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Student Volunteer Needed!

Position Description:
Dr. Alyssa Lederer, an affiliated Tulane PRC faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is seeking a graduate-level research assistant to support several research projects in the area of childhood obesity prevention. This position would have a leadership role in identifying background literature and performing data analysis for one or more of the following studies; 1) the strengths and weaknesses of multiple school-based walking clubs for elementary school students; 2) the sustainability of school-based obesity prevention programs after grant funding concludes; 3) evaluating an initiative that aimed to engage school staff in healthy eating and active living efforts. Opportunities for other project work may arise.

The timing and work space for the position are flexible. Interest in the topic is a must. Experience conducting literature reviews and qualitative analysis is preferred but not required. Candidates should be reliable, organized, detail-oriented, have strong communication skills, and should be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

To apply, submit your resume and a letter detailing your interest in the position and any relevant experience to Alyssa Lederer, PhD, MPH, CHES at

To learn more about Dr. Lederer and her work, click here to visit her faculty page..



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Objectively Assessed Associations between Physical Activity and Body Composition in Middle-School Girls: The Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls

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