Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Professor

Closed (1) Global Children's Oral Health and Nutrition Project

Closed. This professor is continuing with Spring 2021 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Fall 2021.

The purpose of the project is to help children in developing countries overcome malnutrition through improving oral hygiene practices. Study sites in El Salvador, Ecuador, Vietnam, Nepal and India. Students will help with data entry and management, data analysis, and writing of research publications.



1) Review background literature to identify relevant articles
2) Enter quantitative and qualitative data from interviews and exams with project participants
3) Develop a research question, build skills in statistical analysis, and complete data analysis
4) Create presentations for conferences and/or a research manuscript for publication.


Qualifications: Qualifications: 1) Motivated, mature, detail-oriented, student with good teamwork skills 2) Background in Health sciences - pre-dental, pre-medical or majoring in public health - with interest in global health and caring for underserved populations. 3) Familiarity with Latin American and/or Asian cultures and languages is helpful. 4) Required to complete CITI online Human Subjects Training Program; 5) Basic statistics coursework preferred; 6) Commitment of at least 3-5 hours per week (varies week to week)

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: 570 University Hall, Room K