Susana Matias, Cooperative Extension Specialist

Closed (1) Diabetes prevention in the workplace

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

This intervention project will test additions to the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and evaluate their impact on behavioral and health indicators. Additions to the regular nutrition and lifestyle DPP curriculum will include cooking and gardening classes. Research participants will be campus employees.

Apprentice(s) will:
- Identify relevant articles from the scientific literature
- Synthesize literature review findings in an Excel file
- Maintain an EndNote library
- Create survey in Qualtrics platform
- Pilot test data collection tools
- Conduct interviews and biomarker measurements
- Enter and clean research data

Qualifications: We are looking for apprentice(s) who are: Motivated to learn, very organized and detailed oriented. Familiar with PubMed search engine. Familiar with (or willingness to learn) EndNote. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Proficient in Excel and Qualtrics. Coursework in nutrition, public health, epidemiology and/or biostatistics. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bilingual in any language widely spoken in the Bay Area, such as Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, etc. Knowledge of SAS coding.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: Most of the work can be completed remotely.