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JHCIRP: 25 Years

Celebrating Silver,
Reaching for Gold:
25 Years of Injury
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WORK STUDY Aside from Capstone and Practicum opportunities, faculty and staff at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy often have work study positions available for students. For more information on each of the opportunities, please contact the JHCIRP faculty or staff member listed with the specific project.

Communications Assistant

Purpose: Maintain and refresh content and images on the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy's website, as well as the Center's prescence in external social media and networking platforms, as directed by the communications associate. For more information on the position and to apply, please contact Communications Specialist Eric Schulman at eschulm2@jhu.edu

Safety in Seconds Research AssistantPurpose: Safety in Seconds 2.0 is a randomized trial to evalue a web-based smart phone app that delivers tailored educational information about car seats and smoke alarms to parents. The Research Assistant will assist in subject recruitment, study record keeping, and additional research support. For more information on the position and to apply, please contact Senior Research Program Coordinator Nicholas Rizzutti at nrizzut1@jhu.edu.

Capstone / PracticumEach year Center staff and faculty offer Capstone opportunities for Master’s level students. The following represent current opportunities. For more information on each of the opportunities, please contact the JHCIRP faculty member listed with the specific project.  For information on additional training opportunities with the Center, please contact the Center’s Associate Director for Training and Education, Keshia Pollack, at kpollac1@jhu.edu.

Evaluation of sexual assault prevention resource guidesThe Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has an exciting opportunity for a student interested in gaining experience in how public health evidence is translated into health policy. DHMH is seeking a student to help evaluate the regional resource guides, Injury Prevention Resource Guide for Decision Makers, including reach and how the guide has been used to inform policy making. 

Interested students should email a resume and statement of interest to Elise Omaki at eperry@jhu.edu.

Safety in seconds capstoneSafety in Seconds 2.0 is a randomized trail to evaluate a web-based smart phone app that delivers tailored educational information about car seats and smoke alarms to parents. There is a capstone opportunity available associated with the analyses of our survey data.

Interested students should send a CV/resume to Sr. Research Program Coordinator Nick Rizzutti, at nrizzut1@jhu.edu.

Investigation of house fires related to christmas treesIn response to the fatal house fire in Annapolis, MD, Sher Grogg-- sister of Don Pyle-- is working to promote home fire safety. This capstone opportunity will include working with Ms. Grogg and faculty of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy to make policy and programmatic recommendations on house fire deaths and injuries.

Topics to be investigated include: epidemiology of house fires in the U.S. that occur during holiday season, regulations related to the sales and labeling of Christmas trees, existing public education and awareness of Christmas tree safety and home electrical safety, effectiveness of smoke alarms for awakening children, and residential sprinkler policies. 

Interested students should send a CV/resume along with a paragraph describing why they are interested in this opportunity to the faculty contact: Center Director Andrea Gielen at agielen1@jhu.edu.

Pedestrian Safety Project

Objective: To evaluate the impact of a social marketing campaign on self-reported and observed behaviors of pedestrians and drivers on the East Baltimore campus of Johns Hopkins. There are a number of different capstone opportunities associated with this project, including literature reviews, analyses of video and survey data, manuscript preparation, and possibly grant preparation.

Faculty: Andrea Gielen, agielen1@jhu.edu

Improving the Emotional Well-being of People with Limb LossObjectives: Traditionally, the emotional and psychological needs of people with limb loss were seen as the responsibility of psychologists, social workers, or the primary care physician.  However, prosthetists may be in the best position to identify the emotional and psychological needs of individuals with limb loss. The goal of the project is to develop an innovative educational program for prosthetists that will empower them to take a more active role in the emotional and psychological well-being of their patients.  This includes development of emotional well-being screening tool and resource guide, as well as a training program for prosthetic providers.

Faculty: Stephen Wegener, swegener@jhsph.edu

Skills: development of study materials – protocol, process and outcome measures, data management using  qualitative and quantitative methods.

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