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This section includes new grants and contracts awarded in 2018-19. Due to space limitations, only funds of $50,000 or more are listed, by principal investigator.

RICHARD AMBROSE
Fighting Drought With Stormwater
UC Office of the President & University of California, Santa Barbara, $116,020

HAROUTUNE ARMENIAN
American University of Armenia Corporation/American University of Armenia Funds for Dr. Armenian
American University of Armenia Corporation, $87,605

SUDIPTO BANERJEE
Flexible Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Estimating Inhalation Exposures
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, $1,605,606 for four years

ROSHAN BASTANI
Addressing Obesity in Early Care and Education Settings
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $2,836,257 for five years
Implementation Research to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Disparities
UC Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, $910,175 for three years

ALEXANDRA BINDER
Epigenetic Age as a Marker of Reproductive Age and Modifier of Invasive Breast Cancer Risk Among Postmenopausal Women
National Cancer Institute, $463,150 for three years

RONALD BROOKMEYER
Clinical, Pathological, and Imaging Studies in the Oldest Old, The 90+ Study
National Institute on Aging & University of California, Irvine, $302,608 for five years

EMMELINE CHUANG
Qualitative Research, Project Management and Statistical Analysis - Task Order 2
Department of Veterans Affairs, $755,000


RYAN COOK AND PAMINA GORBACH
The Effects of HIV, Substance Use, and Obesity on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome of Young Men of Color Who Have Sex With Men
National Institute on Drug Abuse, $52,960

ROGER DETELS
National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China CDC/China-U.S. HIV/TB Multidisciplinary Training Program
National Health and Family Planning Commission-PRC & Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China), $355,732
Los Angeles Clinical Research Site for the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study/Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, $27,050,000 for seven years 

PATRICIA GANZ
A Model Clinical/Translational Research Program for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Focus on Cognitive Function After Breast Cancer Treatment
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, $250,000

BETH GLENN
Within Our REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & Public Health Advocates, $425,000 for five years

PAMINA GORBACH
Understanding the Effects of Opioid and Stimulant Injection Among HIV-Positive and Negative Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) of Color
National Institute on Drug Abuse, $165,675
Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Opportunities (C3PNO)
National Institute on Drug Abuse, $155,569

DI HE AND JULIA HECK
Study on Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Childhood Metabolic Outcomes
UC Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, $89,996 for two years

DENA HERMAN
Partners in Excellence for Leadership in Nutrition
Health Resources and Services Administration, $1,208,323 for five years

JODY HEYMANN
Amplifying Efforts to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment With Actionable Data on Accountability
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $750,000 

MICHAEL JERRETT
Health on the High Street
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Royal Society for Public Health, $170,688 for one-and-a-half years
Powering Healthy Lives Through Parks
Urban Institute & Prevention Institute, $65,000

DVORA JOSEPH DAVEY
Evaluation of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Cascade in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women in Cape Town, South Africa
Fogarty International Center, $698,291 for five years

LEEKA KHEIFETS
Exploring Distance and Magnetic Fields Association in California Power Line Study: Replication of Draper Study of Childhood Leukemia, Brain Tumors and Distance to Power Lines in California - Trend in Risk
Electric Power Research Institute, $50,000

KATHYRN KIETZMAN
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Long Term Services and Supports Content Development
California Department of Health Care Services, $2,999,832 for eight years

GERALD KOMINSKI
California Simulation of Insurance Markets
California Healthcare Foundation & University of California, Berkeley, $218,786 for two years; The California Wellness Foundation & University of California, Berkeley, $65,000 for two years
Demographic Analysis and Microsimulation Model Comparisons
California Health Benefit Exchange, $955,895 for two years

ANNETTE MAXWELL
Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) Grantee Survey
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & University of Washington, $112,000 for two years

FOLASADE (FOLA) MAY
Follow-Up of Abnormal Findings on Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Federally Qualified Health Center: The Role of System-Level Clinical Care Processes
National Cancer Institute, $157,606 for two years 

ELIZABETH ROSE MAYEDA
The Inverse Link Between Incidence Rates of Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease: Comparing Spurious and Causal Explanations to Illuminate the Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease
National Institute on Aging & University of California, San Francisco, $218,400 for four years
Closing the Gap Between Observational Research and Randomized Trials for Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
National Institute on Aging & University of California, San Francisco, $169,028 for five years

CORINNA MOUCHERAUD
Implementation and Clinical Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Prevention in Malawi: A Critical Evaluation to Bring Screening and Treatment to Scale
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences & UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, $389,318 for three years

EZINNE NWANKWO AND MAY SUDHINARASET
Health Policy Research Scholars Cohort Three – 2018
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $120,000 for five years

ANNE PEBLEY
Social Disparities in Physical Functioning by Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Status
National Institute on Aging, $1,631,962 for four-and-a-half years

NINEZ PONCE
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
California Department of Health Care Services, $2,974,500 for three years; California Department of Public Health, $4,226,669 for four years; California Health Benefit Exchange, $1,350,000 for two years; The California Wellness Foundation, $650,000 for three years; County of San Diego, $1,480,000 for five years; City and County of San Francisco, $1,052,000
CHIS Child and Adolescent Redesign Pilot Expansion
California Department of Health Care Services, $750,000
Medi-Cal Monitoring With CHIS
California Healthcare Foundation, $132,981
Advancing the Disaggregation of Ethnic/Racial Data Through Technical Assistance, Training, and Case-Making
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $789,887 for three years
Preserving Health Coverage for Immigrants: Economic & Health Implications of Proposed Public Charge Rules on California and Local Jurisdictions
California Healthcare Foundation, $161,045
California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC) Building Health Infrastructure Initiative
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & California Rural Indian Health Board, INC., $600,000 for one-and-a-half years 

NADEREH POURAT
Evaluation of Health Home Program
California Department of Health Care Services, $1,000,000 for five years
Toward Universal Coverage: Understanding Health and Other Characteristics of Undocumented Californians Based on CHIS Data
California Healthcare Foundation, $151,522 for two years

MICHAEL PRELIP
UCLA FSPH-Jackson State University Pathways to Graduate Programs
University of California Office of the President, $268,772 for three-and-a-half years

ANNE RIMOIN
Ebola Virus Immunogenicity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $1,260,822 for two years
Continuation of Digitization and Support for Development of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) Information and Decision Support System in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $104,783 

BEATE RITZ
Environment, Metabolomics, and Parkinson’s Disease
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, $443,000 for two years

ANDRE ROGATKO AND PATRICIA GANZ  
Advancing Analysis and Interpretation of Adverse Events and Patient Reported Outcomes in Cancer Clinical Trials
National Cancer Institute, $3,395,793 for five years

ANNETTE STANTON
Understanding and Improving the Experience of Breast Cancer
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, $250,000

ONDINE VON EHRENSTEIN
Risks, Early Markers, and Prevention of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents in Bangladesh: Pilot Study
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $342,350 for two years 

STEVE WALLACE
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) National Coordinating Center at UCLA
National Institute on Aging, $1,184,741 for five years

MAY WANG
Assessing Impact of Federal Nutrition Programs on Health Outcomes
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $171,191 for two years

YIFANG ZHU
Linking E-Cigarette Aerosol Characteristics to Mechanisms of Pulmonary Toxicity
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, $1,872,000 for four years
Air Quality Management Training Program: 40-Year Lessons From Los Angeles
Energy Foundation China, $55,000
Impacts of Residential Gas Appliances on Air Quality and Population Health in California
Sierra Club, $65,000