Adults on phones
July 18, 2019


Application deadline: The Center will accept applications until the position is filled. 

Setting and Responsibilities: The UMD Horowitz Center for Health Literacy seeks a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) graduate student to support a funded NIH-National Library of Medicine research project titled, ”HealthyMe/MiSalud Smartphone Application: Identifying Mechanisms to Engage African Americans and Hispanics in Personal Health Libraries.” The purpose of this project is to refine and evaluate a smartphone application with personal health goals, personal and family health histories, disease prevention and health promotion and other primary and secondary prevention information resources. The intended users are adult African Americans and Latinos with limited health literacy, including limited health information seeking. 

Primary responsibilities include a wide range of research support activities. The Graduate Research Assistant will help draft and translate health messages and project materials, such as guides and consent forms; recruit, screen, and enroll participants; help retain participants in the study; support manuscript development; take research team notes; and other support tasks as assigned. 

Term and location: The position is 10hrs/per week. The candidate will work onsite in College Park, MD. 

Please email a cover letter stating your interest and a resume to Dr. Cynthia Baur at