07MP – AMPLIFI Assessment and Analysis Core – Cost of oral and prescription drugs and health care utilization among cancer survivors.

Status: Filled – Kaitlin Beyler
Intern: Kaitlin Beyler
Faculty Name: maria-pisu
Primary Faculty Appointment: UAB
UAB/HA Department: MT 636
Campus Address: 1717 11th Ave South
Telephone Number: (205) 975-7366
Email: mpisu@uab.edu or Click to Send E-Mail
For how many summers have you served as a preceptor: 2
CCC Research Area: Cancer Control & Population Science
Number of hours per week that the preceptor will personally supervise or work with the intern: 2
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Bob Oster
2. Aquila Brown-Galvan
Title of Project: 07MP – AMPLIFI Assessment and Analysis Core – Cost of oral and prescription drugs and health care utilization among cancer survivors.
Project Description:

AMPLIFI is a large project to test different web-based programs to improve healthy eating and exercise in adults with an-obesity related cancer. The AMPLIFI study collects data on prescription and over the counter drugs, and health care use (hospitalizations, ER visits, doctor visits) self-reported by participants. The intern will work on standardizing the drug data for analysis, and summarizing the information collected to advise the team on how to streamline the data collection. The intern will also analyze the drug and health care use data, obtain the available price for each drug and health care visit, and calculate the total drug and health care cost for each participant.

Project Status: Already up and running
Location of Project: Birmingham, AL (UAB)
Proposed Start Date: May 3, 2021
Proposed End Date: August 27, 2021
Expected work schedule for intern: Flexible, intern can largely set his or her own schedule (as for students who are instructed how to proceed and are permitted to work independently with weekly guidance) and should contribute full-time effort.
Number of days that the student will be expected to come physically to UAB:
0 – project will be fully virtual except for the required in-person checkpoint visits
Category of Project: Analytical/Statistical Research
Cancer topic: Breast, Colon and rectum, Kidney, Obesity, Ovary, Prostate, Survivorship, Uterus
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Abstract study charts


Data gathering management


Data analysis

Preceptor will provide intern with access to the following: Supplies needed to complete project
Likelihood that intern will be included as an author on one or more publications related to this summer research project: Very likely
Areas in which the ideal candidates will have experience: Manuscript Preparation for Submission to a Journal, Statistics and Data Management, basic knowledge, pharmacy