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New York University Social Impact Researcher in New York, New York

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The PRIISM Center ( is looking for a researcher to support the Háblame Bebé & Nurse-Family Partnership: Improving the home language environment for low-income Hispanic families project. This researcher will be funded by the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU. The researcher will be funded full-time throughout the summer of 2021.

Project Description

Háblame Bebé is the first mobile phone application to provide low-income Hispanic caregivers with evidence-based information about bilingual language development and promote sociolinguistic pride and advocate for speaking Spanish within the home. We are implementing Háblame Bebé into the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a non-profit organization which arranges home visits from registered nurses to low-income first-time mothers. Access to Háblame Bebé has been linked with improved parent-child language interactions and increased Hispanic sociolinguistic pride, but has not been tested for use in home visiting programs. We hypothesize that layering this innovative Spanish-language intervention into NFP standards of care will improve language interactions between caregivers and their children.


  • Work closely with PI and graduate students on cleaning and analyzing NIH funded data

  • Work independently and collaboratively with a team

  • If interested, there will be opportunities to work on presentations and communications of results to the public, in both formal (conferences) and non-formal (social media) outlets


  • The researcher will meet virtually with the PI on a regular basis (weekly or bi-weekly) to check in and obtain feedback on completed assignments. Researcher may be asked to submit periodic progress reports.


  • Strong Preference for those who have growth curve modeling coursework and/or experience.

  • Quantitative skills

  • Data cleaning/munging

  • Ability to fit growth curve models and other multilevel models and interpret the output

  • General programming skills in R

  • Data visualization skills (e.g., in Tableau or R)

  • Strong communication skills

Submit a resume/CV and a cover letter describing:

1) their data science/statistics and experience,

2) their training and work experience with growth curve models,

3) their interest in and commitment to social impact research, and

4) any other relevant experience.

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