The elimination of health disparities and the improvementof overall population health are top public health priorities encompassed within the 10-year goals of Healthy People 2020. Though modest progress has been achieved toward eliminating racial and gender-based inequalities, the intersection of race and gender reveals that for all American subgroups, the worst health profile is for Black men. Compared to other race/ethnic gender groups, Black men have higher mortality rates, earlier onset of disease, and lower life expectancy. There are ongoing longitudinal studies tracking the health of many other segments of the U.S. population (e.g., the Nurses' Health Study, Black Women's Health Study), but no such study features Black men.
Thus, wehave created the Black Men's Health Project (BMHP) which is an initiative that focuses on issues related to Black men's health. The mission of the Black Men's Health Project is to gain a deeper understanding of the unique health challenges ofBlack men and develop culturally competent strategies and solutions to improve the health outcomes for Black men. A key component of the BMHP is the BlackMen's Health Survey (BMHS)—a planned longitudinal study ofBlack men's health.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions is currently seeking a full-time Research Assistant for the Black Men's Health Project. We are looking to survey 10,000 black males to have a significant sample size and gain in-depth perspectives on Black Male health across the nation. The Research Assistant will be responsible for conducting research and gathering valuable data and insights through the Black Men's Health Survey.
Specific Duties/ Responsibilities
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements
Participate in administering and reviewing surveys at meeting sessions
Recruit research participants
Verify participant eligibility for study
Interview research study subjects
Read through and verbally administer survey to attendees on as-needed basis
Participate in data collection, management and calculations
Generate and summarize data into reports to share with PI
Assist in scoring, coding and verifying research data
Conduct literature searches
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in related discipline (i.e.vPublicHealth,HealthScience, andAppliedMath).
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26- $22.35 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday Through Friday Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 60004107-Health Policy & Management -HCHDS Personnel area: School of Public Health
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