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About the Department
Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) Group, led by Dr. Jonathan Bricker, is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson. Funded by multiple large NIH grants totaling over $18 million USD, the Group’s research program focuses on developing technology interventions for health behavior change, rigorously testing them in randomized trials, and then disseminating them with the goal of high public health impact. Technologies for delivering these interventions include smartphone applications, websites, and telephone counseling. One of the core behavioral approaches the Group is testing is a form of therapy called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
With direct supervision from the team’s project manager, Brie Sullivan, the project coordinator will apply special skills and knowledge in coordinating research and administrative activities and in carrying out moderately complex research assignments, to support projects that use rigorous behavioral science and technology to directly impact public health. The position opening comes at an exciting time of expansion for the HABIT Group, as we broaden the technology platforms for delivering intervention and include a focus now on weight loss interventions. The Project Coordinator will closely collaborate with Ms. Sullivan, Dr. Bricker, and the HABIT Group team. This is an opportunity to conduct research administration and support of remote digital and telehealth behavioral science interventions to help people quit smoking and lose weight.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities