20KK – AMPLIFI – From survey to data analysis

Status: Filled – Jeffery Asiedu
Intern: Jeffery Asiedu
Faculty Name: kelly-kenzik
Primary Faculty Appointment: UAB
UAB/HA Department: Medicine
Campus Address: 1600 7th Ave S; Lowder 500. Birmingham, AL 35233
Telephone Number: (386) 316-7706
Email: kkenzik@uab.edu or Click to Send E-Mail
For how many summers have you served as a preceptor: 1
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. Robert Oster; Liang Shan
2. Maria Pisu
Title of Project: 20KK – AMPLIFI – From survey to data analysis
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. Participants assessments include a survey questionnaire which includes various previously-developed valid instruments. The intern will work with the team to obtain all the scoring for these instruments, apply the scoring, and obtain the analytic dataset. The intern will then perform data quality checks on scored survey data and on all other assessment data, and prepare data quality reports. The intern will have the opportunity to carve out a small data analysis project from these data.

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: Survivorship, Multiple Cancer Sites
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

1) evaluate current database and codebook; attend weekly zoom meetings for updates


2) organize and clean codebook based on preceptor and team feedback


3) preliminary descriptive analyses; frequencies/means to understand the current variables

Preceptor will provide intern with access to the following: Equipment 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: SAS Programming, willingness to learn