Health among Older adults Living in Detroit

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Samuele Zilioli

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Daniel Saleh


This research project aims to investigate the connections between socioeconomic status, environmental stressors, and health among middle aged and older African American adults living in Detroit. Research Assistants in this lab will instruct and guide participants through a series of demographic, psychological, health, and other measures that take place in the participants’ home through an initial baseline home visit, a five day at home period, and then a second home visit where materials are collected.

Responsibilities will include: Enrolling and consenting participants, working in teams to visit participants in the city of Detroit, guiding and instructing participants on various instruments and measures, as well as the entry and management of data collection in the field.

This is a volunteer, unpaid position


* This position offers excellent research training for anyone interested in attending graduate school, particularly in social psychology, counseling psychology, health psychology, or clinical psychology.
* Previous research experience is desirable, but not necessary (training will be provided)
* GPA >3.25
* Ability to commit to 7-10 hours / week
* Ability to commit to 2 consecutive semesters

Project Timeline



RAs will assist the research team with study related tasks that may include but are not limited to:
-Attend research meetings
-Edit and revise coding manuals and protocols
-Data entry and management
-Literature reviews and summaries
-Additional duties as identified

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Last Updated

September 19, 2017