Erie Niagara Child Health Equity and Development Study

Our study logo- ENRICHED stands for Erie Niagara Child Health Equity and Development.

Looking for a Spanish speaking undergraduate student who can aid in research pertaining to prenatal and childhood mechanisms involved in health disparities. 

Project description

This project, funded by the NICHD, aims to address prenatal and childhood mechanisms involved in health disparities. The study involves enrolling pregnant people in Buffalo, NY and coordinating interviews, surveys, and biospecimen collection among the participants. The study aims to have 33% of its enrolled participants identifying as Hispanic or Latina. Due to this, we are looking for a Spanish speaking research assistant to aid in communication with any participants who are not fluent in English. 

Project outcome

Students who who join our research team will have the opportunity to aid in the writing of reports, gain data collection skills, work with a collaborative team of experts and professionals, and develop biospecimen processing skills. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Ideally at least 2 semesters 
Start time Anytime
In-person, remote, or hybrid? Hybrid Project (can be remote and/or in-person; to be determined by mentor and student) 
Level of collaboration This role will involve high levels of collaboration with other research staff. 
Benefits Academic credit 
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Core partners

Project mentor

Kennedy George

Study Coordinator

Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Phone: (716) 829-3502


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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. 

  • Complete requite CITI trainings to be added to the studies IRB ( (students should complete the Conflicts of Interest, Good Clinical Practice, and Biomedical Research Investigators modules).


Spanish speaking, perinatal health, childhood development, public health, epidemiology