University of Washington School of Public Health
Research Scientist - Health Promotion Research Center
Closing Date: November 13, 2017
Posted: October 13, 2017
The Department of Health Services has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist to work with the Health Promotion Research Center.
The Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPRC conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those most at risk of health disparities. Our projects include research and program dissemination in the areas of older adult physical activity and mental health, cancer prevention and control, and workplace health promotion.
This Research Scientist position will primarily lead activities to disseminate research results for two research projects:
- PT-REFER (Physical Therapists Recommending EnhanceFitness to Expand Reach) is a collaboration between HPRC and the national YMCA (Y-USA) to develop and test an intervention to increase recommendations by physical therapists to an accessible and effective group physical activity program offered at the YMCA.
- Increasing Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites is an NCI-funded randomized controlled trial, measuring the immediate and longer-term effects of the HealthLinks intervention on employee health behavior.How to Apply:
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