Past Research Projects

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

Past Research Projects 2003 - 2019

2019

Motherhood Together: A Shared Journey of Love
Bryant-Moore, Keneshia
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 7/1/19 – 6/30/20
Funding Agency: UAMS Interprofessional Education

Association Between DNA Methyltransferase Gene Polymorphism
Chiang, Tung-Chin
Research Area(s): Cancer
Project Period: 2/1/19 – 1/31/20
Funding Agency:  UAMS Executive Breast Committee

Case-cohort study of Cancers in Excess in Poultry Workers
Elfaramawi, Mohammed
Research Area(s): Cancer, Epidemiology
Project Period: 9/1/19 – 8/31/22
Funding Agency:  CDC/NIOSH

A Tobacco Regulatory Agenda for Vulnerable and Disparate Groups: Developing a Blueprint for Research, Policy, and Regulatory Standards
Fagan, Pebbles
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 1/1/19-12/31/20
Funding Agency:  FDA

Novel linear lipopeptide paenipeptins sensitize multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens to antibiotics
Huang, En
Research Area(s): Environmental and Occupational Health
Project Period: 7/1/19- 6/30/21
Funding Agency:  NIH/NIAID

Fetal exposure to cannabinoids: exposure, methylation, and neurodevelopmental effects
Kennon-McGill, Stefanie
Research Area(s): Environmental and Occupational Health
Project Period: 8/1/19-7/31/21
Funding Agency:  UAMS/TRI KL2

Methylsufonylmethane (MSM) as a mitigator of the Cannabidiol/Acetaminophen liver injury in the mouse model
Koturbash, Igor
Research Area(s): Environmental and Occupational Health
Project Period: 9/1/19- 8/31/20
Funding Agency:  Bergstrom Nutrition

EPIGENETIC ALTERATIONS CAUSED B Y LOW-DOSE IONIZING RADIATION
Koturbash, Igor
Research Area(s): Environmental and Occupational Health
Project Period: 4/1/19 – 3/31/20
Funding Agency:  NIH/NIGMS

Tobacco prevention and control research
Orloff, Mohammed
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period:  3/6/19 – 3/5/20
Funding Agency:  UAMS Internal Research Awards

Development of a Regional Transgender Health Research and Education Collaborative in the Southern US
Stewart, M. Kate
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 4/1/19- 3/31/21
Funding Agency:  PCORI

Partnership to Develop Community Health Worker Infrastructure in Arkansas
Stewart, M.K.  K
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period:  9/1/19 – 6/29/20
Funding Agency:  DHHS & CDC via ADH

Share Care of Breast Cancer Survivors-A Telemedicine in Rural Population Feasibility Study
Su, L. Joseph
Research Area(s): Cancer
Project Period:  9/1/19 – 8/31/20
Funding Agency:  UAMS Breast Committee

Preparing to Implement PrEP Among High-Risk Men in China
Zaller, Nickolas
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period:  8/1/19 – 6/30/21
Funding Agency:  NIH/NIMH

Advancing Health Disparities Research in Aging: The Aging Research in Criminal Justice & Health (ARCH) Network
Zaller, Nickolas
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period:  9/30/19 – 6/30/20
Funding Agency:  NIH/NIA pass through UCSF

2018

FAITH Network Research Advocates 
Bryant-Moore, Keneisha
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 11/1/18 – 10/14/20
Funding Agency:  PCORI

Home Together
Crone, Cindy
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 9/30/18 – 9/29/23
Funding Agency:  SAMHSA

Save AR Future
Crone, Cindy
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 9/30/18 – 9/29/23
Funding Agency:  SAMHSA

Center for the Study of Tobacco Products
Fagan, Pebbles
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 9/1/18 – 8/31/23
Funding Agency: NIH/NIDA/VCU

Safety Outcomes of Obese Residents in US Nursing Homes
Felix, Holly
Research Areas: Health Policy and Management
Project Period: 8/1/18 – 5/31/21
Funding Agency:  Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Phosphatidic acid in liver regeneration after acetaminophen hepatotoxicity
McGill, Mitchell
Research Areas: Environmental and Occupational Health
Project Period: 7/1/18 – 6/30/21
Funding Agency:  American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Birth Defects Study to Evaluate Pregnancy Exposures (BD-STEPS)
Nembhard, Wendy
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 8/1/18 – 8/7/23
Funding Agency: CDC (UAMS ACHRI Flow Through)

Genetic variability in DHFR and folic acid supplementation as novel risk factors for aggressive prostate cancer
Su, L. Joseph
Research Areas: Cancer, Epidemiology
Project Period: 9/6/18 – 8/31/21
Funding Agency:  NIH/Nat. Cancer Inst.

EVALUATING IMPACT OF DIET AND FRESH FOOD ACCESS ON AGGRESSIVE PROSTATE CANCER USING MULTI-LEVEL MODELING
Su, L. Joseph
Research Areas: Cancer, Epidemiology
Project Period: 9/6/18 – 8/31/21
Funding Agency:  NIH/NCI

Regional Expansion of Treatment for Addiction in Corrections via Telehealth: Project REACH
Zaller, Nickolas
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 9/15/18 – 9/14/21
Funding Agency:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Southern Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Cohort Study: Longitudinal PrEP Initiation and Adherence among Parolees
Zaller, Nickolas
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 9/1/18 – 3/31/23
Funding Agency:  NIH/NCMHHD UNC

INFLUENCES UPON THE DECISION TO ADAPT OFFICE-BASED BUPRENORPHINE TREATMENT IN RURAL SETTINGS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY
Zaller, Nickolas
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 6/15/18- 5/31/20
Funding Agency:  NIH/NIDA

Epigenome and Epitranscriptional Landscape Analysis of During Initiation of Lung Tumor using Native RNA/DNA Sequencing
Gunnar Boysen, PhD
Research Areas: Environmental and Occupational Health
Funding Agency: UAMS Internal Research Awards
Project Period: 2018-2019

Born into Homelessness: Identify and Supporting Pregnant Women who are Housing Insecure within a Healthcare System
Keneisha Bryant-Moore, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2018
Funding Agency: Annie E. Casey Foundation

Beach Exposure and Child Health Study (BEACHES)
Alesia Ferguson, PhD
Research Areas: Environmental and Occupational health
Project Period: 2018
Funding Agency: Gulf of Mexico Research Institute

Assessing Attitudes towards Teen Pregnancy Prevention Strategies: Focus Groups with Parents and Teens in Arkansas
Alex Marshall, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2018
Funding Agency: Arkansas Department of Health

Patients Advancing Their Health in the Delta – Process Evaluation of a Community Health Worker Innovation for Complex Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases          
M.K. Stewart, MD, MPH
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2018
Funding Agency: RX Foundation

2017

Surveillance of Infants with Birth Defects and the Zika Virus
Nembhard, Wendy
Research Area(s): Epidemiology
Project Period:  3/1/17 – 7/31/21
Funding Agency:  ACRI

Healthcare Management certificate/Executive MBA collaboration
Tilford, Mick
Research Area(s): Health Policy and Management
Project Period:   6/1/17 –  05/31/21
Funding Agency:  UA Walton College of Business

Comparative effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs
Yeary, Karen
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period:  3/1/17  – 2/28/22
Funding Agency:  PCORI

Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC)
M.K. Stewart, MD, MPH
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: PCORI

THRIVE: Together On The Highway To Rejoice in Health As Victors Enfolded in Strength
Karen Yeary, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program

National Breast Cancer & Cervical Cancer Early Detection
Sharp Malak, PhD, MD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: Arkansas Department of Health

HIV Testing at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
Alex Marshall, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: Gilead Science, Inc.

The Impact of Homelessness on the Health of Pregnant Mothers and Babies
Keneisha Bryant-Moore, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: PCORI

Using concept mapping research methods to inform the development of a scale that measures flavor outcome expectancies among young adult tobacco users
Pebbles Fagan, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: NIH/VCU

Reducing Tobacco Smoke Exposures among African American socially disadvantaged female
Pebbles Fagan, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program

Online vs. In-person lay health advisor training for weight loss
Yeary, Karen
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Funding Agency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center CORNET Awards
Project Period: 2017-2019

Housing Violation and Health Study
Mac Bird, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2017
Funding Agency: The Pew Charitable Trusts

Surge Field Epidemiology Capacity to Respond to the Zika Virus Pandemic in Paraguay
Victor Cardenas, MD, MPH, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2017
Funding Agency: Global Health, Inc. pass through from CDC

2016

Prospective Effects of Electronic Cigarette Marketing on Expectancies and Behavior
Fagan, Pebbles
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2/5/16 – 1/21/21
Funding Agency: NIH

Reducing depressive symptoms among rural African Americans: REJOICE
Haynes, Tiffany
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 5/1/16 – 1/31/21
Funding Agency: NIH/NIMHHD

Reducing depressive symptoms among rural African Americans: REJOICE
Yeary, Karen
Research Area(s): Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 5/1/16 – 12/31/21
Funding Agency: NIH/NIMHHD

Arkansas’ Passion Project
Cindy Crone, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Funding Agency: SAMHSA
Project Period: 2016-2019

Automated disclosure of smoking status during check-n at the UAMS Women’s Clinic demonstration project
Victor Cardenas, MD, MPH, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: Arkansas Department of Health/University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Development of the Arkansas Faith-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health (FAITH) Network
Keneisha Bryant-Moore, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2016-2018
Funding Agency: PCORI

Genes, Blood Pressure Variability, and Cardiovascular Disease
Mohammed Elfaramawi, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Funding Agency: NIH/NHLBI
Project Period: 2016 -2019

Examining Food Insecurity in Rural America
Elaine Prewitt, DrPH
Research Areas: Health Policy and Management
Funding Agency: Share Our Strength
Project Period: 2016-2019

Understanding the etiologic factors between cadmium exposure and mammographic density in an underserved population in Arkansas
Joseph L. Su, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology, Cander
Funding Agency: Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program
Project Period: 2016-2019

Educational intervention for skin cancer prevention in cosmetology schools
Mohammed Elfaramawi, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: ACC

The Center for the Study of Tobacco Products: Project 4: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for MRTP Evaluation
Pebbles Fagan, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: NIH/NIDA

Follow-up study to identify Helicobacter pylori strains associated with the incidence of gastric precancerous lesions or gastric cancer in Pasto, Colombia       
Lori Fischbach, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2016-2017

The guy microbiome and breast cancer risk factors among Hispanic Women in Arkansas
Barbara Fuhrman, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program

Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) and other Papilloma Viruses (PV) Genotypes in Poultry Workers with Excess Risk of Cervical and Penile Cancers
Eric Johnson, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Effects of wood burning-associated smoke on satellite DNA
Igor Koturbash, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: UAB pass through from NIH/NIOSH

Congenital Heart Surveillance to Recognize Outcomes, Needs and well-beinG (CH Strong)
Wendy Nembhard, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: CDC pass through March of Dimes

Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative
Nickolas Zaller, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education, HIV
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: Ford Foundation

Patients Advancing Their Health (PATH) in the Arkansas Delta
Cindy Crone, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2016-2017
Funding Agency: Tri-County Rural Health Network/Rx Foundation

2015

Center for Studies of Host Response to Cancer Therapy: Epigenetic effects on ionizing radiation in the hematopoietic system
Koturbash, Igor
Research Area(s): Environmental and Occupational Health
Project Period: 6/24/15 – 3/31/20
Funding Agency: NIH

miRNA biomarkers of cisplatin neurotoxicity in genetically sensitive subjects
Alison Harrill, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education
Project Period: 2015-2016
Funding Agency: NIH/COBRE

Performance of high Medicaid nursing homes – Contextual and management factors
Rohit Pradhan, PhD
Research Areas: Health Policy and Management
Project Period: 2015-2106
Funding Agency: University of Alabama Birmingham

Improving public health surveillance of occupational injuries in the agricultural, forestry, and fishing sector in Arkansas
Victor Cardenas MD, MPH, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2015-2016
Funding Agency: CDC/NIOSH/U Texas

Effects of Genetic Diversity on Carcinogen Metabolism
Gunnar Boysen, PhD
Research Areas: Environmental and Occupational Health
Project Period: 2015-2017
Funding Agency: NIH/NIHEHS

mHealth and HIV self-testing for high risk men in China
Nickolas Zaller, PhD
Research Areas: Health Behavior and Health Education, HIV
Project Period: 2015-2018
Funding Agency: Brown University/NIMH

Arkansas Center Stillbirth Risk Factor Pilot Project Centers for Birth Defects Research and Prevention
Wendy Nembhard, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2015-2018
Funding Agency: CDC

Database Linkage to Study Health Services Use and Educational Outcomes of Children with Birth Defects in Arkansas
Wendy Nembhard, PhD
Research Areas: Epidemiology
Project Period: 2015-2017
Funding Agency: CDC pass through March of Dimes

2014

The Diversity Outbred: A Tool to Improve Preclinical Safety Testing and Pharmacogenomics
Alison Harrill, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Environmental and Occupational Health
Funding Agency:  United States Food and Drug Administration
Project Period: 2014 – 2017

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.

Minority Populations Resource Core
Nickolas Zaller, Ph.D.
Research Areas: HIV
Funding Agency: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Project Period: 2014 – 2015

South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center: Clergy-Mental Health Partnership to Improve Care for Rural Veterans in VISN 16

Principal Investigators:

  • Steve Sullivan, M.D.iv, Chaplain Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS)
  • Jeffrey Pyne, M.D., Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Health Services Research and CAVHS
  • Caleb Lewis, Chaplain CAVHS
  • Michael Barnes, Chaplain CAVHS
  • Bo Barnes, Chaplain CAVHS
  • Susan Jegley, LCSW CAVHS
  • Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Keneshia Bryant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, CON

Research Areas: Mental Health
Funding Agencies: Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health
Project Period: 2014 – 2015

2013

Faith-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health (FAITH) in the Delta
Karen Yeary, Ph.D.
Keneshia Bryant, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Community-Based
Funding Agency: NIMHD
Project Period: 2013 – 2015

Environmental Education Regional Grants: Pest Management Practices and Chemical Use Reduction in Homes: Partnering with Arkansas STEM Centers in the Use of Liberating Structures for Environmental Education
Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Environmental and Occupational Health
Funding Agency: EPA
Project Period: 2013 – 2015

Advancing Regulatory Science through Translational Pharmacogenomics
Alison Harrill, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Environmental and Occupational Health
Funding Agency: The Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Project Period: 2013 – 2018

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

HIPPY for Healthy Homes (HHHP): Curriculum Development and Capacity Building for Managing Indoor Air Quality in Homes
Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Environmental and Occupational Health
Funding Agency: EPA
Project Period: 2012 – 2015

HIV prevention trials network (HPTN) scholars: interventions to reduce HIV infection in communities at disproportionate risk for HIV acquisition in the US (HPTN)
Brooke Montgomery, Ph.D.
Research Areas:  HIV
Project Period: 2012 – 2015

Case-cohort studies of cancers in excess in poultry workers
Eric S. Johnson, MBBS, Ph.D., MPH, DTPH
Research Areas: Cancer
Funding Agency: CDC and NIOSH
Project Period: 2012 – 2016

Weight loss and maintenance for rural, African American communities of faith (The WORD)
Karen H. Kim Yeary, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Obesity, Community-Based
Project Period: 2012 – 2017

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

The Witness Project: Arkansas Cancer Plan Implementation
Paul Greene, Ph.D.
Research Areas:  Cancer
Funding Agency: Arkansas Department of Health/CDC
Project Period: 2010 – 2015

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

Previously Funded Centers

Arkansas Prevention Research Center