Elective-Independent Study Research Opportunity If you are interested in experiencing the research process first hand and building your research resume this Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 semester and Spring Semester 2024. My research areas that we will be working on: Evidence Based Pain Management Interventions, Health Disparities in Cardiac Disease, Self-Help and Depression. Minimum commitment is 2 semesters. We will be working on the following. 4 hours per week (flexible hours-self-directed) 1-4 hours weekly scheduled meeting via zoom (M-F 8 AM-5 PM) -Assist with grant writing -Literature Reviews & systematic reviews -Writing and submitting manuscripts for publication. -Submitting to a presentation to a national conference...
Course Credit?Yes - UA 156
Examining the multi-level barriers and facilitators to optimal sleep health among English- and Spanish-speaking Latina mothers in Alabama
Sleep is essential to overall health and wellbeing, yet not everyone gets an equal opportunity to sleep. Mothers, especially those who identify as ethnic or racial minorities, have particular difficulty obtaining enough, good quality sleep on a regular basis due to multi-level stressors they may experience in their daily lives. In this study, we will conduct focus group discussions to learn more about the obstacles Latina mothers face when trying to get a good night's sleep. As a research assistant, you will have to opportunity to hear first-hand Latina mothers' experiences when you co-facilitate these focus group discussions. You will also learn how to conduct structured psychosocial surveys on the phone and in person with these women. ...
Required AvailabilitySpring 2023
Students interested in brain-to-brain coordination during coversation (as well as development of it in children and clinical populations) are invited to train in my lab (https://malaia.people.ua.edu/opportunities.html) as volunteers. Class credit available in CD 350 or CD 360 Honors; training in Good Laboratory Practices and experiment administration provided. Since the training is fairly involved, 1-year commitment (Fall-Spring, or Spring-Fall) is required. You'd be working in a small group (3-4 student researchers), and comfortable coordinating/scheduling flexibly. The hours (3-5/week) are calculated based on 2-3 experimental recordings a week, which, depending on participant availability, might take place evenings or weekends. Any ma...
Course Credit?Yes - CD 350 or CD 360 Honors
Sexual violence is a pervasive problem for young people and our understanding of factors that increase the risk for sexual violence to occur or impede our efforts to prevent sexual violence is not well-understood. Within our lab, projects focus on three main areas: 1) understanding how alcohol use impacts people's ability to communicate about the sex they do or do not want, 2) how alcohol use impacts people's ability to intervene when they witness risky sexual experiences, and 3) how alcohol use increases the risk for sexual violence to occur. Across these studies, we also examine how these factors may look similar and different among cisgender women and men, and sexual and gender minority persons. If these topics interest you, students...
Required AvailabilityThe End of Time
Preferred MajorsClinical Psychology | Criminology & Criminal Justice | Psychology | Public Health | Social Work | Sociology
Keywordssexual assault | sexual miniority persons | LGBTQIA+ | alcohol use | sexual consent | sexual refusals | bystander intervention | sexuality
Dr. Biefeld’s BODY LAB is looking for undergraduate research assistants (RAs). We study how experiences of harassment and discrimination (at an individual and systematic level) impact the mental and physical health of children and adolescents. We also investigate the ways that body justice, intersecting identities, and community membership foster well-being and healthy development. Importantly, work in the lab utilizes both quantitative and qualitative approaches. You can see more about our work here: https://bodylab.ua.edu/ We study topics such as: (1) perceptions of discrimination across intersecting identities (e.g., gender identity, body-size, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity) (2) peer-to-peer gender-based and sexual haras...