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Active Research Projects

Our research projects are listed under descriptive categories.   Some projects may address two or more categories and may therefore be listed under multiple categories.  For more information on any of the projects listed below, click on the link provided.

Cancer

Arkansas Cancer Plan (ACP) Implementation – Priorities for Change (Phillips)

Relations between BMI, Cancer Incidence, and Residence in an Agricultural County in Arkansas

Esperanza y Vida (Greene)

Case-Cohort Study of Cancers in Excess in Poultry Workers (E. Johnson)

The Witness Project (Greene)

Integrating Culture, Behavior, and Biology to Increase Minority Representation in Cancer Disparities Research (Know HOW) (Yeary)

Diabetes

 

Environmental/Occupational Health

ADH- Pine Bluff Chemical Stockpile (Cranmer)

Arkansas People Participating in Lead Education (APPLE)/Data Gathering & Development (Ferguson)

Assessment of Past and Ongoing Ozone Datasets and Distribution of Chronic and Infectious Diseases in Support of Air Quality Research at New Mexico State University (Kavouras)

HIPPY for Healthy Homes Program (HHHP) (Ferguson)

A Novel Approach for Quantitative of N-terminal Valine Adducts (Boysen)

Fine Particle Sources and Their Impacts of Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health in Southern New Mexico (Kavouras)

Integrated Pest Management and Chemical Use Reduction in Homes: use of Liberating Structures in Science Education (Ferguson)

Profiling Doses of Reactive Compounds Derived from Various Air Pollutants Exposures (Boysen)

Projected impacts of climate change on respiratory and cardiovascular health in Arkansas (Kavouras)

Receptor-based dust source analysis for windblown dust emission inventory at the international border region of southern New Mexico (Kavouras)

Minority Health and Health Disparities

Arkansas Women’s Health Demonstration Waiver Evaluation (Eudy)

Arkansas Prevention Research Center (Raczynski)

Arkansas Center for Health Disparities (Raczynksi)

Arkansas Delta Rural Health Development Network (M.K. Stewart)

Expanding Community Linked Infrastructure to Support Disparities Research (M.K. Stewart)

Esperanza y Vida (Greene)

Faith Academic Initiative for Transforming Health (FAITH) in the Delta (Yeary)

Health Windows – Mexican Consulate (Raczynski)

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Scholars: Interventions to Reduce HIV Infection in communities at Disproportionate Risk for HIV Acquisition in the United States (Montgomery)

Inter-Temporal Trade-Offs in Risky Decisions of Cocaine Addicts (Stewart)

Rural and Urban African American Cocaine Users Perceived Need for Care (Borders)

Reducing Sexual Risk Reduction among Rural African-American Cocaine Users (Stewart)

The Witness Project (Greene)

Integrating Culture, Behavior, and Biology to Increase Minority Representation in Cancer Disparities Research (Know HOW) (Yeary)

Weight loss and Maintenance for Rural, African American Communities of Faith (The WORD) (Yeary)

Health Systems

Arkansas Women’s Health Demonstration Waiver Evaluation (Eudy)

Budget Cuts and Health Outcomes: Examining a Natural Experiment (Morris)

Development and Implementation of a Community Health Center Based Warehouse for Systematic, State-Wide Breast Cancer Screening (Greene)

Identifying Root Cause for 3-Day Hospital Readmission (Felix)

An Innovative Approach to Measure Public Health Systems Networks (Smith)

Consolidation in Ohio Local Public Health: Differences in Expenditures (Morris)

Long Term Care

A Community-Engaged Study of Social Networks and Long-Term Care (CCTR) (M.K. Stewart) 

Private Equity Acquisition of Nursing Homes – Implications for Quality & Financial Performance (Pradhan)

Obesity

Building a Toy Box to Support Physical Activity in Preschool Children and Their Families (Phillips)

Information for Action: Evaluation of School Policy’s to Combat Childhood Obesity (Raczynski)

Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment: Enhanced by Motivational Interviewing IREACH2 (West)

Look –A-HEAD Weight Loss (West)

Identifying Retail Pricing Options to Encourage Healthy Food Purchases by Black American Caregivers with Low Incomes

Relations between BMI, Cancer Incidence, and Residence in an Agricultural County in Arkansas

Weight loss and Maintenance for Rural, African American Communities of Faith (The WORD) (Yeary)

 Tobacco

 

Other Research Topics

Childhood Obesity

Childhood SES Factors: Impact on Age – Related Cognitive and Vascular Health (Pulley)

REGARDS (Pulley)

Remote Food Photography (Tilford)