Improving Preconception Care through Development of a Personalized Questionnaire

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An opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine to join a healthtech startup. Your role will have a direct influence on our services.

Project description

This project will be to conduct a research and literature review in order to develop a responsive questionnaire that will provide personalized preconception test recommendations for women who are planning a pregnancy. This questionnaire will be based on information obtained through a literature review of current professional guidelines and research and will use this information to provide personalized testing recommendations to women. This project will involve a high level of autonomy and will have a significant impact on population health and the growth of our company.

Project outcome

The final outcome of this project will be the development of a responsive questionnaire to develop preconception test recommendations for women who are planning a pregnancy. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment One semester (3-4 months)
Start time Starts at the beginning of each semester (Jan./Feb. and Aug./Sept.)
Level of collaboration Could be an individual student project or a group collaboration
Benefits Other
Who is eligible Any student pursuing a career in one of the health professions (pre-med, pre-PA, etc.)

Core partners

  • Kristy Goodman, Founder & CEO, PreConception Inc.

Project mentor

Katherine Balantekin

Clinical Assistant Professor

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

10A and 12 Sherman Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5578


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. 

  • Meet with a Subject Librarian to prepare an annotated bibliography or literature review.