Maldonado-Molina Grants

2018

R25: A Master Course on Power for Multilevel and Longitudinal Health Behavior Studies

Muller, K.E. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Glueck, D. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver), Kreidler, S. (Co-Investigator / Biostatistician, University of Colorado Denver). NIH. 8/26/14– 6/30/18. Award amount: $1,005,962.

This project will be composed of a diverse and highly qualified team including experts in biostatistics, social and behavioral science, software engineering, minority recruitment, and educational technology to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate a short course entitled “A Master Course on Power for Multilevel and Longitudinal Health Behavior Studies.”

2016

Prevention Trial in the Cherokee Nation, Interactive Effects of Environment and SBIRT

Komro, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Livingston, D. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Director of Training & Education Programs, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Landsman, S. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Greene, L.M. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Florida), Boyd, M. (Co-PI, Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation), Kominsky, T.K. (Co-Investigator / Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation), Pettigrew, D. (Co-Investigator / Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation), Boyd, B.J. (Co-Investigator / Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation). NIH. 9/15/11– 6/30/16. Award amount: $4,749,020.

The project is a partnership between prevention scientists and Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health to create, implement and evaluate a new, integrated community-level intervention designed to prevent underage drinking and associated negative consequences among American Indian and other youth living in rural high-risk underserved communities. This project has the potential to transform alcohol prevention research and practice.

2015

Geographic Distribution of Premature Births in Florida

Delcher, C. (Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Estrella R (Data Architect / IT Senior, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Hall, J. (Geographer / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). March of Dimes. 6/1/15-9/30/15. Award amount: $50,000.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Florida ranks 7th in the nation in the percentage of children born prematurely. The Institute for Child Health Policy, the Family Data Center, and the Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes are working collaboratively to map areas in Florida with the highest risk of premature births in all of the state’s 67 counties. To do so, the UF-based research team, which includes a data architect, a geographer and an epidemiologist, is using advanced techniques in geographic information systems. The maps will inform state-wide policy decisions and help decision makers target areas with the highest needs.

2014

Multilevel and Longitudinal Study Sample Size Tools for Behavioral Scientists

Muller, K.E. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Logan, H. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida), Glueck, D. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver), Kreidler, S. (Co-Investigator / Biostatistician, University of Colorado Denver). NIH. 12/9/10– 11/30/14. Award amount: $2,167,123.

The ethics and cost of human research demand accurate sample sizes. Current sample size selection methods can fail with multilevel and longitudinal data. The goals of this project are to develop new sample size tools for behavioral scientists conducting prevention research in communities with diverse populations.

Social and Health Effects of Changes in Alcohol Prices: A Research Collaborative

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Staras, S. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Livingston, D. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Johns Hopkins (CDC) NCE. 9/1/11– 8/31/14. Award amount: $470,844.

The project performed a time-series analysis of results of changes in state alcohol tax prices in Illinois and Massachusetts. Researchers looked at the impact of tax policy on drinking data and alcohol-attributable health outcomes. A manuscript of the results will be disseminated to public health and policy makers.

2013

Alcohol Contextual Influences: Effects on Health Disparities and Mortality

Maldonado-Molina, M.M. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). National Institute of Health/NIAAA. 2009– 2013. K01AA017480. Award amount: $617,000.

2012

The Etiology of Alcohol Use and Consequences Among Multi-Ethnic Urban Youth

Komro, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Muller, K.E. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Tobler, A. (Co-Investigator). National Institute of Health/NIAAA. 5/10/08– 4/30/12. R01 AA016549. Award amount: $1,899,024.

2009

Alcohol Tax Evaluation

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 1/1/07– 12/31/09. Award amount: $397,268.

McKnight Junior Faculty Development Program Award

Maldonado-Molina, M. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Education Fund. 2008– 2009. Award amount: $15,000.