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Student Help - Center for Health Disparities Research

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 502662
Division/Organization: School of Medicine & Public Health
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Partially Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $15.00
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Digital Technology, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Education and Training, Healthcare and Health Sciences, Data Analysis, Career Management, Honoring Context and Culture


Department Overview:

The UW Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) launched in April of 2021. As its name implies, center investigators focus on how physical environment and social conditions intersect to influence an individual’s health. Researchers aim to identify new therapies, precision medicine approaches and other interventions. The center’s first major initiative is a national effort called “The Neighborhood Study,” which is funded by a new $28.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health awarded to UW–Madison and led by principal investigators Amy Kind and Barbara Bendlin. Using data from 22 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers throughout the United States, CHDR examines how social determinants of health throughout a person’s lifetime impact their brain health.

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Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Most of the work involved in this position can be performed remotely. There may be an infrequent need to work on-site to review hard copy materials stored on-site.


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Hours can vary when working remotely, but most will be during the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

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  • Must be a current undergraduate student at UW

  • Must be proficient with standard Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Time management and communication skills

  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Introductory experience with computer programming or statistical software is strongly preferred

  • Previous experience with data entry and/or survey research is a plus but not required

  • Candidates with an interest in data science, computer science, health promotion and health equity, population health, sociology, geographic information systems, or related disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply

Position Summary/Job Duties:

CHDR is seeking an undergraduate student to provide research support for a project focused on understanding the relationship between brain health outcomes and geographic residence across the life course. The student will assist with data quality assurance tasks across multiple phases of the project. The primary responsibilities of the student will be reviewing previously-collected data representing lifetime address histories, checking for inconsistencies, and collaborating with research staff to resolve issues and create a cleaned historical residence timeline for each participant. The student will also have the opportunity to assist scientific/program staff with additional tasks such as performing quality assurance tasks for new data received from Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers across the U.S., using or developing data programs in Python and/or SAS, and creating or reviewing data dictionaries and code books, among other tasks.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

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Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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