The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University???s Wellness Center is home to Columbia???s Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Institute called ???InTOuCH.??? This program recruits trusted members of churches in New York City to complete an 8-week, certified CHW training curriculum. Selected CHWs will participate in the Community Health Workers United to Reduce Colorectal and Cardiovascular Disease among people at Higher Risk (CHURCH Trial), an NIH-funded study. The study partners with Black Churches in New York City to identify community members at risk for colorectal cancer and connect them with colorectal cancer screening options. The study intervention follows the SBIRT model (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treat) with a two-part intervention involving motivational interviewing and utilizing a culturally adapted web-based lifestyle coaching platform known as ALIVE! Working alongside community health workers, the study seeks to reduce health system mistrust and build health promotion capacity in the church and the broader community.
As a Student Research Worker, you will primarily work to support the CHURCH Study:
(1) Training & Preparation: Become familiar with study protocols, research strategies, readings,
and assessments. Additionally, participate in study-related training, including study introduction training, study measures overview, practical skills training, etc.
(2) Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR):
Attend church-specific colorectal cancer screening events
Conduct baseline, 6month, and 12month assessments and input data into redcap
Follow up with participants on their colorectal cancer screening status at 6 months.
Support the conduct of a culturally adapted ALIVE! Program-a lifestyle coaching web-based platform
Support study measures and data collection (e.g., Conduct screening using redcap at baseline, six months, and one year for participants who are deemed eligible for the study)
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