Graduate Research Assistant – Understanding the Impact of Social Determinants on HIV/AIDS
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation – University of Washington
2301 5th Ave, Suite 600. Seattle, WA 98121 (Downtown Seattle on 5th & Bell)
9/15/2019 (with the possibility to extend into AY 19/20)
Deadline to Apply:
6/03/2019 at 12pm PST
This position involves a NIH funded R01 project that investigates the impact of social determinants and behavioral risk factors on the level of and trend in the epidemic of HIV/AIDS particularly among the African populations where the burden of HIV/AIDS is severe. Social determinants, including structural, community, and health systems-level factors, can have significant impact on the prevention and successful treatment of HIV, influencing individuals’ behaviors around taking risks, getting tested for HIV, entering into care, being retained in care and adhering to medication long-term. However, most prior studies of social determinants of HIV outcomes have been limited in their focus on small subgroups, and/or on a small number of social determinants. To date, we still lack the fundamental understanding of the impacts of social determinants on the past, present and the future outcomes of HIV/AIDS at the country level. To address this knowledge gap, we will estimate the impact of various social determinants on the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic using a novel analytical process that seeks to reconcile the evidence and results from natural history models and formal demographic models. The proposed model will be able to quantify the impact of different social determinants on the epidemic, to examine how different social determinants have affected the course of the epidemic and estimate their relative importance at the population level.
- Perform data analyses using statistical methods
- Visualize results for presentations and publications
- Aid in drafting manuscripts for journal publications
- Participate in other research activities as needed by the project
- Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington during AY 18/19
- Experience with advanced statistical methods for data analyses
- Interest in public health
- Ability to work independently
- Very strong analytic, creative, and writing skills
- Proficiency in programming language R. ability to work with C++ and Python a plus.
This position is open to currently enrolled graduate students at the University of Washington during AY 18/19. This position may be eligible for tuition waiver and benefits. Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to IHME Human Resources at [email protected].
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The deadline to apply for this position Friday, 6/03/2019 at 12pm PST.
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The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.