Valerie Danesh
Research Interests

Acute care/health services research:
- Nurse surveillance (including Rapid Response Teams and Early Warning Scores)
- ICU survivorship
- Telemedicine
Dr. Danesh has extensive experience in research operations, administration and research education, including the execution of multi-center clinical trials (phase I-IV investigational drug/device studies and investigator-initiated projects) in hospital and ambulatory care settings.

Typical student contributions to my research
Project planning/project management
Collaboration on abstracts, publications, posters, and/or podium presentations
Recruitment, consent, and/or data collection
Data management (e.g., data entry, data cleaning, data analysis)
Data analysis
Comments about previous experiences working with students

I have been mentoring students since 2009 (pre-professional high school; undergraduate; graduate). Selection for research assistant volunteers is an in-person collaborative conversation to assess mutual fit, interests and commitments. All initial commitments are a minimum of one semester (short or long semester), and usually involve weekly or bi-weekly meetings (in-person or via web conference) to work toward a pre-determined endpoint/goal. Students that I have mentored in research and clinical trials have gone on to pursue professional careers in medicine (3), dentistry (2), health services administration (1), pharmacy (1), physical therapy (1), biostatistics (1), and nursing (1). I rarely mentor more than 2 research assistant volunteers at a time so that there is ample opportunity to guide and support research effort.

Regions of Academic Interest
Countries of Academic Interest