cultural differences in health behaviors and environments as they specifically relate to health disparities.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6, but prefer 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum GPA of 3.0, interest in public health or health disparities, honors college preference, at least in their second year of college.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Project Description: To support a new national study to conduct qualitative interviews with state agencies responsible for administering the federal Head Start program to learn about technical assistance and training that they are providing to Head Start programs on new standards governing physical activity and sedentary time. The student hired for this position will primarily help to compile information on the state agencies and contacts, help with background/Internet research, help with interview scheduling and note taking, and interview transcription.

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