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Contracts & Grants 2012-13

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This section includes new contracts and grants awarded in 2012-13. Due to space limitations, only funds of $50,000 or more are listed, by principal investigator.

SANGEETA AHLUWALIA
An Implementation-based Approach to Integrating Palliative Care into the Intensive Care Unit (National Palliative Care Research Center, $154,000 for 2 years)

RICHARD AMBROSE
Low Energy Options for Making Water from Wastewater (National Science Foundation & UC Irvine, $455,998 for 5 years)

ONYEBUCHI ARAH
Comparative Effectiveness of Dialysis Modalities (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases & University of Washington, $54,485 for 3 years)

SUSAN BABEY
Soda Consumption in California Update (The California Endowment & California Center for Public Health Advocacy, $57,000)

MARION BAER
Partners in Excellence for Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (DHHS/Health Resources and Services Administration, $915,923 for 5 years)

EMMELINE CHUANG
Treatment Access for Families: An Application of QCA and Regression Techniques (National Institute on Drug Abuse, $79,438); Mixed Methods Study to Explain Heterogeneity in Drug Use After Early Foster Care (National Institute on Drug Abuse & Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard University, $334,356 for 2 years)

ROGER DETELS
UCLA/China CDC Training Program in Advanced Research Methodologies (Fogarty International Center, $1,356,690 for 4.5 years); Aging and Fracture Risk Among HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Men (Johns Hopkins University & National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $276,139 for 5 years)

DAVID EISENMAN
Collaborative Research: Prioritizing Cooling Infrastructure Investments for Vulnerable Southwest Populations (National Science Foundation, $296,122 for 3 years)

YVONNE FLORES
The Impact of Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors on Liver Disease Susceptibility in a Cohort of Mexican Adults (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, $150,000 for 2 years)

JONATHAN FIELDING
Efficiently Combining Survey Data to Improve Local Area Estimates: Estimating and Forecasting Health Outcomes for Los Angeles County (Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Grants Program, $97,414); Health Forecasting for Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Planning (Unihealth Foundation, $450,177 for 3 years)

JOHN FROINES
In Vivo Assessment of the Adjuvant Effect of Vapor-Phase Pollutants on Allergic Sensitization (South Coast Air Quality Management District & British Petroleum Group, $213,268)

PATRICIA GANZ
A Model Clinical/Translational Research Program for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Focus on Cognitive Function after Breast Cancer Treatment (Breast Cancer Research Foundation, $240,000)

BETH GLENN
A Safety Net Collaboratory to Improve the Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures of Health Behaviors and Psychological Status (UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, $50,000)

PAMINA GORBACH
Epidemiologic Impact of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Introduction (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases & Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, $91,641 for 5 years)

PAMINA GORBACH AND STEVEN SHOPTAW
Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) and Substances Cohort at UCLA Linking Infections Noting Effects (MASCULINE) (National Institute on Drug Abuse, $8,307,001 for 5 years)

DAVID GRANT
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011-2012) (Blue Shield of California Research and Education Foundation, $220,500)

NEAL HALFON
The Interdisciplinary Maternal Child Health Training Program (Health Resources and Services Administration, $79,859)

GAIL HARRISON
Food Insecurity, Health, and Disability in the National Health Interview Survey (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Economic Research Service, $300,000 for 2 years)

MOIRA INKELAS
Improvement Support to the Magnolia Place Community Initiative Network (Children’s Bureau of Southern California, $71,036 for 1.5 years)

GERALD KOMINSKI
Demographic Analysis and Microsim Model Comparisons (DHHS/Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services & California Health Benefit Exchange, $2,026,300 for 3 years) The State of Health Insurance in California Project (SHIC) (California Wellness Foundation, $125,000 for 2 years); CHIS 2011-2012 Policy Research Studies (The California Endowment, $581,935 for 2 years)

NIKLAS KRAUSE
Southern California Education and Research Center (DHHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $7,815,065 for 5 years)

ANNETTE MAXWELL
Building Mixtec Community Capacity to Address Breast Health (UC/California Breast Cancer Research Program, $168,750 for 1.5 years); Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Promote Environmental Justice in Wilmington California (UC/California Breast Cancer Research Program, $93,750 for 1.5 years)

YING-YING MENG
Office of Statewide Health Planning Development Diabetes Hospitalization (The California Endowment & California Center for Public Health Advocacy, $63,000); Improvements in Air Quality and Health Outcomes Among California Medicaid Enrollees Due to Goods Movement Actions: Phase 1 (Health Effects Institute, $499,215 for 2 years)

ANNE PEBLEY
Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A. FANS) Integrated User Training and Support (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $489,784 for 3 years)

NINEZ PONCE
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Community Health Centers (DHHS/Health Resources and Services Administration & Association of Asian Pacific Community Health, $122,916); Disparities in Utilization of Gene Expression Profiling and Subsequent Chemotherapy Decisions (Aetna Life Insurance, $325,433 for 2 years); Monitoring the ACA with California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2013-2014) Access Measures (California Healthcare Foundation, $580,883 for 2.5 years); AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition (California Wellness Foundation, $245,000 for 2 years); California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) (CA/Department of Public Health, $153,200; The East Bay Community Foundation, $316,375; Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, $316,375; Kaiser Foundation Research Institute (Northern California), $1,000,000 for 2 years; Kaiser Foundation Research Institute (Southern California), $1,000,000 for 2 years; Public Health Institute, $297,278 for 2 years; The California Endowment, $3,132,537 for 2 years)

NADEREH POURAT
Chronic Care Management (CA/Department of Health Care Services, $270,702 for 3 years); Assessing Costs of Maternal Hypertension and Maternal Hemorrhage (CA/Department of Public Health, $52,541)

MICHAEL PRELIP
Corner Store Makeovers in East Los Angeles/Boyle Heights (The California Endowment, $350,058 for 2 years)

THOMAS RICE
Los Angeles Area Health Service Research Training Program (DHHS/Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, $2,380,676 for 5 years)

ANNE RIMOIN
Estimating Population Immunity to Polovirus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $1,057,667 for 2 years)

BEATE RITZ
Air Pollution and Parkinson’s in the Danish Parkinson in Demark (PASIDA) Study (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, $381,884 for 2 years)

DYLAN ROBY
Analyzing the Impact and Return on Investment of Wellness and Prevention Programs (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Trust for America’s Health, $130,081); Low Income Health Program (LIHP) Data and Transition Operations (Blue Shield of California Research and Education Foundation, $125,000)

HECTOR RODRIGUEZ
Routine HPV and Health Behavior Screening in Safety Net Primary Care Practices (National Cancer Institute, $160,000)

HECTOR RODRIGUEZ AND ROSHAN BASTANI
Women’s Health Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence (CREATE) Quality Improvement (Veterans Affairs, $98,000); Women’s Health Teamlet Effectiveness (Veterans Affairs, $250,000); Health Care Information Exchange (HIE) Use in Small and Medium-sized Primary Care Practices: Understanding and Eliminating the Disparity (University of Minnesota and UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, $60,000)

ROBERT SCHIESTL
Mechanisms of Intestinal Inflammation-Associated Systemic Genotoxicity (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $378,400)

KIMBERLEY SHOAF
Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers: Public Health System (DHHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $442,797); Making Disasters Less Disastrous: Integration of Health Care, Public Health and Emergency Management (DHHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $599,079 for 3 years)

PETER SINSHEIMER
Alternative Analysis on Non-Leaded Alloys for Public Water System Applications (California Metals Coalition, $180,000)

ARTURO VARGAS BUSTAMANTE
Examining the Costs of a Medical Home Transformation for Seniors (DHHS/Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, $100,000)

ONDINE VON EHRENSTEIN
Inflammatory Cytokine Polymorphisms, Air Pollution, and Very Preterm Birth (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, $413,900 for 2 years)

STEVEN WALLACE
Helping Older Adults Maintain Independence Through Optimizing Options (HOME TOO) (The Scan Foundation, $274,986 for 1.5 years); Enhancing Economic and Health Security for Older Californians (California Wellness Foundation, $220,000 for 2 years)

MAY WANG AND MICHAEL PRELIP
The Impact of Natural Experiments on Child Obesity: A Systems Science Approach (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $2,406,503 for 5 years)

ANTRONETTE YANCEY
Faith, Fellowship, and Fitness on the Move! (The California Endowment & Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, $90,000 for 2 years)

ANTRONETTE YANCEY AND ROSHAN BASTANI
UCLA Healthy-By-Default (HBD) Reach Project (DHHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $4,298,179 for 2 years)

YIFANG ZHU
Assessing and Reducing Taxi Drivers’ Exposure to Ultrafine Particles (DHHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $423,500 for 2 years); Effects of Complete Street on Travel Behavior and Exposure to Vehicular Emissions (CA/EPA Air Resources Board, $250,000 for 3 years)