Projects by Investigator

Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP

PI-Diane Berry (PI) Healthy Mothers-Healthy Children: An Intervention with Hispanic Mothers and their Young Children. 1R01NR017199-01. $2,957,463. Percent effort 20%. NIH/NINR R01. 2018-2023

MPI-Kim Boggess (LPI) Diane Berry (MPI) Medical Optimization and Management of Pregnancies with Overt Type 2 Diabetes (MOMPOD) 1R01HD086139. $3,469,853. Percent effort 5%. NIH/NICHD R01. 2016-2021

Co-I-Suzanne Thoyre (PI) Diane Berry (Co-I) Symptom Trajectories in Infants and Toddlers at Risk for Chronic Feeding Problems. R01NR018192-01A1. $23,660,648. Percent effort 1%. NIH/NINR R01. 2019-2024

LPI-Diane Berry (LPI) Alison Stuebe (MPI) Optimizing Outcomes in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and their Infants. 1R21DK09275001A1. $275,000. Percent effort 10%. NIH/NIDDK. 2012-2015 NCE

Pilot Study. Diane Berry (LPI) Sarah Verbiest (MPI) Reducing the Risk of Chronic Disease: A Group-Based Weight Loss Program for Postpartum Mothers ULRR025747. Pilot Award. 50KR1098709. PI: Eta Pisano. $50,000. Percent effort 0%. NIH/NCRR. The John Rex Foundation. 2010-2011

PI-Diane Berry (PI) 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. Percent effort 0%. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Junior Faculty Development Award. 2010-2011

PI-Diane Berry (PI of Pilot Study) 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. Center PI: Etta Pisano. UL1RR025747. 10KR10801. $10,000. Percent effort 0%. NIH/NCRR. 2009-2010.

Susan Auger (PI) Diane Berry (Consultant) Teach-With-Stories: Lay Educator Prenatal. Program for Hispanics. 1R43MD002713-01. $139,542. Percent effort 10%. NIH/NICHD. SBIR Phase I. 2008-2009.

PI-Diane Berry (PI) Children and Parents Partnering Together to Manage their Weight. 1R0100254-05 $2,839,398. Percent effort 50% NIH/NINR. 2007-2012.

PI-Pilot Study Diane Berry (PI) 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. 5P20NR8369-05. Center PI: Chris McQuiston. $10,000. Percent effort 0%. NIH/NIMHD. Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research. 2006-2007.

Co-I-Alice Ammerman (PI) Diane Berry (Co-I) Primary Care and Communities Tackling Obesity in Kids. 1R01HD050981-05. $2,066,685. Percent effort 10%. NIH/NICHD. 2006-2007.

Co-I Kathryn Hirst (PI) Joanne Harrell (Site PI) Diane Berry (Site Co-I) Studies to Treat or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Trial U01DKG1223. $12,481,174. Percent effort 10%. NIH/NIDDK. 2005-2006.

Co-I-Barbara Hackley (PI) Diane Berry (Co-I) Weight Gain and Retention in Pregnant and Postpartum Black and Hispanic Women. $89,000. Percent effort 10%. Yale University. School of Nursing Beatrice Renfield Grant 2004-2005.

PI-Diane Berry (PI) Nutrition and Exercise Education and Coping Skills Training in Multiethnic Families $2,460. Percent effort 0%. Sigma Theta Tau Delta Mu. Chapter. 2004-2005.

PI-Diane Berry (PI) Nutrition and Exercise. Education and Coping Skills Training in Multiethnic Families. $4,380. Percent effort 0%. Sigma Theta Tau International. 2004-2005.

 

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

AHEC Campus Innovation Grant. Carpenter (PI). 7/1/2018–6/30/2019. No number. $45,007. Preparing Residents to Communicate Effectively with Pediatric Patients and Their Parents about Opioids. The purpose of this project is to develop a training module to prepare medical, dental, pharmacy, and surgical residents to engage in shared decision making with pediatric patients and their parents about using prescription opioids to treat pain. Role: Principal Investigator.

VitalFlo. Carpenter (PI)  4/1/2018–9/30/2018. Contract  $15,000. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the usability of a portable, electronic spirometer and associated app among youth with moderate/severe persistent asthma. Role: Principal Investigator.

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

Community Pharmacy Foundation. Carpenter/Odokuya (Pis) 12/1/2015-11/31/2016. Board Meeting Grant 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

American Lung Association. Carpenter (PI) 7/1/2013-6/30/2015. Social Behavioral Research Grant. Direct costs: $78,228. Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents self-manage their asthma. The goals of this grant are 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: Principal Investigator

UNC Research Council.  Carpenter (PI) 5/1/2013-4/30/2015.  University Research Council Grant. Direct costs: $3,500.  Developing a tailored video to help Spanish-speaking parents assess whether their child is using their asthma inhaler properly. The goal of this grant is to develop an inhaler technique video to teach Spanish-speaking parents of children with asthma how to use inhaled medication devices correctly. Role: Principal Investigator

UNC TraCS Institute. Carpenter/Sleath (co-Pis)    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.

No number. Sleath (PI)  7/1/2019–6/30/2023. The Duke Endowment. $300,000. Your Opinion Matters: How to Make the Most Out of Talking to Health Care Providers. The grant is designing, disseminating, and evaluating a website for adolescents that contains tips on how to communicate with health care providers. Role: Co-Investigator

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. Role: Co-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. *Mentored student grant.

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

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. A RCT will test whether these materials are effective at changing child behavioral and clinical outcomes. Role: Co-Investigator

 

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.

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

Easter Seals UCP North Carolina, “Medical & Health Homes for People with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and their Families” (2013-2014) PI: Luken

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

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

NIMH, “Treatment for Adolescent Depression (TADS),” (1999-2008), PI: John March.

 

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.

U.S. 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%.

 

Michelle L. Hernandez, MD

Grants/Contracts

UG3OD023348 (O’Shea, Fry) (MPI) 9/21/16-8/31/23. 1%. NIH. Environment, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment & Health of Extremely Preterm Children. The goal of the ECHO Consortium is to identify exposures and mechanisms that link the environment in early life to childhood development and health outcomes. This proposal commits to the ECHO Consortium numerous resources from the Extremely Low Gestation Age Newborn (ELGAN) Study. Role: Co-Investigator

U01HL130045 (Martinez) #463942 (Steiner-UNC PI) 7/1/18-4/30/21. 5%. U. Arizona/NIHLBI. Randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of ORal Bacterial EXtract for the prevention of wheezing lower respiratory tract illness (ORBEX) We propose the Oral Bacterial Extracts (ORBEX): Primary Prevention of Asthma and Wheezing in Children trial to test the hypothesis that Bronchovaxom, given to 6-18 month old children at high risk for asthma, can prevent the development of persistent wheezing by age 3.5-4.5 years. Role: Co-Investigator

U19AR069525 (2832078 UNC) (Reeve) 3/27/18-9/29/19. 1%. Duke/NIH. The Child-Centered Outcomes in Practice and Research (COPR) Center of Excellence Strengthening the Clinical Validity Evidence Base for PROMIS Measures in Chronically Ill Children (Evaluating the Association between Activity and PROMIS Pediatric Measures in Children with Chronic Conditions) The objective of this study is to determine the association between activity (steps taken) and PROMIS Pediatric measures inn children whose asthma is not well controlled in order to explore the use of pedometry data to augment PROs in research and clinical care. Role: UNC site PI

AAAAI/ARTrust  Gail G. Shapiro Clinical Faculty Award. Hernandez, Michelle (PI) 07/02/2014-06/30/2017. “Measurement of Asthma Control in African American Adolescents with Asthma Using the ACT”

 

Krista M. Perreira, PhD

10/18-9/19 Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) for Spanish-Speaking Immigrant Families I Primary Care: Cultural Adaptation and Pilot. NC TRACs (S. Schilling, PI). This pilot study aims to adapt CARE program for use with Spanish-Speaking Immigrant Families.

08/18-07/23 Co-Investigator. Healthy Mothers-Healthy Children: An Intervention with Hispanic Mothers and their Young Children. (D. Berry, PI). The goal of this study is to provide a nutrition, physical activity, and coping skills training intervention to mothers to help them manage their weight and a nutrition and physical activity intervention for 3-4 year old Hispanic children to decrease excessive weight and adiposity gain. (Effort: 5%/year).

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. (Effort: <1% 1 year)

7/15-6/16 Co-Investigator. Addressing Health Literacy and Numeracy to Prevent Childhood Obesity. National Institute of Child Health and Development, NCTO1040897 (E. Perrin, PI NC-Chapel Hill Site). In 2003, Surgeon General Richard Carmona suggested that low health literacy is “one of the largest contributors to our nation’s epidemic of overweight and obesity.” Over 26% of preschool children are now overweight or obese, and children who are overweight by age 24 months are five times as likely as non-overweight children to become overweight adolescents. The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy of a low-literacy/numeracy-oriented intervention aimed at teaching pediatric resident physicians to promote healthy family lifestyles and prevent overweight among young children (age 0-2) and their families in under-resourced communities. (Effort: 5%, 1 year)

04/13-3/15 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. (Effort: 8%, 1 year)

04/13—3/14 Consultant. Strengthening Immigrant Families Economic Stability: Low‐income Immigrants’ Access to and Use of Public Benefits and Work Supports. Annie 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.

04/13-07/14 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. (Direct: $98,000 Effort: 20%)

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 8-16 from 4 field centers 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. (13R01HL102130- 01, Direct: $6.8 million Indirect: $1 million Effort: 10%/year)

11/10-3/13 Consultant. Immigrant Access to Health and Human Services. Department of Health and Human Services. (A. Chaundry, PI, Urban Institute, Contract HHSP23320095654WC). This study will provide a current and thorough policy understanding of immigrant families’ and children’s access to health and human services. In our research, we will complete the literature review of existing research on immigration and access to health and human services; we will conduct multiple site visits with health and social service organizations in key states; and we will integrate the site visit findings into in-depth analyses to inform a series of very focused and timely issue briefs on important and emergent policy topics. (Effort: 2.5% 1 year)

10/11-9/12 Consultant. Child Maltreatment and Partner Violence: Bridging the Medical/Social Science Gap. National Institute for Child Health and Development (PI: Melissa Johnson-Reed, University of Washington at St. Luis). This training grant aims to provide education and mentorship to young investigators seeking to conduct research on child maltreatment and partner violence. The training program integrates disciplinary perspectives on family violence from genetics, neuroscience, and biology to anthropology, sociology, and economics. (R25-HD072587, Total Award: $139,653 Effort: <1%, 1 year)

12/10-11/12 Consultant. What Makes Acculturation Successful? A study of Immigrant Youth at Rutgers. National Institute of Child Development (P. Guarnaccia, PI). This study will delineate the key processes of adaptation and adjustment that immigrant youth and their families go through to successfully negotiate life in the United States and enter a 4-year college degree program. The proposed study will employ focus groups with 200 immigrant students to understand in-depth their experiences of adaptation and adjustment to U.S. society and the factors that helped them successfully attain college admission. A final product of the proposed study will be the identification of key items for a new acculturation measure (Direct: $275,000 Effort: <1%, 1 year)

09/09-08/11 Principal Investigator. Southern Immigration Civic Adaptation Study. Spencer Foundation. Through qualitative interviews with Latino adolescents and their parents, this study aims to evaluate the civic engagement of youth as they transition into adulthood. (Direct: $40,000 Effort: 10%/year)

09/09-08/10 Principal Investigator. Southern Immigration Academic Adaptation Study – Continuation Proposal. Russell Sage Foundation. Through a second wave of qualitative interviews with Latino adolescents and their parents, this study aims to understand how the context of the South shapes the acculturation experiences of youth in school and their transitions to adulthood. (Direct: $35,000 Effort: 5% 1 year)

7/08-6/10 Principal Investigator. Dietary Patterns and Obesity Risks among Latino Infants and Toddlers in North Carolina. Center for Excellence in Children’s Nutrition Small Research Grants Program. The proposed pilot study with Latina mothers and their children aims to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a longitudinal, observational study of infant care feeding practices, and the risk of obesity among Latino families. Survey (n=60) and videotaped data (n=20) regarding infant care feeding practices and family and work environments will be collected. (Direct: $70,000 Indirect: $18,200 Effort: 5%, 1 year)

7/08-12/09 Principal Investigator. Dietary Patterns and Obesity Risks among Latino Infants and Toddlers in North Carolina. Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes Research Pilot. The proposed pilot study with Latina mothers and their children aims to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a longitudinal,observational study of infant care feeding practices, and the risk of obesity among Latino families. Qualitative interviews (n=20) regarding health and infant care beliefs and family and work environments will be conducted. (Direct: $12,000 Indirect: $0 Effort: <1%, no salary support)

6/06-8/09 Principal Investigator. Southern Immigrant Academic Adaptation Study. Russell Sage Foundation. Through a combination of daily diaries, surveys, and qualitative interviews, the Southern Immigrant Adaptation Study aims to provide policy makers, school administrators, and community advocates with information on how institutional and social resources can be structured to facilitate the successful adaptation of new immigrant youth into the North Carolina school system and ultimately, into the workforce. (Direct: $170,000 Indirect: $26,000 Effort: 15%/year)

9/08-6/09 Principal Investigator. Latino Youth in the American South. Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Program. (Direct: $100,000 Indirect: $0 Effort: 75%, 1 year)

12/07-1/09 Principal Investigator. Immigrant Youth and the Social Context of Adaptation, President’s Discretionary Award. William T. Grant Foundation. This study merges school and county-level data with two secondary datasets to examine how the context of reception for immigrant youth in the South shapes their development. (Direct: $21,500 Indirect: $3,225 Effort: 5%).

4/07-3/09 Consultant. Psychological Stress Reactivity among Mexican-origin Families. Foundation for Child Development, Changing Faces of America’s Children Young Scholars Program. (PI: Sarah Watamura, University of Colorado at Boulder). This study examines the predictive power of both an immigrant family cumulative stress index and an immigrant family cumulative buffer index for mothers’ and children’s stress physiology to evaluate a mechanism linking stress, buffering, and long-term health. (Effort <1%, 1 year)

1/08-12/08 Consultant. The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children. Foundation for Child Development. (PI: Randy Capps, The Urban Institute). This study examines how immigrant raids occurring within the last year are affecting the well-being of children of immigrants and their families. (Effort: <1%, 1 year).

7/07-10/08 Co-Principal Investigator. Mexican National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Mexican Add Health) Pilot. SEED grant, Carolina Population Center. This project will begin fieldwork in San Luis Potosi to develop a national study on migration, health, and health behaviors of Mexican youth. (Direct: $8,000 Indirect: 0 Effort: <1%, no salary support)

6/06-5/07 Principal Investigator. Public Assistance and the Well-Being of Immigrant Youth. University of Kentucky Poverty Research Center. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), this study evaluates how changes in access to public assistance after 1996 have affected access to health care and the health of immigrant youth. (Direct: $17,000 Indirect: $3,000)

3/03-6/07 Principal Investigator. Immigrants, Parenting, and Infant/Toddler Well-Being. Foundation for Child Development, Changing Faces of America’s Children Young Scholars Program. This project combines two studies. In the first, builds upon the ALAS ‘wings’ project to examine the parenting behaviors of Latino mothers in Early Head Start programs and compare these behaviors across groups of depressed mothers and non-depressed mothers experiencing acculturative stress. In the second, newly available data from the Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study are used to examine the etiology of prenatal alcohol and tobacco use and the effects of alcohol and tobacco use on parenting for both native- and foreign-born women and their children. (Direct: $130,000 Indirect: $20,000).

9/05-12/06 Co-Principal Investigator. The Latino Adolescent Migration, Health, and Adaptation Project: Translating Information into Change for Immigrant Youth and their Families. Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Funding was provided to convene community forums on Latino mental health. (Direct: $25,000 Indirect: $0)

1/05-12/06 Principal Investigator. The Latino Adolescent Migration, Health, and Adaptation Project – Supplement. William T. Grant Foundation. Additional funding was provided to evaluate access to mental health services by Latino families participating in LAMHA. (Direct: $18,000 Indirect: $3,000)

1/04-12/06 Principal Investigator. The Latino Adolescent Migration, Health, and Adaptation Project. William T. Grant Foundation. This is a mixed-methods study of the migration experiences, mental health status and service needs of Latino immigrant youth (ages 12-18) and their primary caregivers in North Carolina. (Direct: $310,000 Indirect: $46,519)

9/02-12/06 Co-Investigator. Early Head Start Latina Mothers: Reducing Depression and Improving Infant Mental Health (ALAS ‘wings’ project). Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (Linda Beeber, PI). Evaluated a short-term intervention for Latino mothers with depressive symptoms who are participating in three EHS programs in North Carolina. (Total: $400,000)

9/01-10/05 Principal Investigator. Health, Education, and Economic Well-Being of Adolescent Immigrants. Russell Sage Foundation. Examined generational changes and inter-relationships in health, educational attainment, and employment among immigrant adolescents transitioning into adulthood. (Direct: $212,000 Indirect: 20,000)

9/03-9/05 Co-Investigator. Culturally Specific Determinants of Tobacco Use and Unhealthy Dietary and Sedentary Behaviors: The Role of Acculturation on Mexican Parenting Styles and Practices. Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Research Award in Population Sciences 2003. (Guadalupe Ayala, PI). Investigated how acculturation processes influence the development of risky health behaviors among Mexican immigrants to North Carolina. (Direct: $30,000 Indirect: $0)

1/02-9/05 Co-Investigator. Promoting Biculturalism to Prevent Youth Violence. Center for Disease Control. This study investigated how acculturation processes influenced the development of violent behaviors; established a violence prevention program to address the cognitive, social, and emotional factors that may lead to violence among immigrant youth; and evaluated the prevention program using a randomized clinical trial and a waitlist comparison group. (Total: $800,000)

 

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.

 

Bryce B. Reeve, Ph.D.

R01NR018841 (Potosky) 03/01/2020 – 02/28/2023. 0.60 calendar. National Institute of Nursing Research. Clinical Outcome Assessments for Acute Pain Therapeutics in Infants and young Children (COA-APTIC). Role: Principal Investigator. The goal of this cooperative grant with the FDA is to develop a core set of endpoint models and clinical outcome assessments for acute pain therapeutics in infants and young children.

UG3FD006797 (Zimmerman & Reeve) 09/10/2019 – 08/31/2024. 2.40 calendar. Food & Drug Administration. Clinical Outcome Assessments for Acute Pain Therapeutics in Infants and young Children (COA-APTIC). Role: Principal Investigator. The goal of this cooperative grant with the FDA is to develop a core set of endpoint models and clinical outcome assessments for acute pain therapeutics in infants and young children.

HHSN275201800003I TO3 (Hornik) 09/14/2018 – 09/13/2020. 1.20 calendar. NICHD / NIH. PTN2-TO# BPCA Concept Development and Clinical Trial Readiness Support. Role: Co-Investigator. The goal of this study is to design a clinician-reported outcome (ClinRO) measure of sedation level in children receiving anesthesia and analgesics.

Contract (Reeve) 10/01/2018 – 09/30/2020. 2.40 calendar. Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. Patient Centered Outcome measures for a Global Parental Impression of Change in Communication. Role: Principal Investigator. The goal of this study is to design and evaluate a caregiver-reported measure of communication ability of children with Angelman syndrome.

R01CA218398 (Salsman) 08/01/2017 – 06/30/2022. 1.20 calendar. NIH/NCI. Optimizing health-related quality of life measurement in adolescent and young adult oncology: a PROMISing solution. Role: Site Principal Investigator. The goal of this project is to design and validate PROMIS measures of health-related quality of life in adolescent and young adult survivors of cancer.

U19AR069522  (Reeve and Schanberg) 09/30/2015 – 06/30/2020. 1.2 calendar. NIH/NIAMS. $734,200 (current year) Enhancing Clinical Meaningfulness and Usefulness of PROMIS Pediatric Measures Via Validation in Children and Adolescents with Rheumatic Disease, Cancer, or Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Role: Principal Investigator. The goal of this study is to enhance the use of PROMIS Pediatric measures in clinical research and healthcare delivery settings through evidence generated from a multi-site longitudinal evaluation of PROMIS measures in children and adolescents with rheumatic disease, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

R01CA175759-01 (Reeve and Hinds) 04/01/2013 – 03/31/2020. 1.80 calendar. NIH/NCI. $623,121 (current year) Creating and Validating Child Adverse Event Reporting in Oncology Trials. Role: Principal Investigator. The goal of this study is to design and evaluate a pediatric self-report of subjective adverse events (AEs) that will be used to screen and validly measure AEs in pediatric oncology trials.

R01CA175759-01 (Reeve and Hinds) 07/01/2014 – 03/31/2018. 0.0 calendar. NIH/NCI. $48,511 (current year) Creating and Validating Child Adverse Event Reporting in Oncology Trials – Supplement. Role: Principal Investigator. This award is to support graduate research doctoral student Laura Pinheiro under the Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program.  Bryce Reeve serves as primary mentor.

U2CCA186878  (Cella) 09/01/2014 – 08/31/2018. 1.8 calendar. NIH/NCI $3,199,780 (current year) The National Person-Centered Assessment Resource (PCAR) Role: Site Principal Investigator. UNC serves to oversee the outreach and psychometric support for pediatric measures included in the Patient-Centered Assessment Resource (PCAR) effort which includes PROMIS, Toolbox, ASCQ-Me, and Neuro-QOL.

Not Assigned  (Withycombe) 01/01/2014 – 01/01/2017. 0.24 calendar. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation $13,755 (current year) Evaluation of the Literacy Demand and racial/Ethnic Influences for Self-Reported Symptomatic Adverse Events during Childhood Cancer Therapy – Subcontract with Palmetto Health. Role: Site Principal Investigator. UNC will provide statistical support for the sub-study, assistance with cognitive interview training and oversight, and assistance with overall project coordination between the parent grant and the sub-study.

U01AR052181  (Reeve) 09/30/2009 – 07/31/2014 NCE (extended to 8/15/2016) NIH Common Fund Initiative. $52,000 (current year) PROMIS Pediatrics: Longitudinal Validation and Linking Pediatric and Adult Item Banks. Role: Principal Investigator. Validity studies of PROMIS pediatric item banks and linking adult and pediatric item banks.   This builds on our work of development of several item banks for children and adults in the first phase of PROMIS funding. Supplement: Perform study of mode of administration for pediatric item banks comparing computer administration versus interviewer administered over the phone

No Number (Hinds and Reeve)   01/02/2012 – 01/01/2013. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation   $63,644 (total) Preliminary Content Validation Steps for the Pediatric Oncology Patient Self-Report CTCAE. Role: Site Principal Investigator (5%) The goal of this study is to incorporate pediatric clinicians feedback through two standardized multi-site surveys to identify CTCAE symptomatic adverse event terms amenable to child self-report.

 

Ty A. Ridenour, PhD

Consultant, (N43 DA115562; Kirisci, PI) Rapid Throughput Standard Evaluation of Transmission Risk SUD/Youth: Phase I. National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2011-2012. $50,000.

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.

Statistician (R01 DA034618; Fishbein, PI) Healthy Adolescent Development. National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2014-2019. $2,962,102.

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.

Statistician (CTSI $50,000 Pilot Study Grant; Smith & Furberg (Co-PIs) NIH: Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. 2014-2015. Taste Texting: A Pre-order System for Fresh and Healthy High School Lunch. 2014-2015. $50,000.

Consultant (R01 DA007957; Minnes, PI) The Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure in Emerging Adulthood. National Institute on Drug Abuse.  2015-2020. $3,962,490.

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.

Statistician (K01 DA035087, Matson, PI) NIH/NIDA. The Social Context of Adolescent Marijuana Use: A Systems Approach. The goal of this project is to incorporate important complexities of the peer influence process to understand how social context, specifically the dynamic nature of adolescent romantic and non-romantic peer relationships, affects adolescent marijuana use.  2014-2019. $787,595.

Statistician (R40MC28315-01-00, Bair-Merritt, Matson, CoPIs) NIJ. The Dynamic Context of Teen Dating. Violence in Adolescent Romantic Relationships. This project is investigating the day-to-day predictors, correlates and consequences of teen dating violence. 2015-2018. $787,595.

Statistician (R01 HD093572-01, Bailey, PI) NIH / Fogarty and NICHD. Child and Family Consequences of Congenital Zika Syndrome in Brazil. This project is investigating the early natural history of the effects of Zika virus in babies who were exposed while in utero.  2017-2022. $2,071032.

Co-Investigator (R01 DA042747, Min, PI) NIH / NIDA. Gender and Developmental Trajectories to Adolescent Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior. This project will investigate longitudinal risk trajectories that evolve into substance use and risky sex as well as gender differences in those trajectories. 2017-2020. $842,460.

Co-Principal Investigator (550KR181812; Murray, CoPI)  NIH/CTSA. Feasibility of Evaluating Biopsychosocial Indicators of Stress Reactivity in At-Risk Adolescents to Inform Self-Regulation Interventions. This project is collecting pilot data to demonstrate the feasibility of collecting biosensor indicators of stress in adolescents and for comparing differences between resilient versus “at risk” youth.  2018-2019. $50,000.

Co-Investigator (2013-VA-CX-0003; Bair-Merritt & Matson, Co-PIs) NIJ / DOJ. Teen Dating Violence Day-to-Day II. This project is examining intensive day-to-day emotional and psychological factors that contribute to teen dating violence and victimization in heterosexual relationships. Data will be analyzed using innovative statistical techniques. 2018-2021.

Multiple Principal Investigator (U24 DA050182) NIH / NIDA. HEAL Initiative: Coordinating Center to Support NIDA Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults.  This Coordinating Center is to support 10 prevention UG3/UH3 clinical trials designed to reduce propensity for opioid use disorder among a range of at-risk populations.  The Coordinating Center also is tasked with enhancing the projects’ implementation science, economic evaluations, and preparation for large-scale dissemination of the interventions that are found to be efficacious.

Principle Investigator. ALEXSA Reliability and Validity Study. Children, Youth and Families Consortium of PA, Level 2 Grant (Suppliment 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, 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.

Consultant (PA-HEAL SPH00010; David Lewis, PI) Reducing the Cognitive Consequences of Cannabis Use by Adolescents. Pennsylvania Department of Health, Collaborative Research on Substance Abuse. 2011-2015.       $ 4,999,916.

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

Consultant (Internal Career Development Award; Meeyoung O. Min, PI) Gender differences in developmental pathways of substance use problems and risk behaviors among poly-drug exposed adolescents. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Research Development Award. 2013. $10,000.

Principal Investigator.  Augmenting Clinical Trials for Personalized Medicine: Availing Idiographic Techniques to Clinical Researchers. RTI, International Innovation Framework Stage 1 Grant. 2015. $20,000.

 

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.

 

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

7/1/19-06/30/22 Your Opinion Matters: How to Make the Most Out of Talking to Health Care Providers. The Duke Endowment, $500,000.

7/1/19-06/30/22 Your Opinion Matters: How to Make the Most Out of Talking to Health Care Providers. Eshelman Institute for Innovation. $100,000 match for The Duke Endowment funds.

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.

03/1/16-06/30/17 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.  Total direct costs= $1,194,247.

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. 7/1/12-6/30/14. Direct costs=$48,223.

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, Total costs=$1,942,185. I was a co-principal investigator on the overall project and principal investigator on the UNC subcontract. UNC direct costs=$620,021.

Co-Investigator or Collaborator

Intervention to improve youth question-asking and provider education during paediatric diabetes visits.  Ireland’s National Children’s Research Center, Pediatric Research Grant. 6/1/18-5/31/21. Total costs=$235, 827.

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, my PhD student) NCTraCS. Total costs=$2,000.

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, 10% effort, Total costs=$1,500,000.

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.

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. Total costs=$35,673.

 

Paula H. Song, PhD

Funded Research

38132 (PI: Domino) 03/11/2019 – 03/10/2020. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. “NC Medicaid Evaluation Design” The goal of this project is to generate an evaluation design for NC. Medicaid’s 1115 Waiver. Role: Co-Investigator (15% Effort)

No Agency number (PI: Fisher) 01/01/2017 – 12/31/2019. Merck Foundation. “Peer Support to Enhance the Shanghai Integration Model of Diabetes Care: Extension & Dissemination” The Shanghai Integration Model (SIM) has made great strides to integrating specialty/hospital care with primary/community care. This project will demonstrate/evaluate peer support to enhance the SIM and individual diabetes management in 10 test Community Health Centers and then promote dissemination across the 241 Community Health Centers of Shanghai. It is a collaboration of Peers for Progress/University of North Carolina, the Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the Shanghai Health Bureau. Role: Co-Investigator (10% Effort)

IHS-1310-07863 (PI: Song) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute 9/1/2014-6/30/2018. “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: $ 1,962,737. Role: Principal Investigator.

U1CRH03714-11-01(PI: Holmes) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 9/1/2014-8/31/2015. Rural Health Research Grant Cooperative Agreement. This supplemental award is research is to develop cost estimates for various models of emergency care in rural settings. Total Award: $ 74,634. Role: Co-Investigator

Peers for Progress (PI:Fisher) 7/1/2014-12/31/2014 (Prime: American Academy of Family Physicians). “Understanding the Business Case for Peer Support Program”. The goal of this project is to develop a framework that can be used to guide peer support programs in establishing their own business case. Total Award: $34,000. Role: Co-Investigator.

Grant ID: # 70677 (PI: McAlearney) 03/15/2013-3/14-2015. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Accountable Care Organizations: Testing Their Impact”. This project will study the development, implementation and impact of accountable care organizations and their strategies to reduce disparities in care. Total Award: $400,000. Role: Co-Investigator.

R21HS020693 (PI: Wexler) 09/01/2011 – 08/31/2014. Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. “Use of HIT to Increase Primary Care Access in Medicaid patients”.  Using health information technology, this project will develop, implement, and evaluate an emergency department-primary care provider connector program to: 1) improve access to primary care for Medicaid patients; and 2) improve coordination of care across transitions in healthcare settings. Total Award: $297,275. Role: Co-Investigator

Internal Award (PIs: Seiber, Song) 01/01/2012 – 08/01/2012. James Cancer Hospital. “The Business Case for Expanding Lynch Syndrome Screening in Ohio”. Sponsor: James Cancer Hospital. Total Award: $12,617. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Subaward #5-30198 (PI: Song) 08/01/2009 – 07/31/2011. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Prime: National Cancer Institute/NIH R01CA124402 (PI: Weiner) “Implementing Systemic Interventions to Close the Discovery-Delivery Gap”. The goal of this project is to determine the financial and non-financial factors associated with the business case for provider participation in provider-based research networks. Total Award: $204,752. 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.

Project No. 80390 (PI: McAlearney) 08/01/2008 – 01/31/2011. Health Research and Educational Trust Prime: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Contract no. HHSA290200600022) “Promoting Safety and Quality Through Human Resource Practices”. The goals of this project are to identify a human resource practice with the potential to enhance safety, efficiency, and quality of health care, and to develop recommendations for implementing to enhance use within health care organizations. Total Award: $171,428. Role: Co-Investigator.

AGMT DTD 03/13/08 (PI: Song) 10/01/2007 – 09/30/2008. Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio “Data Coding and Analysis for the ‘Consumer Voice for Affordable Health Care’ Survey” The goal of this project was to assist UHCAN with survey development, data coding and analysis. The survey aims increase our understanding health insurance affordability for Franklin county adults. Total Award: $18,768. Role: Principal Investigator.

OSU Contract (PI: Dembe) 10/15/2007 – 02/15/2008. Community Research Partners “Establishing a Medical Home Network in Franklin County: Feasibility Study”. The goal of this project was to conduct a feasibility study to inform the community on the cost and value of establishing medical homes for vulnerable populations in Franklin County, Ohio. Total Award: Total Award: $35,000. Role: Co-Investigator.

Cancer Control Pilot Research Award (PI: Song) 01/15/2008 – 06/30/2008. OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Pilot Study on the Business Case for Participation in Provider Based Research Networks” A pilot study to evaluate whether, and under what conditions, a business case exists for provider participation in a provider-based research network. Total Award: $1,200. Role: Principal Investigator.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (PI: McAlearney, Song) 12/01/2007 – 08/31/2008. “The Business Case for Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Participation: A Pilot Study”.  The goal of this project is to investigate financial data requirements and organizational considerations involved in assessment of a business case for CCOP Participation. Total Award: $26,000. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

AGMT DTD 08/11/08 (PI: McAlearney) 07/01/2008 – 06/30/2009. Health Research and Educational Trust/Center for Health Management and Research. “Evidence-based practices to maximize physician adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) systems in ambulatory care settings”. The goal of this research is to comprehensively study and synthesize best practices for electronic medical record/electronic health record (EHR) system implementation in healthcare organizations, and to develop and test evidence-based strategies to maximize physician adoption and use of EHR systems in practice. Total Award: $120,000. Role: Co-Investigator.

 

Michael J. Steiner, MD

2020-2024 Innovation Health Center. Michael Steiner (PI). Improving care of children with medical complexity: Shared care for broad spectrum complexity and a focused disease between an AMC and an independent practice network. Coordinated approach to care for children with medical complexity and children with diabetes between AMCs and primary care clinics during Medicaid transformation. $1.2 million budget. No salary support.

2020-2027 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Innovations Center. Integrated Care for Kids Cooperative Agreement. UNC and Duke co-lead agencies partnered with NC Medicaid to implement a pilot test of integration and an alternative payment model across 8 areas of core child health services including medical care and community supports. $16 million total budget. $2.7 million at UNC. Role: Lead Principal Investigator at UNC and co-lead on overall submission. 15% Salary support.

2017 John Rex Endowment. Steiner (PI). The Next Generation of Primary Care: Enhanced Care to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect and Promote Health.  $70,000. Planning grant to build collaborative within Wake County to implement social determinants of health screening in all UNC pediatrics primary care practices. Role: co-PI; 1% salary support.

2016-2018 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. Salary support to junior faculty member.

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.

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 in first year, then no 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

2012 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.

2011 – 2012 North Carolina Medicaid, AccessCare. 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:

2016-2019 Padres efectivos y terapistas entregados: Increasing activation and engagement in Latino parent-provider interactions, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Duration: 9/30/2016- 03/31/2019, Amount: $199,073

2016-2017 Peer Review of Padres efectivos (parent activation): Skills Latina mothers use to get healthcare for their children, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Duration: 12/01/16-07/31/17, Amount: $49,755

2015 Future research needs for autism: Disseminating findings from a PCORI pilot project, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Duration: 08/15-11/15, Amount: $50,000

2015-2016 Supplementing Padres Efectivos to Enhance Child-reported Outcome Measurement, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Duration: 07/15-07/16, Amount: $ 132,810

2014-2015 Tough choices: Autism, private health insurance and family out-of-pocket spending, Maternal & Child Health Bureau/HRSA, Duration: 09/14-08/15, Amount $65,789

2013-2016 Padres efectivos (parent activation): Skills Latina mothers use to get healthcare for their children, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Duration: 08/01/13-07/31/17, Amount: $1,155,657

2011-2012 Access, Quality and Financial Implications of the Transitions of Children with Autism, Health Resources and Services Administration, Duration: 09/11-10/12, Amount: $71,539

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, Amount: $67,568

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, Amount: $178,082

Co-Investigator:

2018-2019 Your Opinion Matters: How to Make the Most Out of Talking to Health Care Providers, The Duke Endowment, Principal Investigator: Betsy Sleath, Duration: 6/1/19-6/30/20, Amount: $467,000

2017 National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice, The Ireland Family Foundation, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and the Organization for Autism Research, Duration: 1/1/17-12/31/17

2016-2021 NC CADDRE: Study to Explore Early Development Phase 3 (SEED 3), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Principal Investigator: Julie Daniels, Duration: 07/01/16-06/30/21, Amount: $764,712

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, Amount $65,458

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, Amount $220,588

2011-2016 NC CADDRE: Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Phase II, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Principal Investigator: Julie Daniels, Duration: 7/11-6/16, Amount: $2,664,000

2007-2011 NC CADDRE: Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Phase I, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Principal Investigator: Julie Daniels, Duration: 9/06-9/11, Amount: $1,595,705

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, Amount: $489,185

2002-2006 Structure, Use & Expenditures for Autism Services, National Institute of Mental Health, Principal Investigator: Joseph Morrissey, Duration: 8/02-6/07, Amount: $580,000

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, Amount $620,021

 

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.

 

SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD, FAAN

Principal Investigator. Promoting stretching exercise to reduce cardiovascular health risk in late pregnant women with obesity. The purpose of the study is to test if daily stretching exercise will improve blood pressure and arterial stiffness, balancing autonomic regulation in improving pregnancy and birth outcomes. $2,395,436. Percent effort 30%. NINR (R01 NR017944) 08/06/2019-05/31/2024.

Principal Investigator. Stretching to improve cardiac health and prevent late-onset preeclampsia in high-risk pregnancy: SAGE (R01) The purpose of the study is to test if daily stretching exercise will improve blood pressure and arterial stiffness, balancing autonomic regulation in reducing the risk of LOP, thus improving birth outcomes. Percent effort Impact score 48 Percentile 52. NINR. Submitted in Oct, 2017.

Principal Investigator. Integrating Weight-Wise Program in Health Departments to Prevent Gestational Diabetes. $35,064. Percent effort 3%. UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities.  January 2015.  (NIDDK: P30DK093002) December 2014 -2018.

Co-Investigator. Individual Patient Data (IPD) meta-analysis on the effects of weight management interventions in pregnancy (iWIP) Percent effort 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. Percent effort N.A. NC TraCS Large Pilot Grant. 2009.

Co-Investigator Mothers moving to a healthy future/ Madres moviendose a un future saludable. (E.C. Kieffer, PI) $449,507. Percent effort 10%. HRSA 2006-2009.

Co-Principal Investigator. Preeclampsia: A cultural analysis of high-risk pregnancy, illness and physical activity. (T. Noll, PI) $9,630 Percent effort 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. Percent effort 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. Percent effort 8%. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. 2005-2007.