Principal Investigator and Test Developer of language proficiency and interpreting proficiency tests for interpreters in the health-care sector with a focus in Spanish, Hmong, English and Cantonese.

Activity: Other


Grant amount $182,000 Responsibilities included: conceptualization of valid and reliable instrument to measure language proficiency and ability to interpret; recruitment of a committee of consulting experts in the fields of cross-cultural communication, language testing and interpreting studies and hiring and training of research associates and assistants; passing the National Institute of Health; IRBs Merced County Hospital certifications (exam, hearings); data collection of interpreted health-care encounters; transcription and analysis of encounters; test design and piloting; design of test administration materials and scoring guidelines and protocols; training of testers, and report writing.
Period15 Sept 200130 Jun 2003
Held atThe California Health Collaborative (A Consortium of Public Hospitals in California) sub-contracted by a California Endowment Fund ($500,000). , United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational