Research Projects Seeking Undergraduate Assistants

The research opportunities described here are provided by faculty who are currently seeking research assistants. These will be updated periodically as we become aware of additional opportunities, but you are encouraged to also talk with your course instructors and teaching assistants about research projects that they are conducting as well as visit faculty members’ individual web pages. Once you have identified laboratories of interest, contact the person listed as the Contact to find out about the availability of research assistant positions as well as the specific laboratory’s application procedures. You are encouraged to do this as early as possible, as some laboratories have a limited number of available positions and fill them before the semester begins.


Project Title (Posted 7/19/2019), Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab
Project Description Our lab’s projects focus on psychosocial aspects of pediatric chronic illnesses including how health behaviors, adherence to treatment regimens, and the child-caregiver relationship impact adjustment and morbidity. Current projects predominantly focus on youth diagnosed with asthma and their families. Examples include developing and evaluating family-based interventions for youth diagnosed with asthma that may improve weight status, disease management, and asthma control.
Research Assistant Duties Recruiting participants in pulmonary clinic, attending study assessment and treatment meetings for projects, assisting with preparation of assessment and treatment materials, and data entry.
Contact Person & Info For an application please email: pediatricbhlab@phhp.ufl.edu. Faculty advisor: Dr. David Fedele. You can find more information on our website: https://child-pedspsych.phhp.ufl.edu/current-projects/pbh-lab/
Requirements Students must be willing to make at least a 3 semester commitment. Summer availability is preferred but not required. Applicants should be highly motivated, dependable, and responsible students who are able to communicate effectively with undergraduate and graduate student colleagues, children, parents, and medical professionals, as well as work well with others in medical settings. High attention to detail is a must. Students must be able to think critically, participate in lab discussions, work independently, and conduct themselves professionally.
Course Credits? Course credit will be discussed on an individual basis for qualified research assistants who have been engaged in the lab for at least 1 semester and demonstrate a strong commitment to research.
Willing to Supervise a Senior Thesis? Senior theses will be discusses on an individual basis for qualified research assistants who have been engaged in the lab for at least a year and demonstrate a strong commitment to research.