Archived Projects

Review our project archives

Check out the table below to review past projects of researchers at the Child & Adolescent Health Services program at the Sheps Center.

Project TitleInvestigatorProject duration
Project affiliation
Feasibility of Evaluating Biopsychosocial Indicators of Stress Reactivity in At-Risk Adolescents to Inform Self-Regulation InterventionsTy Ridenour2018-2019NIH
Preparing Residents to Communicate Effectively with Pediatric Patients and Their Parents about OpioidsDelesha Miller Carpenter2018-2019AHEC Campus Innovation Grant
Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) for Spanish-Speaking Immigrant Families I Primary Care: Cultural Adaptation and PilotKrista Perreira2018-2019NC TraCS Institute
The Carolinas collaborative: Community-pediatrics partnerships for promotion of child health and prevention of toxic stressMichael J. Steiner2016-2018The Duke Endowment and American Academy of Pediatrics
Peer Review of Padres efectivos (parent activation): Skills Latina mothers use to get healthcare for their childrenKathleen Carol Thomas2016-2017Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Developing skills and confidence of pharmacy students to communicate with adolescents about health and medicinesBetsy Lynn Sleath2016-2017PharmAlliance
Educational Interventions for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health: Getting Yourself in Shape for CollegeBarbara Burns2015-2020GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Enhancing Clinical Meaningfulness and Usefulness of PROMIS Pediatric Measures Via Validation in Children and Adolescents with Rheumatic Disease, Cancer, or Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseBryce Reeve2015-2020NIH/NIAMS
Assessing Beliefs, Behaviors, and a Novel Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Bottle-Fed InfantsEliana Perrin2015-2016Academic Pediatric Association
Childhood asthma inhaler use self-efficacy: development of a measure and initial pilot testLorie Love Geryk2015-2016UNC TraCS Institute
Engaging pediatric patients in counseling and medication therapy management services in urban and rural community pharmaciesDelesha Miller Carpenter2015-2016Community Pharmacy Foundation
Evaluation of the North Carolina Baby Love Plus ProgramEllen Shanahan2014-2019Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
Integrating Weight-Wise Program in Health Departments to Prevent Gestational Diabetes.SeonAe Yeo2014-2018UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities.
Role of Parent Health Literacy in Early Childhood Obesity and Other Health OutcomesEliana Perrin2014-2018NIH/NICHD
Growing Together Facing the Challenge in the CarolinasBarbara Burns2014-2018The Duke Endowment
Improving Care Coordination for Children with Disabilities through an Accountable Care OrganizationMarisa Domino2014-2017PCORI
Measurement of Asthma Control in African American Adolescents with Asthma Using the ACTMichelle Hernandez2014-2017AAAAI/ARTrust 
Using question prompt lists during pediatric asthma visits to increase adolescent involvementBetsy Lynn Sleath2014-2017Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Improving the Use and Usefulness of Child Medical     Evaluations in North Carolina: Importance of Child Welfare Caseworker PerceptionsAsheley Cockrell Skinner2014-2015NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program
Tough choices: Autism, private health insurance and family out-of-pocket spendingKathleen Carol Thomas2014-2015Maternal & Child Health Bureau/HRSA
Creating and Validating Child Adverse Event Reporting in Oncology TrialsBryce Reeve2013-2020NIH/NCI
Padres efectivos (parent activation): Skills Latina mothers use to get healthcare for their childrenKathleen Carol Thomas2013-2016; 2016-2019Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
The major goal of this project is to support the training and coaching for Together Facing the Challenge, a therapeutic foster care modelBarbara Burns2013-2016SAMHSA
Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents manage their asthma. Betsy Lynn Sleath2013-2015American Lung Association
Pass the Popcorn: Children’s Perceptions of ‘Obesogenic’ Culture in MoviesMichael J. Steiner2013-2015NIH
ALEXSA Standardization for Clinical UseTy Ridenour2012-2015National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institute on Child and Human Development / National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Individual Patient Data (IPD) meta-analysis on the effects of weight management interventions in pregnancy (iWIP)SeonAe Yeo2013-2015National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment
Evaluation Plan for the NC Healthy Start Baby Love Plus Reducing Race.Julia DeClerque2013-2014NCDHHS/DPH
Medical & Health Homes for People with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and their FamiliesMarisa Domino2013-2014Easter Seals UCP North Carolina
Striving to Create Healthier Communities through Innovative PartnershipsWhitney Witt2013-2014Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center. Wisconsin Partnership Program
The relationships between athletic participation, physical activity, eating behaviors, and obesity among adolescents.Ashley Skinner2013-2013NC TraCS
Optimizing Outcomes in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and their InfantsDiane Berry2012-2015NIH
Improving Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment Foster CareBarbara Burns2012-2015The Duke Endowment
Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research StudiesVictoria Freeman2012-2015Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA
Change in Opioid Use and Overdose After a Medicaid Lock In ProgramAsheley Cockrell Skinner2012-2014CDC
Testing the feasibility of using ENLACE to enroll Latino children with asthma into a RCT using MEDUCATION to improve asthma medication device techniqueBetsy Lynn Sleath2012-2014UNC Translational and Clinical Science Institute
Impact of Preconception and Contextual Factors on Birth and Child Health Outcomes.Whitney Witt2012-2014Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
To Eat It or Not to Eat It, Why is the question: How do adolescents perceive “Healthy Food”?Ashley Skinner 2012-2013University Research Council Award
Body mass index and influenza vaccine response in children. Pilot study to examine impact of BMI on influenza vaccine responseMichael J. Steiner2012-2013NIH
Advanced Center on Implementation Science in States for Children and FamiliesBarbara Burns2011-2016NIH/NIMH
The Childhood Obesity Policy and Comparative Effectiveness Model (COPCEM)Asheley Cockrell Skinner2011-2013NIH/NICHD
Hispanic Community Children’s Health: Study of Latino Youth (SOL-Youth)Krista Perreira2011-2014National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Effects of Care Coordination Services on Maternal and Child Health OutcomesMarisa Domino2011-2012HRSA
Access, Quality and Financial Implications of the Transitions of Children with AutismKathleen Carol Thomas2011-2012HRSA
Trends in Residential Placement of Youth/Capability and Capacity for Children’s Continuum of CareBarbara Burns2010-2012North Carolina DHHS
Autism Insurance Policy and Access to Care for Children with Autism: A State Level AnalysisKathleen Carol Thomas2010-2011HRSA
Reducing the Risk of Chronic Disease: A Group-Based Weight Loss Program for Postpartum MothersDiane Berry2010-2011NIH
Enhancing Pediatric Psychopharmacology in the Medical HomeMarisa Domino2009-2012NIH
Studies of rural health policy with focus on public insurance programsVictoria Freeman2008-2016Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA
Evaluation of North Carolina First Time Motherhood and New Parent InitiativeJulia DeClerque2008-2010Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
Dietary Patterns and Obesity Risks among Latino Infants and Toddlers in North CarolinaKrista Perreira2008-2010Center for Excellence in Children’s Nutrition Small Research Grants Program
Evaluation of North Carolina First Time Motherhood and New Parent Initiative.Julia DeClerque2008-2010Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
Authoritative Parenting: Could it reduce teen weightWhitney Witt2008-2009NIH
The Impact of Antepartum Mental Health Problems on Long-Term Health and Economic. Outcomes of Mothers and their Children.Whitney Witt2008-2009Institute for Research on Poverty
The Impact of Family Stress and Well-Being on the Quality of Life and Health of Childhood Cancer Survivors.Whitney Witt2008-2009University of Wisconsin Cure for Kids Cancer Coalition
Teach-With-Stories: Lay Educator Prenatal. Program for HispanicsDiane Berry2008-2009NIH
What Affects Outcomes in Group Homes for Youth?Barbara Burns2007-2012National Institute of Mental Health
Carolina-Shaw Comprehensive NCMHD Research Center: Developing a Pilot Intervention to Increase Child Mental Health Service Utilization by African-American FamiliesAlan Reid Ellis2007-2012National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Children and Parents Partnering Together to Manage their Weight.Diane Berry2007-2012NIH
Mothers moving to a healthy future/ Madres moviendose a un future saludable.SeonAe Yeo2006-2009HRSA
Children and asthma: communication and outcomes.Betsy Lynn Sleath2005-2011National Health Lung and Blood Institute
An ethnography of preeclampsia: A cultural analysis of high-risk pregnancy, disease, and physical activity.SeonAe Yeo2005-2005Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Effects of health promotion program for mothers with infants: A randomized controlled trial.SeonAe Yeo2005-2007Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology
Prospective Study of Autism Services, Centers for Disease Control Kathleen Carol Thomas2004-2005North Carolina Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research Epidemiology
Infant Mortality Coalition ProjectJulia DeClerque2002-2009Forsyth County Health Department
Addressing Family Violence During or Around the Time of PregnancyJulia DeClerque2002-2005Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
Homeless families program: evaluating an intervention to prevent homeless families. Betsy Lynn Sleath2001-2004Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Evaluation of NC Healthy Start Baby Love Plus Reducing Racial Disparities in Perinatal Health and Birth OutcomesJulia DeClerque2001-2019NCDHHS/DPH
Homeless Families Program – Evaluating an Intervention to Prevent Homeless FamiliesKathleen Carol Thomas2000-2004Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration via Pan Lutheran Ministries of Wake County