Projects by Investigator

Recent projects by the Child & Adolescent Health Services Program

Review the latest research projects to learn more about the research interests of our faculty and staff.

Project TitleInvestigator(s)Project DurationFunding Agency
Engaging specialty care teams to help families discuss and manage the cost of asthma careMichelle Hernandez03/01/20-02/28/22 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Phthalate and Pyrethroid Exposure in Relation to Structural and Functional Brain Development in Early LifeMichelle Hernandez09/01/20-08/31/25 NIH/NIEHS
Duke, UNC, and NC Medicaid pilot integration of core services including medical, and community supported by a medical alternative payment model.Michael Steiner2020-2027Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Innovations Center Integrated Care for Kids Cooperative Agreement
Improving care of children with medical complexityMichael Steiner2020-2024Innovation Health Center
Improving access to children’s specialty care in rural and low-resource communities. Michael Steiner2021-2031CarolinaLink
Improving access to the safety net for eligible immigrants and
mixed-status families in North Carolina
Krista Perreira08/22-7/23Urban Institute/KB Reynolds Foundation
NC Community Engagement Alliance (NC CEAL) to Prevent and
Reduce COVID-19 Burden
Krista Perreira4/22-03/23Westat Inc./National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Developing a measure of nursing assistant coping and resilienceKrista Perreira12/21-11/23Alzheimer’s Association
Children of Immigrants Health Study (CIHS): An Evaluation of
City and County Policies Affecting the Health of Children of Immigrants in the
2005-2019 National Health Interview Survey
Krista Perreira04/21-03/23National Institute of Child Health and
All of Us Research Program Engagement and Retention InnovatorsKrista Perreira01/21-09/22RTI/NIH
Improving the health of parents and their adolescent and transition-age youth with IDDKathleen Thomas06/01/22 – 08/31/25Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Linking parent priorities, baseline data and partnerships for action: Supporting child mental health in the Robeson Lumbee communityKathleen Thomas01/01/22 - 12/31/11 Kenan Trust and the UNC Health Foundation for Whole Community Connection, Duration
Stakeholder advisory committee Kathleen Thomas02/01/20 – 01/31/21National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program at UNC Chapel Hill (NCTraCS)
Implementing COVID-19 and Opioid Overdose Prevention Practices in Rural Community PharmaciesJacqueline Halladay9/22/22 – 5/31/2025National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH
Carolina Consortium to Improve BP Control in Vulnerable Populations” in response to the PCORI Improving Healthcare Systems Broad PFA with the special area of emphasis “Telehealth for Chronic Disease Management among Vulnerable Populations with Complex Needs”Jacqueline Halladay11/1/2022-10/31/2027Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Community Engagement Alliance against COVID-19 (CEA) Continuation, Increasing Trustworthiness through Engaged Action and Mobilization (I-TEAM) supplement. Jacqueline Halladay4/1/2022-07/31/2023National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung Blood Institute
Novel interventions to Increase Uptake of Diabetes Self-Management Support Training within Primary Care. Jacqueline Halladay4/1/2022-3/31/2025National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH
Achieving Blood Pressure (BP) Goals after Stroke: Comparative Effectiveness of Intensive Tailored Telehealth Management vs. Intensive Clinic Management. Jacqueline Halladay1/01/22- 06/30/2028 PCORI
Title: Food is Medicine: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Medically Tailored Meals for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Food InsecurityJacqueline Halladay7/01/2020 - 06/30/2025 NIH/NIDDK
Creating a novel place-based measure to explain racial disparities in naloxone access to reduce opioid overdose deathsDelesha Carpenter 09/22/22-05/30/26NIMHD
Addressing COVID 19 vaccine hesitancy in rural community pharmacies reducing disparities through an implementation science approachDelesha Carpenter 09/22/22-05/30/25 NIMHD
Developing training to increase access to fentanyl test strips via community pharmacies and reduce opioid overdose deaths in NC Delesha Carpenter 06/1/23-05/30/24Tar Heel Bus Tour Grant
Developing and evaluating a scalable suicide prevention gatekeeper training program for community pharmacy staffDelesha Carpenter 10/01/20-05/30/2American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Assessing rural pharmacies' readiness to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations Delesha Carpenter 03/01/21-02/28/22UNC TraCS Institute
Ensuring Buprenorphine Access in Rural Community Pharmacies to Prevent OverdoseDelesha Carpenter 04/15/20-06/30/22UNC and RTI, International
Development of PRO Symptom Measures for Adults with PSC Bryce Reeve08/09/2022 – 08/08/2025PSC Partners Seeking a Cure
Prospective Multicenter U.S. Registry for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Bryce Reeve11/30/2021 – 06/15/2026Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation
Characterizing the quality of life impact of complicated urinary tract infections caused by gram-negative bacteriaBryce Reeve10/07/2021 – 12/31/2023 Merck Sharp & Dohme
Preparing Adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta to Engage in Research on Access and Quality of Care for Their Rare Bone Disease Bryce Reeve11/01/2021 – 10/31/2023PCORI
Expanding the Observer-Reported Communication Ability (ORCA) Measure: Measuring the communication ability of individuals with rare, neurodevelopmental disorders.Bryce Reeve05/01/2021 – 04/30/2026FDA
Inequities in Abortion AccessBianca Allison05/22 – 08/23Society for Family Planning Research Fund
Changemakers in Family Planning GrantBianca Allison09/21–03/23Society for Family Planning Research Fund
Carolina for the Kids Faculty Research GrantBianca Allison04/22-10/23University of North Carolina Children’s Research Institute
Improving the Outcomes of Adolescents with ADHD via a Pre-visit Question Prompt List/Video Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility TrialBetsy Sleath12/15/23-6/30/26National Institute of Mental Health
Creating and evaluating rural pharmacy health hubs in Eastern North CarolinaBetsy Sleath1/1/23-12/31/25The Duke Endowment
Co-creating and disseminating substance use and vaping educational videos and question prompt lists for youth in partnership with Western North CarolinaBetsy Sleath4/1/22-3/31/24Dogwood Health Trust
Your Opinion Matters: How to Make the Most Out of Talking to Health Care ProvidersBetsy Sleath7/1/19-06/30/23The Duke Endowment, Eshelman Institute for Innovation
Rural Residency Planning and Development Technical Assistance Center Adam Zolotor2021-2024HRSA, Bureau of Health Workforce, USDHHS
Teaching Health Center Planning and Development 3% Technical Assistance Center Adam Zolotor2021-2024HRSA, Bureau of Health Workforce, USDHHS
Systematic Evidence Reviews
Adam Zolotor2021-2024Sub-contract to RTI
Behavioral Healthy in Eastern NCAdam Zolotor2021-2023Anonymous Trust