Posted: September 5, 2023
Looking for research assistants to lead in-person recruitment of low-income Latinx youth and parents from a primary clinic / federally qualified health center in Baltimore for a qualitative study about childhood trauma and resilience using one-on-one and small group interviews.
Dr. Keith Martin, an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (SOM), and a faculty affiliate of Centro SOL, is looking for 1-4 Spanish/English bilingual research assistants to help with recruitment for an IRB-approved study of trauma and resilience of Latinx youth 8-25 years old and parents 18 years and older living in Baltimore and Cincinnati. The primary role of the research assistant(s) would be to recruit in-person from the Johns Hopkins/Baltimore Medical System (BMS) Pediatrics practice at Yard 56, a pediatric primary care practice location within a federally qualified health center, for 10-40 hours per week. This study is funded by an Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award to Dr. Martin until September 2024. Dr. Martin is happy to work to meet requirements for capstone, practicum, applied experience, or other required experience for professional school or fellowship applications. Pending individual student interest, there are opportunities to get involved in other projects with Dr. Martin and other faculty at Centro SOL or within the SOM Division of General Pediatrics.
Project Goals: This project aims to (1) characterize health-relevant adversity experienced as a result of immigration-related trauma among Latinx children; (2) explore Latinx child and parent perceptions of existing ACE questions; and (3) identify protective factors that may promote resilience to trauma among Latinx children.
Research Assistant Responsibilities: Responsibilities of the research assistant(s) will include: 1) prompt completion of ethics and human subjects training, e.g., CITI and institutional training, as required by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2) prompt completion of certification as qualified bilingual staff (QBS) through a free phone test of Spanish fluency through ALTA Language Services, 3) on-boarding with Dr. Martin and current team members on recruitment, consenting, and tracking of enrolled participants using REDCap/Twilio and clinic badging at Yard 56, 4) in-person recruitment and consenting of Latinx youth aged 8-22 years old parents that are 18 years and older from Johns Hopkins/BMS Pediatrics practice at Yard 56 during morning (8-12pm) and/or afternoon (1-5pm) shifts, 5) didactic and applied training by Dr. Martin on conduction of qualitative interviews both 1 on 1 and in small groups, 6) facilitation and co-facilitation of interviews, and 7) organized updates to Dr. Martin during weekly check-ins with study team members.
Time Commitment, Project Length, & Location: Looking for a student to start ASAP and continue through September 2024. Total hours per week will depend on the number of students onboarded to the team (e.g., 2 students @ 20 hours/week, 4 students @ 10 hours/week, etc.). Activities will mostly be onsite at the Johns Hopkins/Baltimore Medical System (BMS) Pediatrics practice at Yard 56 in Baltimore (accessible via the JHU Bayview Shuttle as well as the 40 bus and the CityLink Orange and Blue lines), with some virtual activities as warranted. This position is unpaid but could transition to a paid position.
Application Procedure: Submit resume/CV, contact information, and 1-page essay of why you are interested in working on this project and how it aligns with your short and long-term goals in terms of skills and career development to Dr. Martin at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.