Health and Human Sciences Survey Research Laboratory

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The Health and Human Sciences Survey Research Laboratory is a team of 50 to 75 surveyors who contact potential survey participants by phone and ask general questions about an individual's health-related risk factors.

Our experienced team has been providing data for the Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (IL-BRFSS) and related surveys. The IL-BRFSS is part of a federal health study for the Centers for Disease Control. The surveys allow state and county health departments to allocate resources to address current health trends. Results from those surveys can be used in health-care policy and health-care resource decisions.

Have you been contacted to take a survey? Visit the Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Telephone Interviewers Needed

We’re looking for outgoing, friendly people with good verbal communication skills and attention to detail to conduct telephone interviews across the state for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Paid training is provided. Extra-help and student positions are available with flexible hours; 7-20 hours a week for students, and 7-25 hours a week for extra-help.

Contact Us

Health and Human Sciences Survey Research Laboratory
140 McMurry Hall
800-874-1990
815-753-6030
hhssrl@niu.edu

For lab inquiries or employment inquiries, please contact William Leighly, program assistant/operations manager, at wleighly@niu.edu.

For questions regarding the Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (IL-BRFSS) and related surveys, please contact principal investigator, Kathryn Mazurek, Ph.D., at kmazurek@niu.edu.

For other questions, contact Thomas Pavkov, Ph.D. at tpavkov@niu.edu.