The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (Center) is seeking a Research Associate to serve as Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator will work across mental health research projects that cover topics including: suicide and substance use prevention, trauma, and others as they arise. A special focus will include the adaptation of an evidence-based trauma intervention for southwestern American Indian adults. The Center is located within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has a mission to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self-sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training.
This position will be based at the Center’s administrative headquarters in Baltimore, MD and will report to several mental health faculty members. This position will work together with the Center’s Baltimore-based mental health faculty and reservation-based research team to assist in coordinating several reservation-based mental health research programs. This position offers tremendous growth potential.
Specific Responsibilities •Serving as a Research Coordinator for reservation-based study staff who are implementing community- and home- based mental health interventions for at-risk American Indian youth, families and adults. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: oAssisting with drafting research protocols (research plans, consent/recruitment materials and assessments). oCreating and maintaining documents related to study coordination (policies and procedures manuals, study tracking logs, and study timelines). oProviding training on evaluation instruments, human subjects protection, confidentiality, informed consent, recruitment procedures, and program protocol for reservation-based study staff. oAssisting with reporting requirements to various funding agencies and IRBs. oAssisting with keeping track of budget informaiton for various projects. oConducting weekly conference calls and daily individual phone calls with off-site study team members to monitor study progress. oTraveling on regular basis to reservation-based field sites in Arizona and New Mexico to provide on-site program monitoring, technical assistance and quality assurance. oRepresenting the Center’s Mental Health team at national conferences.
•Work closely with Mental Health Faculty on the adaptation of interventions and development of curricula. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: oAssist in the development of psychoeducation materials including curriculum, training materials and related ancillary materials. oRevise curriculum materials on an as-needed basis. oWork with Tribal partners to adapt intervention materials for cultural relevance. oDevelop associated materials including policies and procedures manuals, train-the-trainers manuals, reference manuals and bibliography, activity binders, trainee binders, participant workbooks, and other training materials (i.e. handouts, presentations). oTrain field staff in curricula materials. oConduct regular quality assurance on curricula delivery by field staff.
•Assisting with program planning and publication writing. oAssisting with preparation and writing of federally- and foundation-funded grants. oAssisting with preparation of presentations for conferences and writing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
•Assisting with data management and program evaluation. oCleaning and coding of quantitative and qualitative data. oConducting preliminary statistical and qualitative data analysis. oPreparing of preliminary program evaluation reports, including creation of tables, charts, and graphs to summarize data.
•Maintaining knowledge of and involvement with all of the Center's behavioral health, infectious disease and training projects.
•Assisting with the other Center-wide programmatic duties on occasion as they arise