Health among Older adults Living in Detroit 2.0

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Samuele Zilioli

Contact Details

Elissa Kim


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 working on this project will instruct and guide participants through a series of demographic, psychological, health, and other measures that take place in the participants’ home.

Responsibilities will primarily include: contacting and consenting participants, visiting participants for data collection purposes, guiding and instructing participants on various instruments and measures, and entry and management of data collection in the field.


* This position offers excellent research training for anyone interested in attending graduate school, particularly in psychology, and medical school.
* 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:
-Contacting and consenting participants,
-Visiting participants for data collection purposes
-Guiding and instructing participants on various instruments and measures
-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

August 3, 2022