39KH – Elucidating strategies to elicit oncologists’ recommendation to promote healthy eating behaviors among cancer survivors

Status: Filled – Katelyn Johnson
Intern: Katelyn Johnson
Faculty Name: karina-halilova-md-mph-3
Primary Faculty Appointment: UAB
UAB/HA Department: School of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine
Campus Address: 1717 11the Ave S
Telephone Number: (205) 934-7860
Email: karinahalilova@uabmc.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. Joshua Sewell, LMSW
Title of Project: 39KH – Elucidating strategies to elicit oncologists’ recommendation to promote healthy eating behaviors among cancer survivors
Project Description:

Oncologists, as leaders in cancer survivorship care, could play in important role in promoting healthy eating behaviors among individuals with cancer. However, little is known about feasible, acceptable and sustainable strategies for delivering oncologist recommendations/supportive messages among overweight and obese cancer survivors. In this project, we will identify a feasible and acceptable strategy of delivering oncologists’ recommendations through individual interviews with oncologists.

CaRES intern is needed to provide assistance with interview data analysis and manuscript preparation.

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: Clinical (Patient Care) Research
Cancer topic: Multiple Cancer Sites
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Provide assistance with qualitative data analysis using Nvivo software.


Provide assistance with quantitative data analysis using SPSS or SAS software.


Provide assistance with literature review and manuscript preparation. Assist research team with other research tasks.

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: Behavioral Science/Psychiatry, Clinical Oncology, Literature Review Skills, Manuscript Preparation for Submission to a Journal, Obesity and Diet, Scientific Writing Skills, Statistics and Data Management, basic knowledge