Project Administrator - Christina Economos Research, Friedman School of Nutrition - (20001464)
This is a limited term position ending November 30, 2020. This is a part-time position working 26 hours per week. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, established in 1981, is the only self-governing graduate and professional school of nutrition in North America. Its mission is to improve the nutritional well-being of people worldwide through the creation of new knowledge; the application and dissemination of information to inform evidence-based policy making; and the education and training of future leaders in the field. This mission is fulfilled by bringing together experts from the areas of clinical nutrition, social and public policy, and biomedicine. Faculty at the school include biomedical scientists, economists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, physicians, political scientists and psychologists who focus on a myriad of issues with the common thread of nutrition and its role in fostering the growth and development of human populations.
Grant Project Summary: More than half of low-income Americans and over 28% of high-income adults have poor diets. The nutritional disparity has grown worse even as U.S. diets have improved. Meanwhile, online shopping is a rapidly expanding means for purchasing grocery products in the US, across the income spectrum. Researchers have evidence that the gamification of apps and social media sites can encourage beneficial behaviors; however, no study has explored the potential of gamification to nudge healthy food choices in online shopping. This initiative will examine if using gamification is an effective medium to use behavioral nudges to encourage healthier food choices.
Provides specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review and evaluate a university Program or Project in collaboration with Manager or Director. Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates data management and filing systems; develops, analyzes and monitors budgets, grants and contracts; and participates in development and implements marketing and advertising efforts including writing content for website and social media material. May design and represent program externally at conferences, meetings and events. Conducts research and drafts reports and results. May oversee recruitment and management of study subjects. May provide advice and counseling to students. Coordinates hiring and training of staff, students and temporary help.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline and 3+ years of related experience OR Master's degree and 1-2 years related experience.
Master's degree in related discipline and 3+ years of experience in related field of study.
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