Pediatric Prevention Center Chronic Illnesses Research Laboratory

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Faculty Researcher: April Carcone

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April Carcone


Our research group conducts research to develop behavioral interventions targeting children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, HIV, and obesity. We are currently looking for 2-3 undergraduate students to assist with several communication studies. One is a NIH/NIDDK funded communication project examining the clinical communication among pediatric patients, their caregivers, and a community health worker during Motivational Interviewing counseling sessions targeting weight loss. A second project is examining patient-provider communication in diabetes medical care.


GPA ≥ 3.0
Attention to detail
Problem solving
Ability to work independently
Minimum commitment is 8 hours/week, one calendar year
Honor's thesis opportunities available

Interested students should email Dr. Carcone at and provide a CV or resume, a brief explanation of how you meet the qualifications, and a brief description of your career goals and why this research experience will contribute to those goals


The students will assist with transcribing patient interactions, data entry, and other research-related tasks.

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Last Updated

May 4, 2015