Research Skills
Tools
 
  • Remote testing and video software (Camtasia, Morae Recorder) 
  • Qualitative analysis software (NVivo, Dedoose)
  • Survey software (Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey)
  • Statistical analysis software (R, SPSS)
Methods
  • quantitative techniques - designing and implementing questionnaires and surveys 
  • qualitative techniques - focus groups, interviews, diaries
  • mixed methods - sequential explanatory design, community-based participatory design, data integration
  • statistical analysis - descriptive, correlation, regression, ANOVA
  • qualitative analysis - content analysis, thematic analysis, secondary data analysis
Research Skills
Tools
 
  • Remote testing and video software (Camtasia, Morae Recorder) 
  • Qualitative analysis software (NVivo, Dedoose)
  • Survey software (Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey)
  • Statistical analysis software (R, SPSS)
Methods
  • quantitative techniques - designing and implementing questionnaires and surveys 
  • qualitative techniques - focus groups, interviews, diaries
  • mixed methods - sequential explanatory design, community-based participatory design, data integration
  • statistical analysis - descriptive, correlation, regression, ANOVA
  • qualitative analysis - content analysis, thematic analysis, secondary data analysis
Research Projects 
How People Search for and Evaluate Online Information about Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)
[Research Assistant], UNC School of Information and Library Science
  • Identify, recruit, and screen study participants
  • Conduct think-a-loud and search session interviews (in-person and remote)
  • Collected search log data 
Addressing Stigma among Black Men who have Sex with Men in a Mobile Phone and Internet HIV Intervention
[Research Assistant], UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
 
  • Analyzed 322 conversations contributed by participants to the online forums and doctor Q&A section of the healthMpowerment.org (HMP) intervention website
  • (HMP) is an online, mobile phone optimized intervention that aimed to reduce condomless anal intercourse and foster community among young Black GBMSM (age 18 – 30).  
  • Created literature reviews and prepared written reports and manuscripts for publication

Alpha-gal Food Allergy's Influence on Patients' Health Information Practices and Perceptions of Provider Knowledge

[Research Assistant], UNC School of Information and Library Science

  • Identified relevant literature and prepared literature review

  • Analyzed survey data 

  • Assisted with preparation of a manuscript for publication 

Healthy Girls Know: Young Black Women and Personal Geographies of Information Seeking

[Research Assistant], UNC School of Information and Library Science

  • Assisted with study design of a mixed method community based participatory study (focus groups, diaries, literacy training sessions)

  • Facilitated focus groups and information literacy training sessions with the cohort of research study participants

Who's Allowed to Talk about Sex? Social Co-Construction of Sexual Health Information Boundaries on the Internet

[Research Assistant], UNC School of Information and Library Science

  • Scrapped and coded online interactions between Black women related to sexual health on Facebook

  • Qualitative content analysis of website comments and Facebook data 

  • Discovered potential online sexual health information boundaries of Black women

Effects of Interpretive Flexibility in Metadata Generation and Aggregation
[Research Assistant], UNC School of Information and Library Science
  • Analyzed aggregated metadata to reveal forms of semantic diversity present 

  • Discovered the effects of this semantic diversity on user experience with the aggregated collection

  • Coded data using NVivo software

The Deterioration of Urban Communities of Color: Assessing the Response to the U.S. Crack Epidemic
[Principal Investigator], McNair Scholars Program, Michigan State University 
 
  • Designed research study and implemented quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine the effects of public policy on the public health outcomes of Black and Latino communities during the U.S. crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s
  • Performed statistical analysis of data using SPSS 
  • Presented paper and research results at academic conferences
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