DESCRIPTION: The CHAMP lab conducts community-engaged research in the area of cancer, health equity, and social justice. Using a community based participatory research approach, we work with community partners to increase early detection of breast, prostate, and colorectal screening; and to understand multi-level drivers of cancer control behaviors such as tobacco use, healthy diet, and cancer screening.

Specific research activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting scientific literature reviews and summaries of literature
  • Field experience attending community health promotion events
  • Creating cancer educational presentations for community audiences
  • Data collection and/or analysis
  • Creating and disseminating health-related social media posts

IDEAL CANDIDATE: Individuals from Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy or Social Work with health-relevant background or interest (broadly defined). Conscientious and detail-oriented, with a strong work ethic. Ability to work independently with minimal detailed guidance and with diverse teams including community partners. Interested in learning new things, curious and willing to ask questions

LOCATION: Hybrid – Remote & In-person

PROJECT LEAD/PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Cheryl L. Knott, PhD, MPower Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park