Recent Research Awards

Sponsor: University of Kentucky (Prime Sponsor: DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration)

Principal Investigator: Dr.  Ahmed Arif

Proposal Title: Rural Health Research Grant Program Cooperative Agreement

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $25,000

 

Sponsor: American Public Health Association (APHA) (in partnership with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Injury Prevention)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rajib Paul

Proposal Title: Fusing National and Local Health Data for Geospatial Analyses to Mitigate Motor Vehicle Crash Injury and Deaths from Alcohol and Substance Use

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $94,000

 

Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Racine

Proposal Title: Developing and Implementing Healthy Food Guidelines for UNC Charlotte Fast Food Vendors

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $74,999 

 

 
Sponsor: Washington University in Saint Louis (Prime: National Institutes of Health)
 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Franck Diaz Garelli

Proposal Title: Quantifying the Impact of Electronic Health Record Data Quality and Bias to Support Reliable Personalized CVD Risk Prediction for Patients with Diabetes

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $10,800

 

Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Cramer and Andrea Kaniuka

Proposal Title: Suicidal Behavior among Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals: Exploring the Role of Minority Stress Models within a Suicide Ideation-to-Action Framework

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $9,000

 

Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh (Prime NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Shi Chen

Proposal Title: Data Mining & Transfer Learning for Modeling COVID

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $9,815

 

Sponsor: Southminster Inc.

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez

Proposal Title: SUPPORTING FAMILY CAREGIVERS Coping with Caregiving Telecare Program

Department:  School of Social Work

Amount Awarded:  $264,953.00

 

Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) (Prime Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH) )

Principal Investigator: Dr. Meagan Zarwell

Proposal Title: Transforming the Carolinas 2.0

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $18,010

 

Sponsor: Children and Family Services Inc. (Prime Sponsor : Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust)

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Mark DeHaven

Proposal Title: Grant Agreement with Children and Family Services #2020-096

Department:  Deans Office College of Health and Human Services

Amount Awarded: $65,000.00

 

Sponsor: Wake Forest University (Prime Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH))

Principal Investigator: Dr. Franck Diaz Garelli

Proposal Title: Leveraging Complex Systems Modeling Techniques to Increase Data Reliability and Secondary Data Analysis Trustworthiness in Our Academic Learning Healthcare System

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $109,541.00

 

Sponsor: Mecklenburg County Health Department (Prime Sponsor: HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce)

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Michael Thompson

Proposal Title: Phase I HRRSS and HIV Dashboard Development Support and MCPH HIV Dashboard Development and Support Project

Department:  Deans Office College of Health and Human Services (Public Health Sciences/APHI)

Amount Awarded: $28,661.00   

 

Sponsor: Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department

Principal Investigator: Dr. Trudy Moore-Harrison

Proposal Title: Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Center Graduate Student Support

Department:  Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $50,536.00

 

Sponsor: California State University - Long Beach (Prime Sponsor: NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS))

Principal Investigator: Dr. Willie Mae Abel

Proposal Title:   Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training IPERT Center for Health Equity Research CHER Institute

Department:  School of Nursing

Amount Awarded: $1,467.00

 

Sponsor: Southminster Inc.

Principal Investigator: Cynthia Hancock

Proposal Title: IPads for Madison Saints Service-Learning

Department:  Gerontology (CHHS)

Amount Awarded: $5,103.00

 

Sponsor: Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions

Principal Investigator: Sonyia Richardson

Proposal Title: Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Academy II

Department: School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $60,363.00

 

Sponsor: North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC)

Principal Investigator: Shi Chen

Proposal Title: An Interpretable Multimodal Data Mining and Machine Learning Pipeline for COVID 19 Clinical Stage Diagnosis Decision Support

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $19,203.00

 

Sponsor: Psychology For All

Principal Investigator: Robert Cramer

Proposal Title: Mental Health Services Enhancement and Needs Assessment for North Carolina Residents Impacted by COVID 19

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $7,000.00

 

Sponsor: Pennsylvania State University (PENN STATE)

Principal Investigator: Shi Chen

Proposal Title: Areawide Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Incorporation of Simulated Biotic Mortality into an Halymorpha halys Agent based Model

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $17,999.00

 

Sponsor: SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health

Principal Investigator: Florence Okoro

Proposal Title: The educational needs of African Americans with type 2 diabetes for reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and the barriers that prevent adherence to risk reduction strategies

Department:  School of Nursing

Amount Awarded: $12,722.00

 

Sponsor: Theravance Biopharma R&D, Inc.

Principal Investigator: Brian Ring

Proposal Title: The Impact of Nebulization on Viral Transmission in a Porcine Model

Department:  Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $73,273.00

 

Sponsor: Old Dominion University

Principal Investigator: Robert Cramer

Proposal Title: Implementing a Social Ecological Suicide Prevention Program SESPP at Old Dominion University ODU

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $5,000.00

 

Sponsor: Mecklenburg County DSS Services for Children

Principal Investigator: Sharon Portwood

Proposal Title: Mecklenburg County CFPPT Communitywide Child Abuse Prevention Plan Needs Assessment

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $75,000.00

 

Sponsor: Mecklenburg County Health Department

Principal Investigator: Michael Thompson

Proposal Title: Assessment of HIV Workforce Capacity in Mecklenburg County HWfC

Department:  Deans Office College of Health and Human Services (APHI)

Amount Awarded: $45,286.00

 

Sponsor: Camino Community Development Corporation, Inc.

Principal Investigator: David Bellar

Proposal Title: Camino Fit Fostering Interprofessional Practice in a Latino Community Center to Improve Health and Wellness

Department:  Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $46,455.00

 

Sponsor: Wholesome Wave

Principal Investigator: David Bellar

Proposal Title: Wholesome Wave Project Charlotte

Department:  Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $1,661.00

 

Sponsor: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Principal Investigator: Alicia Dahl

Proposal Title: Take a Timeout: A skills-based podcast program for coping with mental health challenges as a collegiate athlete

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $20,000.00

 

Sponsor: University of Kentucky (UK)

Principal Investigator: Ahmed Arif

Proposal Title: The association of occupation with mental illnesses and death by suicide.

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $45,976.00

 

Sponsor: University of Kentucky (UK)

Principal Investigator: Ahmed Arif

Proposal Title: Lung Diseases among Coal Miners

Department:  Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $6,499.00

 

Sponsor: Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Principal Investigator: Susan McCarter

Proposal Title: Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium

Department:  School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $20,000.00

 

Sponsor: Mecklenburg County Health Department

Principal Investigator: Michael Dulin

Proposal Title: Strategic Partnerships & Planning to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

Department:  Deans Office College of Health and Human Services

Amount Awarded: $137,714.00

 

Sponsor: The Salvation Army, Greater Charlotte Area

Principal Investigator: Schnavia Hatcher

Proposal Title: SHIP at Hampton Creste Program Evaluation

Department:  School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $5,000.00

 

Sponsor: Carolina Healthcare System

Principal Investigator: Michael Dulin

Proposal Title: Implementing Best Practice Care for Sepsis Survivors to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality

Department:  Deans Office College of Health and Human Services

Amount Awarded: $36,165.00

 

Sponsor: Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Principal Investigator: Robert Cramer

Proposal Title: Serving All Who Served: Further Implementation and Spread of an LGBT Veteran Health Education Program in the Veterans Affairs Health Administration

Department: Public Health Sciences 

Amount Awarded: $12,373.00

 

Sponsor: Mecklenburg County Health Department 

Principal Investigator: Dulin, Michael

Proposal Title: Academy for Population Health Operational Funding

Department: Deans Office College of Health and Human Services 

Amount Awarded: $276,980.00

 

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Principal Investigator: Abel, Willie

Proposal Title: An Interactive Technology Enhanced Coaching Intervention for Black Women with Hypertension

Department: School of Nursing

Amount Awarded: $149,397.00

 

Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

Principal Investigator: Racine, Elizabeth

Proposal Title: Developing and Implementing Healthy Food Guidelines for UNC Charlotte Fast Food Vendors

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $50,000.00

 

Sponsor: Southminster Inc.

Principal Investigator: Montoro-Rodriguez, Julian

Proposal Title: Evaluating the impact of a goal setting intervention program with grandparents raising their grandchildren 

Department: Deans Office College of Health and Human Services

Amount Awarded: $14,124.00

 

Sponsor: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Principal Investigator: Robinson, Patrick

Proposal Title: Evaluation of a Novel Method for Determining County-Level Changes in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Usage

Department: Deans Office College of Health and Human Services 

Amount Awarded: $77,813.00

 

Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Principal Investigator: Hatcher, Schnavia

Proposal Title: HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students - Behavioral Health Scholars Program

Department: School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $584,893.00

 

Sponsor: Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI)

Principal Investigator: Dulin, Michael

Proposal Title: Integrating social and health data to advance equity and public health

Department: Deans Office College of Health and Human Services

Amount Awarded: $25,000.00

 

Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg County

Principal Investigator: Kulkarni, Shanti

Proposal Title: Mecklenburg ReCAST Community Trauma Program Evaluation

Department: School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $111,086.00

 

Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA)

Principal Investigator: Luke Donovan

Proposal Title: Neuromuscular and Biomechanical Responses to External Focus of Attention Feedback during Functional Tasks in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability

Department: Kinesiology 

Amount Awarded: $500

 

Sponsor: Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Racine

Proposal Title: Community-based participatory research to better understand the role of food insecurity in childhood overweight

Department: Public Health Science

Amount Awarded: $25,000

 

Sponsor: Rhode Island Hospital

Principal Investigator: Donna Kazemi

Proposal Title: Sexual Assault Prevention for Men in the Military

Department: School of Nursing

Amount Awarded: $61,759

 

Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Principal Investigator: Jessamyn Bowling

Proposal Title: Evidence-based sexuality peer education program

Department: Public Health Sciences     

Amount Awarded: $24,000

 

Sponsor: Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Services

Principal Investigator: Schnavia Hatcher

Proposal Title: The Mecklenburg Opioid System Response Plan

Department: School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $107,321

 

Sponsor: Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions

Principal Investigator: Sonyia Richardson

Proposal Title: Sustainability of PROVIDER 360 Phase V

Department: School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $50,376

 

Sponsor: Southminster Inc.

Principal Investigator: Julian Montoro-Rodriguez

Proposal Title: Engage With Age: A partnership between Southminster, UNC Charlotte and Renaissance West Community Initiative to promote successful aging.

Department: Gerontology

Amount Awarded: $200,833

 

Sponsor: Cabarrus Partnership for Children

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Racine

Proposal Title: Building Healthy Lifestyles from All Directions

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $130,444

 

Sponsor: Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department 

Principal Investigator: Trudy Moore-Harrison

Proposal Title: Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Center- Graduate Student Support

Department: Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $40,970

 

Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Principal Investigator: David Langford

Proposal Title: Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship, UNC Charlotte

Department: School of Nursing

Amount Awarded: $28,569

 

Sponsor: North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC) Program

Principal Investigator: Dena Evans

Proposal Title: Clinical Site Development Proposal

Department: School of Nursing

Amount Awarded: $10,000

 

Sponsor: Sharon Towers Retirement Community       

Principal Investigator: Trudy Moore-Harrison

Proposal Title:  Mecklenburg County Senior Citizen Health Risk Assessment Testing Outreach Program

Department: Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $182,671

 

Sponsor: DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Principal Investigator: Shanti Kulkarni

Proposal Title:  Charlotte Regional Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars (CRIBHS)

Department:  School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $440,131

 

Sponsor: Western Michigan University

Principal Investigator: Rajib Paul

Proposal Title:  Sampling Criteria for Monitoring Influenza Emergencies Under Constrained Testing Capabilities

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $24,500

 

Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg County

Principal Investigator: Andrew Reynolds

Proposal Title:  Program Evaluation of Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Department: School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $12,000

 

Sponsor: University of Rochester           

Principal Investigator: Michael Dulin

Proposal Title:  Dissemination and implementation of a virtual care model for Parkinson disease and other chronic conditions.

Department: Office of the Dean

Amount Awarded: $25,000

 

Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA)

Principal Investigator: Abbey Fenwick

Proposal Title:  Acute Deformation of Patellofemoral Cartilage Following Three Different Movements in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain

Department: Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $1,000.00

 

Sponsor: University of North Carolina General Administration (UNCGA)

Principal Investigator: Dena Evans 

Proposal Title:  Improving Student Mental Health and Enhancing Academic Success Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Collective Impact on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Department: School of Nursing

Amount Awarded: $29,990.00

 

Sponsor: UNC Charlotte (Faculty Research Grant)

Principal Investigator: Ticcola C Ross

Proposal Title:  Exploring the Role of Social Media and Leadership in College Millenials 

Department: School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $8,000.00

 

 

Sponsor: UNC Charlotte (Faculty Research Grant)

Principal Investigator: Heather Tonya Anderson

Proposal Title: Succesful Aging in Poor Rural Older Adults with Chronic Diseases 

Department: School of Nursing 

Amount Awarded: $8,000.00

 

 

Sponsor: United Therapeutics Corporation

Principal Investigator: Christopher Blanchette

Proposal Title: Hospitalization as a Predictor of Mortality in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Department: Office of the Dean

Amount Awarded: $97,922.00

 

 

Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Principal Investigator: Keith Carnes

Proposal Title: 2018 CCNC CAHPS Contract

Department: Public Health Sciences 

Amount Awarded: $574,450.00

 

 

Sponsor Name: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Proposal Title: How WIC Authorization influences Sales of Healthy Food and Beverages in Discount Variety Stores

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Racine

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $250,000.00

 

 

Sponsor Name: Sharon Towers Retirement Community

Principal Investigator: Trudy Moore-Harrison

Proposal Title: Mecklenburg County Senior Citizen Health Risk Assessment Testing Outreach Program

Department: Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $184,603.00

 

 

Sponsor Name: Charlotte Mecklenburg County

Principal Investigator: Michael Dulin

Proposal title: Support for Maternal and Child Health Programs Year 1/3

Department: Office of the Dean 

Amount awarded: $156,000.00

 

 

Sponsor Name: Cabarrus Partnership for Children

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Racine

Proposal Title: Building Healthy Lifestyles from All Directions

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $130,444.00

 

 

Sponsor: Grifols, Inc.

Principal Investigator: Christopher Blanchette

Proposal Title: Premier Data Analysis Services

Department: Office of the Dean

Amount Awarded: $83,050.00

 

 

Sponsor: Gaston County Health Department

Principal Investigator: Silverman Gary

Proposal Title: Healthy Wells

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $64,183.00

 

 

Sponsor Name: Parexel International

Principal Investigator: Christopher Blanchette

Proposal Title: Cost of Psychosis Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Among Medicare Beneficiaries 

Department: Office of the Dean

Amount Awarded: $47,000.00

 

 

Sponsor Name: Cabarrus County

Principal Investigator:  Elizabeth Racine

Proposal Title: Cabarrus County CDC REACH Evaluation

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $40,957.00

 

 

Sponsor Name: Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department

Principal Investigator: Trudy Moore-Harrison

Proposal Title: Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Center- Graduate Student Support

Department: Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $38,034.00

 

 

Sponsor Name: American University of Armenia

Principal Investigator: Michael Thompson

Proposal Title: Expert support to the Master of Public Health Program and to the Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development.

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded:  $17,991.00

 

Sponsor Name: University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Principal Investigator: James Laditka

Proposal Title: Adverse Childhood Circumstances and the Dynamics of Disability and Mortality throughout Adult Life

Department: Public Health Sciences

Amount Awarded: $15,000.00

 

Sponsor Name: UNC Charlotte 

Proposal Title: Blood Markers Related to Isometric Exercise Training Induced Reductions in Resting Blood

Principal Investigator: Reuben Howden/ Jeanette Bennett

Department: Kinesiology/ Psychology

Amount Awarded: $9,103.00

 

Sponsor Name: UNC Charlotte 

Proposal Title: The Myogenic Orchestration of Notch and mTOR

Principal Investigator: Susan Arthur

Department: Kinesiology

Amount Awarded: $ 6,000.00

 

Sponsor Name: UNC Charlotte 

Proposal Title: Long-Distance Learning

Principal Investigator: Cheryl Waites Spellman

Department: School of Social Work

Amount Awarded: $6,000.00

 

Sponsor Name: Parexel International

Principal Investigator: Christopher Blanchette

Proposal Title: Acadia Parkinson’s Diseases Medicare 5%

Department: Office of the Dean

Amount Awarded: $6,000.00