Current Research Initiatives

 


 

Jiyoung Ahn

Title Oral Microbiome in Esophageal Adencarcinoma
Principal Investigator(s) Jiyoung Ahn / Zhiheng Pei
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 5U01CA182370-02
Project Dates 4/1/2014 - 3/31/2018
Description: This project will conduct a prospective evaluation of prediagnostic oral microbiome and pancreatic cancer risk and to assess the microbial–host functional interrelationship in the pancreatic tissue.
 

 

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Title Prospective Study of Human Oral Microbiome and Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Principal Investigator(s) Jiyoung Ahn
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 5R01CA164964-02
Project Dates 9/19/2014 - 8/31/2018
Description: This study will expand our current limited knowledge on the causes of pancreatic cancer, will help to identify people at high risk for this disease, and may lead to microbial-based prophylactic preventions for pancreatic cancer.
 

 

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Carolyn Berry

Title Evaluation Services to the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Principal Investigator(s) Carolyn Berry
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency NYU Wagner via Corporation for Supportive Housing
Grant Number WSQPG-S2949
Project Dates 4/2/2012 - 7/31/2016
Description: Researchers from New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and NYU School of Medicine will conduct a rigorous evalution of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) initiative in all four program sites including Los Angeles County, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washtenaw County, MI; and the State of Connecticut.
 

 

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Title Evaluation of ECHO Endocrine Project
Principal Investigator(s) Carolyn Berry
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency NYU Wagner via Helmsley Foundation
Grant Number 2015-PG-T1D030
Project Dates 5/1/2014 - 4/30/2017
Description: Funds for this grant will be used to conduct a multi-method evaluation of the University of New Mexico's ECHO Endocrine project to improve care and coordination of type 1 diabetes patients, type 2 patients with uncontrolled diabetes, and other major endocrine conditions.
 

 

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Title Evaluation of the Health Leads Program at the Health & Hospitals Corporation (HHC)
Principal Investigator(s) Carolyn Berry
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency Health and Hospitals Corporation
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 7/1/2015 - 12/31/2016
Description: Dr. Carolyn Berry and the evaluation team will work closely with representatives from both HHC and Health Leads to evaluate the effectiveness of the Health Leads program at three HHC pediatric clinics.
 

 

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Title Evaluation Technical Assistance for NYSHF Grantees and Applicants Phase VII
Principal Investigator(s) Carolyn Berry
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency New York State Health Foundation
Grant Number 15-03607
Project Dates 11/1/2015 - 10/31/2016
Description: The project builds on what we have learned in providing technical assistance to grantees and conducting workshops for them, and extends the service with the pilot testing of an online forum for discussion, sharing among grantees, and questions and answers.
 

 

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Saul Blecker

Title Health Information Technology in Heart Failure Care
Principal Investigator(s) Saul Blecker
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Grant Number 5K08HS023683-02
Project Dates 9/30/2014 - 9/29/2018
Description: This study will develop a computerized clinical decision support system to improve the care delivered to hospitalized patients with heart failure.
 

 

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Marie Bragg

Title Impact of Racially Targeted Food and Beverage Ads on Adolescent Behavior
Principal Investigator(s) Marie Bragg
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency NIH
Grant Number 1DP5OD021373-01
Project Dates 9/25/2015 - 8/31/2020
Description: This project will examine the impact of racially-targeted food and beverage advertisements on the dietary choices and food and beverage product perceptions of adolescents ages 12-17 years.
 

 

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R. Scott Braithwaite

Title East Africa IEDEA Regional Consortium
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency Indiana University via NIH/NIAAA
Grant Number 5U01AI069911-09
Project Dates 9/1/2009 - 7/31/2016
Description: The objective of this study is to determine the most efficient use of resources for monitoring HIV patients in East Africa.
 

 

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Title Consortium to Improve Outcomes in HIV/AIDS, Alcohol, Aging & Multi-Substance Use (COMPASS)
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NIH/NIAAA
Grant Number 5U01AA020799-04
Project Dates 9/6/2011 - 8/31/2016
Description: This study will create an interactive, web-based simulation model of HIV transmission that can help decision makers prioritize which intervention designs are most effective by tailoring results to patients and feasibility constraints.
 

 

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Title Test and Linkage to Care (TLC_IDU Kenya)
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency Yale University via NIH/NIAID
Grant Number 7 R01 DA 032080-06
Project Dates 1/1/2016 - 4/30/2017
Description: -
 

 

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Title An Interdisciplinary Approach to HIV and Other Infectious Diseases
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NYU College of Nursing and Dentistry via NIH/NIDA
Grant Number 5P30DA011041-18
Project Dates 4/15/2013 - 12/31/2017
Description: Substance use remains a critical influence on the HIV epidemic, impacting incidence and compromising the benefits of HIV treatment. The Center provides a research infrastructure to enhance productivity and synergy across investigators working to meet the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. It will also enhance the research translation process so that findings are more rapidly brought from discovery to public health impact.
 

 

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Title Alcohol and ART Adherence in India: Assessment, Intervention and Modeling (AIM)
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency University of Connecticut Health Center via NIH/NIAAA
Grant Number 5U01AA021990-02
Project Dates 6/1/2014 - 1/31/2019
Description: This study seeks to provide an understanding of current ART implementation and alcohol and other challenges to ART adherence; identify and test multilevel interventions that can reduce alcohol consumption as a central factor in enhancing adherence; and develop predictive models for use in India and elsewhere that provides a basis for allocating intervention resources in the most cost-effective way to maximize adherence, reduce years and quality of life lost to HIV, and minimize HIV transmission.
 

 

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Title The Operations Research Collaboration for Alcohol Abuse and AIDS: ORCAA
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NIH/NIAAA
Grant Number 5U24AA022007-03
Project Dates 9/15/2012 - 8/31/2017
Description: The purpose of this project is to develop an Implementation Science Resource Core to support the research efforts of several CHAART consortia, building upon existing infrastructure within these consortia.
 

 

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Title Addressing Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The Current and Future Epidemics
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NYU College of Nursing and Dentistry via NIH/NIDA
Grant Number 5R01DA034637-02
Project Dates 7/1/2013 - 4/30/2017
Description: The goal of this project is to use simulations to determine the combination of effective interventions for particular budget and epidemiologic scenarios that a) minimize Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission; b) eradicate persistent HCV infections; c) prevent the most HCC; and d) maximize life expectancy and quality-adjusted life expectancy.
 

 

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Title HIV Care Coordination: Comparative Effectiveness, Outcome Determinants, and Costs
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency City University of New York at Hunter College via NIH/NIMH
Grant Number 5R01MH101028-02
Project Dates 9/26/2013 - 6/30/2018
Description: The goal of this study is to 1) assess the effectiveness of the Care Coordination Program (CCP) intervention by comparing primary outcomes among CCP participants with those of similar people living with HIV (PLWH) in HIV care who do not receive the CCP intervention; 2) among those who enroll in CCP, identify individual and program-level determinants of care engagement and viral load (VL) suppression up to 36 months following CCP enrollment; and 3) assess the cost-effectiveness (cost per quality-adjusted life year [QALY]) of the CCP relative to usual care outside the CCP, considering downstream cost-savings and individual and public health benefits due to improved VL suppression and HIV infections averted.
 

 

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Title The Operations Research Collaboration for Alcohol Abuse and AIDS: ORCAAA. Supplement
Principal Investigator(s) R. Scott Braithwaite
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NIH/NIAAA
Grant Number -
Project Dates 4/15/2016 - 4/14/2017
Description: -
 

 

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Laurie Brotman

Title A Longitudinal Study of Latino Students Grade 3 Academic Achievement: the Role of Early Childhood Family & School Characteristics
Principal Investigator(s) Laurie Brotman
Division or Section Center for Early Childhood Health and Development
Funding Agency University of Texas via U.S. Department of Education
Grant Number R305A130702
Project Dates 9/3/2013 - 6/30/2017
Description: The purpose of this study is to test an integrative developmental model of Latino children's academic development by examining universal and culturally-specific characteristics to the early childhood ecological context as predictors of student academic achievement in grade 3.
 

 

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Title Efficacy Follow-Up of ParentCorps: Long-term Impact of Early Childhood Family-Focused Intervention on Academic Achievement
Principal Investigator(s) Laurie Brotman
Division or Section Center for Early Childhood Health and Development
Funding Agency U.S. Department of Education
Grant Number R305A140298
Project Dates 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017
Description: This follow-up study of students who participated in a randomized controlled trial of ParentCorps in early childhood evaluates the long-term impact on academic achievement in elementary school and at the transition to middle school.
 

 

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Title ParentCorps NYC
Principal Investigator(s) Laurie Brotman
Division or Section Center for Early Childhood Health and Development
Funding Agency New York State Office of Mental Health
Grant Number C020331
Project Dates 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2020
Description: ParentCorps is a culturally-informed, universal intervention (for all children enrolled in Pre-K within an elementary school) designed to promote positive behavioral supports for children at home and in the classroom.
 

 

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Title Research to Practice: Scaling in NYC
Principal Investigator(s) Laurie Brotman
Division or Section Center for Early Childhood Health and Development
Funding Agency Einhorn Family Charitable Trust
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018
Description: This grant is to support implementation of the three-year strategic plan – Research to Practice: Scaling in NYC – to build the program’s organizational capacity and refine the program model to be prepared to expand to all NYC Pre-K families and establish a model to enable program replication in any urban school district.
 

 

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Title ParentCorps: Promoting High Quality Home and Classroom Early Learning Environments
Principal Investigator(s) Laurie Brotman
Division or Section Center for Early Childhood Health and Development
Funding Agency Stranahan Foundation
Grant Number 2882 (L2)
Project Dates 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
Description: The goal is to enhance iParentCorps, an implementation support to build capacity and enable sustainable implementation of ParentCorps. The grant will expand the use of the iParentCorps LEARN platform for data-informed coaching and data visualization for users and coaches. It will also support the design, build and testing of the iParentCorps CONNECT platform, which will provide users with resources, and build social networks and learning communities.
 

 

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Arthur Caplan

Title Gene Therapy for Urea Cycle Disorders
Principal Investigator(s) Arthur Caplan
Division or Section Medical Ethics
Funding Agency University of Pennsylvania via NIH/NICHD
Grant Number 5P01HD057247-08
Project Dates 4/1/2013 - 3/31/2017
Description: The P01 was designed to address issues related to T cell responses to transgene-encoded ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) and to engineer the vector genome to allow for replication when the target cell population is proliferating (Project I), to evaluate novel pharmacologic interventions that could augment the efficacy of gene therapy that is less than curative (Project II), and to engineer the AAV capsid to escape some level of pre-existing neutralizing antibodies (Project III).
 

 

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Title The Collaborative Network for Clinical Research in Immune Tolerance
Principal Investigator(s) Arthur Caplan
Division or Section Medical Ethics
Funding Agency Benaroya Institute via NIH/NIAID
Grant Number N01-AI-15416
Project Dates 5/1/2014 - 1/31/2021
Description: Dr. Caplan will provide expertise to the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) by reviewing ITN-supported clinical trials proposals as requested to ensure compliance with all federal standards related to ethical issues in clinical research and human subject protection.
 

 

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Title Compassionate Use Advisory Committee
Principal Investigator(s) Arthur Caplan
Division or Section Medical Ethics
Funding Agency Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 4/14/2015 - 4/13/2017
Description: Janssen and NYU School of Medicine have an unwavering commitment to help all patients in need, including groups of patients waiting for innovative medicines to become available on the market and individual patients seeking urgent compassionate use access to investigational agents in development. With an imperative to consider all patient requests in a just and fair manner, this novel pilot will seek to proactively and systematically embed sound ethical principles into the consideration of compassionate use requests.
 

 

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Title WCG Foundation Grant
Principal Investigator(s) Arthur Caplan
Division or Section Medical Ethics
Funding Agency WCG Foundation, Inc.
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2017
Description: Dr. Miller will develop ethical standards, measure instruments, and governance strategies to address integrity concerns and trust gaps in healthcare innovation.
 

 

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Title Takeda Sponsorship
Principal Investigator(s) Arthur Caplan
Division or Section Medical Ethics
Funding Agency Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 9/22/2015 - 9/21/2016
Description: Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review is a weekly digest, selecting and abstracting key news, events, strategic announcements, new research, and peer-reviewed journal articles covering the global vaccines enterprise. Content is aggregated from key international agencies, governmental and intergovernmental bodies, international non-govermental organizations (INGOs), research organizations, industry, key peer-reviewed journals, and media channels.
 

 

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Title Support for Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy
Principal Investigator(s) Arthur Caplan
Division or Section Medical Ethics
Funding Agency Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2017
Description: This project will support broad literacy and current awareness around vaccines and global health.
 

 

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Title Takeda Sponsorship Agreement 2
Principal Investigator(s) Arthur Caplan
Division or Section Medical Ethics
Funding Agency Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
Grant Number 1000406377
Project Dates 3/1/2016 - 2/28/2017
Description: -
 

 

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Yu Chen

Title Arsenic Exposure, Gut Microbiomes, and Arthrosclerosis
Principal Investigator(s) Yu Chen
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency NIH/NIEHS
Grant Number 5R21ES023421-02
Project Dates 1/14/2014 - 12/31/2016
Description: This project aims to evaluate the role of gut microbiomes in arsenic methylation capacity and the interaction between gut microbiomes and arsenic exposure in atherosclerosis.
 

 

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Title Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic and Manganese (HEALS)
Principal Investigator(s) Yu Chen
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency University of Chicago via Columbia University via NIH/NIEHS
Grant Number 5P42ES010349-14
Project Dates 4/1/2012 - 3/31/2017
Description: This project seeks to obtain fundamental new knowledge concerning the health effects, geochemistry, and remediation of Arsenic and Manganese, with a particular focus on groundwater.
 

 

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Title Helicobacter Pylori Protein-specific Antibodies and Colorectal Cancer Risk
Principal Investigator(s) Yu Chen
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency Vanderbilt University Medical Center via NIH/NCI
Grant Number 1R01CA190428-01A1
Project Dates 5/1/2015 - 4/30/2019
Description: This project seeks to evaluate the novel association between Helicobacter pylori protein-specific infection and colorectal cancer risk, building the groundwork for significantly strengthening colorectal cancer prevention and screening strategies with a new risk biomarker, as well as the possibility of identifying an exposure that is proven to be modifiable through the use of eradication therapy, and may be modifiable by a regimen of regular aspirin use.
 

 

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Title Bangladesh Center for Global Environmental and Occupational Health
Principal Investigator(s) Yu Chen
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency University of Chicago via NIH/Fogarty International Center
Grant Number 1U2RTW10122-01
Project Dates 9/28/2015 - 8/31/2020
Description: In this U2R training grant the University of Chicago will team up with their long-standing and selected new partners to develop a structured training curriculum on environmental and occupational health research for students and researchers in Bangladesh. The goal is to enhance capacity for the in-country institutions and researchers for them to tackle some of the most pressing environmental and occupational health issues affecting Bangladesh, including air pollution, climate change and garment industry health.
 

 

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Title Foregut Microbiome, Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia, and Gastric Cancer Risk
Principal Investigator(s) Yu Chen
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency NIH
Grant Number 1R01CA204113
Project Dates 4/1/2016 - 3/31/2021
Description: This project aims to evaluate the role of oral and gastric microbiome in the development of gastric cancer.
 

 

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Dustin Duncan

Title Neighborhoods, Mobility and HIV Among Young MSM
Principal Investigator(s) Dustin Duncan
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency NIH
Grant Number -
Project Dates 4/1/2016 - 3/31/2018
Description: -
 

 

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Title Impact of Neighborhoods and Networks on HIV Risk and Care Behaviors Among Black MSM in the Deep South
Principal Investigator(s) Dustin Duncan
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number -
Project Dates 5/1/2016 - 4/30/2020
Description: -
 

 

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Brian Elbel

Title Impact of the Food Environment on Child Body Mass Index
Principal Investigator(s) Brian Elbel
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency NIH/NIDDK
Grant Number 5R01DK097347-03
Project Dates 9/20/2013 - 8/31/2017
Description: This project combines multiple rich datasets to determine the influence of the food environment on childhood obesity, one of the largest public health problems facing the United States.
 

 

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Title Evaluation of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Fund Initiative
Principal Investigator(s) Brian Elbel
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency New York State Health Foundation
Grant Number 15-03213
Project Dates 4/15/2015 - 4/14/2018
Description: This project is an evaluation of the Healthy Neighborhoods Fund initiative, a multi-site community-based initiative in New York State. Nine communities in New York are designing and implementing plans that will increase the communities’ access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities and connect residents to programs. We will undertake the collection of a comprehensive set of quantitative and qualitative data in a community-based participatory way to understand the changes being made and processes by which they occurred.
 

 

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Title Healthy Homes: Testing the Impact of Public Housing Renovations
Principal Investigator(s) Brian Elbel
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grant Number -
Project Dates 11/15/2015 - 11/14/2019
Description: We propose to study the effect of large-scale building renovations on the health and well-being of public housing residents
 

 

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Title Creating a statewide community health monitoring system for New York State
Principal Investigator(s) Brian Elbel
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency New York State Health Foundation
Grant Number 15-03602
Project Dates 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2017
Description: This project aims to develop a statewide community health monitoring system that is valuable to the diverse regions of New York State.
 

 

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Title NYSHF Baseline Proposal
Principal Investigator(s) Brian Elbel
Division or Section Health Choice
Funding Agency New York State Health Foundation
Grant Number 16-03913
Project Dates 2/1/2016 - 1/31/2017
Description: -
 

 

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Heather Gold

Title Treatment and Outcomes in Diabetic Breast Cancer Patients
Principal Investigator(s) Heather Gold
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 1R01CA188353-01A1
Project Dates 4/1/2015 - 3/31/2019
Description: This study aims to evaluate the health impacts of the co-existence of breast cancer and diabetes in women and better understand how differences in treatment management and the conditions themselves help explain differences in health outcomes.
 

 

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Title Novel Education and Diabetes Pilot Program for Latinos
Principal Investigator(s) Heather Gold
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency University of Colorado - Denver via Helmsley Charitable Trust
Grant Number 2015PG-T1D060
Project Dates 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2018
Description: This study will pilot test an education and Type I diabetes care program utilizing group visits and novel, culturally-relevant, Spanish-language materials developed at the University of Colorado-Denver Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.
 

 

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Marc Gourevitch

Title Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET)
Principal Investigator(s) Marc Gourevitch
Division or Section Administration
Funding Agency NIH/NIDA
Grant Number 5R25DA022461-09
Project Dates 6/1/2012 - 5/31/2017
Description: The goal of this grant is to develop, implement and evaluate a web-based curriculum, supplemented by mentored research opportunities, that will stimulate medical, nursing and dental students to follow career paths that advance clinically-oriented research on substance abuse.
 

 

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Title Health + Housing Initiative Pilot Project
Principal Investigator(s) Marc Gourevitch
Division or Section Administration
Funding Agency Robin Hood Foundation
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 8/1/2015 - 10/31/2016
Description: The Health + Housing Initiative is a pilot project to test the feasibility of the communty health worker project and to measure its potential impact.
 

 

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Title Municipal-level Health Data for American Cities
Principal Investigator(s) Marc Gourevitch
Division or Section Administration
Funding Agency Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grant Number 73179
Project Dates 12/15/2015 - 9/14/2016
Description: NYU School of Medicine's Department of Population Health and Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, in partnership with the National Resource Network, will conduct an eight-month planning grant with the principal objective of developing a prototype City Dashboard for Health (CDH), populating it for four pilot cities and developing a fully scoped work plan for scaling the CDH into a national web-based resource.
 

 

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Richard Hayes

Title The Oral Microbiome and Upper Aerodigestive Squamous Cell Cancer
Principal Investigator(s) Richard Hayes / Zhiheng Pei
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 5R01CA159036-04
Project Dates 2/14/2011 - 11/30/2016
Description: The goals of this study are to relate the oral microbiome to upper aerodigestive cell cancers (UADSCC) risk and to identify the impact of alcohol and tobacco use on the oral microbiome, in the first epidemiologic investigation of this topic.
 

 

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Leora Horwitz

Title Understanding Hospital Readmission Rates: Patient, Hospital and Community Effects
Principal Investigator(s) Leora Horwitz
Division or Section Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science
Funding Agency Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Grant Number 1R01HS022882-01
Project Dates 9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019
Description: The proposed work will advance our understanding of hospital readmissions through the study of characteristics of patients, hospitals and communities associated with readmissions, determining whether associations differ by clinical conditions, and examining the impact of federal and local efforts to reduce readmissions, using quantitative and qualitative analysis.
 

 

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Title Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative - Practice Transformation Network (PTN)
Principal Investigator(s) Leora Horwitz
Division or Section Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science
Funding Agency Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Grant Number 1L1CMS331468-01-00
Project Dates 9/29/2015 - 9/28/2019
Description: The Greater New York City Practice Transformation Network (GNYC-PTN) will transform a large and diverse set of urban physician practices to enable them to provide the highest quality of patient-centered, effective, efficient and coordinated care to patients in the greater New York metropolitan area.
 

 

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Title NYU Patient Imaging Quality and Safety Laboratory (PIQS Lab)
Principal Investigator(s) Leora Horwitz
Division or Section Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science
Funding Agency Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Grant Number 1P30HS024376
Project Dates 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2019
Description: Our multidisciplinary team will conduct an extensive problem analysis of the complex factors involved with inpatient VIR consultations, design a series of systemic interventions and improvements, develop and implement the most promising interventions, and evaluate the effect of these interventions.
 

 

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Ming Hu

Title San Diego Center for 4D Nucleome Research Resubmission1
Principal Investigator(s) Ming Hu
Division or Section Biostatistics
Funding Agency Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd via NIH/NIDDK
Grant Number 1U54DK107977-01
Project Dates 9/30/2015 - 7/31/2020
Description: This research center will bring together a team of investigators with outstanding track records in biology, computation, and physics, to focus on developing transformative tools that will enable the investigation of 3D genome organization in human cells at unprecedented scale, resolution and temporal detail. Results from this study will improve our understanding of the mechanisms of chromatin organization, and facilitate research into the genetic basis of human diseases.
 

 

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Keng-Yen Huang

Title Mental Health Needs and System Evaluation Research: A US-Ghana Mental Health Partnership Initiative Research
Principal Investigator(s) Keng-Yen Huang
Division or Section Center for Early Childhood Health and Development
Funding Agency NYU Global Institute of Public Health
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 4/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
Description: The goal of this study is to develop NYU U.S. – University of Ghana partnership to: 1) study the needs, capacity, and risks for mental health in diverse age range Ghanaian populations (children and adults), and 2) identify areas of priority for building new collaboration projects to address the mental health needs of children and adults in Ghana.
 

 

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Nadia Islam

Title Project Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health for Asian Americans (REACH FAR)
Principal Investigator(s) Nadia Islam
Division or Section Health Equity
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 1U58DP005621-01
Project Dates 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2017
Description: This 3-year initiative will award funds to create healthier communities by strengthening existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence and practice-based population based PSE improvement strategies in priority populations experiencing chronic disease disparities and associated risk factors, and supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of these strategies.
 

 

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Title NY State of Health; IPA/Navigator Program
Principal Investigator(s) Nadia Islam
Division or Section Health Equity
Funding Agency Coalition for Asian American Children and Families via New York State Department of Health
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2016
Description: The program aims to expand health insurance coverage to eligible New Yorkers and provide health resources and referrals for those that do not qualify for the NY State of Health marketplace.
 

 

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Title Workplace Health Research Network (WHRN) – Collaborating Centers
Principal Investigator(s) Nadia Islam / Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Health Equity
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 3U48DP005008-02SA
Project Dates 9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019
Description: This project will establish a collaborating center of the Workplace Health Research Network (WHRN) at the New York University-City University of New York (NYU-CUNY) Prevention Research Center.
 

 

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Title MARHABA (SIP 15-004)
Principal Investigator(s) Nadia Islam
Division or Section Health Equity
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 3U48DP005008-02W1
Project Dates 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018
Description: By partnering with community members who will be trained as lay health workers, this project will develop and disseminate health education materials and strategies that are relevant to Muslim populations to increase rates of breast and cervical cancer screening.
 

 

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Girardin Jean-Louis

Title Tailored Sleep Health Education: A Community Engaged Approach
Principal Investigator(s) Girardin Jean-Louis
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NHLBI
Grant Number 5R25HL116378-03
Project Dates 9/6/2013 - 6/30/2017
Description: This study aims to develop educational tools and platforms to promote the transfer of sleep health information to Blacks to foster adoption of healthful sleep practices.
 

 

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Title Tailored Peer-Based Sleep Health Education and Social Support in Blacks with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Principal Investigator(s) Girardin Jean-Louis
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NIMHD
Grant Number 5R01MD007716-02
Project Dates 7/2/2014 - 3/31/2019
Description: This collaborative research project will build capacity to support evaluation and referral of black men and women at risk for sleep apnea at the community level. It will examine whether a culturally and linguistically tailored peer-based sleep health intervention will increase adherence to recommended sleep apnea screening and treatment among blacks in barbershops, beauty salons and churches.
 

 

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Title Program to Increase Diversity in Faculty Engaged in Behavioral and Sleep Medicine
Principal Investigator(s) Girardin Jean-Louis
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NHLBI
Grant Number 2R25HL105444-05
Project Dates 9/18/2014 - 5/31/2018
Description: The goal of the NYU Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Institute is to continue building capacity to increase diversity in the academic workforce.
 

 

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Title Congruent Mentorship to Reach Academic Diversity (COMRADE) in Neuroscience Research
Principal Investigator(s) Girardin Jean-Louis
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NINDS
Grant Number 1R25NS094093-01
Project Dates 9/30/2015 - 8/31/2020
Description: This program offers an innovative, evidence-based mentored learning experience to under-represented minority (URM) neuroscientists. The program’s primary goals are to increase mentees’ knowledge, skills, and motivation to pursue academic careers through intensive research training. COMRADE will address a critical deficiency in the academic workforce by mentoring URM postdocs to pursue independent careers in behavioral neuroscience and health equity research.
 

 

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Title Increasing Academic Diversity by Mentoring Under-Represented Minorities (URM) Postdoctoral Fellows in Stroke and Cardiovascular Health Disparities using a Patient Engagement Approach Program
Principal Investigator(s) Girardin Jean-Louis
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency Merck & Co, Inc.
Grant Number CMO-150728-000979
Project Dates 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
Description: This application aims to increase diversity in the academic workforce by mentoring under-represented minorities (URM)

 

scientists to lead the nation’s biomedical/behavioral research agenda. The proposed fellowship will offer an innovative, evidence-based mentored learning experience to promote academic careers of URM postdoctoral scientists pursuing careers in cardiometabolic health disparities research.

 

 

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Maria Khan

Title Longitudinal Study of Trauma, HIV Risk, and Criminal Justice Involvement
Principal Investigator(s) Maria Khan
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NIH/NIDA
Grant Number 7R01DA036414-02
Project Dates 9/15/2014 - 1/31/2017
Description: The purpose of this project is to analyze data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Heath), a multi-wave prospective and nationally-representative study of more than 20,000 subjects followed from childhood to adulthood, to address critical gaps cutting across the mental health, addiction, infectious disease, and criminal justice fields.
 

 

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Title Relationship Disruption During Incarceration and HIV Risk in African American Men
Principal Investigator(s) Maria Khan
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NIH/NIDA
Grant Number 7R01DA028766-05
Project Dates 9/15/2014 - 7/31/2016
Description: The overall aim of the funded project is to examine the hypothesis that dissolution of stable intimate relationships during incarceration elevates sexual risk behavior and drug use among inmates upon their release.
 

 

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Tomas Kirchhoff

Title The Identification of Genetic Determinants of Melanoma Recurrence
Principal Investigator(s) Tomas Kirchhoff
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 1R01CA187060-01A1
Project Dates 4/1/2015 - 3/31/2020
Description: Our study, if successful, will identify novel genetic markers that can be applied in improved clinical strategies to tailor the prediction of melanoma prognosis to individual patients.
 

 

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Paul Krebs

Title Proactive Care Coordinator for Cancer Survivors Who Smoke (SIP 15-003)
Principal Investigator(s) Paul Krebs / Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 3U48DP005008-02W1
Project Dates 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018
Description: We will conduct a randomized controlled trail that will inform critical questions regarding the relative efficacy of care coordination options, the reliability of HER tobacco use data, and how patients will react to proactive tobacco-related

 

communications.

 

 

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Simona Kwon

Title Serosorting and Other Seroadaptive Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in the U.S. (SIP 15-009)
Principal Investigator(s) Simona Kwon
Division or Section Health Equity
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 3U48DP005008-02W1
Project Dates 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2016
Description: This study will produce a brief survey tool to assess seroadaptive strategies and test its performance in both clinical and outreach settings, enabling clinical providers and disease intervention specialists to quickly and accurately determine seroadaptive behaviors and practices among MSM patients and provide targeted and tailored HIV prevention messaging and risk-reduction strategies.
 

 

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Joseph Ladapo

Title Patient-Centered Approaches to Diagnosing Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Principal Investigator(s) Joseph Ladapo
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency NIH/NHLBI
Grant Number 5K23HL116787-03
Project Dates 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2018
Description: The specific aims of this grant involve developing patient-centered approaches to diagnosing CHD that improve diagnostic accuracy, reduce unnecessary testing and radiation exposure, and incorporate the impact of false-positive stress test results on patients’ anxiety, perception of illness, and quality of life.
 

 

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Title A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Financial Incentives Versus Usual Care For Smokers Hospitalized In The Veterans Affairs Hospital System
Principal Investigator(s) Joseph Ladapo
Division or Section Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science
Funding Agency Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grant Number 72426
Project Dates 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2018
Description: To advance the science and implementation of smoking cessation interventions, this project proposes a two-phase study that will (1) develop feasible and acceptable approaches to delivering financial incentives to hospitalized smokers using a mixed methods approach; and (2) compare the effectiveness of these interventions to standard care in a randomized pilot study.
 

 

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Joshua Lee

Title Extended-Release Naltrexone Opioid Treatment at Jail-to-Community Re-entry
Principal Investigator(s) Joshua Lee
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency NIH/NIDA
Grant Number 5U01DA033336-03
Project Dates 6/1/2013 - 5/31/2018
Description: This study seeks to estimate the effectiveness of newly FDA-approved extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) when initiated by opioid users leaving a larger urban jail.
 

 

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Title Extended-Release vs. Oral Naltrexone Alcohol Treatment in Primary Care
Principal Investigator(s) Joshua Lee
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency NIH/NIAAA
Grant Number 5R01AA020836-03
Project Dates 8/1/2013 - 4/30/2018
Description: This project is a real-world evaluation of the effectiveness of a newer form of naltrexone, injectable extended-release naltrexone, for primary care alcohol treatment.
 

 

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Huilin Li

Title Secondary Analysis of Longitudinal Trait in Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
Principal Investigator(s) Huilin Li
Division or Section Biostatistics
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 5U01CA170948-02
Project Dates 9/26/2013 - 8/31/2016
Description: We will develop secondary analysis statistical approaches which use the available case-control GWAS studies to investigate the association between genotype and longitudinal trait data.
 

 

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Olugbenga Ogedegbe

Title NYU/University of Ghana Cardiovascular Research Training Institute Program (CaRT)
Principal Investigator(s) Olugbenga Ogedegbe
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/Fogarty International Center
Grant Number 5D43TW009140-05
Project Dates 9/5/2011 - 7/31/2016
Description: Our initiative will address a critical deficiency of scientists committed to careers in cardiovascular research. Successful completion of CaRT will lead to the establishment of a sustainable cardiovascular research capacity in Ghana and the provision of a steady flow of innovative and contextualized cardiovascular research projects targeted at hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and stroke prevention. At the end of the funding period, the project will establish a network of 40 investigators with expertise in cardiovascular research and the study team expects to have developed training and mentoring curriculum that can be replicated in a variety of low resource settings in Sub-Saharan Africa.
 

 

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Title Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research
Principal Investigator(s) Olugbenga Ogedegbe
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NHLBI
Grant Number 5K24HL111315-05
Project Dates 12/15/2011 - 11/30/2016
Description: Support from this K24 award will give Dr. Ogedegbe the dedicated time to enhance his research activities; recruit and mentor new clinician-investigators at NYU School of Medicine in clinical research related to translational behavioral medicine and health disparities in cardiovascular diseases.
 

 

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Title Task Shifting and Blood Pressure Control in Ghana: a Cluster Randomized Trial
Principal Investigator(s) Olugbenga Ogedegbe
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NHLBI
Grant Number 5U01HL114198-04
Project Dates 5/4/2012 - 3/31/2017
Description: This randomized clincal trial (RCT) is a collaborative effort between New York University School of Medicine, Loyola University, and Kwuame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Using a cluster randomized trial design among 640 hypertensive patients followed in 32 community health centers (CHCs) in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, this project will evaluate the comparative effectiveness of the WHO Package (targeted at CV risk assessment and hypertension control) delivered as part of the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) program, versus provision of a comprehensive national health insurance scheme (NHIS) program on blood pressure (BP) reduction.
 

 

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Title Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions
Principal Investigator(s) Olugbenga Ogedegbe
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NINDS
Grant Number 5U54NS081765-04
Project Dates 9/30/2012 - 8/31/2017
Description: This project will establish a Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions (CSDS) as a consortium between two academic medical centers (NYUSoM; and Columbia University Medical Center; five comprehensive stroke centers and the practice-based research network of primary care practices within New York City's Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC); and a home health care agency - the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY). The lead institution will be New York University School of Medicine and the target communities are minority populations in all boroughs of New York City (NYC).
 

 

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Title Blood Pressure Visit Intensification for Successful Improvement of Treatment
Principal Investigator(s) Olugbenga Ogedegbe
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency University of Rochester via NIH/NHLBI
Grant Number 5R18HL117801-03
Project Dates 9/1/2013 - 6/30/2018
Description: The goal of this project is to assess the impact of a multimodal intervention on clinician adherence to the Joint National Committee (JNC) recommendation for monthly visits for patients with uncontrolled blood pressure (BP).
 

 

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Title Center for Stroke Disaparities Solution - Admin Supplement Cross-SPIRP
Principal Investigator(s) Olugbenga Ogedegbe
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NINDS
Grant Number 3U54NS081765-04S1
Project Dates 6/1/2016 - 8/31/2016
Description: -
 

 

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Joseph Palamar

Title Development of a Rapid Survey to Detect Use of New and Emerging Drugs
Principal Investigator(s) Joseph Palamar
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency NIH/NIDA
Grant Number 1K01DA038800-01
Project Dates 2/15/2015 - 1/31/2020
Description: The objective of this application is to identify use and correlates of use of new and emerging drugs in scenes at highest risk for use (e.g., at nightclubs, dance festivals).
 

 

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Joseph Ravenell

Title Program to Understand Barriers to Low Enrollment of Black Men in Clinical Trials (PUBLIC)
Principal Investigator(s) Joseph Ravenell
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency Merck & Co, Inc.
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2017
Description: The goal of this study is to address low recruitment and retention of black men into clinical trials by elucidating and evaluating factors that serve as barriers and facilitators for their enrollment in clinical trials. This investigation will be a qualitative, non-interventional hypothesis-generating study.
 

 

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Title Building Community Capacity to Disseminate PCORI Information and Enhance PCORI Initiatives
Principal Investigator(s) Joseph Ravenell
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NYU Global Institute of Public Health via Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Grant Number PCORI 2227-NYU
Project Dates 10/1/2015 - 4/30/2017
Description: The overarching goal of this project is to build community capacity to both disseminate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) information and incorporate the voices of some of New York City’s most vulnerable and under-represented OSA patients and at-risk residents in the national discourse on ways to improve and tailor OSA evaluation and treatment for diverse populations.
 

 

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Antoinette Schoenthaler

Title Tailored Approaches to Improve Medication Adherence in Hypertensive Latinos and Blacks
Principal Investigator(s) Antoinette Schoenthaler
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency Merck & Co, Inc.
Grant Number 53503
Project Dates 10/22/2015 - 10/21/2017
Description: This pilot project will provide important information on the acceptability of utilizing technology to deliver a tailored adherence intervention for Latinos and Blacks with HTN; and evidence of the feasibility of implementing the intervention in a practice-based setting.
 

 

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Mary Sevick

Title Program to Improve Care in Complex Chronic Disease
Principal Investigator(s) Mary Sevick
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NINR
Grant Number 5K24NR012226-05
Project Dates 9/2/2011 - 7/31/2016
Description: The purpose of this 5-year award is to build upon the unique multidisciplinary training of the principal investigator in patient-oriented research pertaining to translational research in complex chronic disease, and strengthen her ability to guide the next generation of scholars.
 

 

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Title Lifestyle Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Obese Diabetic Patients
Principal Investigator(s) Mary Sevick
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NIDDK
Grant Number 5R01DK100492-02
Project Dates 9/18/2014 - 7/31/2019
Description: The purpose of this randomized clinical trial is to evaluate, when compared to usual care, the efficacy of 3 different technology-supported approaches to engaging 300 individuals with diabetes and concurrent chronic kidney disease in weight loss, physical activity, dietary sodium restriction, and dietary restriction of inorganic phosphates.
 

 

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Donna Shelley

Title Linking Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) and Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations to Evidence-based Cessation Treatment Through Health System Changes
Principal Investigator(s) Donna Shelley
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency Pfizer
Grant Number 16967645
Project Dates 4/15/2015 - 4/14/2017
Description: The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a highly replicable step-by-step protocol for implementing OTQ that addresses current barriers to adoption and results in higher rates of quitline referrals, increased engagement in treatment and improved cessation rates among low SES and racial/ethnic minority smokers.
 

 

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Title Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Dental Public Health Clinics
Principal Investigator(s) Donna Shelley
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 5R01CA162035-04
Project Dates 4/1/2012 - 3/31/2017
Description: This study will test models of care that have promise to increase adoption and implementation of tobacco cessation clinical practice guidelineS into routine dental practice, an essential step toward achieving national health.
 

 

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Title Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Community Health Centers in Vietnam
Principal Investigator(s) Donna Shelley
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 5R01CA175329-03
Project Dates 9/30/2013 - 8/31/2018
Description: This study will test models of care that have promise to increase implementation and dissemination of evidence-based tobacco use treatment in health care systems in South East Asian countries (SEACs) and the U.S.
 

 

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Title Metro North and Metro South- Health Systems for a Tobacco-Free New York
Principal Investigator(s) Donna Shelley
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency New York State Department of Health
Grant Number C029608
Project Dates 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2019
Description: New York University (NYU) School of Medicine will build on the extensive infrastructure and expertise of the New York State Department of Health-funded Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center (MTCC) to be the contractor for the Metro South and Metro North Regional Catchment Area for the Health Systems for a Tobacco-Free NY.
 

 

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Title Using Practice Facilitation in Primary Care Settings to Reduce Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
Principal Investigator(s) Donna Shelley
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Grant Number 1R18HS023922-01
Project Dates 5/1/2015 - 4/30/2018
Description: This project will test the effectiveness of practice facilitation as a quality improvement strategy for implementing evidence-based guidelines for reducing cardiovascular disease-related risk factors in small to medium primary care practices.
 

 

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Title Feasibility and Acceptability of a Text Messaging Intervention to Increase Smoking Cessation in Vietnam
Principal Investigator(s) Donna Shelley
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency NIH/Fogarty International Center
Grant Number -
Project Dates 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2017
Description: The objective of this study is to develop and test the feasibility and acceptability of a smoking cessation SMS intervention adapted to the sociocultural context, language and communication styles of Vietnamese smokers.
 

 

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Scott Sherman

Title NYU/Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Institute
Principal Investigator(s) Scott Sherman
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency NYU/Abu Dhabi
Grant Number N/A
Project Dates 3/1/2012 - 8/31/2017
Description: The institute fosters public health research, in conjunction with NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is comprised of four research centers: smoking cessation, diabetes, genetics of obesity, and oral microbiome/ cardiovascular disease.
 

 

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Title Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research for Dr. Scott Sherman: Understanding the Business and Economic Aspects of Waterpipe Tobacco Use
Principal Investigator(s) Scott Sherman
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency NIH/NIDA
Grant Number 1K24DA038345-01
Project Dates 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2019
Description: The training goals for this mid-career mentoring award in patient-oriented research will focus on improving the quantity and quality of mentoring provided by Dr. Sherman and also to increase his expertise at the behavioral and economic aspects of alternative tobacco products (especially waterpipe tobacco).
 

 

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Title Developing a Bi-national Buddy Intervention for Smoking Cessation and Cultural Education
Principal Investigator(s) Scott Sherman
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency Eurasia Foundation
Grant Number W16-5004
Project Dates 2/10/2016 - 9/15/2016
Description: This project utilizes a global, low cost strategy to motivate youth who are able to communicate in English, using a mobile-based technology app paired with a bi-national buddy system to encourage and support smoking cessation and enhance cross-cultural awareness among college and university students from different countries (namely the US and Russia).
 

 

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Tanya Spruill

Title Perseverative Cognitions: Assessment and Associations with Stress, Sleep and Blood Pressure (BP)
Principal Investigator(s) Tanya Spruill
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NHLBI
Grant Number 5R21HL111967-02
Project Dates 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2016
Description: The purpose of this ecological momentary assessment study is to examine the occurrence of stressful events and stress-related thoughts (i.e., rumination, worry) in 163 healthy participants over two weeks of their routine daily lives, and to examine their associations with objectively-assessed sleep quality and ambulatory blood pressure.
 

 

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Title Managing Epilepsy Well: Adapting Project UPLIFT for Hispanic Adults with Epilepsy
Principal Investigator(s) Tanya Spruill / Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 5U48DP005008-02
Project Dates 9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019
Description: The NYU Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network Collaborating Center will develop, evaluate and disseminate epilepsy self-management interventions with an emphasis on addressing the needs of New York City’s diverse racial and ethnic minority communities. Project UPLIFT, an intervention to improve depression in people with epilepsy, will be adapted for the Hispanic population and effects on depression, quality of life and epilepsy-related outcomes will be examined.
 

 

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Chau Trinh-Shevrin

Title NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health
Principal Investigator(s) Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Health Equity
Funding Agency NIH/NIMHD
Grant Number 4P60MD000538-13
Project Dates 7/3/2012 - 10/31/2017
Description: CSAAH (Center for Asian American Health) - CSAAH aims to develop and conduct research to understand, address, and eliminate health disparities in the Asian American community. It builds new and strengthens existing private and public partnerships in order to increase outreach, advocacy, and research capacity to address health disparities and social inequalities. CSAAH also trains a cadre of health and public health professionals on community-based approaches to conducting research, outreach, service delivery, and advocacy in the Asian American community.
 

 

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Title NYU/CUNY Health Promotion and Prevention Research Center
Principal Investigator(s) Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Health Disparities
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 5U48DP005008-02
Project Dates 9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019
Description: The mission of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) is to use a community health worker (CHW) model approach in diverse communities to build community capacity and leadership for health promotion and disease prevention. A multidisciplinary collaboration across NYU and a coalition of community partners, the PRC is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) network of Prevention Research Centers, which brings academic researchers, community members, and public health agencies together to conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health.
 

 

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Title Workplace Health Research Network (WHRN) – Collaborating Centers
Principal Investigator(s) Nadia Islam / Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Health Equity
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 3U48DP005008-02SA
Project Dates 9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019
Description: This project will establish a collaborating center of the Workplace Health Research Network (WHRN) at the New York University-City University of New York (NYU-CUNY) Prevention Research Center.
 

 

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Title Managing Epilepsy Well: Adapting Project UPLIFT for Hispanic Adults with Epilepsy
Principal Investigator(s) Tanya Spruill / Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 5U48DP005008-02
Project Dates 9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019
Description: The NYU Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network Collaborating Center will develop, evaluate and disseminate epilepsy self-management interventions with an emphasis on addressing the needs of New York City’s diverse racial and ethnic minority communities. Project UPLIFT, an intervention to improve depression in people with epilepsy, will be adapted for the Hispanic population and effects on depression, quality of life and epilepsy-related outcomes will be examined.
 

 

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Title Proactive Care Coordinator for Cancer Survivors Who Smoke (SIP 15-003)
Principal Investigator(s) Paul Krebs / Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Funding Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number 3U48DP005008-02W1
Project Dates 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018
Description: We will conduct a randomized controlled trail that will inform critical questions regarding the relative efficacy of care coordination options, the reliability of HER tobacco use data, and how patients will react to proactive tobacco-related

 

communications.

 

 

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Title Building Community Capacity for Disability Prevention for Minority Elders
Principal Investigator(s) Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Division or Section Health Equity
Funding Agency Massachusetts General Hospital via NIH
Grant Number 7R01AG046149-02
Project Dates 10/1/2015 - 4/30/2019
Description: -
 

 

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Natasha Williams

Title Adherence to PAP Treatment: Influences of Co-Morbid Insomnia and of Race/Ethnicity
Principal Investigator(s) Natasha Williams
Division or Section Health and Behavior
Funding Agency NIH/NHLBI
Grant Number 1K23HL125939-01A1
Project Dates 8/1/2015 - 4/30/2020
Description: The overarching objective of this K23 career development award is to foster the development of Dr. Natasha Williams into a leader in the field of behavioral sleep medicine with a unique expertise in the understanding of factors preventing or delaying adherence to PAP treatment, particularly among minority patients.
 

 

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Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte

Title Biomarkers and Breast Cancer Risk Prediction in Younger Women
Principal Investigator(s) Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte / Mengling Liu
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 5R01CA178949-03
Project Dates 9/9/2013 - 8/31/2016
Description: The overall goal of this project is to improve the discriminatory accuracy of the Gail breast cancer risk prediction model 2 for women 35-49 years of age by the addition of biomarkers (testosterone, free testosterone and, Müllerian Inhibiting Substance [MIS]).
 

 

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Title The NYU Women's Health Study (NYUWHS)
Principal Investigator(s) Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte
Division or Section Epidemiology
Funding Agency NIH/NCI
Grant Number 1UM1CA182934-01A1
Project Dates 5/1/2015 - 4/30/2020
Description: The NYUWHS is a prospective cohort with the following specific strengths: 1) serum collected at enrollment and DNA for all participants; 2) repeat serum samples for over half of the participants; 3) inclusion of women 35 to 65 years with 6668 women < 50 years of age at enrollment/blood donation; and 4) samples collected from a few months to up to 28 years prior to cancer diagnosis. The NYUWHS will continue to study risk factors and biomarkers for various cancers, including through participation in collaborative projects.
 

 

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