253783 Assessing study feasibility and bringing a scientific protocol to life Part 2

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 9:45 AM

Christina Makarushka, MPH , Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Durham, NC
The purpose of this presentation is to address methods for assessing feasibility and bringing a scientific protocol to life. Concepts addressed in Part of this session will be illustrated in practical exercises.

Gap Addressed: The need for practical knowledge of how to assess the feasibility and operationalize a scientific protocol in epidemiology and public health research.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Discuss how to operationalize a protocol. Assess protocol feasibility.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 14 years of experience in operationalizing research protocols and implementing epidemiologic studies, including surveys, field studies, and clinical studies. My experience includes the management of medium-size (under 5,000 participants) research studies with responsibilities such as development of protocols, scopes of work, data collection instruments, standard operating procedures, participant materials, recruitment strategies and materials; subcontracting, budgeting, and staffing; training, monitoring and quality control oversight; developing study management systems for tracking study activities; and designing procedures for obtaining informed consent and obtaining IRB approvals. I currently serve as a Study Manager at Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. on the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Epidemiology Branch support services contract.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.