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Funded Projects

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2018

OneFlorida Cancer Control Alliance

Shenkman, E. (Principal Investigator / Professor, University of Florida), Hogan, W. (Co-Investigator / Professor, University of Florida), Salloum, R. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, University of Florida), Carek, P. (Co-Investigator / Professor, University of Florida), Muller, K. (Biostatistician / Professor, University of Florida), Odedina, F. (Co-Investigator, Pragmatic Clinical Trials and Implementation Science Minority Education Program / Dean, Florida State University) Muszynski, M (FSU Co-Site PI / Regional Campus Dean- Orlando, Florida State University), Hurt, M (FSU Co-Site PI, Investigator / Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Medicine, Florida State University), Carrasquillo, O. (Miami Site PI, Co-Investigator / Professor, University of Miami), Kobetz, E. (Co-Investigator / Professor, University of Miami). James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, Florida Department of Health. 07/01/2015- 06/30/2018. Award Amount: $1,600,000.

The purpose of this consortium is to strengthen statewide infrastructure and reduce health disparities in cardiovascular disease and cancer related tobacco use. The Alliance is pursuing work on two fronts to reduce tobacco-related health disparities in Florida. First, the alliance will enhance the consortium’s infrastructure available to conduct tobacco-related cancer and cardiovascular disease research, particularly in primary care settings serving vulnerable populations. Second, the alliance will lead and facilitate pragmatic clinical trials and implementation science studies in real-world, primary care settings to increase health care provider capacity to follow evidence-based guidelines for tobacco-related risk factor screening and brief interventions.

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.”

Maximizing HPV vaccination: Real-time Reminders, Guidance, and Recommendations

Staras, S. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Thompson, L. (Co-Investigator/ Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Florida), Hogan, W. (Co-Investigator/ Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shenkman, E. (Co-Investigator/ Professor and Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Gurka, M. (Co-Investigator/ Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Muszynski, M. (Co-Investigator/ Regional Campus Dean- Orlando/ Associate Dean for Clinical Research, College of Medicine, Florida State University). National Institutes of Health. 02/08/2016- 01/31/2018. Award amount: $203,525.

Despite the impressive potential of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to prevent cancer, missed clinical opportunities lead to low HPV vaccine coverage rates in the United States. The goal of this project is to reduce missed opportunities by enhancing, implementing, and evaluating an existing health information technology (HIT) system in delivering evidence-based vaccination improvement strategies across diverse primary care settings.

2017

G13: Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Designs in Health Research

Muller, K.E. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Glueck, D. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver). NIH. 12/01/14– 11/30/17. Award amount: $150,000.

This project will be composed of two experts in multilevel and longitudinal power and sample size to create a book-length, peer-reviewed, scholarly work entitled “Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Designs in Health Research.” The two investigators will share authorship with an expert team of statisticians specializing in sample size methods.

A Preference-Based Decision Aid for Tobacco Prevention in Adolescent Primary Care

Salloum R. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, University of Florida), Thompson L. (Co-Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, University of Florida), Theis, R (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, University of Florida). UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. 07/01/2016- 06/30/2017. Award Amount: $49,713.

This project develops and evaluates an electronic decision aid to screen adolescents in the primary care clinic for susceptibility to tobacco use and elicit their perceived benefits of using tobacco using discrete choice experiments.

Corpus Luteal Contribution to Maternal Pregnancy Physiology and Outcomes in ART

Muller, K.E. (Principal Investigator, Biostatistician / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Conrad, K.P. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida). NIH. 9/27/11– 2/28/17. Award amount: $6,292,692.

This project will investigate the corpus luteal contribution to maternal pregnancy physiology and outcomes in ART using fundamental, clinical, and epidemiological approaches. Its successful completion will provide novel and groundbreaking insights into the maternal physiology of ART and spontaneously conceived pregnancies, as well as the adverse pregnancy outcomes of ART.

Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking among University Students: Testing Policy and Prevention Tools using a Discrete Choice Experiment

Salloum, R. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, University of Florida), Nakkash, R. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, American University of Beirut). International Development Research Centre (Canada). 06/01/2015- 01/31/2017. Award Amount: $68,000.

This research is funded through a International Development Research Centre (Canada) grant to the American University of Beirut. The goal of this project is to compare waterpipe tobacco smoking preferences and correlates across nine different countries within the Eastern Mediterranean region. In addition, the project evaluates the role of waterpipe product characteristics including pricing, flavoring of tobacco, and health warning labels using a discrete choice experiment.

2016

A New Web-Based Decision-Making Strategy For Low Literacy and Hispanic Populations

Modave, F. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shokar, N.K. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University). NIH (R21 – NCI) /Texas Tech. 2/1/15– 3/31/16. Award amount: $92,403.

The goals of this grant are 1) to develop a web-based platform to facilitate patient-physician interaction in a clinical environment, in order to improve shared and informed decision making, 2) to assess its effectiveness in understanding the disease as well as increasing colorectal cancer screening uptake in low health literacy populations.

Prevention Trial in the Cherokee Nation, Interactive Effects of Environment and SBIRT- Admin Supplement for Postdoctoral Fellow

Komro, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Garrett, B. (Postdoctoral Fellow / Psychology Intern, Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation). NIH. 7/25/14– 6/30/16. Award amount: $108,706.

The Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research aims to provide Brady Garrett, a recent Ph.D. graduate in Counseling Psychology and member of the Cherokee Nation, protected time to strengthen research skills by working with a successful interdisciplinary team of alcohol epidemiologists, prevention scientists and behavioral health leaders in an effort to continue to develop Garrett’s research skills for a career in alcohol epidemiology, prevention and implementation science and transition Garrett to an independent research career in alcohol epidemiology, prevention and implementation science.

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

Transition to Medicaid Managed Care: Impact on Health Quality for Foster Youth

Bright, M. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida). AcademyHealth. 1/1/15– 12/31/15. Award amount: $10,000.

In 2011, less than half of all U.S. states reached performance standards for providing foster youth adequate services to meet their physical health needs. In attempt to improve the health care quality, as well as decrease Medicaid expenditures, many states have moved or are moving foster youth to a managed care delivery system. The current project evaluates the impact of managed care on health care quality for foster youth using a two-state comparison. Health quality indicators (e.g., access to care) will be examined across a multi-year period for a state that transitioned foster youth from a fee-for-service (FFS) structure to managed care during this time (Texas) and for a state that primarily enrolled foster youth in FFS during this time (Florida).

Estrogen and Brain Development: Outcomes for Girls with CPP

Landsman, S. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Acharya, R. (Co-Investigator/ Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Florida), Lai, S. (Co-Investigator/ Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Neurology Director, CTSI Human Imaging Core, University of Florida), Rosenbloom, A. (Mentor/ Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Florida), Silverstein, J. (Mentor/ Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Florida), Nixon, S. (Mentor/ Professor, Psychiatry, Director, Neurocognitive Laboratory, University of Florida), Graber, J. (Mentor/ Professor, Psychology, University of Florida), Janicke, D. (Mentor/ Associate Professor & Interim Department Chair, Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida). NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award. 1/1/15– 12/31/15. Award amount: $17,425.

This work is supported in part by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award to the University of Florida. This interdisciplinary project provides the first step towards understanding whether delaying puberty with Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone agonist (GnRHa) therapy in girls diagnosed with idiopathic central precocious puberty (CPP) can reduce frequency of psychosocial risk behaviors and psychopathology in adolescence. This study will also investigate the effects of estrogen on brain development and is the first to investigate GnRHa therapy as a preventive intervention to promote healthy neurocognitive development. This study will provide information on the complex link between brain and behavior in adolescence with implications for health outcomes related to child development.

Wellness Incentives and Navigation (WIN) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. 1/27/1212/31/15. Award amount: $9,903,755.880.

Vitamin B6 Effects on One-Carbon Metabolism

Gregory, J. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida), Muller, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). NIH. 12/9/10– 11/30/15. Award amount: $3,588,421.

The long-term goals of this project are to determine by kinetic and metabolomic methods the functional metabolic consequences of low vitamin B6 nutritional status in women using oral contraceptives, determine the effect of vitamin B6 repletion, and gain new mechanistic and quantitative insights into the interrelationships between 1C metabolism, transsulfuration and glutathione synthesis, gluconeogenesis, provide information relevant to functional nutritional status assessment and vitamin B6 requirements, and to gain insight into relationships between in vivo metabolic fluxes and metabolite profiles through integrated kinetic and metabolomic analysis.

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.

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

Komro, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Livingston, D. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Boyd, M. (Co-PI, Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation). NIH. 7/1/14– 6/30/15. Award amount: $99,809.

This project will examine similarities and differences in patterns, risk factors and consequences of alcohol use among a cohort of Native American and Caucasian young women and men to address a critical health disparity of alcohol-related harm among Native American young women. Analysis will be performed on 9th -10th grade students followed over three years with quarterly self-report surveys. Results will inform the timing, intensity and sequencing of prevention efforts, as well as advance theory and development of preventive interventions, especially for high-risk Native American young women.

Bridge/New Investigator Research Grant

Dunn, W. (Principal Investigator), Grobmyer, S. (Principal Investigator), Gilbert, S. (Principal Investigator), Ling, C. (Principal Investigator), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Department of Health/Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program. 7/1/126/30/15. Award amount: $1,026,163.

Evaluation of Policies to Improve Social Determinants of Health and Reduce Child Health Disparities

Komro, K. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Livingston, D. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Burris, S. (Co-Investigator / Professor of Law, Temple Law School, Temple University). Temple (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). 6/1/12– 5/31/15. Award amount: $204,350.

This project will examine the effects of family economic security policies, such as tax credits, minimum wage laws and unemployment compensation, on health and health behaviors. For instance, the researchers have examined unemployment compensation laws by coding the maximum weekly benefit, how the benefit amount was calculated, the maximum benefit duration and the base period of eligibility in all 50 states across the past 35 years. This coding facilitates detailed scientific evaluation of how particular provisions within unemployment compensation laws affect health and health behaviors. LawAtlas (http://lawatlas.org) will house a growing number of datasets on family economic policies from 1980 to the present in an open-access format for scholars to use. The first dataset, on state-by-state differences in minimum wage laws, is already complete, with analyses of state laws on earned income tax credit, unemployment compensation and temporary assistance to needy families in progress.

Public Health Law Research

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Burris, S. (Co-Investigator / Professor of Law, Temple Law School, Temple University). Temple (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). 6/1/09– 5/31/15. Award amount: $469,128.

The Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program promotes effective regulatory, legal, and policy solutions to improve public health. Alex Wagenaar is an associate director for the program, as well as a member of the Methods Core, a group of scholars from Temple University, the University of Florida, Stanford University, and Duke University, who bring a range of empirical and methodological expertise to the PHLR program. A diverse group of highly experienced researchers at the intersection of public health and law, the Methods Core team is closely involved in developing the strategy and priorities of the program, selecting studies for funding, and providing technical assistance and support to strengthen research on law and health.

MIDAS Informatics Services Group (ISG)

Hogan, W. (Principal Investigator on subcontract from the University of Pittsburgh / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida and Director of Biomedical Informatics, UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute), Espino, J. (Principal Investigator / MD, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh), Wagner, M. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Director of Cooperate Relations, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh). UPITT NIH (NIGMS). 5/01/14– 4/30/15. Award amount: $32,837,444.

The overall goal of the Modeling Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Informatics Services Group is to provide a set of services to the MIDAS network and its customers: researchers, practitioners, and agencies responsible for the public’s health. The services range from expert consultations to software development.  Dr. Hogan is developing a catalog service that indexes and facilitates the retrieval of information items that include datasets, publications, reports, white papers, and epidemic simulators. An innovative feature of this catalog is that it contains an ontological representation of the biological phenomena that the information items are about, and then indexes the items against this representation.  We hypothesize that this reality-based approach will outperform a term-based, conceptual approach of typical resources like Medical Subject Headings, as well as unify diverse information items including datasets and publications in a single catalog.

Apollo: Increasing Access and Use of Epidemic Models Through the Development and Adoption of a Standard Ontology

Hogan, W. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida and Director of Biomedical Informatics, UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute), Wagner, M. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh). UPITT NIH (NIGMS). 4/1/14– 3/31/16. Award amount: $1,065,968.

The science and practice of infectious disease epidemiology, like climate science, is increasingly reliant on computational simulation. The simulators — known as epidemic simulators or more generally disease transmission models (DTMs) — require machine-interpretable information about pathogens, rates of infection transmission, populations of hosts, interventions, and the outcomes of infections. Using this input information — which we refer to as an infectious disease scenario — a simulator’s algorithm computes the progression of one or more infections in one or more populations over time, under zero or more interventions. The result of this computation — the output of the simulator — is information on which decision makers can base policy or decisions about disease control. To address this problem, we are developing machine- interpretable representations for the input and outputs of DTMs and promulgating their adoption as de facto standards. The key goal of the standards is to enable an analyst to specify the same infectious disease scenario exactly once, and run the scenario on multiple simulators with no additional effort. Dr. Hogan is leading the development of the Apollo-SV ontology that is the terminological component of the overall Apollo standard.

HIV Risk Among Racially-Diverse, Minority Youth: Alcohol and Partner Selection

Staras, S. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). NIH, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 4/15/10– 3/31/15. Award amount: $774,485.

CHIPRA: Testing and Refinement of Pediatric Performance Measures

Ranka, D. (Principal Investigator / Lecturer, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). AHCA (DHHS). 5/1/11– 1/31/15. Award amount: $2,202,189.

This grant was comprised of two parts of Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. The first looked at new and existing healthcare measures to standardize and improve reporting nationwide, while the second evaluated the patient-centered medical home model as a means of improving health care delivery on a provider level.

Testing Additional Pediatric Quality measures: Extraction of permanent Molar and Treatment in Sealed Occlusal Surface

Guo, Y. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Catalanotto, F. (Co-Investigator). Dental Quality Alliance. 05/01/15–12/31/15. Award amount: $70,000

This project tests the feasibility, reliability and validity of measures of two DQA measures: 1) Extraction of permanent molar for children under age 10 and 2) Treatment in sealed occlusal surface of permanent molar tooth, using programmatic data (Florida Medicaid, Florida CHIP, Texas Medicaid, and Texas CHIP data).

2014

Florida Healthy Kids Quality Improvement: External Quality Review, Medical Auditing Services

Knapp, C. (Principal Investigator). Florida Healthy Kids. 1/1/12– 12/31/14. Award amount: $1,050,839.

Geospatial Analysis of Forest Ownership in the Southeast U.S.

Hall, J. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Scientist, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida). NIH. 9/26/14– 12/04/14. Award amount: $274,523.

Jaclyn Hall, Ph.D., will be responsible for contributing to the mapping and remote sensing analyses of the larger National Science Foundation project titled Collaborative Research: Building Forest Management into Earth System Modeling: Scaling from Stand to Continent and will be responsible for working on two manuscripts and coordinating the geospatial analysis conducted by other project members.

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.

Testing eMeasures in Pediatric Dentistry

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). American Dental Association Health Foundation. 3/1/14– 9/30/14. Award amount: $103,637.

There is increasing emphasis on the “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHRs), including using EHRs for quality measurement. However, there are very few oral health quality measures in the current Meaningful Use program. This project tests the feasibility, reliability, and validity of two electronic clinical quality measures developed by the Dental Quality Alliance.

Testing Pediatric Oral Health Measures: ER

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). American Dental Association Health Foundation. 3/1/14– 9/30/14. Award amount: $95,187.

Potentially preventable emergency department visits for dental related reasons is increasingly recognized as a significant public health problem. Currently, there are no standardized and validated quality measures of ED use for dental-related reasons. This project tests the feasibility, reliability and validity of measures of dental caries-related ED use among children developed by the Dental Quality Alliance.

Maryland Alcohol Tax Analysis

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / 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), Jernigan, D. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University). The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund. 10/1/12– 9/30/14. Award amount: $20,000.

This project performed a time-series analysis of changes in STD rates associated with two Maryland sales tax changes applying to alcoholic beverages. The goal is to prepare a manuscript on the results and to disseminate the findings to public health and policy makers.

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.

CHIPRA Part C: Medical Home Demonstration Project

Knapp, C. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services. 7/1/11– 6/30/14. Award amount: $435,729.

Southeast Center for Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Health

Logan, H. (Principal Investigator / Professor Emeritus, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida), Muller, K.E. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). NIH. 9/19/08– 5/31/14. Award amount: $5,286,130.

This is a multi-disciplinary center to foster research disparities in cancer survival by promoting early detection of oral and pharyngeal cancer through two community based theoretically derived intervention projects.

Reimbursing Medical Providers for Early Childhood Caries Preventive Services

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Tomar, S. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Department of Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science, University of Florida). NIH. 4/1/11– 3/31/14. Award amount: $293,000.

Due to low rates of preventive dental service use among pre-school aged children, most state Medicaid programs now reimburse physicians and other medical primary care providers to provide basic oral screenings and preventive services for infants and toddlers. However, few rigorous studies of the effectiveness of these policies exist. This study evaluates the effect of primary care provider reimbursement in the Florida and Texas Medicaid programs on receipt of preventive dental services in early childhood.

2013

Florida Healthy Kids Quality Assessment

Knapp, C. (Principal Investigator). Florida Healthy Kids. 1/1/12– 12/31/13. Award amount: $1,050,839.

Florida Healthy Kids Program: External Quality Review and Performance Improvement Evaluation, 2011-2013

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. 9/1/11– 8/31/13. Award amount: $815,828.

PROMIS Pediatrics: Longitudinal and Linking Pediatric and Adult Item Banks

Huang, I. (Principal Investigator), Knapp, C. (Co-Investigator), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). NIH/NIAMS. 9/09– 8/13. U 501 AR05 2181-06. Award amount:

Testing Pediatric Oral Health Performance Measures in the Florida and Texas Medicaid and CHIP Programs

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Catalonotto, F. (Co-Investigator), Tomar, S. (Co-Investigator), Rudner, N. (Co-Investigator), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Dental Quality Alliance. 11/1/12– 5/1/13. Award amount: $118,318.

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.

Do Amputees Benefit from Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

Vogel, W.B. (Principal Investigator on UF subcontract / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Stineman, M. (Principal Investigator). University of Pennsylvania/NIH. 2009– 2013. Award amount: $172,461.

2012

Evaluation of Quality of Care in Childrens Medical Service

Knapp, C. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Health, Children Medical Services. 7/1/12– 12/31/12. Award amount: $234,355.

Health Choices Florida Evaluation Services

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Nogle, J.M. (Co-Principal Investigator). Florida Health Choices. 8/1/11– 12/31/12. Award amount: $22,510.

Evaluating Health Care Quality in Texas Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). State of Texas. 12/13/07– 8/31/12. Award amount: $21,783,304.

Reducing HIV Risk among Low-Income Women

Staras, S. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). University of Florida. 8/1/11– 7/31/12. Award amount:

Ancillary Functional Studies for the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network

Pepine, C. (Principal Investigator), Muller, K.E. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). NIH/NHLBI. 9/30/08– 7/31/12. R01 HL091005. Award amount: $1,480,565.

Evaluation of Quality of Care in Childrens Medical Service

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Department of Health, Children Medical Services. 7/1/09– 6/30/12. Award amount: $1,438,157.

Florida KidCare Evaluation

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Agency for Health Care Administration. 7/1/06– 6/30/12. Award amount: $3,240,942.

Quality of Care for Children in Public Insurance Programs

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Agency for Health Care Administration. 7/1/06– 6/30/12. Award amount: $1,500,000.

Identifying and Monitoring Needs and Progress Among Children and Adolescents in High-risk Communities

Tobler, A. (Principal Investigator). University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute Community Engagement and Research Program. 5/1/11– 4/30/12. Award amount: $37,529.

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.

Adolescent Health Risk Assessments in Primary Care Settings

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Hinojosa, M.S. (Co-Investigator). CTSI Community Engagement Project. 5/11– 4/12. UL1 RR029890. Award amount:

Smoke-Free Policy Effects on Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). NIH. 5/10/10– 3/30/12. R03 AA018700. Award amount: $154,473.

Creating the Scientific Infrastructure for the Promise Neighborhood Initiative.

Komro, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Tobler, A. (Co-Investigator). NIH/Oregon Research Institute. 2009– 2012. Award amount: $325,157.

Using Item Response Theory to Improve Children Quality of Life Assessment

Huang, I. (Principal Investigator). NIH. 2009– 2012. Award amount: $383,567.

Biostatistics, Outcomes, and Data Management Core. Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Pahor (Principal Investigator). NIH/NIA. 2007– 2012. Award amount: $1,200,000.

2011

Variation and Disparity in Prostate Cancer Treatment in the State of Florida

Gilbert, S. (Principal Investigator), Herndon, J. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). American Cancer Society Chris DiMarco Institutional Research Grant. 1/1/10– 12/31/11. Award amount: $30,000.

CMS Youth Transition Initiative

Reiss, J. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Health, Children Medical Services. 7/1/10– 6/30/11. Award amount: $84,281.

Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Stimulants in Medicaid Youth with ADHD

Shuster, J. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Winterstein, A. (Principal Investigator). AHRQ. 2009– 2011. Award amount: $481,689.

Cervical Cancer Prevention among Low-income Adolescents

Staras, S. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). University of Florida and Shands Cancer Center. 2009– 2011. Award amount:

Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Stroke Rehabilitation Settings in the VA

Vogel, B. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). VA RR&D. 2008– 2011. Award amount: $623,915.

Distance Learning for Maternal and Child Health Training.

Reiss, J. (Principal Investigator). HRSA. 2003– 2007 (Award: $472,729) also 2007– 2011. Award amount: $555,624.

2010

Partnership to Improve Oral Health in Young Children

Herndon, J. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Catalanotto, F. (Principal Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration. 9/1/07– 8/31/10. Award amount: $267,432.

Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life and Health Care Expenditures in the PIC Program

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Agency for Health Care Administration. 10/25/06– 6/30/10. Award amount: $848,364.

Physician Implemented Oral Disease Prevention

Catalanotto, F. (Principal Investigator), Herndon, J. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Health Foundation of South Florida. 6/1/08– 5/31/10. Award amount: $102,563.

CTSA-Community Engagement and Research Program

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). University of Florida/NIH. 2009– 2010. Award amount: $77,410.

Identifying Potential Demand for Rehabilitation Services Among Returning Veterans

Vogel, B. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). VA HSR&D. 2009– 2010. Award amount: $358,950.

Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Evaluation

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. 2008– 2010. Award amount: $525,902.

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.

Developing Florida’s Oral Health Workforce Strategic Plan

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Department of Health/Health Resources and Services Administration. 2/2/09– 8/31/09. Award amount: $80,703.

Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Department of Health/Health Resources and Services Administration. 12/19/08– 8/31/09. Award amount: $12,256.

Estimating the Relationship between Drug Adherence and Cost and Utilization for Asthma Care in the Medicaid Population

Herndon, J. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Mattke, S. (RAND Principal Investigator). RAND Corporation/Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. 3/1/08– 2/28/09. Award amount: $50,000.

CMS Youth Transition Initiative

Reiss, J. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Health, Children Medical Services. 2008– 2009. Award amount: $84,281.

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.

Occupational Safety and Infection Control

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Knapp, C. (Co-Investigator), Radonovich (Principal Investigator). US Department of Veterans Affairs. 2008– 2009. Award amount: $22,277.

Promoting Health Care Transition of Youth and Young Adults

Reiss, J. (Principal Investigator). Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. 2008– 2009. Award amount: $54,764.

Statistical Support for Pandemic Flu Center

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Cheng, J. (Co-Investigator), Radonovich (Principal Investigator). US Department of Veterans Affairs. 2008– 2009. Award amount: $93,767.

Statistical Support, RORC, Reap Project

Hoffman (Principal Investigator), Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wu, S.S. (Co-Investigator). US Department of Veterans Affairs. 2008– 2009. Award amount: $175,462.

VA Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center for Veterans with Central Nervous System Damage

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Hoffman (Principal Investigator). US Department of Veterans Affairs. 2008– 2009. Award amount: $79,883.

Quality and Outcomes of Care for Children with Severe Special Health Care Needs in Prepaid Health Care Systems

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Department of Health/Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2006– 2009. Award amount: $575,000.

Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Award

Knapp, C. (Principal Investigator). University of Florida, Office of the Provost. 2009. Award amount: $15,021.

2008

Florida Healthy Kids Program Evaluation, 2007-2008

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Herndon, J. (Co-Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. 9/1/07– 8/31/08. Award amount: $250,063.

Stroke Queri, VA RORC

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Chumbler (Principal Investigator). US Department of Veterans Affairs. 2007– 2008. Award amount: $100,000. Also 2008-2009, award amount: $100,000.

VA RORC Support

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Chumbler (Principal Investigator). US Department of Veterans Affairs. 2007– 2008. Award amount: $63,764.

Health Plan Exit in the Medicaid Market and Pediatric Continuity of Care

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Aydede (Principal Investigator). HRSA/MCHB. 2007– 2008. Award amount: $100,000.

2007

Florida Children’s Health Insurance Study 2007

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Herndon, J. (Co-Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. 6/1/07– 10/31/07. Award amount: $209,966.

Florida Healthy Kids Program Evaluation, 2006-2007

Herndon, J. (Co-Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. 9/1/06– 6/30/07. Award amount: $213,855.

Evaluation of the Quality of Care for Enrollees in Texas Medicaid and CHIP

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Texas Health and Human Services Commission. 2005– 2007. Award amount: $5,241,779.

2006

Florida Healthy Kids Program Evaluation, 2005-2006

Herndon, J. (Co-Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. 1/1/05– 6/30/06. Award amount: $254,164.

Quality of Care in an Integrated Care System

Shenkman, E.A. (Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Florida Department of Health/Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2003– 2006. Award amount: $475,000.