SDSU Research Foundation

  • Research Assistant II

    Req No.
    Part-Time Contract
    Dept/Proj Name
    Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS/SOL)
    Close Date
  • Overview


    The South Bay Latino Research Center (SBLRC) promotes and facilitates research in diverse Latino populations living in the border region of San Diego. Using principles of Community-based Participatory Research, SBLRC investigators conduct epidemiologic, intervention and health service research in an effort to improve the health and welfare of the community it serves. Existing partnerships with the SBLRC include the University of California, San Diego, San Ysidro Health, Scripps Health, and Neighborhood Healthcare.


    The Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is a multi-site, interdisciplinary epidemiological study of urban dwelling Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  The study currently includes six other institutions, centers, and offices of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goals of the HCHS/SOL study include further study of the prevalence and development of chronic disease in Hispanics, the role of acculturation in health conditions, and to identify risk factors that play protective or harmful roles in Hispanics/Latinos. This longitudinal cohort study is intended to address a wide variety of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, and diabetes, among others. The target population recruited from the South Bay area of San Diego County includes over 4,000 persons of Hispanic origin between the ages of 18 to 74.   


    Under supervision incumbents perform one or more standard laboratory and/or field experimental procedures that require technical scientific knowledge and skills which might be expected from incumbents who have completed some college “lower division” coursework in the appropriate discipline or from incumbents who have acquired equivalent knowledge and skills through experience.


    AFU Interviews: 90%

    Following the study research protocols, completes annual follow up interviews by administering questionnaires via telephone or in person; schedules appointments for interviews and contacts participants to administer the annual follow up interview. Documents participant status of general health, episodes of medical events/ hospitalization for cardiovascular disease, pregnancy-related complications, fatal events, and prescription drug usage during follow up interviews.  Tracks the contact information and makes updates to changes or corrections to addresses or phone numbers.  Assist with locating lost to follow up participants. Maintain accurate and complete records and participant charts. Conduct recruitment calls with potential participants and verify eligibility. Prepare mailings of recruitment materials. Conduct reminder calls for participants for scheduled assesments.

    Ability to work a variety of schedules to include evenings and weekends.


    Administrative Support: 5%

    Review call logs and appointment calendar to contact participants to complete AFU and obtain vital status. Assists the Medical Records Acquisition team on masking all identifiers from materials that will be transferred to the study reading centers.


    Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned: 5%

    Participate in study meetings and annual interviewers’ trainings.  Perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisor.   



    Minimum Knowledge & Abilities Required

    • Ability to quickly learn and apply elementary research methods and procedures
    • Ability to follow oral and written directions
    • Ability to work a variety of schedules to include evenings and weekends

    Minimum Education/Experience

    • Completion of sufficient lower division coursework to successfully perform the required duties of the position OR equivalent of one year related experience

    Preferred Qualifications and Special Skills

    • Bilingual in English and Spanish (reading, writing and speaking)
    • Previous experience in research data collection

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


    San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer



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