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Faculty Mentor(s): Valerie Earnshaw , Carly Hill
Hours/Week: 5-7

We aim to contribute to research that: (1) promotes understanding of how stigma is associated with health inequities, and (2) identifies strategies to help intervene in stigma and health inequities to promote the wellbeing of people living with socially devalued characteristics. Much of our work focuses on people at risk of or living with chronic illnesses including HIV, but we also work with members of other socially marginalized and devalued groups (e.g., people with substance use disorders, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from minority racial/ethnic groups). We aim to conduct high quality, impactful research. We draw on a range of research methodologies, including surveys, interviews, and experiments. We collaborate with other researchers at UD, at other institutions in the U.S. (e.g., California, Connecticut, Massachusetts), and in other countries (e.g., Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa).

Required Skills

  • Communicate in a timely manner to everyone in the lab
  • Respect one another’s opinions and ideas
  • Flexibility of tasks
  • Open communication and notifications
  • Eagerness wanting to do the tasks
  • Willingness to speak up and ask for help
  • No judgement of others
  • Help out with tasks assigned to others
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel

Recommended Skills

  • Experience with data entry and management preferred but not required
  • Efficient research/ literature review skills; i.e. using the UD Library data bases and/or Google Scholar to find peer reviewed articles
  • Exposure to data entry, cleaning and coding or experience with programs such as Qualtrics, SPSS and/or Dedoose