Projects - Dominican Republic

Project Name:  Gender Differences in electronic cigarette use among college students / Knowledge, attitudes, and practices about third hand smoke among pediatricians and OBGYN physicians
Institution:  Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra
Mentor:  Zahira Quinones

For the proposed projects, the faculty member will provide expertise in community engagement for data collection, mentoring, dissemination including on-site support, managing and analysis and translating research to practice. Students will participate in secondary analysis, literature review, abstract preparation and data collection.

 

Project Name:  Social support as a predictor of outcomes in pregnancy
Institution:  Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra
Mentor:  Zahira Quinones

For the proposed projects, the faculty member will provide expertise in community engagement for data collection, mentoring, dissemination including on-site support, managing and analysis and translating research to practice. Students will participate in secondary analysis, literature review, abstract preparation and data collection.

 

Project Name: Use of electronic cigarettes in university students of Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Mentor: José Javier Sánchez Rodríguez

The consumption of electronic cigarettes has increased significantly in the last 5 years, especially among young populations. In many countries including the Dominican Republic, it has been sold as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes. Although there are studies that show that the harmful effects are less than those related to the consumption of conventional cigarettes, there is increasing evidence about the harmful effects associated with these new consumer products. The objective is to evaluate the consumption of electronic cigarettes among university students belonging to the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

During the student’s participation in the projects, the student may:

- Participate in weekly meetings with the research team.

- Carry out field work: Including interviews with pregnant women, members of the university community, visiting clinics and hospitals, among others.

- Thoroughly verify updated e-cigarette literature.

- Perform primary and secondary data analysis.

- Participate in the preparation of a summary of findings to submit to the congress.

- Attend the MESCyT Science and Technology Research Week

This project has preferred in person participation but could be completed remotely if needed.

 

Project Name: Exposure to electronic cigarette smoke in pregnant women attending tertiary health centers in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros
Institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Mentor: José Javier Sánchez Rodríguez

In addition, the World Health Organization indicates that around 1.2 million deaths occur each year as a result of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke, for this reason there is a secondary research proposal aimed at exposure to cigarette smoke electronic devices in pregnant women attending tertiary health centers in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.

During the student’s participation in the projects, the student may:

- Participate in weekly meetings with the research team.

- Carry out field work: Including interviews with pregnant women, members of the university community, visiting clinics and hospitals, among others.

- Thoroughly verify updated e-cigarette literature.

- Perform primary and secondary data analysis.

- Participate in the preparation of a summary of findings to submit to the congress.

- Attend the MESCyT Science and Technology Research Week

This project has preferred in person participation but could be completed remotely if needed.