The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center has an opening for a post BA project coordinator who will work on a foundation-funded initiative to embed mental health services in Obstetrics & Gynecology (ObGyn) practices and track the health outcomes for women and children as well as test the feasibility of different financial models to sustain the work.
This project is led by Dr. Catherine Monk, Professor of Medical Psychology in ObGyn and Psychiatry.
The successful candidate will work with other team members to establish and set up project assessments and systems while taking the lead on actual data tracking and engagement in two of the research foci of this project: (a) intervention science regarding psychiatry/psychology interventions to set up the project for successful federal grant funding and (b) health policy research on different models of integrated care including the question of cost effectiveness.
The ObGyn Department at Columbia is a large facility with over 7000 births a year. Women are from a range of SES, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Embedded mental health care is currently taking place with plans for immediate expansion of the mental health clinicians from different disciplines (psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurse practitioners). Data from this project provides the opportunity for a broad array of research questions related to which interventions work for whom, and the funding feasibility of collaborative care models, which are the future of health care. The successful project coordinator candidate would oversee project operations, master relevant health policy literature, and assist with grant applications as well as manuscripts. The position is funded for 2 years with a possibility for renewal.
Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Candidates for this role must hold a BA in a relevant field and already have demonstrated interest in and some mastery of research on women's mental health, child development, and health policy. The two-year position would serve as an excellent spring board for graduate school.
Candidates must have the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team as well as the capacity to communicate clearly in written and oral forms.
Some experience with collaborative research and/or database management would be a plus.
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