• Be an undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill.
• Have interests in health behaviors (e.g., nutrition, physical activity), chronic diseases, and/or working with underserved populations.
• Able to read, write and speak proficient English
• Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
• Ability to move 5-10 lbs
• Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail (Outlook)
The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) is dedicated to reducing health disparities through community-based research and initiatives. Created in 1985 by the deans of the health affairs schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, we are part of a network of CDC Prevention Research Centers.
The Together, Eating & Activity, Matter Plus (TEAM+) study is housed within HPDP. TEAM+
TEAM+ is an in-person 3-month family enhanced BWL intervention designed for Black adults consisting of a family dyadic skills training and core behavioral weight loss sessions. For this proposed pilot study, 20 black adults interested in weight loss will be recruited with a family member committed to attending both the skills training and core sessions. To test the feasibility and acceptability of an interactive counselor-led online training, the family dyadic skills training will be delivered online using a web-conferencing platform (e.g., Zoom).
The Research Assistant will assist the research team by developing study specific documents, creating and maintaining filing and tracking systems to coordinate study progress, drafting and issuing meeting summaries, and facilitating communications. The research assistant will also be responsible for collecting anthropometrics and survey data, communicating with study participants and staff, and performing other administrative duties. All activities performed are under supervision by senior staff.