Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The School of Nursing recently acquired a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study emergency department use and hospitalizations among patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias (ADRD) and racial and ethnic health disparities. The study will be conducted in 6 states and includes large survey data and Medicare claims analysis. With a focus on elderly patients with AD/ADRD, the study seeks to: 1) examine the characteristics of primary care practices where patients receive care; 2) explore the impact of primary care practice characteristics on racial and ethnic disparities in emergency department visits and hospitalizations; and 3) investigate the effect of clinical role and care environments on racial and ethnic disparities in emergency department visits and hospitalizations. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to assist with project implementation. Responsibilities will include:
- Closely working with the Principal Investigator and other researchers to assure all necessary data are obtained from multiple sources.
- Assisting the research team in handling data produced from the survey, merging patient data with survey data, creating the analytic database, and developing the analytical models under the guidance of the Investigators and the Biostatistician.
- Providing support with literature reviews, data analysis, and dissemination of the study findings through publications and presentations.
- Coordinating, leading, and documenting research-related meetings.
- Monitoring project timelines and ensuring project progress.
- Communicating with Co-Investigators, Consultants, and Vendors to drive the project forward.
- Escalating issues to the Principal Investigator in a timely manner.
- Maintaining IRB compliance and updating IRB protocols as necessary.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
This is a grant-funded position and employment is contingent upon continued funding. This role is expected to end on 01/31/2021 but there is a possibility of extension.
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