Brooks – Epidemiology/Public Health

Daniel Brooks
danbrook@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding

A team of researchers centered at the BU School of Public Health (BUSPH) has been engaged in an effort to discover the causes of an epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America. The epidemic has killed thousands of mainly poor, younger men, many of whom work in the agricultural fields. As part of this effort, we are cooperating with other researchers in Central America and other countries to collect the questionnaires used in different studies with an aim toward identifying the best way to ask questions to elicit accurate information regarding exposure to different substances and conditions. The student would work in a team with a BUSPH student to contact different research groups, obtain questionnaires, organize and categorize the topic areas, and catalog them for easy retrieval for researchers designing questionnaires for their new studies. The student must be fluent or proficient in S! panish. Knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus.

UROP Information

Fall 2014 Applicants will be notified of a decision by September 30th

The 17th Annual UROP Symposium will be held on October 17th, 2014

The UROP Application will be open for Spring 2014 applications in mid to late November

Spring 2014 Funding Applications will be due on December 4th at noon