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January 25, 2019
The Horowitz Center for Health Literacy is seeking a full-time graduate assistant to work on a diabetes project funded by the CDC. The Center is a sub-contractor on this multi-county program to build a primary care network and community of practice for chronic care patients in Southern Maryland, with a focus on those patients who use a high level of healthcare services. The chronic disease conditions are diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
The Center's primary roles on the project are to:
  • Convene and facilitate community forums to collect data on the barriers to participating in the National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Develop messaging to increase participation and retention in the Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Develop messaging to reach underserved populations at greatest risk for type 2 diabetes
The graduate assistant will conduct the day-to-day work of the project, including:
  • Coordinating logistics with project partners, community members, and other relevant partners to organize community forums
  • Recording detailed notes at community forums
  • Analyzing data from community forums to determine barriers and facilitators to participating in the Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Collecting and drafting messages and materials
  • Taking meeting notes
  • Drafting reports
  • Guiding undergraduate students' work on the project
  • Other duties as assigned

The time commitment is 20 hours per week. The position includes tuition remission and participation in the faculty/staff health benefits program. Only students enrolled in a UMCP graduate program are eligible for the position. The position can start as early as January 21, 2019.

To apply, email the following to Anna Shao ( with subject line "CDC Project Graduate Assistantship”
  • Your resume
  • Your cover letter
  • A brief (5-6 page) writing sample
  • 2 academic/professional references from faculty or a work/internship supervisor
  • Your Spring 2019 availability

If you have any questions about the position, email Anna Shao (