Projects by Investigator

Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP

Principal Investigators: Diane Berry and Alison Stuebe. Understanding Low-Income Minority Women’s Needs Prior to Developing a Technology-Based Weight Management Program. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing Research Support Center, Support Pilots for Advancing Research Knowledge (SPARK), 2013-2014

Principal Investigators of Pilot Study: Gary Cuddeback, Diane Berry, and Robin Reed. Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Patients with Severe Mental Illness. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, PI: Richard Davis, P30DK093002, 2013-2014

Principal Investigator: Eugenia Quakenbush. Co-Investigator: Diane Berry. A Randomized, Double- Blind, Placebo Controlled Study Comparing Crofab versus Placebo with Rescue Treatment for Copperhead Envenomation, BTG International, Inc., BTG-RR005-002, 2013-2014

Principal Investigators: Diane Berry and Alison Stuebe. Optimizing Outcomes in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and their Infants. The National Institutes of Health: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, 1R21DK092750-01A1, 2012-2015, NCT01809431

Principal Investigator: Diane Berry. Data Analysis of a Community-Based Intervention to Manage Overweight and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Spanish-Speaking Women and Prevent Excessive Weight Gain in their 2-to-4 Year Old Children. $7,500.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Junior Faculty Development Award. 2010-2011.

Principal Investigator of Pilot Study: Diane Berry. A Pilot Study to Test a Community-Based Intervention to Manage Overweight and Prevent Type 2 diabetes in      Spanish-Speaking Women and Prevent Excess Weight Gain in their 2-to-4 year Old Children. $10,000. NIH/NCRR. UL1RR025747. PI: Etta Pisano. Pilot Award 10KR10801. 2009-2010.

Principal Investigator: Diane Berry. Children and Parents Partnering Together to Manage their Weight. $2,839,398. NIH/NINR. 1R0100254-05. NCT01378806. 2007-2012.

Principal Investigator of Pilot Study: Diane Berry. Pilot Study. Nutrition and Exercise Education, Coping Skills Training, and Physical Activity Feasibility Study for Spanish-Speaking Mexican Women and their 2-to-9 year old Children. $10,000. NIH/NCMHHD. Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research. 5P20NR8369-05. Chris McQuiston (PI) 2006-2007.

Co-Investigator: Diane Berry. Alice Ammerman (PI) Primary Care and Communities Tackling Obesity in Kids. $2,066,685. NIH/NICHHD. 1R01HD050981-05. 2006-2007.

Co-Investigator: Diane Berry. Joanne Harrell (Site PI) Kathryn Hirst (PI) Studies to Treat or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Trial. $12,481,174. NIH/NIDDK. U01DKG1223. 2005-2006.

Co-Investigator: Diane Berry. Barbara Hackley (PI) Weight Gain and Retention in Pregnant and Postpartum Black and Hispanic Women. $89,000. Yale University School of Nursing Beatrice Renfield Grant. 2004-2005.

Trainee: Diane Berry.  Margaret Grey (PI) Institutional Training Grant for Self and Family Management. $70,938. NIH/NINR. 2003-2005.

Principal Investigator: Diane Berry. Nutrition and Exercise Education and Coping Skills Training in Multiethnic Families. $2,460. Sigma Theta Tau Delta Mu Chapter. 2004-2005.

Principal Investigator: Diane Berry. Nutrition and Exercise Education and Coping Skills Training in Multiethnic Families. $4,380. Sigma Theta Tau International. 2004-2005.

Project Manager: Diane Berry.  Margaret Grey (PI) Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in High-Risk Youth. $2,637,598. NIH. NIDDK. R01NR008244-05. 2001-2003.

Co-Investigator: Diane Berry. Dorothy Jones (PI) Youth Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Project. $1,000. Chelsea Coalition for Youth Grant. 1997-1998.

Barbara Burns, PhD

P30 MH090322. Hoagwood (PI) 08/09/11-04/30/16. NIH/NIMH. Advanced Center on Implementation Science in States for Children and Families. The major aim is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state roll-outs of quality improvement policies related to evidence-based practices for children and families. Role: Subcontract PI.

1810-SP. Murray (PI) 01/01/12-12/31/15. The Duke Endowment. Improving Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment Foster Care. The major goal of this project is to test an enhanced consultation/coaching and train-the-trainer model. Role: Co-Investigator.

SM01-008 SAMHSA. Fairbank (PI) 08/01/13-07/30/16. National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

The major goal of this project is to support the training and coaching for Together Facing the Challenge, a therapeutic foster care model. Participate in the Implementation Task Force as senior advisor. Role: Co-Investigator.

1896-SP. Murray (PI) 07/01/14-12/31/18. The Duke Endowment. Growing Together Facing the Challenge in the Carolinas. The major goal of this project is to support the training and coaching for Together Facing the Challenge, a therapeutic foster care model. Role: Co-Investigator.

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. Looney (PI) 07/01/15-06/30/20. Educational Interventions for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health: Getting Yourself in Shape for College. The major goal of this project is to ….. Role: Co-Investigator 213854

R01 MH079043. Farmer (PI) 08/16/07-07/30/12. National Institute of Mental Health. What Affects Outcomes in Group Homes for Youth? The major goal of this project is to assess effectiveness of a clearly-delineated treatment model and a generic approach to group home services to determine if iatrogenic effects vary between the two methodologies.  Role: Subcontract PI.

Subcontract 1798A-3. Burns (PI) 03/01/10-06/30/12. UNC-CH (North Carolina DHHS) Trends in Residential Placement of Youth/Capability and Capacity for Children’s Continuum of Care

This aims of this project were to evaluate trends toward more or less restrictive treatment of youth discharged from group homes and to assess conditions surrounding the increase in youth placed in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities in North Carolina. Role: Subcontract PI.

Delesha Miller Carpenter, PhD

PharmAlliance. Sleath & Smith (co-PIs) 3/1/2016-2/28/2017. Tier 2 Award. Direct costs: $30,000. Developing skills and confidence of pharmacy students to communicate with adolescents about health and medicines. We will create an educational module for our pharmacy students that can contribute to the international agenda of achieving ‘adolescent friendly’ pharmacy services. This module can be readily incorporated into our respective curriculums and will further emphasize each institution’s recognition of communication skills as central to the professional education of pharmacy students.

AHRQ. Carpenter (PI) 12/1/2015-11/30/2016. R13HS024471. Direct costs: $33,151. Addressing methodological and ethical issues in pediatric medication safety research. The aim of this conference planning grant is to support the PharmSci2016 conference on pediatric medication safety research. Role: Principal Investigator.

UNC TraCS Institute. Geryk(PI) 12/1/2015-11/30/2016. Pilot grant. Direct costs: $2,000. Childhood asthma inhaler use self-efficacy: development of a measure and initial pilot test. The goal of this grant is to develop an asthma inhaler self-efficacy scale for children and adolescents. Role: Co-Investigator. % effort: no salary support.

UNC TraCS Institute. Davis(PI) 1/1/2016-12/30/2016. Pilot grant. Direct costs: $2,000. Identifying self-management needs of adolescent diabetes patients to develop YouTube videos. The goal of this grant is to conduct focus groups to collect preliminary data on the content and style that adolescent patients, parents, and providers desire in new YouTube videos to educate adolescents about diabetes self-management skills. Role: Co-Investigator.  %effort: no salary support.

Community Pharmacy Foundation. Odukoya(PI) 12/1/2015-11/31/2016. UNC Direct Costs: $13,200 Engaging pediatric patients in counseling and medication therapy management services in urban and rural community pharmacies. The goals of this project are to document how often pediatric patients accompany adults to pick up prescriptions at community pharmacies and determine child and caregiver barriers to participating in pharmacist-related services in urban and rural community pharmacies. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. % effort: 4%.

PCORI  Sleath (PI) 12/1/2014-11/30/2017. Communication and Dissemination Research Grant. Direct costs: $1,363,797. Using question prompt lists during pediatric asthma visits to increase adolescent involvement. The goals of this grant are to create educational materials for adolescents with asthma, their caregivers, and providers to increase adolescent involvement during medical visits. An RCT will test whether these materials are effective at changing child behavioral and clinical outcomes. Role: Co-investigator. % effort= 15%.

American Lung Association. Carpenter(PI) 7/1/2013-6/30/2015. Social Behavioral Research GrantDirect costs: $78,228.  Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents self-manage their asthma. The goals of this grant are to collect formative data from adolescents with asthma, their caregivers, and providers as to what features they would like a mobile asthma self-management app. Role: Principal Investigator. % effort=10%.

UNC TraCS Institute. Sleath(co-PI)             6/1/2012-5/30/2013. Pilot grant. Direct costs: $48,223. Testing the feasibility of using ENLaCE to enroll Latino children with asthma into a RCT using MEDUCATION to improve asthma medication device technique. The major goals of this project are to conduct a feasibility study to determine whether we can recruit Latino children into a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) to improve their asthma device technique. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. % effort: no salary support.

UNC University Research Council. 2012-2013. Principal investigator. Developing a tailored video to help Spanish-speaking parents assess whether their child is using their asthma inhaler properly.

Julia L. DeClerque, DrPH, MPH

NCDHH/DPH. DeClerque (PI) 01/17/14-07/31/15. Young Parents Connect 13-14. Evaluation of a project to provide comprehensive and high quality support services for expectant and parenting men and women age 13-24 to access and meet health maintenance, parenting skills and self-sufficiency in North Carolina. Role: PI.

NCDHHS/DPH. DeClerque (PI) 09/01/13-05/31/14. Evaluation Plan for the NC Healthy Start Baby Love Plus Reducing Race. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted community outreach, facilitating services, enhanced case management, and the community Consortium components of the NC Baby Love Plus program in reducing disparities in perinatal health in the Northeastern, Eastern, and Triad region of NC. Role: PI.

Principal Investigator. 2013- 2017. NC DHHS/DPH and OASH Office of Adolescent Health US DHHS. Young Families Connect: Engaging Communities. Evaluation of a project to provide comprehensive and high impact case management and motivational services for expectant and parenting youth age 13-24 years that promote health and wellness, develop positive parenting skills and achieve self-sufficiency through educational attainment and workforce readiness.

Principal and Co-Investigator. 2001 – 2019 Evaluation of NC Healthy Start Baby Love Plus Reducing Racial Disparities in Perinatal Health and Birth Outcomes. NCDHHS/DPH. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted community outreach, facilitating services, enhanced case management, and the collective impact of community components of the NC Baby Love Plus program in reducing disparities in perinatal health in the Northeastern, Eastern, and Triad regions of NC.

Co-Investigator. 1997-2001. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Healthy Start Phase II: Replication. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted community outreach, facilitating services, enhanced case management, and the community Consortium components of the NC Baby Love Plus program in reducing disparities in perinatal health in the Eastern region of NC.

Principal Investigator. 2005-2012. Regional Network for Data Management and Utilization Project: Provides technical assistance to the eight states in DHHS Region IV on the collection and use of data to plan and evaluate health programs for women and infants (1983-2012).

Principal Investigator. 2008-2010. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Evaluation of North Carolina First Time Motherhood and New Parent Initiative. The goal of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a two-year SPRANS grant to implement a social marketing campaign to promote having a reproductive life plan that integrates preconception health, interconceptional health and children’s health promotion practices.

Principal Investigator 2002-2009.Forsyth County Health Department. Infant Mortality Coalition Project. The goal of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted community outreach, enhanced case management, and the community public awareness components of the Forsyth County Infant Mortality Coalition’s infant mortality program in reducing disparities in perinatal health.

Principal Investigator 2002-2005. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Addressing Family Violence During or Around the Time of Pregnancy. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of training and clinical enhancements of the Baby Love Plus program in improving screening, referrals, and treatment for perinatal-related family violence in the Northeastern region of NC.

Marisa Elena Domino, PhD

PCORI, “Improving Care Coordination for Children with Disabilities through an Accountable Care Organization.” (2014-2017) PI: Song.

HRSA, “Effects of Care Coordination Services on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes,” (2011-2012) PI: Hillemeier (Domino PI of UNC subcontract)

NIH, (Challenge Grant), “Enhancing Pediatric Psychopharmacology in the Medical Home” (2009-2012) PI: Jensen.

NIMH, “Treatment for Adolescent Depression (TADS),” (1999-2008), PI: John March. MacArthur Foundation, “Utilization of Public Sector Behavioral Health Systems & Jails,” (1999-2003) PI: Joe Morrissey.

Alan Reid Ellis, PhD, MSW

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities 2 P60 MD000244-­‐06 (PI:Godley); 9/13/07 – 05/31/12;  $714,210. Carolina-­‐Shaw Comprehensive NCMHD Research Center: Developing a Pilot Intervention to Increase Child Mental Health Service Utilization by African-­‐American Families. Intervention development, focus groups, survey, and pilot intervention focused on (1) describing service system knowledge and attitudes among African American parents with children with mental health needs and (2) enhancing parents’ knowledge and motivation to seek and manage services. Role: Analyst

UNC Center for Excellence in Pharmacoepidemiology (PI:Ellis); 1/01/08 -­‐ 6/30/08; $13,718. Pilot project to identify area-­‐level predictors of the prevalence of psychotropic medication use among North Carolina Medicaid enrollees ages 0-­‐4. Described regional and temporal variation in the prevalence of psychotropic medication prescriptions used growth curve regression models to identify area-­‐level predictors of prevalence. Role: PI.

Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences R305L030162 (PI:Fraser), 9/01/03 -­‐ 8/30/07;  $1,797,932. Social and Character Development. Studied the effectiveness of social and character education in public elementary schools. Role: Analyst.

Victoria Freeman, DrPH

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Freeman (PI) 09/28/11 –09/27/14. State Title V Performance Indicator and Needs Assessment. Review of State priority needs, five year needs assessment, and performance measures. Role:  Principal Investigator

Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA. Pink/Freeman (Co-PIs) 09/01/12 – 08/31/15. Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies. Rapid turnaround data analysis and periodic longer-term studies of rural health policy. Role:  Co-PI

Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA. Holmes (PI) 09/01/08 – 08/31/16. North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center. Studies of rural health policy with focus on public insurance programs.  Most recently responsible for studies of swing bed use in Critical Access Hospitals. Role:  Co-Investigator.

Lorie Love Geryk, PhD

UNC TraCS Institute. Geryk (PI). 7/1/2015-6/30/2016. Pilot grant. Direct costs: $2,000. Childhood asthma inhaler use self-efficacy: development of a measure and initial pilot test. The goal of this grant is to develop an asthma inhaler self-efficacy scale for children and adolescents. Role: Principal Investigator. % effort: no salary support.

American Lung Association. Carpenter (PI) 8/1/2013-6/30/2015. Social Behavioral Research Grant. Direct costs: $78,228. Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents self-manage their asthma. The goal of this grant is to collect formative data from adolescents with asthma, their caregivers, and providers as to what features they would like in a mobile asthma self-management app. Role: Project Manager. % effort: no salary support.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mckeown(PI) 9/1/2006-6/30/2012. Contracts 200-2006-18912 and 200-2006-18949. Direct costs: $1,158,799.  Longitudinal follow-up of youth with ADHD identified in community settings: examining health status, correlates and effect associated with treatment for ADHD. Longitudinal follow-up of the children identified in the original CDC grant (see below) Role: Project Manager. % effort: 100%.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. McKeown(PI) 12/1/2002-8/31/2006. Grant number 1 R01 MH68126-01. Direct costs: $760,162. Epidemiology of ADHD in Young Children. Community-based study of the epidemiology of ADHD in 4-10 year old children. Role: Project Manager. % effort: 80%.

National Institutes of Mental Health. McKeown(PI) 12/1/2002-8/31/2006. Grant number 1 R01 MH68126-01. Exploring Diabetes and Depression in Youth. The goal of this grant was to explore the complex associations of diabetes and depression in youth aged 10 to 19 from three ethnic groups at two geographically distinct sites:  SC and CO. Role: Data Management. % effort: 20%.

Krista M. Perreira, PhD

06/13-05/18. Co-Investigator. Hispanic Community Health Study Coordinating Center. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (J. Cai, PI) This study will coordinate the collection of a second wave of epidemiological data on 16,000 Hispanic respondents ages 18-74 from 4 field centers in the United States.  As co-investigator, I have been responsible for leading follow-up and retention efforts in all 4 sites and maintaining a follow-up rate of over 80%. (Direct: $22 million Indirect: $5 million Effort: 8%/year)

04/13-06/14. Principal Investigator. Implementing Health Care Reform for Immigrant Populations. This study will contribute to RWJF’s program on Health Care Coverage by extending its research on the ACA’s implementation. Focusing on immigrants’ health coverage, the study aims to identify the challenges faced by state and federal policymakers in enrolling low-income families and their children into health insurance options available through the ACA, and evaluate promising practices that CBOs, private employers, and public agencies have utilized or can develop to increase enrollment into health care insurance programs, especially among immigrants and their children.

03/11-12/14. Principal Investigator (with K. Bangdiwala, PI) Hispanic Community Children’s Health: Study of Latino Youth (SOL-Youth). National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This study will coordinate the collection of epidemiological data on 1,600 Hispanic respondents ages 8-14 from 4 fieldcenters in the United States. The study aims to: (1) Evaluate the influence of youth acculturation and intergenerational differences in acculturation between youth and parents on youth’s lifestyle behaviors and their cardio-metabolic risk profiles; (2) Test the association of parenting strategies and parental health behaviors with youth’s lifestyle behaviors and cardio-metabolic risk profiles; and, (3) Assess the influence of youths’ psychosocial functioning on youth lifestyle behaviors and cardio-metabolic risk profiles.

9/06-6/13. Co-Investigator. Hispanic Community Health Study Coordinating Center. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (J. Cai, PI) This study will coordinate the collection of epidemiological data on 16,000 Hispanic respondents ages 18-74 from 4 field centers in the United States.  The study aims to identify the prevalence of and risk factors for diseases, disorders, and conditions in Hispanic populations and to determine the role of social, behavioral, occupation, lifestyle, and acculturation factors on differences in the prevalence and development of these conditions.

07/13-6/16. Consultant. Biopsychosocial Determinants of Sleep and Wellbeing for Teens in Fragile Families (L Hale, PI, Stony Brook University). The proposed research investigates the biopsychosocial (e.g., socioeconomic status, neighborhood factors, genetic) determinants of adolescent sleep patterns and their associations with biological (i.e., obesity) and psychological (i.e., depression) outcomes. Further, the study will investigate the direct and indirect effects of physical activity and screen time exposure on adolescent sleep, health, and wellbeing. Understanding the relative importance of these factors will identify and inform the development of culturally-sensitive interventions to promote overall health among adolescents.

04/13-3/14. Consultant. Implications of Immigration Enforcement Activities for the Well- being of Children in Immigrant Families: An Exploratory Study. Department of Health and Human Services (H. Koball, PI, Urban Institute, Contract). This study will explore the consequences of immigration enforcement activities for the well-being of Children in Immigrant Families.  Specifically, this study aims to: (1) describe the experiences of children and families affected by parental detention and removal; (2) understand the health and human services needs of these children and families and their access to public and private service delivery systems; (3) identify challenges and emerging promising practices for serving these children and families; and (4) identify potential opportunities for federal agencies to support effective state and local responses through guidance, technical assistance, and future research.

04/13-3/14. Consultant. Strengthening Immigrant Families Economic Stability: Low‐income Immigrants’ Access to and Use of Public Benefits and Work Supports.  Anne E. Case Foundation. (H. Koball, PI, Urban Institute, Contract 99.2201). This study will continue research on immigrant families’ and children’s access to health and human services through a site visit to IL and conversations with health and social service organizations throughout the state.  The site visit will result in a policy brief to complement existing briefs from site visits to MA, NC, and TX.

Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH

3/15-2/16. Academic Pediatric Association. Wood (PI) Assessing Beliefs, Behaviors, and a Novel Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Bottle-Fed Infants. This award is the only one in the country to a young investigator in the area of nutrition for underserved communities.  The study funded is to determine the acceptability and feasibility of small bottle use among diverse, formula-feeding parents of young infants.

1/14-12/18. 2 R01 HD59794-06 Perrin (PI), along with multiple PIs: Rothman, Sanders, Yin, and Delamater, NIH/NICHD. Role of Parent Health Literacy in Early Childhood Obesity and Other Health Outcomes. This project follows 865 families with infant children originally enrolled in GreenLight Intervention Study, a cluster, randomized control trial which evaluates the impact of a health literacy/health communication intervention on early childhood obesity prevention at four academic pediatric primary care clinics. This R01 grant funds the GreenLight Cohort Study to assess the long term impact of the study and to robustly examine the influence of parent literacy on child health-related outcomes over time.

9/13-4/18. UL1TR001111 Runge (PI) North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TRACS) The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institutes has become the integrated, campus-wide home for clinical and translational research at UNC. The overall goal is to combine the research strengths, resources and opportunities at UNC and new partner, RTI International, to improve human health by accelerating clinical and translational research from health science discovery to dissemination to patients and communities. Role: Faculty for Translational and Clinical Research Curriculum.

9/13-8/15. 1 R24 CA186212-01 E. Perrin and A. Perrin (Multiple PIs), NIH/NCI. Pass the Popcorn: Children’s perceptions of ‘obesogenic’ culture in movies. This is a transdisciplinary team-building grant bringing together investigators from 7 departments and 4 schools across campus to evaluate cultural messages about eating, activity, weight, and stigma evident in children’s movies.

7/13-6/18. HRSA DHHS Porterfield (PI) UNC Preventive Medicine Residency. UNC at Chapel Hill. Preventive Medicine Residency requests funding from the Bureau of Health Professions to provide financial support of residents, develop new curricula, and maintain and improve the academic unit of the residency including evaluations. Role: Investigator.

9/12-6/17. R01 HD 073237. Bentley (PI) NIH/NICHD. Mothers and Others: Family-based Obesity Prevention for Infants and Toddlers. This is a randomized controlled trial among 468 black mothers and their families to test the efficacy of a multi-component home visitation program compared to an attention control in promoting appropriate weight gain during infancy. Role: Co-investigator.

10/12-8/15. 13-0690 EPC IV #4 Jonas (PI)  AHRQ. Systematic Evidence Reviews to Support the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This project will support multiple reviews including the review of Screening and Treatment of Depression in Pediatric Primary Care. Role: Co-investigator.

9/12-8/14. 1 R21 DK095189-01A1. Nicholson (PI) NIH/NIDDK. A Transgenerational e-Intervention for Gestational Diabetics and their Offspring. This intervention attempts to change how gestational diabetes mellitus is currently treated in clinical practice. Role: Co-investigator.

5/08-8/14. 5 T35DK007386-27 Sandler (PI) NIH/NIDDK. Short Term Research Training Grant. This award provides research support to dozens of medical students each summer, between their first and second year of school, giving them dedicated lab time and paying them a stipend for their efforts. It is considered the cornerstone of medical student research at UNC. Role: Mentor to students funded in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013.

7/12-6/14. No Number Perrin and Armstrong (PIs). GlaxoSmithKline Charitable Foundation (subcontract from Duke University) Development and Pilot Testing a Web-based Lifestyle Assessment Tool to Promote Obesity Prevention in Primary Care. This study is intended to address a well-recognized gap in the primary care prevention of childhood obesity and cardiovascular disease.

9/12-9/14. 5 U48 DP001944-04. Ammerman (PI) CDC.  SIP 12-062: UNC Center for Nutrition &     Obesity Policy Research & Evaluation. As a component of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research Network, and in collaboration with existing obesity policy research efforts, the UNC collaborating center will have a significant impact on obesity policy research and implementation such that the healthy choice becomes the easy choice in rural communities in North Carolina and nationwide. Role: Co-investigator.  No FTE after 1/2014 because overfunded.

7/13-6/14. APA Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) NIH/NIDDK/APA. Adebowale Odulana (PI) Assessing the Perspectives of African American Adolescents about Obesity Prevention in Eastern North Carolina. This grant is only one of three nationally to support an investigator of an underrepresented minority group to conduct research on adolescence and social capital in rural North Carolina. Role: Mentor.

1/09-12/13. 1 R01HD059794-01. Perrin (PI), along with multiple PIs: Rothman, Sanders, Yin, and Delamater. $3,690,904 NIH/NICHD Addressing Health Literacy and Numeracy to Prevent Childhood Obesity. This study is a multi-site randomized, controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a low-literacy/numeracy-oriented intervention designed to promote healthy family lifestyles and to prevent early childhood obesity. Role: PI; 20% salary support.

5/09-9/11. 3 R01HD059794-02S1. Perrin, Rothman, Sanders, Yin (PIs on a multiple PI grant) Addressing Health Literacy and Numeracy to Prevent Childhood Obesity. $12,236 Awarded funding for an undergraduate student to work during the summer(s) to help accelerate the tempo of the parent grant. Role: PI; salary support is nested in parent grant.

9/12-8/13. M-CTSA#001.  Perrin (PI). $19,000 Rigorous dietary assessment in two year old children following an RCT obesity prevention trial. This proposal seeks to secure robust assessment of dietary behaviors in the 2 year old children who have undergone an obesity prevention RCT in order to address four specific aims: Aim 1: Obtain detailed assessment of the intervention’s impact on children’s dietary behaviors such as caloric intake, carbohydrate intake and fat intake); Aim 2: More rigorously evaluate the relationship between health literacy, race/ethnicity status, and other psychosocial characteristics on specific dietary behavior at 2 years of life; Aim 3: Evaluate dietary intake as a mediator of weight status at 2 years of life; and Aim 4: Provide a baseline for dietary behaviors at age 2 years that can inform future study of this cohort. 0% salary support.

Ty A. Ridenour, PhD

Principal Investigator (R42 DA022127) ALEXSA Standardization for Clinical Use. National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institute on Child and Human Development / National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. 2012-2015. $1,071,145.

Co-Principal Investigator (R01 DA036628; Shaw & Reynolds, CoPIs) Substance Use Screening and Prevention for Adolescents in Pediatric Primary Care. National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2014-2019. $2,962,102

Co-Principal Investigator (550KR101512; Coyne-Beasley, CoPI) NIH/CTSA. Developing a Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Program for NC Pediatricians to Prevent Risky Behavior

This project is collecting pilot data to support disseminating a pediatrician-initiated Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to prevention substance abuse. 2015-2016. $50,000

Principle Investigator. Validity of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised Among Adolescent Males. Ball State University Internal Research Grant, 1993. $ 10,000.

Principle Investigator. ALEXSA Reliability and Validity Study. Children, Youth and Families Consortium of PA, Level 2 Grant (Supplement to K-Award) 2003 – 2005. $ 9,600

Principle Investigator. ALEXSA Latino Study. Children, Youth and Families Consortium of PA, Level 1 Grant (Suppliment to K-Award) 2003 – 2005. $ 5,200

Co-Investigator, (Principal Investigator: Dr. Danny Perkins) Testing of the Life Skills Assessment in Children. Children, Youth and Families Consortium of PA, Level 1 Grant. 2004-2005. $ 20,312

Principle Investigator. Preschool Self-Reports of Social – Emotional Competency. Children, Youth and Families Consortium of PA, Level 1 Grant. 2005-2006. $ 5,000

Principal Investigator. Screening During Well-Child Check-Ups for Older Children at Risk for Substance Abuse. Staunton Farm Foundation. 2012-2013. $120,877.

Co-Investigator (Internal Research & Development Award; Ringeisen, PI) Developing a Tool and Technology to Improve the Accuracy of Caseworker Child Maltreatment Risk Assessment and Service Referral using Smartphones. Internal Research & Development Award, Research Triangle Institute, International. 2014-2015. $60,040.

Ellen M. Shanahan, M.A.

Shanahan (PI)     2014-2019. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Evaluation of the North Carolina Baby Love Plus Program. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Baby Love Plus program in improving women’s health, promoting quality services, strengthening family resilience, increasing accountability and achieving collective impact in order to improve perinatal health in six high-risk counties of North Carolina. Current Role: Principal Investigator.

DeClerque (PI) November 2013-June 2017. OASH Office of Adolescent Health US DHHS. Young Families Connect:  Communities Supporting Young Families. Evaluation of a project to provide comprehensive and high quality support services for expectant and parenting men and women age 13-24 to access and meet health maintenance, parenting skills and self-sufficiency in North Carolina. Project Role:  Co-Principal Investigator.

DeClerque (PI) 2002-2014. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of enhanced case management of the Baby Love Plus program in reducing disparities in perinatal health in the Northeastern region of NC. Current Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

DeClerque (PI) 2002-2014. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Healthy Start Phase IV Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities Project. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted community outreach, enhanced case management, education and training, and the community Consortium components of the NC Baby Love Plus program in reducing disparities in perinatal health in the Triad region of NC. Current Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

DeClerque (PI) 2002-2015. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Healthy Start Phase IV Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities Project. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted community outreach, facilitating services, enhanced case management, and the community Consortium components of the NC Baby Love Plus program in reducing disparities in perinatal health in the Eastern region of NC. Current Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Jonas (PI) March – November 2013. RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center. Update of recommendations on Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents’ Comparative effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorders in Adults Update of Newer Diabetes Medications, Drug Effectiveness Review Project. Current Role:  Project Coordinator

DeClerque (PI) 2000-2012. Regional Network for Data Management and Utilization Project: Provides technical assistance to the eight states in DHHS Region IV on the collection and use of data to plan and evaluate health programs for women and infants (1983-present). Current Role: Co-Principal Investigator

DeClerque (PI) 2008-2010. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Evaluation of North Carolina First Time Motherhood and New Parent Initiative. The goal of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a two-year SPRANS grant to implement a social marketing campaign to promote having a reproductive life plan that integrates preconception health, interconceptional health and children’s health promotion practices. Role: Project Director.

DeClerque (PI) 2002-2009. Forsyth County Health Department. Infant Mortality Coalition Project. The goal of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted community outreach, enhanced case management, and the community public awareness components of the Forsyth County Infant Mortality Coalition’s infant mortality program in reducing disparities in perinatal health. Role: Project Staff.

Freeman (PI) 2004-2005. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Continuation of Assessment of Best Practices to Prevent Adolescent Suicide and Review of the MCHB Grantee Performance Indicators with Recommendations for Improvement. Assessment of activities to prevent adolescent suicide in a second state and technical review of selected MCHB grantee performance indicators to inform revision of the indicators. Role: Project Staff

DeClerque (PI) 2002-2005. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Addressing Family Violence During or Around the Time of Pregnancy. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of training and clinical enhancements of the Baby Love Plus program in improving screening, referrals, and treatment for perinatal-related family violence in the Northeastern region of NC. Role: Project Staff.

Guild (PI) 2003-2004. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Expansion of Identification of Potential “Best Practices” Models Using Selected Title V Block Grant National Performance Measures: Lead the effort to expand and revise reports on adolescent suicide for New Jersey and child motor vehicle fatality for North Dakota and New York. Role:  Project Staff.

Guild (PI) 2002-2003. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA. Identification of Potential “Best Practices” Models Using Selected Title V Block Grant National Performance Measures: Assisted the effort to produce reports on adolescent suicide for New Jersey and child motor vehicle fatality for North Dakota and New York. Role:  Project Staff.

DeFriese (PI) 2000-2002. Evaluation of the All Kids Count Immunization Registry Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Multi-year evaluation of the development and use of immunization registries including evaluation of program development and surveys of registry users. Role: Project Staff.

Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD

Principal Investigator: No salary support. “Improving the Use and Usefulness of Child Medical  Evaluations in North Carolina: Importance of Child Welfare Caseworker Perceptions”. TraCS $2k Pilot Grant Program (2KR561410). 7/1/2014-6/30/2015.

Principal Investigator: U01, 20-33% effort. Change in Opioid Use and Overdose After a Medicaid Lock In Program. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1-U01-CE002160-01). $283,408. 10/2012-09/2014. One year no-cost extension.

Co-Investigator (Eliana Perrin, PI): R01, 8% effort. Addressing Health Literacy and Numeracy to Prevent Childhood Obesity (VUMC35301). $4,000,682. 01/01/2014-12/30-1/2018.

Principal Investigator: 10%. Examination of the A+ Kids Monitoring Program: Obesity and   Antipsychotic Use. AccessCare. No number. $5,400. 1/1/2013-6/30/2013.

Principal Investigator: U01, Effects of the North Carolina Medicaid Lock-In Program on Opioid Utilization and Overdose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/2012-09/2014.

Co-Investigator (Dan Jonas, PI): EPC IV #4: Systematic Evidence Reviews to Support the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Principal Investigator (with Jacob Lohr): Peter F. McManus Charitable Trust. Alcohol-Related Injuries in Adolescents and Young Adults Seen in an Emergency Department. 1/1/2013-12/31/2013,

Principal Investigator: NIH Loan Repayment Program Renewal. National Institutes of Health. 10/2012−9/2014.

Principal Investigator: R21, 25% effort. The Childhood Obesity Policy and Comparative Effectiveness Model (COPCEM). National Institutes of Health, NICHD/NIH Common Fund. 10/01/2011−06/30/2013

Co-Investigator (Andrew Perrin and Eliana Perrin, MPI): R24, 10% effort. Pass the Popcorn: Children’s perceptions of ‘obesogenic’ culture in movies. 09/01/2013-08/31/2015.

Co-Investigator (Eliana Perrin, PI): R01, 8% effort. Role of Parent Health Literacy in Early Childhood Obesity and Other Health Outcomes. 01/01/2014-12/30-1/2018.

Principal Investigator. To Eat It or Not to Eat It, Why is the question: How do adolescents perceive “Healthy Food”? University Research Council Award. 1/1/2012-12/31/2012.

Betsy Lynn Sleath, PhD

Principal Investigator

12/1/14-11/30/17. Using question prompt lists during pediatric asthma visits to increase adolescent involvement. Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Total costs=$1,909,316.

03/1/15-02/29/16. Developing skills and confidence of pharmacy students to communicate with adolescents about health and medicines.  PharmAlliance. Total costs=$30,000.

8/05-10/11.  Children and asthma: communication and outcomes.  National Health Lung and Blood Institute.

5/02-7/03 Sleath B. Principal investigator. Ethnicity and postpartum depression. UNC Program on Health Outcomes. Total direct costs $27,370. Site Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on overall project.

Testing the feasibility of using ENLACE to enroll Latino children with asthma into a RCT using MEDUCATION to improve asthma medication device technique. UNC Translational and Clinical Science Institute. Co-principal investigator. 7/1/12-6/30/13.

Homeless families program: evaluating an intervention to prevent homeless families. SAMSA CMHS/CSAT Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Principal investigator=James Galloway, Ph.D. from Pan Lutheran Ministries). 10/01/01-9/30/04, I was a co-principal investigator on the overall project and principal investigator on the UNC subcontract.

Co-Investigator or Collaborator

Addressing methodological and ethical issues in pediatric medication safety research. (Principal investigator=Delesha Carpenter, PhD) AHRQ 10/1/2015-9/30/2106, Total costs=$31,151.

12/1/15-11/30/16 Identifying self-management needs of adolescent diabetes patients to develop YouTube videos. (Principal investigator=Scott Davis) NCTraCS. Total costs=$2,000.

Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents manage their asthma. (Principal investigator=Delesha Carpenter, PhD) American Lung Association. 8/1/2013-7/31/2015, 2% effort, Total costs=$78,228.

Padres Efectivos (Parent Activation): Skills Latina Mothers Use to Get Healthcare for Their Children (Principal Investigator=Kathleen Thomas) PCORI 8/1/2013-7/31/2016,

Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents manage their asthma. (Principal investigator=Delesha Carpenter, PhD) American Lung Association. 8/1/2013-7/31/2015.

The effect of risk, benefit, and side effect communication in pediatric asthma visits on asthma control medication adherence and child and caregiver reported problems/concerns about side effects. (Principal investigator=Chris Gillette, my PhD student). AHRQ dissertation grant. Required donated effort. 6/1/11-5/31/12.

Paula H. Song, PhD

IHS-1310-07863 (PI: Song) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. 9/1/2014-8/31/2017. “Improving Care Coordination for Children with Disabilities Through An Accountable Care Organization” The goal of this research is to assess care coordination for and patient-centered outcomes of children with disabilities under an ACO as compared with traditional fee-for-service plans. Total Award: $ 1,915,494. Role: Principal Investigator.

Internal award (PI: Song) 08/01/2010 – 07/31/2011. OSU Initiative for Population Research Seed Award. Prime: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development R24HD058484 (Casterline).“Examining the Effects of Cost Sharing on Utilization and Disparities in Children’s Medicaid and CHIP”. The goal of this project is to identify the efficacy of patient cost-sharing for children enrolled in public health insurance programs on patterns of health care utilization. Total Award: $24,985. Role: Principal Investigator.

Michael J. Steiner, MD

2016-2019. The Duke Endowment. Jeff Kaczorowski (PI) and American Academy of Pediatrics. The Carolinas collaborative:Community-pediatrics partnerships for promotion of child health and prevention of toxic stress. Total grant 1.3 million dollars. UNC portion of grant approximately $100,000 over 3 years. Grant will pair community organizations with each pediatrics residency program in North and South Carolina to improve community health training for pediatrics residents and mitigate effects of toxic stress for children in surrounding communities. Role: Site PI, and subcontract.

10/2013-9/2015. 1R24LM011708-01, National Institutes of Health. Eliana Perrin (PI). Pass the Popcorn: Children’s Perceptions of ‘Obesogenic’ Culture in Movies, $292,156. Role: Co-investigator; 5% salary support.

11/2013-6/2017. The Duke Endowment. Michael J. Steiner (PI). Pediatric Hospital Transition Clinic, $501,391. Preventing pediatrics readmissions using a transitional hospital-based clinic. Role: PI; 5% salary support provided within grant and salary support for clinical work.

7/2015-6/2016. Academic Pediatrics Association. Sue Feigelman (PI), Resident directed messaging to improve HPV vaccination rates, $5000. Role: Co-investigator, no salary support.

9/2014-7/2015. American Academy of Pediatrics, Friends of Children Fund, and Young Innnovations. Michael Steiner (site PI), Brush, Book, Bed. A pilot program. Funding provided 500 copies of books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, posters and training curricula to implement a clinical program to combined Reach Out and Read, preventive oral healthcare, and sleep habit training for parents. Role: Site-PI, no salary support.

4/2012-4/2015. UNC Dance Marathon Grant. Karen Wysocki (Project Director). Healthy Steps, $210,000. Awarded funding to continue the Healthy Steps for young children program in the Child and Adolescent General Clinic of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Role: Co-PI; no salary support.

2012 – 2013. NIH-CTSA, 550KR31211. Terry Noah (PI), Body mass index and influenza vaccine response in children. Pilot study to examine impact of BMI on influenza vaccine response. Role: Co-investigator, no salary support.

2012 – 2012. American Institutes for Research (AIR) Michael Steiner (Director on Subcontract).Content Validity of the FLACC to Measure the Pain of Very Young Children with Acute Otitis Media. $4,000. Role: Director, no salary support.

Healthy Smiles American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation. Chien Sim (PI), Dietary Recommendations for Infants and Toddlers among Pediatric Dentists in North Carolina. $7500. Survey of pediatric dentists in North Carolina about dietary counseling. Role: Co-investigator, no salary support.2012

2011 – 2012. North Carolina Medicaid. Michael Steiner (PI), Can a tertiary care medical home improve quality and decrease costs? $290,000.  Research grant to better understand how families decide to access tertiary vs. primary care for questions regarding acute illnesses for children with underlying medical problems. Programmatic grant to create a tertiary care medical home for children with special healthcare needs through the current diagnostic service in the General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Division. Role: PI, research component and medical director of programmatic component, 15% salary support.

2010 – 2012. UNC Dance Marathon Grant. Karen Wysocki (Project Director). Healthy Steps, $140,000. Awarded funding to continue the Healthy Steps for young children program in the Child and Adolescent General Clinic of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Role: Co-PI; no salary support.

2010 – 2012. UNC Dance Marathon Grant. Darragh Davis (Project Director). Child and Family Advocate and Care Coordinator, $28,000. Awarded funding to start a program of care coordination and improvement for patients with complex, chronic illnesses in the Child and Adolescent General Clinic of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Role: Project collaborator; no salary support.

2010 – 2011. Children’s Promise Grant Program, N.C. Children’s Hospital. Michael Steiner (PI) Obesity-related Behaviors in Children’s Movies, $4500. This study will further explore the relationship between screen-time and obesity by examining the obesogenic messages in popular children’s movies. Role: Primary Investigator; no salary support.

2010 – 2011. 10KR71021, NC TraCS Institute Grant. Alison Stuebe (PI). Management of Maternal Symptoms (MOMS) Study, $10,000. This study studies outcomes of an inter-departmental algorithm for management of pain associated with breastfeeding-associated pain. Role: Co-investigator; no salary support.

2008 – 2010. UNC Dance Marathon Grant. Karen Wysocki (Project Director). Healthy Steps, $132,000. Awarded funding to continue the Healthy Steps for young children program in the Child and Adolescent General Clinic of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Role: Co-PI; no salary support.

Kathleen Carol Thomas, PhD

Principal Investigator

R40MC27474, Health Resources and Services Administration. THOMAS, KATHLEEN C (PI). 09/01/14-08/31/16. Tough choices: Autism, private health insurance and family out-of-pocket spending. The proposed study develops firmer evidence about the relationships between private health insurance plan features and family preferences and needs. Role: PI.

No Number, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) THOMAS, KATHLEEN C (PI) 09/01/15-12/31/15. Future research needs for autism: Disseminating findings from a PCORI pilot project. The goal of this proposed PCORI pilot project engagement award is to put study findings in the hands of stakeholders so that they can participate in the synthesis of findings, identification of salient implications, and development of strategies for further dissemination. Role: PI.

No number, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)            THOMAS, KATHLEEN C (PI) 10/31/12-12/31/14. An Approach to Capture Divergent Stakeholder Views on Future Research Needs. This study compares direct prioritization and best-worst scaling to capture preferences for future research needs in autism. Findings will advance PCORI’s mission to promote a rigorous stakeholder-driven process for informed health care decision-making. Role: PI.

2013-2016. Padres efectivos (parent activation): Skills Latina mothers use to get healthcare for their children, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Duration: 08/13-07/16.

2011-2012. Access, Quality and Financial Implications of the Transitions of Children with Autism, Health Resources and Services Administration, Duration: 09/11-10/12.

2010-2011. Autism Insurance Policy and Access to Care for Children with Autism: A State Level Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration, Duration: 02/10-07/11.

2004-2005. Prospective Study of Autism Services, Centers for Disease Control via the North Carolina Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research Epidemiology, Duration: 5/04-9/05.

Co-Investigator

U01 DD000749, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Daniels, JULIE (PI) 07/01/11-06/30/16. NC CADDRE: Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Phase II. This project will increase understanding of the characteristics of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the genetic and environmental causes of ASDs. Role: Co-Investigator.

2013-2014. Adequate Health Insurance for Children with Autism: Evidence and Implications for Defining Essential Benefits, Maternal & Child Health Bureau/HRSA, Principal Investigator: Joseph Morrissey, Duration: 09/13-08/14.

2013-2016. State Implementation Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with ASD, Maternal & Child Health Bureau/HRSA, Principal Investigator: Steven Hooper, Duration: 09/13 – 08/16.

2007-2012. Developing a Pilot Intervention to Increase Child Mental Health Service Utilization by African-American Families, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Principal Investigator: Joseph Morrissey, Center Principal Investigator: Paul Godley, Duration: 9/07-5/12.

2002-2006. Structure, Use & Expenditures for Autism Services, National Institute of Mental Health, Principal Investigator: Joseph Morrissey, Duration: 8/02-6/07.

2000-2004. Homeless Families Program – Evaluating an Intervention to Prevent Homeless Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration via Pan Lutheran Ministries of Wake County, Principal Investigator at UNC: Betsy Sleath, Duration: 10/00-8/04.

Whitney P. Witt, PhD, MPH

R40MC23625. 03/31/12-03/31/14. 3.0 CM. Impact of Preconception and Contextual Factors on Birth and Child Health Outcomes.  $99,636. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Principal Investigator. Pregnancy complications and poor birth outcomes can affect the survival and long-term health of children. The preconception period may represent an opportunity to intervene and improve outcomes; however little is known about women’s life events and health prior to pregnancy as predictors of such outcomes. Moreover, it is unknown if neighborhood-level factors impact these preconception effects on obstetric and child health outcomes. This proposed study aims to determine if and to what extent women’s stressful life events, preconception health behaviors, and neighborhood health and disadvantage influence pregnancy, birth, and child health outcomes using a nationally representative, population-based sample.

Madison – Dane County. 02/01/13-01/31/14. 5%. Healthy Birth Outcomes (HBO) Wisconsin Partnership Program. $50,000. Community-Academic Partnership Fund (CAPF) Academic Partner/Collaborator. The purpose of the Madison-Dane Healthy Birth Outcomes (HBO) Project is threefold: 1) add a maternal interview component to the Dane County Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), augmenting the review with critical information from mothers who have experienced a recent fetal or infant loss; 2) Summarize key findings, using data from the maternal interviews along with medical and social service data that will inform recommendations for policy and system level change; and 3) Present the recommendations to a wide range of decision makers and stakeholders, including elected officials, culturally diverse community groups, hospitals and clinics, social service agencies, the faith community and the media. This project will be a partnership between Public Health Madison and Dane County and Dr. Whitney P. Witt, of UW—Madison, an expert in maternal and child health. The HBO aims to make policy and system-level change to eliminate preventable fetal and infant deaths in Dane County.

Striving to Create Healthier Communities through Innovative Partnerships. 02/01/13-01/31/14 7%. $149,906. Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center. Wisconsin Partnership Program. Community-Academic Partnership Fund (CAPF) Academic Partner/Collaborator. The goal of this project is to pilot a psychosocial intervention tailored for pregnant African American women living in Milwaukee. Along with testing its feasibility, this vanguard study will determine if the intervention results in less stress, fewer pregnancy complications and better birth outcomes. Striving to Create Healthier Communities embraces the vision of the Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative that All African Americans in Milwaukee have less stress and healthy birth outcomes. In line with recommendations from the Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative, it also supports African American families and communities by strengthening father involvement.

Institutional Training Program. Post-Doctoral Training in Health Disparities Research (T32)NICHD. Co- Principal Investigator (Sarto—PI) The objectives of this training program are: 1) to develop a cadre of biomedical, behavioral, sociology/demography/epidemiology researchers where the focus is disparities in health among minority populations particularly maternal/child, adolescent and family health; 2) to use the theme of reducing health disparities among minority populations to attract and retain underrepresented minority investigators in academic research careers; and 3) to reduce health disparities among minority populations. These goals will be accomplished by providing scholars with knowledge, skills and experiences through mentorship with experienced investigators combined with an individualized career development plan, guidance, educational plan, role modeling and social support. To adequately address disparities in health, research must include biomedical, basic and clinical and behavioral research on the causes of such disparities and methods for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions where such disparities exist, thus, the faculty/mentors are drawn from a wide array of departments, disciplines, centers and institutes and are committed to expanding their research efforts to include a focus on reducing disparities in health.

1 K01 HD049533-01. 06/01/05-05/31/12. 75%. Interactions between Childhood Illness and the Family. $534,154. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Principal Investigator. This NICHD K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award will provide the necessary support to facilitate a successful transition from a junior to independent investigator in the field of child and family population health research. My long-term goal is to develop an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to improving the health and mental health of children with chronic conditions and their families through better understanding how childhood chronic illness affects family members over time.  This goal will be achieved through a 5-year program of didactic training and mentored research with two objectives: 1) to acquire new skills in behavioral biology, econometric and sociological research, and child and family demography and 2) to develop a framework of preliminary results to support an independent research proposal at the end of the award.

Maternal Stress Measures and Validation for the National Children’s Study. 10/01/10-12/31/11. 2.40 CM. $125,036. NIH/NICHD. Principal Investigator. Specifically, this study will 1) assess and evaluate measures of self-reported maternal stress within the current NCS protocol; 2) identify a pool of NCS items, and if necessary additional items, that address maternal stress; and 3) propose a final set of parsimonious measures to be used in the NCS. This study will serve to inform and guide the NCS in developing reliable measures of maternal stress and will aid in accurately determining the impact of stress on maternal and child health outcomes.

2009-2010 UW Graduate School Fall. 9/1/09-5/31/10. $36,988. Competition UW Graduate School Research Committee. Principal Investigator. To better understand the impact of women’s self-reported poor mental health status and conditions during pregnancy on health -related outcomes among mothers and their children. We will examine data on women who were pregnant from nine panels from the 1996-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Pregnancy outcomes and complications, and healthcare use and expenditures will be examined by self-reported antepartum mental health problems and treatment of such problems. Multivariate regression analyses will be used, controlling for potential confounders.

2008-2009 UW Graduate School. 9/1/08-5/31/09. $32,235. Fall Competition UW Graduate School Research Committee. Principal Investigator. Long-term care for survivors of childhood brain tumors (CBT) commonly falls to their parents. This study aims to describe the ways that parents of CBT survivors experience the stress that comes from caring for survivors with a range of health problems related to their prior cancer and treatment, and whether caregiving stress has a measurable impact on the parents’ health and aging. The results of the study will be useful for developing interventions to reduce stress for parents and improve the quality of life of CBT survivors and their families as a whole.

Stress and Cellular Aging among Parental Caregivers of Childhood Cancer. 7/1/08-6/30/09. 10%. $50,000. University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive. Cancer Center Investigator Initiated Trial (UWCCC-IIT) Principal Investigator. Our study proposes to investigate the relationship between perceived stress and cellular aging in a cross-sectional study of primary caregivers of childhood cancer patients.  This research aims to improve our understanding of the biological and psychological impact of caring for a survivor of childhood cancer.  The long-term goal of this program of research is to understand how childhood cancer survivorship affects the family, determine how caregivers experience stress and cope, and ultimately to improve the health-related quality of life of cancer survivors.

The Impact of Family Stress and Well-Being on the Quality of Life and Health of Childhood Cancer Survivors. 7/1/08-6/30/09. $50,000. 10%.University of Wisconsin Cure for Kids Cancer Coalition. Principal Investigator. This study aims to improve our understanding of how the family environment affects the subsequent health-related quality of life and health outcomes of childhood cancer survivors.  This information will further help in crafting effective and sustainable interventions to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families.

The Impact of Antepartum Mental Health Problems on Long-Term Health and Economic. Outcomes of Mothers and their Children. 6/1/08-5/31/09. $29,773. Institute for Research on Poverty. Co-Principal Investigator. The primary goal of this research is to better understand the impact of women’s self-reported poor mental health status and conditions during pregnancy on health -related outcomes among mothers and their children. Because poor health over the life-course is related to poverty, employment, earnings, and use of public programs, a greater understanding of the impact of antepartum mental health will help us determine the potential value of interventions. We will use a nationally representative population based sample of pregnant women in the US.

Authoritative Parenting: Could it reduce teen weight? 6/1/08-5/31/09. ICTR-CAP Type 2 Translational Research Pilot Program. Co-Investigator (Riesch—PI) This project aims to translate, into an intervention, the vast accumulated research concluding authoritative parenting as the optimal style for child health and development outcomes. The intervention will aim to promote an authoritative parenting style to reduce adolescent overweight and obesity. A Brain Trust of six UW health, social, and behavioral scientists will meet monthly for a one year’ period to critically examine the literature and existing parent and family programs. They will translate salient concepts into attractive content and strategies for parents and teens. Two graduate student project assistants will provide the literature and program registry synthesis, apply the advice of the Brain Trust to a manualized version of the intervention, and present it to the adolescents (ages 12 to 19) and their parents who are seeking treatment for adolescent overweight/obesity at the UW Pediatric Fitness or Pediatric and University Station Adolescent Medicine Clinic. The advice of the 20 dyads will be incorporated into the intervention to culminate in program that can be tested for efficacy through a grant proposal to NIH using the R01 mechanism.

Proposal Number: 206 (W.P. Witt) 07/01/02-06/30/03. 20%. Treatment of Maternal Depression and the Impact on Children’s Use of and Expenditures for Healthcare. $10,000. Ambulatory Pediatric Association Young Investigators Grant Program. Principal Investigator. This study examines associations among maternal depression, children’s health status, and children’s use of and expenditures for pediatric care.  Maternal depression results in adverse health and mental health outcomes among children and is hypothesized to be associated with children’s increased use of and payments for healthcare.  Primary health and mental healthcare systems have the potential to meet the psychosocial needs of family members and may reduce children’s over-utilization of healthcare.  Therefore, this study will also look at the mothers’ receipt of mental healthcare and how such services impact children’s use of general health services.

1 R03       HS11254-01. (W.P. Witt) 9/01/00-6/30/01.100%. Family Influences on Children’s Health and Healthcare. $31,804. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Principal Investigator. This study explores the relationship of two major family stressors, childhood disability and maternal depression, on 1) the health, behavioral health, and functioning among children and youth; 2) the utilization of health and mental health care among children and youth; and 3) the influence of maternal mental health treatment, respite care, and child care services on child health status.

Order for Supplies/Services (A.W. Riley) 9/01/00-2/28/01. 10%. Domains and Models for the Measurement of Functioning in Children and Adolescents. $27,000. National Institute for Mental Health. Co-Investigator. The purpose of this contract was to summarize, in an outline format, the central domains of functioning in children and adolescents, and current perspectives and knowledge about these domains of functioning.  This outline provided a basis for additional development of this field and was designed to be generative in three ways:  1) to further the conceptualization and study of functioning as it relates to the development of mental health and disorder and, 2) to support the development of a new generation of measures and assessments of functional status to characterize the development, persistence, and status of mental health and of psychopathology, and 3) to inform the functionally relevant treatment of psychiatric disorders in young people.

SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD, FAAN

Principal Investigator. Integrating Weight-Wise Program in Health Departments to Prevent Gestational Diabetes. $35,064.00. 3%. UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities.  January 2015(NIDDK: P30DK093002) December 2014 -2016.

Co-Investigator. Individual Patient Data (IPD) meta-analysis on the effects of weight management interventions in pregnancy (iWIP) N.A. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) UK. 2013-2015.

Co-Investigator. Neuroendocrine pathophysiology in postpartum depression and lactation failure.  (Stuebe and Meltzer-Brody, Co-PIs) $50,000. N.A. NC Tracs Large Pilot Grant. 2009.

Principal Investigator. A pilot study for the effect of prenatal stretching and autonomic response associate to preeclampsia:  Protocol development for heart rate variability measure with sedentary obese pregnant women. $3,799. N.A. University Research Council Grant. May 1, 2009-April 30, 2011

Principal Investigator       Effects of walking and stretching exercise on oxidative stress in women at risk for pre-eclampsia and pregnancy induced hypertenision:  A pilot study. $8,422. N.A. Faculty Research Opportunity Grant, School of Nursing, UNC. 2007-2008.

Co-Investigator. Mothers moving to a healthy future/ Madres moviendose a un future saludable. (E.C. Kieffer, PI) $449,507.10%. HRSA. 2006-2009.

Co-Principal Investigator. Preclampsia: A cultural analysis of high-risk pregnancy, illness and physical activity. (T.Noll, PI) $9,630. N.A. Office of Vice President for Research. 2006-2007.

Co-Principal Investigator. An ethnography of preeclampsia: A cultural analysis of high-risk pregnancy, disease, and physical activity. (T.Noll, PI) $9,850. N.A. Institute for Research on Women and Gender. 2005-2005.

Co-Investigator. Effects of health promotion program for mothers with infants: A randomized controlled trial. (M.Haruna, PI) $455,917. 8%. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. 2005-2007.

Co-Investigator. Physical activity promotion materials for pregnant Latino and African-American women. (E.Kieffer, PI)     $10,000. N.A. NIH, NIDDK. 2003-2004.

Principal Investigator       Nascent emotion: a scientific and artistic investigation of maternal-fetal affective transfer. $16,425. N.A. Life Sciences, Values and Society, Program Grant in Office of Vice President for Research. 2002-2004.

Principal Investigator       Regular exercise among women at risk for preeclampsia. $10,942.               N.A. Renovation Grant, Office of Vice President for Research. 2001.

Principal Investigator       Regular exercise among women at risk for preeclampsia. $1,771,760. 30%. NIH R01 NR) 5002. 2001-2008.

Co-Principal Investigator. Relationship among preeclampsia, physical activity, and oxidative stress $25,000. N.A. St. Joseph Mercy Health System Research Funds. 2001.

Co-Principal Investigator. Community health and welfare service for child-rearing support: A community assessment. $30,000. N.A. Japan Ministry of Health and Welfare. 1999.

Co-Investigator. Assessing risks associated with obesity and abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy:  Screening, treatment and outcomes among African-American women and infants in Detroit.  (E.Keiffer, PI) $47,182. N.A.         Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. 1998-1999.

Co-Investigator. Assessing prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes associated with obesity and diabetes among African-American mothers and infants in Southwest Detroit. (E.Kieffer, PI) $23,950. N.A. Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center.1997-1998.

Co-Investigator. Assessing prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes associated with obesity and diabetes in pregnancy among Hispanic mothers and infants in Southwest Detroit. (E. Kieffer, PI) $20,000. N.A.The Office of the Vice President for Research. 1997-1998.

Co-Principal Investigator. Japanese couples’ experiences with the birthing process in the United States. $6,688. N.A. Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan. 1997-1998.

Principal Investigator. Exercise and prevention of gestational hypertension: A pilot study. $24,418. N.A. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. 1997-1998.

Principal Investigator. Exercise and prevention of gestational hypertension: A feasibility study. $6,971. N.A. The Office of The Vice President for Research. 1997.

Principal Investigator. Birth outcomes and characteristics of women who choose water birth. $2,500. Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Miami. 1998.

Principal Investigator       Maternal-fetal hemodynamic response to exercise. $219,187. 80%. NINR, NIH (K07) 1993-1996.