The USC REACH Lab offers research positions for USC undergraduate students (through the HP490 directed research units) who are highly motivated to learn and work as an important member of a research team. Our mission is to understand the etiology of health behaviors related to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease risk in children and adults, with a particular focus on physical activity and eating. Our projects use remote sensing and communication technologies such as smartphones, accelerometers, and GPS to better understand causes and correlates of health behaviors.
During the academic year, students will be involved in a variety of research projects to investigate physical activity and sedentary behaviors in young adults (ages 18-24 years) using wearable smartwatch technologies and smartphone applications. Projects will also involve opportunities to learn about clinical fitness assessment and neuroimaging methodologies.
As a 490 student researcher on our projects, you will have the opportunity to assist with a range of research activities including participant scheduling, recruitment, material preparation, equipment management, data collection, compliance calls, and data entry. Desired students will be detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience while working with faculty, staff, and students at the Keck School of Medicine Department of Population and Public Health Sciences.To be considered for the position, send your resume and available days/hours to: Micaela Hewus, Project Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org)