Supervising Faculty: Jessica C Levenson, PhD
Contact: Jessica C Levenson, email@example.com
Area of Research: Sleep, intervention, adolescence
Description of Research: Our research is focused on improving adolescent health and functioning by promoting sleep health. We are most interested in the factors that contribute to poor sleep among adolescents, and identifying strategies for improving their sleep and mental health in various settings (e.g., clinic, school). We have several ongoing studies that focus on understanding disturbed sleep during adolescence, and in developing and testing sleep promotion interventions for adolescents in various settings.
Duties of Students: Students may be involved in literature searches; literature review; reviewing drafts of grants and manuscripts; participating in participant recruitment activities as appropriate; observing consent procedures and study interviews/visits; data collection; updating study SOPs; data entry; data coding and cleaning; and other activities as appropriate. Students are welcome and expected to attend weekly lab meetings. Students will meet with the PI individually every other week. Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend various didactic opportunities. Students will read one article/chapter per month, which we will discuss in our individual meetings. These will focus on an introduction to the research process, research ethics, research with adolescents, the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and other topics of interest to the student.
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- 12 credits of Psychology (including current term)
- STAT 0200/1000/1100 Statistics
- PSY 0036 Research Methods Lecture
- PSY 0036 Research Methods Lab
- Must be available to attend our weekly lab meeting
Terms offered: Fall, Spring
Number of Students: 2