Past Research Projects

View all past grant-funded research conducted by faculty and staff from the College of Public Health.

Past Research Projects 2003 - 2014

2014

Project Title: Delta Health Partners Initiative
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 4/14 – 3/15
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H

Project Title: Minority Populations Resource Core
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 1/14 – 8/15
Principal Investigator: Nickolas Zaller, Ph.D.

2013

Project Title: TRI Pilot
Funding Source: Translational Research Institute
Project Period: 1/13 – 3/14
Principal Investigator: Gunnar Boysen, Ph.D.

Project Title: Environmental Education Regional Grants
Funding Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Project Period: 3/13 – 3/15
Principal Investigator: Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.

Project Title: The relationship between BMI, cancer incidence, and residence in an agricultural county in Arkansas
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 4/13 – 3/14
Principal Investigator: Rosalind Penney, Ph.D.

Project Title: OHIT
Funding Source: Office of Health Information Technology
Project Period: 4/13 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Ed.S. (Evaluation)

Project Title: Behavioral Economics, Courts, and Child Welfare
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 5/13 – 4/14
Principal Investigator: Diane Robinson, Ph.D.

Project Title: Occupational injury surveillance and research
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 9/13 – 8/14
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Bowman, Ph.D., MHA

Project Title: AFMC Contract
Funding Source: Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
Project Period: N/A
Principal Investigator: Zoran Bursac, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Mammographic Density and Breast Cancer Risk: a feasibility study using the Enterprise Data Warehouse to create a Retrospective Case-Cohort Study
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 5/13 – 3/14
Principal Investigator: Barbara J. Fuhrman, Ph.D.

Project Title: DHS/DMS – Quality Measurement Coordinator
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 3/13 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: William Golden, M.D.

Project Title: Receptor-based dust source analysis for windblown dust emission inventory
Funding Source:
Project Period: 4/13 – 11/14
Principal Investigator: Illias Kavouras , Ph.D.

Project Title: IPA
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 10/13 – 9/14
Principal Investigator: Songthip Ounpraseuth, Ph.D.

Project Title: Private equity acquisition of nursing homes – Implications for quality and financial performance
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 1/13 – 7/13
Principal Investigator: Rohit Pradhan, Ph.D.

Project Title: Health Care Reform: Colorectal cancer screening expansion & health disparities
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 5/13 – 4/14
Principal Investigator: Michael Preston, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: IPA
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 7/13 – 9/14
Principal Investigator: Sharla Smith, M.P.H

Project Title: ADH Contract
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 10/13 – 5/14
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H

Project Title: AID Contract
Funding Source: Arkansas Insurance Department
Project Period: 6/13 – 8/13
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H

Project Title: ADH Trauma Project
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 11/13 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Bowman, Ph.D., MHA

Project Title: AID Contract
Funding Source: AID
Project Period: 12/13 – 12/14
Principal Investigator: Mick Tilford, Ph.D.

Project Title: Consolidation in Ohio Local Public Health: Differences in Expenditures
Funding Source: Ohio Public Health PBRN
Project Period: 1/13 – 3/13
Principal Investigator: Michael E. Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H., MPA

Project Title: Identifying Retail Pricing Options to Encourage Healthy Food Purchases by African American Caregivers with Low Incomes
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 1/13 – 5/13
Principal Investigator: T. Elaine Prewitt, Dr.P.H.

2012

Project Title: Evaluation of Classroom Implementation of Mandated Oral Health Education: Study Survey
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control
Project Period: 2/12 – 7/12
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., Sherry Morris

Project Title: An innovative approach to measure public health systems networks
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 1/12 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: Sharla Smith, M.P.H.

Project Title: Enhancing Healthy Food Environments: Exploring influences on Food Store Selection
Funding Source: Arkansas Center for Health Disparities Pilot Project/National Institute of Health
Project Period: 7/11 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Delia Smith West, Ph.D. & Rebecca Krukowski, Ph.D.

Project Title: Integrating Culture, Behavior, and Biology to Increase Minority Representation in Cancer Disparities Research Integrating Culture, Behavior, and Biology to Increase Minority Representation in Cancer Disparities Research (Know HOW)
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 2012 – 2013
Principal Investigator: Karen H. Kim Yeary, Ph.D.

Project Title: HIPPY for Healthy Homes Program (HHHP)
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 10/12 – 1/14
Principal Investigator: Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.

Project Title: Fine Particle Sources and Their Impacts of Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health in Southern New Mexico
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 7/12 – 6/13
Principal Investigator: Ilias Kavouras, Ph.D

Project Title: Profiling Doses of Reactive Compounds Derived From Various Air Pollutant Exposures
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 4/12 – 3/13
Principal Investigator: Gunnar Boysen, PhD.

Project Title: Subcontract with Virginia Tech
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 4/12 – 3/15
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: An Innovative Approach to Measure Public Health Systems Networks
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 1/12 – 7/12
Principal Investigator: Sharla Smith, M.P.H

Project Title: Building a Toy Box to Support Physical Activity in Preschool Children and Their Families
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/Arkansas Center for Health Disparities
Project Period: 1/12 – 12/12
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Ed.S.

Project Title: ABI Recruitment Package
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 7/12 – 6/15
Principal Investigator: Igor Koturbash, M.D., Ph.D.

Project Title: IPA
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 9/12 – 8/14
Principal Investigator: Songthip Ounpraseuth, Ph.D.

Project Title: Arkansas Minority Health Commission
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 10/12 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Ed.S. (Evaluation)

Project Title: Boys Girls Adults Community Development Center Marvel AR
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 7/12 – 12/13
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Ed.S. (Evaluation)

Project Title: ADH Technical Services
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 8/12 – 7/13
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Ed.S. (Evaluation)

Project Title: HIV prevention trials network
Funding Source: HPTN
Project Period: 6/12 – 5/15
Principal Investigator: Brooke Montgomery, Ph.D.

Project Title: KL2 Scholar Award
Funding Source: Translational Research Institute
Project Period: 8/12 – 7/14
Principal Investigator: Brooke Montgomery, Ph.D.

Project Title: IPA
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 9/12 – 8/14
Principal Investigator: Songthip Ounpraseuth, Ph.D.

Project Title: ACP Implementation-Priorities for Change
Funding Source: Arkansas Cancer Plan
Project Period: 7/12 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Ed.S. (Evaluation)

Project Title: Oral Health Evaluation
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/12 – 6/13
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Ed.S. (Evaluation)

2011

Project Title: Assessment of CO-Morbidities in the Spit for the Cure Breast Cancer Cohort
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/11 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Kristina Bondurant, Ph.D.

Project Title: FMC Consulting Agreement
Funding Source:
Project Period: 1/11 – 12/11
Principal Investigator: Jay Gandy, Ph.D.

Project Title: Assessment of past and ongoing datasets and distribution of chronic and infectious diseases in support of air quality research at NMSU
Funding Source: New Mexico State University
Project Period: 9/11 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Ilias Kavouras , Ph.D.

Project Title: Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research
Funding Source: Center for Disease Control
Project Period: 9/11 – 9/12
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D.

Project Title: Evaluating the implementation of legislation to mandate oral health education in AR schools
Funding Source: Center for Disease Control/Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 2/11 – 6/11
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D.

Project Title: Garcia – Rill Sub
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 5/11 – 4/12
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.

Project Title: CCTR Pilot
Funding Source: Center for Translational Research
Project Period: 4/11 – 3/12
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: A Community Engaged Study of Social Networks and Long-Term Care
Funding Source: CCTR
Project Period: 4/11 – 3/12
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.; Jinger Morgan

Project Title: Remote Food Photography Subcontract
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/Louisiana State University
Project Period: 4/11 – 3/12
Principal Investigator: Mick Tilford, Ph.D.

Project Title: Developing and implementation of a CHC based data warehouse for systematic, state-wide breast cancer screening
Funding Source: Arkansas Cancer Coalition
Project Period: 7/11 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Karen Kim Yeary, Ph.D.

Project Title: 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
Funding Source: New Mexico Department of Health/New Mexico State University
Project Period: 7/11 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Ilias Kavouras, Ph.D.

Project Title: A Novel Approach for Quantitative of N-terminal Valine Adducts
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 7/11 – 6/13
Principal Investigator: Gunnar Boysen, Ph.D.

Project Title: Budget Cuts and Health Outcomes: Examining a Natural Experiment
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/University of Washington
Project Period: 12/11 – 11/12
Principal Investigator: Michael Morris, M.P.H., M.P.A., PhDc

Project Title: Development and Implementation of a Community Health Center Based Warehouse for Systematic, StateWide Breast Cancer Screening
Funding Source: Arkansas Cancer Coalition
Project Period: 1/11 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Paul Greene, Ph.D.

Project Title: Identifying Root Cause for 3-day Hospital Readmission
Funding Source: Translational Research Institute
Project Period: 4/11 – 3/12
Principal Investigator: Holly Felix, Ph.D., MPA

Project Title: Remote Food Photography
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/Louisiana State University
Project Period: 4/11 – 3/13
Principal Investigator: Mick Tilford, Ph.D.

Project Title: DHHS Contract#: 4600019246
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Project Period: 7/11 – 6/15
Principal Investigator: Holly Felix, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: CPH ADH Contract-Tobacco
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/11 – 6/15
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Remote Food Photography-subcontract
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 4/11 – 3/14
Principal Investigator: Mick Tilford, Ph.D.

2010

Project Title: Lab Tech Support
Funding Source: UAMS Arkansas Bioscience Institute
Project Period: 7/10 – 6/11
Principal Investigator: Gunnar Boysen, Ph.D.

Project Title: The Contribution of Obesity to Poor Quality of Care among Elderly Nursing Home Residents
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Minority Health Disparities
Project Period: 6/10 – 5/11
Principal Investigator: Holly Felix, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: School-Based Telemedicine Education for Rural Children with Asthma
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Minority Health Disparities
Project Period: 6/10 – 5/12
Principal Investigator: Tamara Perry, M.D.

Project Title: Spit for the Cure
Funding Source: Arkansas Breast Cancer
Project Period: 7/10 – 6/11
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D.; Kristina Bondurant, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Service – Oral Health
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/10 – 6/11
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D.

Project Title: Accreditation Systems and Public Health Preparedness
Funding Source: University North Carolina – Chapel Hill/Center for Disease Control
Project Period: 9/10 – 9/11
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D.

Project Title: The Healthy Windows Program
Funding Source: Blue and You & The Mexican Consulate
Project Period: 1/10 – 12/10
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Physician Characteristics, Patient Race, and Disparities in Health Care
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Minority Health Disparities
Project Period: 6/10 – 5/11
Principal Investigator: Qayyim Said, Ph.D.

Project Title: Provider Education Program for Treating Tobacco Dependence
Funding Source: Pfizer
Project Period: 1/10 – 12/12
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Treatment Modality & Socioeconomic status in treating tobacco dependence
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 3/10 – 2/12
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Public Health Investigators in Arkansas – Train the Trainers Workshop
Funding Source: Associated Schools of Public Health
Project Period: 1/10 – 9/12
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Expanding a community linked infrastructure to support disparities research
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 7/10 – 6/13
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Patient/Provider Perspectives on the Health Care Process: Formative Research
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Minority Health Disparities
Project Period: 6/10 – 5/12
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Arkansas People Participating in Lead Education/Data Gathering and Development
Funding Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Project Period: 7/10 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.

Project Title: Expanding Community Linked Infrastructure to Support Disparities Research
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 7/10 – 6/13
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H

Project Title: Health Windows – Mexican Consulate
Funding Source: Mexican Consulate
Project Period: 1/10 – 12/12
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Rural and Urban African American Cocaine Users Perceived Need for Care
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 7/10 – 6/13
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment: Enhanced by Motivational Interviewing IREACH2
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/sub-award from University of Vermont
Project Period: 5/10 – 4/15
Principal Investigator: Delia West, Ph.D.

Project Title: REGARDS Subcontract
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project Period: 9/10 – 9/13
Principal Investigator for UAMS Subcontract: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D
Lead Principal Investigator: Leslie MacDonald, Sc.D.

Project Title: The Witness Project: Arkansas Cancer Plan Implementation
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 1/10 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: Paul Greene, Ph.D.

Project Title: Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment: Enhanced by Motivational Interviewing?
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 5/10 – 4/15
Principal Investigator: T. Elaine Prewitt, Dr.P.H.

Project Title: REGARDS-NIOSH supplement
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project Period: 9/10 – 9/13
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

2009

Project Title: To investigate the effects of health attitudes/beliefs on racial/ethnic disparities in consumer assessments of care.
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 2/09 – 8/09
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Assess the longitudinal epidemiology of alcohol use among untreated cocaine and meth users.
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/National Institutes on Alcoholism
Project Period: 7/09 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Editor – The Journal of Rural Health
Funding Source: National Rural Health Association
Project Period: 4/09 – 3/12
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Identifying Root Causes for 3-day Hospital Readmission
Funding Source: CCTR
Project Period: 12/09 – 1/12
Principal Investigator: Holly Felix, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: K Award from CCTR
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/CCTR
Project Period: 12/09 – 1/12
Principal Investigator: Holly Felix, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: Molecular Studies of Pancreatic Cancer & Dietary Carcinogen Exposures
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/University of Minnesota
Project Period: 7/09 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Fred Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: UAMS Tobacco
Funding Source: Arkansas Bioscience Institute
Project Period: 7/09 – 6/10
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: The Arkansas Prevention Research Center (ARPRC)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Project Period: 9/09 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Changing thought and action in tobacco dependence with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health to COM
Project Period: 8/09 – 4/12
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.; Laney Brackman, M.P.H.

Project Title: Tobacco treatment training outcomes
Funding Source: Pfizer/University of Mississippi
Project Period: 9/09 – 12/09
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Arkansas Public Health Traineeship Program
Funding Source: Health Resources & Services Administration
Project Period: 7/09 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Lydia McDonald, Ed.D.

Project Title: ARRA – Public Health Traineeship Program
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/09 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Public Health Traineeship
Funding Source: HRSA
Project Period: 7/09 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Measuring quality adjusted life years in children with autism spectrum disorders
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/ACHR Institute Flow Through
Project Period: 9/09 – 8/11
Principal Investigator: Mick Tilford, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Service Agreement
Funding Source: AFMC
Project Period: 7/09 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: Mick Tilford, Ph.D.

Project Title: Establishment of the AR Prevention Research Center
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Project Period: 9/09 – 9/14
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

2008

Project Title: Measure Health Care Equity & Patient Cantered Care
Funding Source:
Project Period: 2/08 – 2/14
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Visiting Scientist Award
Funding Source: UAMS Arkansas Bioscience Institute/Tobacco
Project Period: 7/08 – 6/10
Principal Investigator: Gunnar Boysen, Ph.D.

Project Title: Recruitment for Lab Tech
Funding Source: Arkansas Bioscience Institute
Project Period: 7/08 – 6/10
Principal Investigator: Gunnar Boysen, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services – ADH Epidemiology
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 4/08 – 7/08
Principal Investigator: Robert Delongchamp, Ph.D.

Project Title: Arkansas People Participating in Lead Education (APPLE)
Funding Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Project Period: 8/08 – 6/12
Principal Investigator: Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.

Project Title: The Witness Project – Developing Practice Based Research Networks
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/08 – 8/11
Principal Investigator: Paul Greene, Ph.D.

Project Title: Regulation of SULTIAI in Breast
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 5/08 – 2/13
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: Cancer Institute Pharmacogenomics Core
Funding Source: Arkansas Breast Cancer Research
Project Period: 7/08 – 6/10
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: Accreditation Systems and Public Health Preparedness
Funding Source: University of North Carolina/Centers for Disease Control
Project Period: 10/08 – 9/13
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Assessing Arkansas’s Long-Term Care System
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 8/08 – 9/10
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: The role of religion in the social cognitive model of sexual risk
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 8/08 – 12/11
Principal Investigator: Brooke Montgomery, Ph.D.

Project Title: Medical Director/Medical Consultant
Funding Source: Arkansas Minority Health Commission
Project Period: 7/08 – 6/11
Principal Investigator: Creshelle Nash, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Oral Health
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/08 – 6/09
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Public Health Investigators of Arkansas – Pathways to PH Careers
Funding Source: Associations of Schools of Public Health
Project Period: 11/08 – 12/09
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Lydia McDonald, Ed.D.

Project Title: Technical Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 2/08 – 8/08
Principal Investigator: John Wayne, Ph.D.

Project Title: Esperanza y Vida
Funding Source: Hope and Life/Komen Foundation/Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/08 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: Paul Greene, Ph.D.

2007

Project Title: Quality Measures
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/07 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Racial and Ethnic Diparity in Continuity of Care in Patients with Chronic Conditions
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/NCMHD
Project Period: 9/07 – 5/12
Principal Investigator: Li Chengjui, Ph.D.

Project Title: AR Women’s health demonstration waiver evaluation
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/07 – 6/11
Principal Investigator: Ruth Eudy, Ph.D.

Project Title: Consumer’s Experience with Home and Community-Based Waiver Services in Arkansas
Funding Source: Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services/Arkansas Department for Health
Project Period: 5/07 – 2/08
Principal Investigator: Holly Felix, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: Arkansas Home & Community-Based Waivers
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 5/07 – 9/07
Principal Investigator: Holly Felix, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: Chemoradiation Toxicities in Head & Neck Cancers
Funding Source: Lance Armstrong Foundation
Project Period: 4/07 – 3/09
Principal Investigator: Jean Hine

Project Title: Mechanisms of Action
Funding Source: Susan G. Komen Foundation
Project Period: 5/07 – 4/10
Principal Investigator: Fred Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: Cellular Mechanisms
Funding Source: Arkansas Bioscience Institute
Project Period: 7/07 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: Fred Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: Dietary Intervention Studies against cooked meat
Funding Source: World Cancer Research Fund
Project Period: 11/07 – 10/10
Principal Investigator: Fred Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: ABCRP Support spit for the cure
Funding Source: Arkansas Breast Cancer Research program
Project Period: 7/07 – 7/10
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D

Project Title: Breast Cancer Population Studies at the Cancer Institutes
Funding Source: Arkansas Breast Cancer Research
Project Period: 7/07 – 6/09
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: Prognosis SULTIAI Expressions & responses to Tamoxifin
Funding Source: Susan G. Komen Foundation
Project Period: 5/07 – 4/10
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D

Project Title: Diet, Activity, Lifestyle and Colorectal cancer
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/University of Utah
Project Period: 8/07 – 7/11
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: UCP2 Expression and Response to Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Funding Source: Susan G. Komen Foundation
Project Period: 7/07 – 12/09
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D.; Kelly Mercer

Project Title: Developing Practice-Based Research Networks in Public Health
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 10/07 – 9/11
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Elaine Wooten, M.P.A.

Project Title: Money follows the person evaluation design
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 11/07 – 6/10
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Establish Networks of Public Health Agencies and Academic centers to stimulate research on Public Health systems and services
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 10/07 – 9/11
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: A Synergistic effort to recruit future Biostatistics in Arkansas high schools
Funding Source: American Statistical Society
Project Period: 6/07 – 12/09
Principal Investigator: Page Moore, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services – Minority Health Commission
Funding Source: Arkansas Minority Health Commission
Project Period: 5/07 – 12/07
Principal Investigator: Creshelle Nash, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Examining Factors associated w/Implementation of Proactive guidelines for Diabetes and CVD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/07 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: Creshelle Nash, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Support for Spit for the Cure
Funding Source: Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program
Project Period: 7/07 – 6/09
Principal Investigator: Martha Phillips, Ph.D., Kristina Bondurant, Ph.D.

Project Title: The HEALTHY Ways Project
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/07 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: T. Elaine Prewitt, Dr.P.H.

Project Title: Etiology of Geographic & Racial Differences in Stroke
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/NIDA/U of Alabama – Birmingham
Project Period: 2/07 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

Project Title: Investigating a Breast and Cervical Cancer Intervention for Immigrant Latinas
Funding Source: American Cancer Society
Project Period: 1/07 – 12/11
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

Project Title: Public Health Studies Needs Assessment
Funding Source: Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Project Period: 7/07 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Sexual and Reproductive Health
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/07 – 8/13
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H & Eddie Ochoa, M.D.

Project Title: Arkansas Health Disparities Service Learning Initiative
Funding Source: Community Campus Partnership
Project Period: 3/07 – 2/10
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.; Holly Felix, P.H.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: Examining barriers to utilization of no-cost tobacco cessation in the Delta
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/07 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services on web-based systems for Delta States Stroke Networks
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/07 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: Alan Vanbiervliet, Ph.D.

Project Title: Developing web-based tool for surveys of Arkansas cancer coalition
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/07 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: Alan Vanbiervliet, Ph.D.

Project Title: Physical Activity Promotion
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/07 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: Alan Vanbiervliet, Ph.D.

Project Title: Translation of Obesity and Cognition Research in a Rural State via Senior Centers
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control
Project Period: 9/07 – 9/11
Principal Investigator: Delia Smith West, Ph.D.

Project Title: COPH student faculty grant evaluations
Funding Source: Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission
Project Period: 10/07 – 8/09
Principal Investigator: Elaine Wooten, M.P.A.

Project Title: Faith-based Weight Loss Intervention for Rural African-American Communities
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/07 – 8/12
Principal Investigator: Karen Kim Yeary, Ph.D.

Project Title: Alcohol Genetic Susceptibility to Oxidative Stress, and Pancreatic Cancer
Funding Source: UAMS MRE Award
Project Period: 1/07 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: Jianjun Zhang, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: The Witness Project
Funding Source: Avon Foundation, Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 1/07 – 12/12
Principal Investigator: Paul Greene, Ph.D.

Project Title: School Policy to combat childhood obesity evaluation of Act 1220
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 8/07 – 2/14
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Reducing sexual risk behaviors among rural African-American cocaine users
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 9/07 – 8/13
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H

Project Title: Arkansas Delta Rural Health Development Network
Funding Source: HRSA
Project Period: 9/07 – 9/13
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.

2006

Project Title: Prevalence of Dementia in Interdisciplinary Geriatric vs. Family Medicine
Funding Source: Subaward from Center on Aging/Beverly Corporation
Project Period: 3/06 – 10/07
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care & Diabetes Outcomes among Older Adults
Funding Source: UAMS –Arkansas Bioscience Institute
Project Period: 10/06 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Conditions controlling the release of Sulfur Dioxide
Funding Source: Center for Disease Control
Project Period: 9/06 – 7/11
Principal Investigator: Morris Cranmer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Activities of Hairdresser
Funding Source: UAMS Medical Research endowment Award
Project Period: 1/06 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.

Project Title: Disadvantaged Students
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/06 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.

Project Title: Public Health Research: Advancing the Field of Study
Funding Source: Emory University
Project Period: 5/06 – 12/07
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: State profile tool for assessing Arkansas long term care
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson
Project Period: 3/06 – 6/09
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Elaine Wooten, M.P.A.

Project Title: Pharmacogenetics of Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute
Project Period: 9/06 – 3/11
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: USDA Mississippi Delta Nutrition
Funding Source: United States Department of Agriculture
Project Period: 10/06 – 3/08
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

Project Title: PCS/Various projects
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/06 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Sexual Risk Reduction among African American Stimulant Users
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 7/06 – 9/12
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H

Project Title: Technical Services – Public Health & Medical Response
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 11/06 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: John Wayne, Ph.D.

2005

Project Title: Diabetes
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 10/05 – 4/06
Principal Investigator: Ty Borders, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Minority Health Commission
Project Period: 7/05 –6/10
Principal Investigator: Zoran Bursac, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services – ADH Pine Bluff Chemical Stockpile
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 10/05 – 9/10
Principal Investigator: Morris Cranmer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Cancer Information Service
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/University of Kentucky
Project Period: 1/05 – 1/10
Principal Investigator: Deborah Erwin Ph.D.; Paul Greene, Ph.D.; Karen Yeary, Ph.D.

Project Title: Helping Schools Help Themselves
Funding Source: Blue and You
Project Period: 7/05 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: Carole Garner, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.

Project Title: NCC Chair
Funding Source: NCC
Project Period: 7/05 – 12/06
Principal Investigator: William Golden, M.D.

Project Title: Breast Cancer Screening
Funding Source: AVON Witness
Project Period: 7/05 – 6/10
Principal Investigator: Paul Greene, Ph.D.

Project Title: Prostate cancer progression; Genetic, Epigenetic, and cellular mechanisms
Funding Source: Arkansas Bioscience Institute
Project Period: 10/05 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: Fred Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: Legal and Policy Issues Related to Obesity
Funding Source: Blue and You
Project Period: 1/05 – 12/05
Principal Investigator: Diane Mackey, J.D.

Project Title: NNPHI – Evaluation Contracts
Funding Source:
Project Period: 10/05 – 9/07
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Cost Effectiveness Evaluation
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 12/05 – 5/09
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Holly Felix, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: Typology of the Structure and Dynamics of Public Health Delivery Systems
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 8/05 – 7/07
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Community Connector Demonstration Project
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 12/05 – 4/09
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Assistance in Creating a Data Matrix for National Network of Public Health Institutes
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 8/05 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Health Systems Change
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson/Center for Translational Research
Project Period: 4/05 – 3/06
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Public Health Finance
Funding Source: Emory University Subcontract/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 5/05 – 12/06
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: CVD Evaluation
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 4/05 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Creshelle Nash, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Arches Project
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 9/05 – 8/07
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Minority Health Commission
Project Period: 7/05 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

Project Title: Development of a Latino Witness Project
Funding Source: Susan Komen Foundation
Project Period: 5/05 – 4/07
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

Project Title: Arkansas Cardiovascular Health Exam Survey
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 9/05 – 12/11
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

Project Title: Arkansas Tobacco Cessation Network
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/05 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Quitline & Tobacco Cessation Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/05 – 11/08
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.

Project Title: SOS Works Referral
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health/Center for Disease Control Supplement
Project Period: 7/05 – 6/07
Principal Investigator: Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Patient – Centered Medication Adherence Intervention for Schizophrenia
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/Veteran Affairs
Project Period: 9/05 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H

Project Title: Southern Rural Access Program
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 4/05 – 3/06
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H

Project Title: Linking family Planning Clients to Healthcare
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/University of Alabama
Project Period: 12/05 – 11/06
Principal Investigator: M. Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.; Holly Felix, Ph.D.

Project Title: Evaluations of “Clear Speech” to Enhance Multimedia eHealth programs
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 4/05 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: Alan Vanbiervliet, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services – ATrain
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 5/05 – 8/07
Principal Investigator: Alan Vanbiervliet, Ph.D.

Project Title: Web-based Weight Loss
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/University of Vermont
Project Period: 5/05 – 4/10
Principal Investigator: Delia Smith West, Ph.D.

Project Title: Sound Partners
Funding Source: Benton Fund
Project Period: 1/05 – 12/05
Principal Investigator: Elaine Wooten, M.P.A.

Project Title: Community Health Scholars
Funding Source: Kellogg Fund
Project Period: 12/05 – 11/06
Principal Investigator: Karen Kim Yeary, Ph.D.

2004

Project Title: Technical Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Minority Health Commission
Project Period: 7/04 – 6/10
Principal Investigator: Zoran Bursac, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Dept of Health
Project Period: 5/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Morris Cranmer, Ph.D.

Project Title: Improving Vascular Measures of Cardiovascular Disease
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 4/04 – 3/06
Principal Investigator: Marsha Eigenbrodt, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Response, Resistance, and Metastasis of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
Funding Source: DOD/New York University
Project Period: 9/04 – 9/07
Principal Investigator: Deborah Erwin, Ph.D

Project Title: Experimentally Measuring Chemical Adhesion to the Human Skin
Funding Source: UAMS/Arkansas Bioscience Institute
Project Period: 11/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.

Project Title: Screening & Kinetic Analysis of Fulvestrant
Funding Source: Astra Zeneka IK Limited
Project Period: 8/04 – 3/07
Principal Investigator: Susan Nowell-Kadlubar, Ph.D.

Project Title: MOA with UALR Law School
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/St. Louis University
Project Period: 7/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Diane Mackey, J.D.

Project Title: Centers for Studying Health Care Change
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 5/04 – 4/06
Principal Investigator: Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Colorectal Cancer and Patterns by Race
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Project Period: 4/04 – 3/06
Principal Investigator: Creshelle Nash M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Technical Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Minority Health Commission
Project Period: 7/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: LeaVonne Pulley, Ph.D.

Project Title: Next Choices Evaluation Project
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 9/04 – 9/05
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Holly Felix, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Project Title: Development, Implementations, & Evaluation of Ark Academy for Public Health and Leadership
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H

Project Title: Technical Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Alan Vanbiervliet, Ph.D.

Project Title: Technical Services
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 9/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Alan Vanbiervliet, Ph.D.

Project Title: Program to Reduce Incontinence through Diet and Exercise (PRIDE)
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/University of California San Francisco
Project Period: 7/04 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: Delia Smith West, Ph.D.

Project Title: Patterns and Trends of Incidence of Mortality of Lung, Pancreatic, and Colorectal Cancer in Arkansas
Funding Source: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Arkansas Bioscience Institutes
Project Period: 7/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Jianjun Zhang, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Augmentation of Prostate Cancer Screening Data
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 4/04 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: Jianjun Zhang, M.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Pine Bluff Chemical Stockpile
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 10/04 – 9/13
Principal Investigator: Morris Cranmer, Ph.D.

2003

Project Title: Centers of Excellence in Cancer Community Research
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/St. Louis University
Project Period: 9/03 – 3/08
Principal Investigator: Deborah Erwin, Ph.D., Paul Greene, Ph.D., Karen Kim Yeary, Ph.D.

Project Title: Arkansas Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities Study
Funding Source: Arkansas Minority Health Commission
Project Period: 7/03 – 6/08
Principal Investigator: Creshelle Nash, MD., M.P.H., Eddie Ochoa, MD

Project Title: Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Project
Funding Source: United States Department of Agriculture
Project Period: 9/03 – 9/06
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Cancer Registry and Various Healthy Arkansas Projects w/Department of Health
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/03 – 6/06
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A

Project Title: Enhancing Parenting Skills, Among HIV + Mothers
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Period: 3/03 – 2/07
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H

Project Title: AR PHSMLI
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/03 – 6/10
Principal Investigator: Katharine Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H

Project Title: Look-A-HEAD Weight Loss
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/Wake Forest
Project Period: 9/01/03 – 7/31/12
Principal Investigator: Delia West, Ph.D.

Project Title: Behavioral consultant to Look Ahead Weight Loss Subcommittee
Funding Source: N/A
Project Period: 9/01/03 – 7/31/13
Principal Investigator: Delia West, Ph.D.

Project Title: PCS/Various projects
Funding Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Project Period: 7/03 – 6/14
Principal Investigator: James Raczynski, Ph.D., F.A.H.A.

 

Past Research Projects 2003-2014