Brooks – Epidemiology/Public Health
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.