ISPU is seeking a Primary Investigator on a project examining challenges faced by Michigan Muslims in accessing healthcare.
This entrepreneurial research professional should have experience in using community-based participatory action research methods (CPAR) to study community-based challenges. This project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program Community Research for Health Equity (CRHE), a community-led research program that seeks to elevate community voices and make the priorities of communities the primary goal of local health system transformation efforts.
The goal of the study is to explore the unique challenges that Muslims in Southeast Michigan face in accessing health care and within the healthcare system, while also examining potential solutions that lead to equitable, less biased healthcare. The PI will lead the project team in using CPAR, with information gathered through a literature review and trend data supplemented with mapping, games or vision boards, focus groups, surveys, and/or interviews.
The PI will also lead the team in using an appreciative inquiry methodology for solution identification. The ideal candidate has experience setting up systems for conducting community-based research and has the ability to engage local communities, academics, American Muslim leaders and media professionals alike. The project would require a 2.5 year commitment to complete research and dissemination.