Community Health and Family Medicine

Project Title: To be determined

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Prof. Lauren Solberg
Phone: 352-273-5142
Email: lbsolberg@ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

Research projects can be developed in accordance with student interest in various areas of bioethics and law. Contact me to talk more and we can develop a project that can be accomplished during the summer.

Entry Date: September 13, 2019

Project Title:Jacksonville Community Engagement Initiative

Faculty Mentor’s Name:Dr. Ross Jones
Phone:904-244-0332
Email:Ross.Jones@jax.ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

Participate in the Jacksonville Urban Health Alliance community engagement process to identify programs to improve the health of the community that address the social determinants of health and other barriers to health and well-being. Research best practices on programs identified as needed by the community, identify outcome measures and collect baseline data. May also develop educational programs for community health improvement initiatives.

Entry Date: November 19, 2019

Project Title:To Be Determined

Faculty Mentor’s Name:Dr. Ray Moseley
Phone:3522735150
Email:rmoseley@ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

Research projects can be developed in accordance with student interest in various areas of bioethics and law. Contact me to talk more and we can develop a project that can be accomplished during the summer.

Potential research topics include:
1. Advanced Directives/Living Wills
2. Technological Solutions to Clinical Bioethical Problems
3. Video Advance Directives
4. Techniques for Asking for Informed Consent
5. Regulatory/IRB Aspects of Research
6. Clinical Bioethics Consulting (i.e. models, techniques, format, consulting practices)
7. Any other issues in Bioethics

Entry Date: November 25, 2019

Project Title: Investigation of Factors Associated with Significant Decline in Health Outcomes in Alachua County, 2011-2020

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Laura Guyer
Phone: (352) 332-0523
Email: lkguyer@ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

The social determinants of health and zip code predict health better than genetic code and medical care. Among 67 FL counties, Alachua County consistently ranks #1 in clinical care but 43rd in quality of life (poor mental health days + poor physical health days), a small up-tick from 51st place in 2019 (RWJF County Health Rankings(CHR)). The social, economic and racial disparities between East and West Gainesville are well documented. This project evaluates the systems that influence health using published reports, needs assessments and databases. What change(s) will improve QOL and increase opportunities for health?

Entry Date: April 21, 2020

Project Title: Examining Relevance of Articles for You (XRAY) Program

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Laura Guyer
Phone: (352) 332-0523
Email: lkguyer@ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

The Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) https://www.facingourrisk.org is a national nonprofit organization devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The mission includes support, education, advocacy, awareness, and research. Medical students will work with the CDC-funded Examining Relevance of Articles for You (XRAY) Program https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAYS/index.php to translate research reports into everyday language and provide information women can use to make informed medical decisions. More than 100 XRAY reviews have been published. Students will use rubrics to “rate the science”, examine standards of care, and more. Preferred are students with strong research and basic science background.

Entry Date: May 4, 2020