Ageing, hypertension care, and cardiovascular risk factors in rural Burkina Faso

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Klinik / Institut / Zentrum Infektiologie - Institut für Public Health
Doktorvater / -mutter Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen
Ansprechpartner Dr. Pascal Geldsetzer
Kontakt (E-Mail-Adresse) pgeldsetzer@mail.harvard.edu

Beschreibung der Arbeit

Art der Arbeit
  • experimentell
  • klinisch retrospektiv
Thema der Promotion Ageing, hypertension care, and cardiovascular risk factors in rural Burkina Faso
Voraussichtliche Dauer (in Monaten) 6-9
davon in Vollzeit (in Monaten) 6
Startzeitpunkt
Methoden

Randomized trial
Population-based household survey
Qualitative research
Simple regressions for cross-sectional data

Zielsetzung

This project consists of three components, all taking place in rural Burkina Faso (Nouna): i) a randomized implementation trial using community health workers to improve hypertension care; ii) a population-based household survey to assess quality of life and cardiovascular risk factor prevalence; and iii) qualitative research to characterize views on aging, quality of life, cardiovascular health, and healthcare supply in the area. We are looking for someone who could spend 3-6 months in Burkina Faso to help implement these studies - starting in Fall or Winter this year. The student would be very welcome to lead as many papers (as first author) as he/she would like to (more data will be available than people to analyze it all!).

Rahmenbedingungen

Strukturierte Betreuung

Doctoral students will meet the supervisor on a regular basis and participate in team calls with the wider study team.

Anforderungen

- Interest to learn or knowledge in basic statistical methods (and a stats software, such as Stata or R) and qualitative research methods.
- Willingness to spend a few months in Burkina Faso
- Must speak English; knowledge in French is a bonus

Finanzielle Unterstützung



There would be financial support for the stay in Burkina Faso. We are looking into funding opportunities for work done before and after the Burkina trip.

Autorenschaft



Co-authorship on all papers arising from the project; first authorship on as many papers as the student would like to lead (3-5 first-authored papers would easily be possible).

Anmerkungen



Stay in Nouna, Burkina Faso, for 3-6 months to support study implementation.

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