USA: New York City, Environmental Health Research with Indigenous Communities

Dr. Navas-Acien will not be taking students for the Summer of 2024.

Mentor: Ana Navas-Acien, MD, MPH, PhD

Research opportunities available as a part of this project:
Summer Research Projects and Research Year

Thematic Research Areas:
Social Determinants of Health, Epidemiology, Ageing, Non-communicable diseases, Environmental health, and Climate change

Global Pop funds students from the following CUIMC Schools at this site:

Language requirement:

Potential activities that could be carried out by students at this site:
Literature Review, IRB development, Interview tool development, Interviewing/Surveying, Attend regular Team/Site meetings, Data collection,  Data monitoring, Data analysis, Program monitoring and evaluation, Manuscript writing, Summarizing/Disseminating results, Formulation of recommendations/policy guidance, Development of Educational Materials, Translation, Shadowing, and Community outreach

Other requirements or information:
Prefer students with a knowledge of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The work is mostly in NYC with potential opportunities for traveling to the communities. Three types of projects available: 1) environmental determinants of health and disease, 2) molecular epidemiology (epigenetics), and 3) interventions

About Projects with Dr. Navas-Acien

Student Participation: Hybrid; in-person participation several days a week for several weeks with flexibility for remote activities

Travel Location(s): To be determined but may include Rapid City, South Dakota

Number of Students: 1

Mentored Research Project in 2022

Mentored Research Project in 2021