Grants and Projects
Deaf People and Healthcare
Steven L. Barnett, M.D. – Principal Investigator
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
9/30/06 – 9/29/11
To assist Dr. Barnett in becoming an independent health services researcher focused on deaf people who communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) and their families, and for him to pursue a mentored research project to study healthcare experiences by adapting and and administering in ASL a widely used English language survey.
Communication Intervention for Physical Activity in Underserved Communities
Jennifer Carroll, M.D., M.P.H. – Principal Investigator
NIH/National Cancer Institute K07 Award
9/26/2008 – 8/31/2013
To pursue a mentored career development plan and to successfully train to apply for R01 level funding to conduct larger scale cancer prevention trials to promote physical activity via communication interventions focusing on underserved populations.
Targeted and Tailored Messages to Enhance Depression Care and Reduce Stigma
Ronald M. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H. – Site Principal Investigator
Subcontract on an NIH/National Institute of Mental Health grant awarded to Richard L. Kravitz, MD, MSPH at the University of California, Davis.
Est. 9/27/07 – 7/31/12
To participate in a multi-site study to develop and test targeted public service announcements and a tailored interactive multimedia computer program designed to enhance depression care seeking and reduce depression-related stigma.
Primary Care-Based Randomized Trial to Reduce Cancer Screening Disparities
Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H. – Principal Investigator
American Cancer Society
1/01/08 – 12/31/11
To demonstrate that the incorporation of social risk into global risk assessment and preventive treatment guidelines offers potential for reducing disparities in CHD.
Tailored Interactive Multimedia to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities
Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H. – Site Principal Investigator
Subcontract on an NIH/National Cancer Institute grant awarded to Anthony Jerant, M.D., at the University of California, Davis
9/12/2008 – 8/31/2013
The study investigators have developed an interactive multimedia computer program that provides personally tailored education about colorectal cancer screening in the user's preferred language (English or Spanish). In this study, the investigators will examine whether use of the computer program increases the number of patients who receive colorectal cancer screening and lessens or eliminates the glaring disparity in screening between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites.
Health Literacy among Deaf ASL Users and Cardiovascular Health Risk
Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H. – Principal Investigator
NIH/National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI)
8/13/10 – 7/31/15
The overarching aim of this proposed Mentored Career Development Award is for Michael Mckee, M.D., to become an independent health services researcher with a career focused on health literacy in linguistic minority populations including Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users. The aim of the proposed mentored research project is to assess health literacy and its association with cardiovascular health among Deaf ASL users.
To provide comprehensive family planning and reproductive health care services to underserved populations in a skilled, caring, confidential and culturally sensitive manner.