Neuropsychology, Public Health

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Independent Funding Available, Potential for UROP Funding

Overview

The Precision Brain Health Initiative (PBHI) is a growing lab at the BU School of Medicine focused on the use of digital technologies to advance early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and our understanding of overall brain health. Current studies include smartphone applications that capture digital cognitive data such as reaction time and accuracy, passive motor activity tracking, and voice. Other technologies include wearable devices for monitoring physical activity, sleep, and cardiovascular health.

We are looking for an undergraduate student to help perform study tasks such as data quality and compliance monitoring and reports, participant outreach and tracking, and the identification and assessment of new technologies entering the digital health market. The student will work with a team of full-time staff and collaborators to address additional project needs as they arise. There will be opportunities for qualitative and quantitative data analyses as well as survey development and distribution which could be developed into a UROP submission through the lab under the mentorship of PI Rhoda Au.

Applicants should be detail-oriented and self-driven. Successful research assistants in the lab possess strong verbal and written communication skills, an interest in neuroscience, public health, epidemiology, or neuropsychology, and a willingness to work independently in a dynamic environment. Interested applicants should contact Zach Popp (Project Manager, zpopp@bu.edu) with a resume and cover letter.

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