The Research Specialist will work closely with a physician researcher in the Section of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Neda Laiteerapong is the Director of Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration and Associate Director of Clinical Outcomes for the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy at UCM. She leads an interdisciplinary team working to improve behavioral health care in the Primary Care Group and recently received a grant focused on leveraging health IT to improve depression screening and management. The project will integrate the Computerized Adaptive Test for Mental Health (CAT-MH) into the electronic health record and clinic workflow and evaluate if using patient portals to administer depression questionnaires can improve screening and remission rates. Dr. Laiteerapong is also conducting a network meta-analysis to quantify the clinical benefits and risks of new diabetes medication classes. She and her research team will use these data to mathematically model the long-term cost effectiveness of different diabetes medication treatment algorithms.
Under limited direction, coordinate and oversee execution of research projects and perform complex research related duties and tasks.
Manage the day-to-day activities and the overall workflow of projects.
Responsible for having a working knowledge and awareness of all project components and initiatives.
Perform literature searches and contribute to writing manuscripts.
Manage Institutional Review Board processes.
Provide training and oversight to research support personnel, students, and volunteers.
Build data collection instruments and databases.
Provide support to the principal investigator and research team by recruiting subjects, designing surveys, planning and conducting individual and focus group interviews, and collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, as necessary.
Present research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences.
Plan and facilitate team meetings and webinars.
Work independently and within teams on special non-recurring and ongoing projects.
Provide technical assistance to collaborators in executing research procedures and in data collection.
Maintain working relationships with collaborative community and research partners.
Maintain secure shared files for off-site and on-site management of research instruments and study documents.
Manage project equipment and supplies.
Oversee budget and purchase of study related materials.
Assist with the preparation of grant proposals and grant reports.
Analytical skills required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Strong problem-solving skills required.
Highly self-motivated required.
Strong attention to detail required.
Strong organizational skills required.
Strong ability to prioritize multiple competing priorities required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to train and supervise others, including students, volunteers, and other support staff required.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality required.
Ability to exercise discretion regarding confidential project matters required.
Demonstrated computer literacy and computing skills sufficient for effective use of diverse managerial and administrative computer applications, technical writing, word processing, and spreadsheets required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis software (SAS or R) preferred.
Working knowledge of REDCap preferred.
Experience with electronic health records (Epic) preferred.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in Public Health, Social Work, or advanced degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted preferred.
Two years of experience working with academic medical research or public health projects required.
Experience with survey-based research preferred.
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