HOP Faculty Provide a Wide Array of Offerings for the 2016 Medical Student Research Program

Ten faculty members from the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy and the Institute for Child Health Policy are participating in this year’s Medical Student Research Program (MSRP), a program designed to expose medical students to clinical science and real-world research early in their careers.

Over the course of the ten-week program, which exists as part of the Discovery Pathways Program, students have the opportunity to choose from a number of faculty mentors and projects from various areas of study, including aging and geriatric research; anesthesiology; community health and family medicine; emergency medicine; health outcomes and policy; medicine; molecular genetics; nephrology; neurology; neuroscience; neurosurgery; obstetrics and gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopedics; pathology, immunology and lab medicine; pediatrics; physiology and functional genomics; psychiatry; radiation oncology; surgery; and urology.

Project titles in the health outcomes and policy track are listed below:

  • Building an evidence-based semantic knowledge base of obesity and cancer for accessing quality online health information – Jiang Bian, Ph.D.
  • The Influence of Perceived Social Status on Eating Behavior and Obesity Risk in Hispanic Youth – Michelle Cardel, Ph.D.
  • Using geographic information systems and spatial analysis to study frequent Emergency Department visits – Jaclyn Hall, Ph.D. and Chris Delcher, Ph.D.
  • Linking Surrogate Measures to Environmental Exposures and Health Outcomes – Amanda Hicks, Ph.D.
  • Semantically Representing Gender Identity Terms For Medical Intake Forms – Amanda Hicks, Ph.D.
  • Making scientific knowledge computable – William Hogan, Ph.D.
  • Preventive Care in a Clinical Setting: How to Choose What to Recommend to a Patient? François Modve, Ph.D.
  • Automatic Tobacco Assessment and Cessation Referral for Patients with Cancer – Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D.
  • A Clinical Workflow Study to Improve Implementation of a Health Information Technology System – Stephanie Staras, Ph.D.
  • Adolescent Confidentiality and Online Research in the Era of EHR’s and eHealth Technology: A test case for future research – Lindsay Thompson, M.D., M.S.
  • Adolescent Health Literacy, Health Information Seeking and Preferred Communication Channels – Lindsay Thompson, M.D., M.S.

Applications for the Summer 2016 session open November 20. Interested students can find out more about the program here.