Stress Adaptation & Health Resilience Lab: TX STRIDE Project

This project is closed. No applications are allowed.

The TX STRIDE project, led by Dr. Mary Steinhardt and the Stress Adaptation & Health Resilience Lab, is an ongoing diabetes self-management intervention study. The goal of the intervention is to improve health outcomes in African Americans with type 2 diabetes using culturally tailored, resilience-based self-management education.

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We are looking for 2-3 dedicated research assistants with interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, or community-level health interventions. As a research assistant on the TX STRIDE project, you will work closely with Dr. Steinhardt and the lab doctoral student Tori Saba and lab masters student Lauren Cebulske on varying aspects of the project, including, but not limited to data collection, participant contact / outreach and data collection preparation. This is a great research experience for anyone wanting a medical / public health research experience that includes hands-on work with human subjects.

Hours are variable during the week and include 4 to 5 required Saturday morning data collection sessions on site with participants each semester. A one-year commitment to the project is required.

If interested, please send your resume / CV and a short note on your interest in the project to Tori:

Desired Length of Commitment
at least 2 semesters


The Office of Undergraduate Research recommends that you attend an info session or advising before contacting faculty members or project contacts about research opportunities. We'll cover the steps to get involved, tips for contacting faculty, funding possibilities, and options for course credit. Once you have attended an Office of Undergraduate Research info session or spoken to an advisor, you can use the "Who to contact" details for this project to get in touch with the project leader and express your interest in getting involved.

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