Data Analyst for Maternal and Child Health Research

Our research assistants presented their poster to UB President Dr. Satish K. Tripathi at the 15th UB Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence in 2019.

Our research assistants presented their poster to UB President Dr. Satish K. Tripathi at the 15th UB Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence in 2019.

Seeking Research Assistants with backgrounds in health or life sciences for a team project designed to help pregnant women quit smoking.

Project description

The Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University at Buffalo is offering Research Assistant positions for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Research Assistants will work with Dr. Xiaozhong Wen and research staff on a mentored project designed to help pregnant women quit smoking. This research project involves multicomponent behavioral interventions including education, monitoring and feedback, contingent financial incentives, and support. For this specific position, the Research Assistants will work on literature reviews, data cleaning, data analysis (using SAS), presenting results with tables and figures, drafting manuscripts, and/or presenting their work at an academic conference. 

This Research Assistantship is open to students from health and life sciences majors with a 3.0 or higher GPA and basic statistics skills and competencies. Course credit (1-3) is available upon request. The research participants in this project are PREGNANT women who are currently SMOKING.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Longer than a semester (6-9 months)
Start time Anytime
Level of collaboration Large group collaboration
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer
Who is eligible Strong oral and writing communication skills, 3.0 or higher GPA, basic statistic skills, and willing to learn SAS statistical software
Goldwater and the National Science Foundation

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Xiaozhong Wen

Associate Professor

Pediatrics

G56 Farber Hall, South Campus

Phone: (716) 829-6811

Email: xiaozhon@buffalo.edu

Our poster presenters at the 15th UB Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence in 2019.

Our poster presenters at the 15th UB Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence in 2019

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 
Fulfilling Academic Major/Minor Requirements

If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project. 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 

  • Training for lab tests of smoking status, physical examination, and patient visits.