Faculty Profile: Fortier, Michelle

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Fortier, Michelle
Lab Contact:
UCI Center on Stress and Health
Department: SOM - Anesthes & Perioperative Care
UCI Center on Stress & Health 505 S. Main St. Suite 940 Orange, CA 92868

Research Description

The UCI Center on Stress & Health (UCI CSH) is a collaborative group from diverse areas in medicine and psychology aimed to assist children and families manage pain, anxiety and stress surrounding the medical environment and disease burden. UCI CSH is directed by Dr. Zeev Kain, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care and Associate Dean of Clinical Research at UCI and Dr. Michelle Fortier, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at UCI and Pediatric Psychologist at CHOC. The UCI CSH team is comprised of multi-disciplinary collaboration between anesthesiologists, psychologists, surgeons, pediatricians, nurses, child life specialists, biomedical engineers, and computer scientists. Several on-going applied behavioral research studies are being conducted in multiple medical settings including perioperative, hematology/oncology, and neonatology. Because of the large population of Spanish speaking families at CHOC, we are especially interested in bilingual students who may assist with the recruitment of these families to our research studies.

BENEFITS: Working in an interdisciplinary field in the medical setting. Exposure to human subjects research and in-person recruitment. Involvement in conducting research studies including weekly lab meetings, data entry, patient recruitment and interaction.

Requirements to Participate

Students should have transportation to get to and from CHOC Children's located in Orange. Dress code required - business casual or scrubs. Reliability and professionalism are extremely important.
- Interview required

Time Commitment per Week

Minimum 10-13 hrs./week commitment; Minimum of 3 units

Faculty Means of Evaluation

-Timely completion of hours
-Presentation of relevant literature
-Independent research projects