Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Mental Health and Aging Lab

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Professor:  Dr. Suzanne Meeks


Type of position:  Course Credit


 Time commitment: Two semesters minimum. 3 credit hours = approximately 8-10 hours per week. Must attend one weekly lab meeting, which will be scheduled to accommodate students’ class times


Semesters position is available:  Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019


Location of work:  Life Sciences building and miscellaneous nursing homes in Kentuckiana region


Qualification:  301/302 completed.  Will need own transportation.


Brief description of projects:  We have one project currently; it involves recruiting and interviewing in nursing homes. This study focuses on quality of life at the end of life.


Specific tasks:  Distribute and administer questionnaires in nursing homes and collect completed questionnaires. Code data in SPSS. Recruit nursing homes; contact with nursing home staff. Attend lab meetings and complete background readings as assigned.


How to apply:  Send email indicating interest to smeeks@louisville.edu Please specify past experience with older adults and/or nursing homes, course work in psychology, and career plans.