Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-20675 [#20675, 699]
Position Title: Margolis Summer Intern (UG/Grad Students) - Implementation Science
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/12/01, updated 2021/11/30, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:    

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Thank you for your interest in the Margolis Internship Program. Before you continue, please be aware that you will need the following items in order to complete this application:

1. Resume/CV
2. Unofficial Transcript(s)
3. Academic Writing Sample

Location: Durham, NC or Virtual

Margolis Summer Experience Program Overview

Effectively improving health and the value of health care requires multidisciplinary teams and capabilities. To meet this aim, Duke-Margolis uniquely brings together teams of health care and policy experts and organizations to assess key policy and practice challenges and identify and implement impactful solutions. As future policy-leaders and professionals, students are integral team members. The Center offers students (undergraduate and graduate) opportunities to contribute to a variety of projects aimed at improving health and the value of health care through research and the development of innovative, practical, and evidence-based policy solutions through a collaborative and mentored 10-week summer internship experience.

Project Description and Outcomes

Focus Area: Healthcare Transformation, Implementation Science

Overview:  Aim to develop a formal way to guide health systems in planning and evaluating machine-learning enabled clinical decision support (CDS) implementation. Opportunity to work on a mixed qualitative and quantitative methods study focused on using an implementation science approach of participatory system dynamics modeling (PSD) to engage stakeholders in decisions about adopting clinical decision support (Early Warning System (EWS)) that integrates Artificial Intelligence health concepts. We will 1) engage multidisciplinary stakeholders involved in EWS implementation (users, developers, implementers, owners) to co-define common barriers and facilitators to key implementation outcomes of CDS acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibility using group model building scripts from the field of system dynamics and 2) evaluate the PSD process by measuring change in commitment to adopt CDS (using measures of acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibility), eliciting feedback, and estimating intervention effort.

Project Deliverables:

Participatory Systems Dynamics Modeling  

  • Conduct, collect, code qualitative data using well-defined scripts from system dynamics modeling for a mixed method study
  • Data modeling using system dynamics methods (including transforming qual data for modeling using quan techniques)
  • Manuscripts describing study protocol, findings/implications, and policy context

This position is contingent upon grant funding.

Qualifications and Requirements
  • Preferred majors/concentration: Public Policy or social science, business, data science
  • Interest in Qualitative Research Methods
  • Experience in mixed methodology and data analysis
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • General programming knowledge and preferred VENSIN software knowledge (https://vensim.com/)

Education level requirement: Undergraduate/Graduate students

Compensation: $15/hour for Undergraduates and $17/hour for Graduate students

Hours per week: approximate 40 hours

Length of Internship: 10 weeks, Program date for 2022: May 18-July 29

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708