Volunteer Opportunity: Student Research Assistants


We appreciate your interest in our Center for Behavioral Health and Technology (CBHT).  We are not currently accepting any further applications for RA positions starting Summer 2021 or Fall 2021. Please check back in September 2021 for information about whether we will be accepting students starting Spring 2022.

About us:

Center for Behavioral Health and Technology – Director Lee Ritterband. CBHT faculty include Karen Ingersoll, Phil Chow, and Kelly Shaffer. CBHT affiliated faculty include Kara Wiseman, Mehdi Boucheckba, and Megan Mattos.  Our projects span multiple focus areas in clinical and health psychology, engineering, nursing, and public health – these include topics such as Insomnia, Addiction Treatment, HIV Care Engagement, Cancer Survivorship, Mood and Anxiety, and Global Health.  Current and recent eHealth projects include a large national trial to evaluate an Internet intervention for insomnia for older adults, skin cancer prevention projects, and a game to reduce asthma attacks in children.  Current and recent mHealth projects include studies of mobile apps to reduce binge drinking among college students, reduce depression and anxiety among breast cancer survivors, increase smoking cessation, support HIV prevention medication adherence, and improve HIV clinical outcomes.

About student research assistant positions:

RA responsibilities include pilot testing our mobile and Internet interventions, participating in multidisciplinary study team meetings, attending seminars with guest speakers, conducting literature searches, helping with manuscript preparation, organizing and coding data, and more. Interested and highly motivated students can often work with one or more faculty members to analyze and present data through posters, conference presentations, or manuscripts. We prefer to recruit 2nd and 3rd year students, but will consider excellent 4th year students with a strong interest in the eHealth/mHealth field. Summer hours may be available (and sometimes for a paid position).
RA positions require 10 hours per week during the academic semester, attending a weekly student meeting, and a minimum 2 semester commitment. At present, all hours are completed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, we hope to return to our offices as soon as it is safer to do so. When that occurs, RAs will complete their hours in our Center offices located at 560 Ray C Hunt Drive, in the Fontaine Research Park.
For questions, please contact: Laurie Bennett, lb2qb@virginia.edu.
To apply for a RA position, fill out our application form here.