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APEx Opportunities

The following opportunities are intended for APEx students. Please contact Dr. Aimee Afable (Aimee.Afable@downstate.edu) for details and direct organization contact information for these positions, except when a contact person is identified in the job description.

  • Organization: New York City Health + Hospital/Metropolitan
    • Job Description: Assistance with outreach, preparation of classes and packages for participants, assistance with reminder phone calls and follow-ups, assist coaches as needed, and assistance with data gathering and documentation. These APEx projects are designed to support the NYCDOHMH efforts in rolling out the National Diabetes Prevention Program. For EPID/BIOS students interested in diabetes, there may also be opportunities for data analysis. 
  • Organization: Richmond University Medical Center
    • Job Description: Recruitment calls, reminder calls, data entry. These APEx projects are designed to support the NYCDOHMH efforts in rolling out the National Diabetes Prevention Program. For EPID/BIOS students interested in diabetes, there may also be opportunities for data analysis. 
  • Organization: NYC DOHMH Bureau of Equitable Health Systems
    • Job Description: Patient Engagement Intern to assist with tasks related to scaling and expanding chronic disease prevention and management programming in NYC as part of several initiatives: the CDC funded Take Action ABCD grant, the city funded NYC Care Calls, and Power Up.
  • Organization: Community Healthcare Network (CHN)
    • Job Description: Two opportunities in the area of maternal and child health, nutrition and wellness, and can address competencies in all public health concentrations.
  • Organization: Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
    • Job Description: The Healthy Initiatives Intern will work with the Office’s Deputy Strategist on various special projects to encourage plant-based diets among individuals and advocate for plant-based menus within institutions. Examples of projects include: collaborating with area hospitals, working with Brooklyn schools to advocate for healthy school environments, the clergy plant-based challenge, and other events like the Plant Based/Vegan Meetups. Interns have the opportunity to focus on specific projects, such as the Office’s work with area hospitals to encourage institutional change.
    • Contact Person: Dr. Elizabeth Helzner (Elizabeth.Helzner@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Geriatrics Clinic (Geriatrics Telehealth Project) at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
    • Job Description: The Geriatrics Telehealth Project gives students the chance to learn about geriatrics treatment from a multidisciplinary perspective, working on patient care as part of a care team consisting of physicians, allied health professionals and social workers. Possible projects include development of health education materials for older adults, particularly around public health issues such as Covid-19 and vaccinations; development and evaluation of a “senior buddy” program to address social isolation during quarantine; providing Telehealth orientation and education to older adults and caregivers; development and production of training videos for use in telemedicine, such as instructional materials about Zoom video program or DOXY.me telemedicine system; participation in all BRIDGE (Brooklyn Initiative to Develop Geriatrics Education) IT Team activities which include Didactics, Community Outreach educational sessions, and Project ECHO case presentation sessions. This experience might also include pre- and post-survey design, database design and management, and analysis/evaluation of the program. 
    • Contact Person: Dr. Elizabeth Helzner (Elizabeth.Helzner@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: UHB Endocrinology Program (GRADE Study) at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
    • Job Description: Participate as a junior member in research projects of the UHB Endocrinology Program focused on improving the health of local communities. Discuss the challenges and opportunities in research on conditions prevalent in immigrant and urban communities. Discuss the social determinants of prevalent health conditions in immigrant and urban communities. Competencies include: Apply biological principles to development and implementation of disease prevention, control, or management programs. Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time, and place, contextualized in urban and immigrant landscape.  
  • Organization: Life of Hope Center (LOH)
    • Job Description: Life of Hope Center is a multifaceted nonprofit organization with direct social and educational services. Their primary focus is geared towards youth and immigrant communities. This APEx opportunity is geared towards the creation and analysis of a database of their participants.  Most of the work can be done remotely, but many of the intake forms are on paper.  
  • Organization: Department of OBGYN, Division of Health Equity at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
    • Job Description for Epidemiology/Biostatistics Experience: The experience will involve working with SUNY Downstate OBGYN Division of Health Equity on a variety of research projects including developing large-scale databases, focusing on Sociodemographic analysis of Obstetrical outcomes, as well as running statistical analyses. The MPH or DrPH student will work closely with the Health Equity team and provide innovative ideas for relevant projects. The goal of this applied practical experience will be to have a poster presentation, abstract, and potentially a manuscript at the end of the experience. The main responsibility of the MPH or DrPH student will be assistance with data entry and database development, statistical analyses, interpretation, and assisting in presenting the research. The student will be included as a main author of any published posters, abstracts or manuscripts that result from his or her work. The experience will require working closely with the team and being flexible with scheduling meetings due to clinical responsibilities. Team members will make themselves available through a variety of means including phone, text, email, and in-person for meetings.
    • Job Description for Community Health Sciences Experience and Health Policy and Management Experience: This experience will involve working closely with SUNY Downstate OBGYN Division of Health Equity in their community engagement and advocacy initiatives. Examples include, coordination of community advisory board, outreach campaigns, virtual media programs. The student will be responsible for developing, planning, running, and evaluating the program. Another potential program idea would be instituting educational brochures, posters, and magazines available in a variety of commonly used languages (Haitian Creole, Spanish)

      Advocacy work ranges from increasing funding for services, programs and research. There is a great amount of policy and advocacy work to be done while working with an underserved population, particularly when it involves improving access to care coordination and local resources. The MPH or DrPH student’s role will be to assess the needs of the patients and create coalitions of stakeholders and local legislators. The department has residents and faculty with advocacy interests and will work with the MPH and DrPH students on opportunities to advocate with legislative leaders and medical organizations. Furthermore, the students can assess current health policies for their impact on our patient population and ways in which these policies can be improved upon.

  • Organization: Department of Urology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
    • Job Description for Epidemiology/Biostatistics Experience: Required Prerequisites: EPID 5201 and 5205 (Epi Research Methods I and II) and Biostats 5204 

      *Requirements are flexible if student is competent in statistical computing (SPSS, SAS, or R). This Applied Practical Experience will involve working with SUNY Downstate urology residents on a variety of research projects including developing large-scale databases, focusing largely on prostate cancer, renal cancer, and genitourinary traumas, as well as running statistical analyses using SPSS, SAS or R. The MPH or DrPH student will work closely with their assigned urology resident who will provide various ideas for a clinically relevant project. The goal of this applied practical experience will be to have a poster presentation, abstract, and potentially a manuscript at the end of the experience. The main responsibility of the MPH or DrPH student will be statistical analyses, interpretation, and assisting in presenting the research. The student will be included as a main author of any published posters, abstracts or manuscripts that result from his or her work. The experience will require working closely with a resident and being flexible with scheduling meetings due to the resident’s clinical responsibilities. Residents will make themselves available through a variety of means including phone, text, email, and in-person for meetings. 

    • Job Description for Community Health Sciences Experience: Required Prerequisites: CHSC 5200 and CHSC 5206 * Requirements are flexible if student has clear understanding of program design, planning, and evaluation techniques. This Applied Practical Experience will involve working closely with SUNY Downstate urology residents on developing community-based programs for our urology clinic patients. Examples of opportunities include developing Prostate Cancer Awareness, Education, and Support Groups. The student will be responsible for developing, planning, running, and evaluating the program. The urology resident would work closely with the student to explain clinical aspects of prostate cancer and ensure all information provided to patients is medically accurate. The patient population served by SUNY Downstate and Kings County is greatly affected by prostate cancer as both incidence and morbidity of prostate cancer is much higher in the African American population. 

      Another potential program idea would be instituting educational brochures, posters, and magazines available in a variety of commonly used languages (Haitian Creole, Spanish) throughout the urology clinic about a variety of common urologic diagnoses. We are also open to any other community program ideas, particularly those addressing health equity and health literacy amongst urology patients. 

    • Job Description for Health Policy and Management Experience: Required prerequisite: HPMG 6206. This Applied Practical Experience will involve working closely with Downstate urology residents who are involved in advocacy work. Advocacy work ranges from increasing funding for urologic research to improving health equity. There is a great amount of policy and advocacy work to be done while working with an underserved population, particularly when it involves improving access to clinical trials and certain treatment options. The MPH or DrPH student’s role will be to assess the needs of the patients and create coalitions of stakeholders and local legislators. The urology residents will help in identifying local urologists who will be willing to support advocacy efforts. The department has residents with advocacy interests and will work with the MPH and DrPH students on opportunities to advocate on Capitol Hill and at other medical meetings. Furthermore, the students can assess current health policies for their impact on our patient population and ways in which these policies can be improved upon.
  • Organization: Live Light Live Right (LLLR)
    • Job Description: Childhood obesity is an epidemic in America. But it is a crisis in Central Brooklyn. Live Light Live Right (LLLR), a non-profit organization, has been providing comprehensive care at little or no cost to the families we serve for over 13 years. Our team of skilled caring professionals has partnered with community organizations to reverse this devastating trend. We provide personalized and effective care to save lives and inspire communities with a 4 part replicable model that includes medical evaluation, family nutritional counseling, fun and safe supervised exercise and individualized treatment. LLLR is seeking bright and motivated MPH students to work in three different areas. Scheduling is flexible and arrangements can be remote. However, in-person attendance if possible in clinics would help to deepen engagement in LLLR community and clinical activities.
      • Support ongoing data analysis, research, and manuscript writing to advance dissemination of LLLR program evaluation and scientific goals.
      • Support the marketing and development team. Students will be required to expand and maintain LLLR’s social media presence; develop social marketing materials (create flyers, posters); and assist in coordination of all virtual intervention activities including exercise, cooking demos and telehealth visits (via Zoom platform).
      • Extend LLLR’s community outreach to clinical partners, schools, and churches.
    • Organization Website: https://www.livelight.org/
  • Organization: Harmony Wellness Program of Move and Groov Yoga
    • Program Information: Harmony Wellness Program is a program of move and groove yoga™ , a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement and mindfulness practices. Move and groove yoga’s goal is to help urban residents create spaces where they can expand their minds while appreciating and honoring their environments. The Harmony Wellness Program aims to improve the physical and mental health of elderly individuals in urban communities of color isolated due to COVID-19.
    • Job Description: Harmony Wellness Program aims to improve the well-being of elder populations in urban communities of color by assessing and meeting their needs. A network of volunteers will conduct needs assessments on a weekly basis to a select group of elderly individuals, and services will be provided based on their reported needs. Students will have an opportunity to train volunteers, develop a needs assessment, assist in identifying and managing community partnerships, conduct a program evaluation and present orally or in writing evaluation findings to programmatic and/or policy audiences. Potential work products include a needs assessment, volunteer training materials, creation of a social service database, an evaluation design and a slide deck or policy brief on social service provision and well-being in elderly populations of color. 
    • Organization Website: https://moveandgrooveyoga.weebly.com/
  • Organization: Christopher Rose Community Empowerment Campaign, Inc.
    • Job Description: Recruitment calls, reminder calls, data entry, technical support (virtual), clinical outreach. These APEx projects are designed to support the NYCDOHMH efforts in rolling out the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Assignment would be remote with a potential for onsite. Language preferences include English, Haitian Creole/French.
  • Organization: Brooklyn Perinatal Network (BPN)
    • Program Information: BPN seeks to prevent the total disruption of social and health services for the more than 300 families living in NYCHA housing who are served annually by our network partner, Ft. Greene SNAP (Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership) whose volunteer Executive Director died due to COVID-19 in late March. The transition to the Pathways service model is aiming for a modern, high level service delivery model for coordinating access to social and medical resources for clients to mitigate risks for poor health.
    • Job Description: Students will be assigned to work in the following areas and projects:
      • Project Assistance
        • Supporting the ED and BPN leadership program staff team in the management of the Brooklyn Community Collaborative (BCC) COVID Relief Grant work plan activities; assisting with compiling the team information and writing the project report for the BCC grant.
        • Assisting leadership staff in collaboration with HealthFirst and the Brooklyn Health Home in the assessment of risks, using the prescribed tools, to provide risk-based referrals and tracking for connecting clients to resources.
      • Program Planning re Transition to Pathways Service Model
        • Assisting with the development of a strategic operations plan supporting the business plan developing the BPN -Pathways HUB program model. Serve as the liaison to the pro bono professional financial expert for the business plan.
        • Assisting planning and preparation for the DOH 1000 Days on Medicaid pilot project.
        • Support BPN’s health information technology work, specifically to explore data capture systems to promote effective organization, analysis, management and use of service delivery.
        • Logic Model development: update BPN logic models to reflect the BPN  SNAP coordinated service delivery.
        • Develop and coordinate the Pathways HUB community advisory group, transitioning the current coalition.
      • Collaborative liaison, health policy and advocacy work that includes:
        • Funding Policy Advocacy
        • Support by developing and assisting with making presentations directly to promote the PHUB to legislative community institutional leadership, and other stake holders including for resource development solicitations.
        • Generally supporting ED level policy and advocacy varied work: particularly strong communication skills, writing and proof editing needed. Participating in related meetings, capturing the essence of conversations, creating summary notes, engaging in follow up and tracking resulting follow-up, writing policy papers
    • Organization Website: http://www.bpnetwork.org/nyc/
  • Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Job Description: Two fellowship opportunities are available in the Applied Research and Evaluation Branch (AREB), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) in Atlanta, GA. The initial appointments are for one year, but may be renewed for additional years upon recommendation of CDC, contingent on the availability of funds. This research opportunity involves learning experiences for the participant relevant to knowledge translation and evidence-based policy analyses. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will receive training in the following:
      • Testing and applying innovative technologies to enhance knowledge translation;
      • Using advanced database, data warehousing, and data management skills to support health science research;
      • Developing visually engaging and user-friendly public health products and resources;
      • Assessing and synthesizing public health and policy evidence;
      • Participating in translation efforts occurring within the Division; and
      • Providing technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Website: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-DHDSP-2021-0041
    • Contact Person: Ms. Mamta Karani (mamta.karani@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Reproductive Health Access Project
    • Job Description: The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City that trains and supports clinicians to make reproductive health care accessible to everyone. RHAP focuses on three key areas: abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care. We are looking for a highly-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Research Intern. This position is remote, part-time (hours flexible), and paid. The internship duration is from May to September. 

      The Research Intern will work with the Research and Evaluation Manager to support an evaluation of the Reproductive Health Access Network (the Network). The Network is a national initiative bringing together like-minded primary care clinicians across the US to work together nationally and in their respective communities to expand access to abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care in their clinical and teaching practices. This position will support a project to evaluate the impact of the Network and to generate recommendations on how to build Network leadership and engagement. 

    • Contact Person: The Reproductive Health Access Project
  • Organization: Division for Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Bureau of Equitable Health Systems (BeHS)
    • Job Description: BEHS is seeking a Patient Engagement Intern to assist with tasks related to scaling and expanding chronic disease prevention and management programming in NYC as part of several initiatives: the CDC funded Take Action ABCD grant, the city funded NYC Care Calls, and Power Up. The Patient Engagement Intern will be responsible for coordinating partner activities, creating materials, and collecting and entering data, in addition to making outreach calls to patients/participants to enroll them into chronic disease prevention and management programming. The intern may assist in quality improvement related to recruitment and retention efforts, in addition to COVID-19/Vaccination efforts. Currently program staff are working from home. Hours are available between 9am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend and evening hours may be available for patient outreach. Spanish-speaking is required for this position. 
  • Organization: Aaya’s Table Applied Practical Experiences in Plant-Based Culinary Rehabilitation
    • Job Description: All roles are remote positions. 
      • APEx IN CULINARY REHABILITATION FOR CHRONIC DISEASE
        Under the general direction of the Founder (preceptor) and Clinical Specialist, the intern will be providing mentoring and client relations services for participants of the Culinary Rehabilitation (CuRe) programs for managing Type 2 Diabetes. His/her work will include developing resources for program participants and providing call support to help individuals access program resources relating to culinary and nutrition education. He/she will also support the Clinical Specialist in collecting participant data and summarizing observations in weekly reports. The intern will support the research team in pre- and postprogram efforts including administering survey instruments, drafting protocols and collateral pieces.
      • APEx IN HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT RELATED TO CULINARY REHABILITATION
        Under the direction of the Founder (preceptor), the intern will conduct research work to support the business commercialization and healthcare integration strategy. Work will include reviewing updates to health policy, with a focus on changes to preventive care and reimbursement models across privatized healthcare systems as well as federal programs like CMS. He/she will create summary presentations and project the future landscape with supporting evidence.
      • Application deadline is Fall 2021.
    • Duration: 2 Semesters (Approximate Timeframe: 2021-2022) 
    • Contact person: Dr. Elizabeth Helzner (elizabeth.helzner@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Empire Center for Public Policy
    • Job Description: The Empire Center is looking for talented undergraduate and graduate students for our Student Fellow Program in Albany, NY. A student fellowship at the Empire Center provides a unique work experience at a leading state-based think tank. Student fellows are part of the team and work closely with full-time staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to research, data analysis and original writing. Fellows are matched according to Empire Center needs, the applicant’s past experience and their interests.  Fall and Spring fellows are part-time for a minimum of 15 hours a week. Summer fellows are full-time for 10-12 weeks and adjustable to the student’s schedule. 
    • Website: https://www.empirecenter.org/student-fellows/
    • Contact Person: Dr. Janet Rosenbaum (janet.rosenbaum@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Job Description: The Division of Laboratory Sciences at the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Sciences (CSELS) has an opening for an ORISE Fellow. This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Initial appointments can vary from three months to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointments are at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as other CDC locations. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. All who are interested can apply through the CDC General announcement, “CDC-General-RPP-2021”.
    • Contact person: Ms. Mamta Karani (mamta.karani@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
    • Job Description: Community Engagement and Research, Program Coordinator. Full-time. Work schedule will include working on some evenings, after 6:00pm, and some weekends. Salary is $42,000-$47,000 commensurate with experience and education. Responsibilities include: Coordinate and implement community outreach and engagement activities, facilitate community health education sessions, support research and advocacy activities; Play an active role in the planning, scheduling, and facilitation of virtual and in-person health education (including virtual focus groups, seminars, and webinars) for the Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE) consortium and CBO partners; and more.
    • Contact pereson: Dr. Amiee Afable (aimee.afable@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
    • Job Description: Community Engagement and Research, Senior Program Coordinator. Full-time. Work schedule will include working on some evenings, after 6:00pm, and some weekends. Salary is  $50,000-$55,000 commensurate with experience and education. Responsibilities include Assist program managers and the CER team in the successful coordination and implementation of community outreach, education, research, and advocacy activities; Provide leadership in planning, scheduling, and facilitating virtual and in-person activities (including virtual focus groups, seminars, and webinars) for the Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE) consortium and CBO partners; and more. 
    • Contact pereson: Dr. Amiee Afable (aimee.afable@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Clea McNeely (U Tennessee), Kevin Gee (UC Davis), and Janet Rosenbaum (SPH)
    • Job Description:

      Three MPH or DrPH students from any concentration are needed for APEx with Clea McNeely (U Tennessee), Kevin Gee (UC Davis), and Janet Rosenbaum (SPH).  This goal of this study is to promote greater equity and community voice in absenteeism policy in Hennepin County, Minnesota, especially inclusion of the Somali and American Indian community in formulating absenteeism policy. For preliminary data, the project will use public data from California state public schools and possibly restricted individual-level data.  Students will work with 2 students from UC Davis.

      The deliverables would include:

      1. Code truancy/excused/unexcused absence policies from 30-50 randomly selected California schools from their webpages. (multiple students needed to reach 200-300 schools).  Policies could be coded in Excel or using qualitative data analysis software.

      2. Prepare policy brief about absenteeism policies, associated with attendance rates in these districts by race/ethnicity.  (multiple students to write sections of this brief)

      3. Literature review of including parent voice in forming equitable school policy: how to listen to parents and use their opinions to form policy, including under-represented populations, as opposed to how to reach out to parents to get them to conform to the system.

      4. Data analysis and write-up of racial disparities in the public CALPADS absenteeism data also possible.

    • Contact person: Dr. Janet Rosenbaum janet.rosenbaum@downstate.edu
      • Please send resume and cover letter describing experience with qualitative data analysis, policy analysis, and literature review; if interested in data analysis, describe data analysis experience. The APEx can start in April 2021 and continue through summer.
  • Organization: Dr. Stephan Kohlhoff in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Dr. Janet Rosenbaum from SPH
    • Job Description: One student wanted for APEX in summer 2021 with Dr. Stephan Kohlhoff in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Dr. Janet Rosenbaum from SPH. This project is working with data from a cohort from Brooklyn’s Lutheran Hospital (NYU Brooklyn) representative of Sunset Park neighborhood (many patients of Chinese ancestry or Hispanic ethnicity) to study inflammatory markers (IL-6 and CRP) and asthma, including flow cytometry results. The APEx deliverables will be (1) a cleaned dataset including linking completed labwork results with the existing dataset and other needed tasks to clean the data and (2) report of data analysis results including implications for patient care in these communities. Either MPH or MD/MPH student with strong statistics skills. If an MD/MPH student is interested, we can help the student write an application to obtain COM funding from the alumni summer research program; application would need to be written right away.
    • Contact Person: Dr. Janet Rosenbaum (janet.rosenbaum@downstate.edu).
      • Please submit a cover letter describing coursework and other experience that prepares you to do data cleaning, analysis, and writing.  
  • Organization: Office of Diversity Education and Research
    • Job Description: APEx in Community Health. Office of Diversity Education and Research is looking to provide an MPH student with an APEx in education research and program evaluation. The MPH student will work with undergraduate students enrolled in the NIH sponsored SPRINTER research program. The program was designed to give student who are underrepresented in medicine a chance to gain research experience. Candidate will teach and mentor the undergraduate students during the summer. As well as evaluate the program from the perspectives of current and former students. The program will be ran virtually. Duration: May 3rd - August 31st
    • Contact Person: Tina Adjei-Bosompem (tina.adjei-bosompem@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Office of Diversity Education and Research
    • Job Description: APEx in Biostatistics. Office of Diversity Education and Research is looking to provide an MPH student with an APEx in education research and program evaluation. The MPH student will work with undergraduate students enrolled in the NIH sponsored SPRINTER research program. The program was designed to give student who are underrepresented in medicine a chance to gain research experience. Candidate will teach and mentor the undergraduate students during the summer. As well as evaluate the program from the perspectives of current and former students. The program will be ran virtually. Duration: May 3rd - August 31st.
    • Contact Person: Tina Adjei-Bosompem (tina.adjei-bosompem@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) 
    • Job Description: The ITF is sponsoring a research study on the mental health of transport workers -- with a focus on younger and vulnerable workers. The PI for this study is Paul Landsbergis from the SUNY-Downstate School of Public Health. The Preceptor from the ITF is Juman Kubba. Additional Preceptors from the USA may become available. The study goal is to assess stress and mental health issues due to COVID-19 on top of the traditional stresses of transportation work. In addition, the study goal is to document labor union efforts to address these issues. The study will be conducted in Indonesia, Uganda, Canada, USA, Colombia, and Spain, between
      May 1 and December 31, 2021. We will be conducting a literature review, interviews, focus groups (and analyzing that qualitative data) and case studies of union action. Student APEx experiences could include one or several of these study components, and could possibly include countries outside of the USA (through on-line meetings).
    • Contact Person: Dr. Paul Landsbergis (paul.landsbergis@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: Population Health Workgroup of SUNY Downstate and One Brooklyn Health System
    • Job Description: The purpose of the Population Health Workgroup (PHW) is to move the needle on the health of central and northeast Brooklyn, taking our lead from Vital Brooklyn, one of the largest Population Health projects in the nation. The MPH or DrPH students will work closely with our committee/workgroup as we develop and implement our first project: to stem the scourge of Hypertension in our community. Central and northeast Brooklyn has long been the region with among the worst health outcomes and health disparities in the state and nation. The $1.4B Vital Brooklyn initiative was designed to curb the incalculable burden of suffering in this area of Brooklyn, which includes the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (DHSU) and One Brooklyn Health System (OBHS) catchment areas. Specifically, students will do key informant interviews of those who have led community-facing Hypertension projects in our region; create an inventory of such projects; community mapping of factors that mitigate against the impact of Hypertension here; review the evidence base of community-facing interventions so that the PHW could pick 1-2 to focus on; then assist in the NIH research study designed to test these interventions in our DHSU and OBHS populations.
    • Contact Person: Nkiruka (Kiki) Nwokoye, JD (nkiruka.nwokoye@downstate.edu)
  • Organization: SUNY Downstate Department of Family and Community Medicine
    • Job Description: This Applied Practical Experience will involve working closely with providers and staff of Downstate’s Department of Family and Community Medicine to better understand, measure and improve the patient experience in our healthcare centers. The MPH or DrPH student’s role will be to collaborate with our site Medical Directors and clinic staff on activities such as:
      • (Re)Designing patient survey instruments and methodologies of administration;
      • Engaging patients and administering patient experience surveys and tools;
      • Collaborating with Healthfirst or other payer patient experience programs;
      • Analyzing and presenting data collected and findings;
      • Formulating recommendations and strategies for improvement of the patient experience; and
      • A patient experience quality improvement project or pilot
    • Hours are flexible but must include some business hours in which live patient contact can be made.

 

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