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Projects

Title Description Location Faculty
Metabolic Syndrome This study set out to clarify the role of elevated C-reactive protein in metabolic syndrome independent of abdominal obesity. United States Dr. Ike Okosun
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Developing Measures of Little Cigar Use for Young Adults This study seeks to develop and pilot test measures of little cigar use and its psychosocial determinants (including attitudes, norms, and intention) among a sample of racially/ethnically-diverse young adults. Dr. Kymberle Sterling
Health Promotion & Behavior
Diabetes Prevention The research study tests the NIH diabetes prevention program in the African-American population. United States Dr. Ike Okosun
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
The impact of advertising on waterpipe tobacco Analyzes ads about hookah use to see what types of messages are being promoted; uses focus groups to decipher beliefs about hookah use and advertising. United States Dr. Kymberle Sterling
Health Promotion & Behavior
Global Tobacco Control Policies The goal of the research is to advance global tobacco control policies in a number of countries, particularly in Asia and Africa, by working with various countries and foundations Global Dr. Michael P. Eriksen
Health Management & Policy
Georgia Elder Abuse Study A 25 item electronic survey of Georgia area Coroners to determine perceived knowledge and practices in elder abuse issues. United States Dr. Sheryl Strasser
Health Promotion & Behavior
Statewide Leadership Council on Childhood Obesity Policy Leadership for Active Youth (PLAY) Policy Leadership for Active Youth (PLAY) is a collaborative effort among three of the state’s research universities and statewide partners to address childhood obesity through changes in organizational and state level policy. United States Dr. Rodney Lyn
Health Management & Policy
Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science The focus of the GSU TCORS will be on understanding the human and economic factors that contribute to decision making regarding the use of tobacco products. Our goal is to understand the economic, marketing and risk perceptions of current and potential tobacco users so that we may provide FDA the scientific evidence necessary in establishing a regulatory framework for the advancement of public health. Global Dr. Michael P. Eriksen
Health Management & Policy

Projects

Title Description Location Faculty
Act Early State Systems Grants For early identification and intervention for children with signs of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders (ASD/DD) Dr. Dan Crimmins
Health Management & Policy
Center for Leadership in Disability
Medical Service Utilization by Children with Autism This study will study access to care and differences in utilization for children with autism living in rural versus urban areas. United States Dr. Dan Crimmins
Health Management & Policy
Center for Leadership in Disability
State Implementation Grants for Improving Services Develops a statewide plan for a comprehensive and coordinated system of care for children and youth with ASD in Georgia. United States Dr. Dan Crimmins
Health Management & Policy
Center for Leadership in Disability
Act Early State Systems Grants   United States Dr. Dan Crimmins
Health Management & Policy
Center for Leadership in Disability
Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental The Georgia Leadership & Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (GaLEND) is an interdisciplinary training program for future professionals, disability advocates, and family members. United States Dr. Dan Crimmins
Health Management & Policy
Center for Leadership in Disability
Georgia Department of Ed Cultural Competency Initiative   United States Dr. Dan Crimmins
Health Management & Policy
Center for Leadership in Disability
Youth Leadership Program Evaluation   United States Emily Graybill
Center for Leadership in Disability
Parent Mentors and Navigator Teams Training & Technical Assistance   United States Stacey Ramirez
Center for Leadership in Disability
PATHS/MAPS/Person Centered Planning   United States Stacey Ramirez
Center for Leadership in Disability
Future Facilitators   United States Stacey Ramirez
Center for Leadership in Disability
Georgia Winter Institute   United States Stacey Ramirez
Center for Leadership in Disability
 Georgia Sibling Connection Provides siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families. United States Mark Crenshaw, MTS
Cultural Competency and Disability   United States Emily Graybill
Center for Leadership in Disability
Children’s Freedom Initiative To prevent children from going into institutions or facilities and to ensure permanent, loving homes for all children residing in congregate facilities. United States Stacey Ramirez
Center for Leadership in Disability
 People First of Georgia United States Stacey Ramirez
Center for Leadership in Disability
Olmstead Planning Committee United States Stacey Ramirez
Center for Leadership in Disability
National Inclusive Spiritual Supports Consortium United States Mark Crenshaw
 Georgia Developmental Disabilities Network Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Advocacy Office, Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at University
of Georgia
United States Dr. Dan Crimmins
Health Management & Policy
Center for Leadership in Disability
Positive Behavior Supports Training United States Jason Cavin
Center for Leadership in Disability
Parents as Detailers for Early Screening United States Stacey Ramirez
Center for Leadership in Disability
Home Visitors & Learn the Signs/Act Early United States Dr. Dan Crimmins
Health Management & Policy
Center for Leadership in Disability

Projects

Title Description Location Faculty
Global Urban Health Metric United States Dr. Richard Rothenberg
Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research Variation in Health Outcomes within Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: Person Environment Fit;  Religion’s Impact on Drug Use and Transmission of HIV, STIs, and BBIs; A computer-assisted adaptation of the SafeCare model to improve the outcomes of at-risk father Shannon United States Dr. Michael Eriksen
Health Management & Policy
Geographic Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening Among Medicaid-Eligible Women This project will be the first to examine the insurance market context as a contributor to utilization of breast cancer screening among the poor. United States Dr. Lee Mobley
Geospatial Factors & Impacts II Will develop, apply, and disseminate the most scientifically rigorous approach to solving the nagging problem of persistent disparities in two leading cancers in the US. United States Dr. Lee Mobley

 

Projects

Title Description Location Faculty
Ambient Air Pollution United States Dr. Christina Fuller
Panther Bikes To make Georgia State University a bike-friendly area. Atlanta, GeorgiaUnited States John Steward
Improving Water Sanitation Dr. Stauber and a team from UNC Chapel Hill conducted a randomized control trial to document the ability to improve water sanitation through the use of a concrete biosand filter. United States Dr. Christine Stauber
Behavior Change Testing to Improve Water Quality Dr. Stauber has a GSU-CDC seed grant to examine the implementation of a behavior change technique called Education through Listening. The overall goal is to improve drinking water quality and reduce the burden of disease attributed to poor drinking water quality. International Dr. Christine Stauber
Communicating the Risks and Benefits of Raw Produce This project aims to develop qualitative and quantitative information about the health risks and benefits of raw produce – a food group that is healthy from a nutrition perspective but also high risk from a food safety perspective. United States Dr. Lisa Casanova
FreshMen of GA Study This study will help us develop more effective strategies male college students can use to cope with the issues and situations they face. United States Dr. Laura Salazar

Projects

Title Description Location Faculty
Alcohol Marketing & the Risk of HIV/AIDS Transmission This Initiative is an interdisciplinary research collaboration of GSU, the Makerere University School of Public Health, the Uganda Ministry of Health and the Urban Youth Development Link (UYDEL) that examines alcohol marketing, alcohol use and risk for HIV/AIDS transmission among urban youth in Uganda. Uganda Dr. Monica Swahn
HIV/AIDS, Drug Use and Vulnerable Populations in the US United States Dr. Richard Rothenberg
Community Connection Project for HIV Positive Former Prisoners The Community Connection project links HIV+ reentrants with citizen ‘sponsors’ in the neighborhoods to which they return. With guidance and support from project case managers, these citizen sponsors help re-entrants find employment, safe housing, critical medical care and social services. United States Dr. Richard Rothenberg
Research on Social Networks in the Transmission of HIV The investigation seeks to understand the relationship of the geographic range of persons at risk to the potential for disease transmission. United States Dr. Richard Rothenberg
HIV/STD Transmission in Western Africa The primary purpose of this research is to determine the underlying sexual configuration that promotes transmission of HIV and STDs in Western Kenya. Kenya Dr. Richard Rothenberg
Intravaginal Rings as a Device to Control HIV in Kenya  This study explores the acceptability and feasibility of the use of intravaginal rings by
female partners as a means to decrease the spread of HIV. Intravaginal rings
serve as a delivery device for microbicides, which are chemical compounds that
reduce the transmission of HIV.
Kenya Donna Smith
 

Projects

Title Description Location Faculty
Advancing Spatial Evaluation Methods to Improve Healthcare Efficiency and Quality Develops new spatial analytical methods designed specifically to address deficiencies in the techniques currently available for program or policy analysis United States Dr. Lee Mobley
Developing Measures of Little Cigar Use in Young Adults To research little cigar usage across a diverse array of young adults. Dr. Kymberle Sterling
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, Community Dr. Shannon Self-Brown
SAMHSA Partnership for Success Project-Catoosa  & Early County Dr. Sheryl Strasser

Projects

Title Description Location Faculty
Georgia Elder Abuse Study A 25 item electronic survey of Georgia area Coroners to determine perceived knowledge and practices in elder abuse issues. United States Dr. Sheryl Strasser
Georgia Underage Drinking The Georgia Underage Drinking Initiative project captures the reception of activities and looks at the outcomes in change in behavior rates tied to underage drinking. An array of interventions and community activities target the underage population for alcohol use. United States Dr. Sheryl Strasser
Improving Impact of a Child Maltreatment Prevention NSTRC will train Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) staff to become SafeCare trainers and coaches. DHS staff will then train providers to implement the SafeCare model. Will examine the impact on coach and home visitor implementation of the SafeCare model and the downstream impact on family engagement. Georgia, USA Dr. Anna Edwards-Gaura
Mixed-methods  Study of EBP Sustainment in a Statewide Service System(s) This project utilizes mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) to examine factors that either support or limit sustainment of an evidence-based child neglect intervention in public sector services systems across two states and 87 counties. Dr. Greg Aarons
A Multilevel Protective Model of Sexual Violence  Freshmen of Georgia Study Georgia, USA Dr. Laura Salazar
Substance Abuse and Violence on a Global Level The goal of the study is to understand issues pertaining to substance use and violence among adolescents across the world by conducting secondary analyses of the Global School-based student health survey supported by WHO and CDC. Global Dr. Monica Swahn
Suicide Prevention Research on adolescent substance use and its link to suicidal and violent behavior Dr. Monica Swahn
Understanding Barriers to Enrollment and Completion of Evidence-Based Interventions for Youth at Risk for Violence Perpetration and Victimization The goal of this project is to better understand factors that interfere with treatment enrollment and completion among youth who have experienced abuse and trauma and who are, therefore, at great risk for subsequent violence perpetration and/or re-victimization. Dr. Shannon Self-Brown & Dr. Kelly Kinnish
Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Addictive Diseases, Office of Prevention Services and Programs funded The Council on Alcohol and Drugs to implement the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative (GPDAPI). United States Dr. Sheryl Strasser

Safecare Projects

Belarus SafeCare Training Belarus Dr. Daniel Whitaker
California Safe Kids Project  California Dr. Daniel Whitaker
Development of a Group-Based SafeCare Parent Training Program Dr. Jenelle Shanley
Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Coaching Models for the SafeCare Program The proposed study will compare three methods of SafeCare coaching to test the impact on home visitor fidelity, family engagement and skill-acquistion, and related costs. Dr. Daniel Whitaker
GA DPH SafeCare Training Continuation Georgia, USA Dr. Daniel Whitaker
GA DHS 2013–Safecare Continuation and Expansion Georgia, USA Dr. Daniel Whitaker
Humboldt SafeCare Training Dr. Daniel Whitaker
Implementing SafeCare to prevent Child Maltreatment in Underserved Populations NSTRC will train Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) staff to become SafeCare trainers and coaches. DHS staff will then train providers to implement the SafeCare model. Will examine the impact on coach and home visitor implementation of the SafeCare model and the downstream impact on family engagement. Georgia, USA Dr. Daniel Whitaker
Enhancing safety and well-being of children of Adult Drug Court participants Implement evidence-based parenting and trauma treatment for adult drug court participants and their children. Specific services to be implemented includes the SafeCare® and Nurturing parenting models, exposure-based therapy for adults, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children, and the Celebrating Families! curriculum for families. Dr. Daniel Whitaker
Integrating two EBP to better serve families: SafeCare Dr. John Lutzker
NSPCC SafeCare Training Dr. Daniel Whitaker
Preventing Child Maltreatment through Group and Individual Services The main goal of this project is to document the acceptability and feasibility of group and how it compares to individual services. A total of 48 families will be served in two rural counties of Georgia, Polk and Haralson. Dr. Jenelle Shanley
Parents as Teachers (PAT) + SafeCare The goal of this project is to improve determine if the braided PAT+SafeCare program results in better outcomes for high-risk families than PAT alone. Dr. John Lutzker
Proposal to Support Prevent Child Abuse Georgia at GSU Dr. John Lutzker
Testing a Computer-Assisted Approach for Child Maltreatment Prevention with At-Risk Fathers This study will use the SafeCare parenting program with a sample of at-risk fathers. Motivational interviewing will accompany computer software used with the SafeCare Parent-Child Interaction module. Dr. Shannon Self-Brown
Using technology to enhance SafeCare training: pilot study The goal of the current study is to pilot test a hybrid training model that includes completion of a newly developed 8 hour web-course and an abbreviated face-to-face training of two days. Dr. Daniel Whitaker

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