This position will work on a pragmatic clinical trial that interfaces with prenatal clinical care. We are seeking aData Collector who will assist with recruitment/enrollment (screening, consenting of participants), conducting virtual randomization visits, organizing, conducting and supervising the data collection process and supervising research assistants. The Data Collector will learn and use REDCap and assist the Research Manager to ensure data entry, cleaning and data entry procedures occur, with data quality assurance assessments and the preparation of reports. The coordinator will work closely across all the clinical sites to ensure integration of the intervention into prenatal care practice.
About the research study
Healthy for 2/Healthy for U (H42/H4U) Trail is a NIH-NIDDK-funded pragmatic randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of remotely delivered health coaching on pregnancy weight gain. The intervention is integrated into prenatal care at JHH, JHMBC and JHCP clinical sites.
The H42/H4U intervention has 4 main components:
Health coaching remote communication – i.e., phone calls, MyChart or email or text messages or video calls— paced with gestational week and prenatal visits
Interactive web-based platform with learning activities (focused on healthy diet, physical activity and wellness), behavioral goal setting functionality, tools for communicating with health coaches (via text, email and video)
Weight/diet/physical mobile activity trackers
Data collection includes in person height/weight (at a prenatal visit), surveys and pediatric visit data collection.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Carrying out study screening, consent and randomization/enrollment visits; mails study packets and scales to participants.
Procedures associated with study retention and participant renumeration,
Mails and maintains logs of gift cards and other incentives using various tools,
Assists in the develop of retention strategies, particularly for the Control group, including the Facebook pages, newsletters, birth and birthday cards.
Implements and reports on all retention metrics
Recognizing safety concerns in participants and assists with management and coordination with providers and study PI.
Manages and assists with data collection, including in person visits at clinics;
Supervise the research assistants and student data collectors; assists with data collection when needed;
Implements quality control procedures for recruitment and data collection, including a protocol for conducting home visits.
Develops quality assessment metrics for data collectors.
Carries out other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to work well as a member of a team.
Must work well independently, able to set goals and meet required deadlines.
Ability to work on multiple and competing priorities.
Interest in pregnant women and maternal health.
Understanding of clinical care and workflows.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles.
Understanding of basic statistics and qualitative data collection (interviews) and analysis.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and basic statistical software.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation to travel to clinical sites.
MPH or Masters Degree in relevant field preferred.
Previous research study experience strongly preferred.
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