Faculty Profile: Billimek, John

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Faculty Information Lab Information (Packet Type, Course Title, & Department) Location
Billimek, John
Lab Contact:
Tanya Honey
Department: Family Medicine / Health Policy Research Inst.
100 Theory, Suite 110, Irvine, CA 92617

Research Description

The Healthcare Energized through Listening, Investigation, Opportunities and Services (HELIOS) Lab aims to create a more equitable healthcare system through research in partnership with clinical and community partners, and by cultivating a diverse workforce of healthcare professionals and researchers. We conduct several research projects related to healthcare delivery in underserved communities and the unique priorities and challenges of diverse patients with different stories, needs, and strengths.

HELIOS students work at the Health Policy Research Institute on the UCI Campus to prepare health education and research materials for diverse patient and community participants, and go into the field in clinic and community settings to recruit participants, interview patients, help patients use mobile devices to monitor their own health, and work alongside health professionals. In addition to research experience, HELIOS members are offered professional development workshops and networking opportunities to learn about pathways to careers in medicine, nursing, public health and health research.

To learn more about current projects, and how you can get involved, visit our website at https://thehelioslab.org/opportunities

Requirements to Participate

--Spanish language proficiency highly preferred

--Students who wish to participate in work in clinic and community sites must have their own transportation (or be willing to carpool)

--Before enrolling in BIO SCI 199, interested students should visit website to review requirements & opportunities in detail, and submit an application (including resume and brief statement of interests).

Complete details & application form at: https://thehelioslab.org/opportunities.
--3 - 4 hours per week per unit
--Minimum commitment of 3 units per quarter for 3 quarters.
--Attendance at weekly lab meeting (Fridays 3:00-5:00pm in the Fall, Winter and Spring quarter) is required
--Availability to work at least one four-hour shift per week (8am-12 noon or 1pm-5pm) at the Santa Ana Family Health Center (800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701) highly preferred.

Students set own schedule, but must be able to accommodate some activities at specific times.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Students are evaluated on attendance, displaying initiative, teamwork and professionalism, and completion of team-based assignments, which vary from quarter to quarter.

These include:

--UROP student research grant proposals in the Fall and Spring,
--data collection summaries in the Winter,
--presentations at the UROP Symposium in the Spring or other conferences throughout the year.

For more details, see website at https://thehelioslab.org/opportunities