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This section includes new grants and contracts awarded in 2019-20. Due to space limitations in the magazine, only funds of $50,000 or more are listed, by principal investigator.

 

DR. RICHARD AMBROSE
Restoring Rocky Intertidal Foundation Species Across California
California Ocean Protection Council & University of California, Santa Barbara, $173,077 for four years
Assessing Long-Term Changes in Species Abundances and Community Structure in Southern California Rocky Intertidal Habitats
Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management & University of California, Santa Cruz, $100,000 for three-and-a-half years

DR. HAROUTUNE ARMENIAN
American University of Armenia Corporation/American University of Armenia Funds for Dr. Armenian
American University of Armenia Corporation, $72,591

DR. SUSAN BABEY
2017-2018 California Health Interview Survey Research Studies
The California Endowment, $538,000 for two years

DR. SUDIPTO BANERJEE
Collaborative Research: High-Dimensional Spatial-Temporal Modeling and Inference for Large Multi-Source Environmental Monitoring Systems
National Science Foundation, $199,993 for three years

DR. LIWEI CHEN
Reducing Disparities in Birth Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Centering Pregnancy
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development & Clemson University, $98,736 for three years
Mindfulness Training for People With a History of Depression, Substance Abuse or Inactivityy
Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees & Clemson University, $131,492 for four years

DR. EMMELINE CHUANG
Qualitative Research, Project Management and Statistical Analysis - Task Order
Department of Veterans Affairs, $700,000


DR. ROGER DETELS
Los Angeles Clinical Research Site (CRS) for the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study/Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, $934,217

DRS. ALINA DORIAN AND MICHAEL PRELIP
Pandemic Workforce Training Academy
California Department of Public Health & University of California, San Francisco, $4,657,500

DR. DAVID EISENMAN
A Market Assessment Study of the National Health Security Preparedness Index
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $311,413

DR. 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
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase III Trial of Paclitaxel/Trastuzumab/Pertuzumab With Atezolizumab or Placebo in First-Line HER2- Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Foundation, $70,449 for five years


DR. GILBERT GEE
Longitudinal Study of Sleep Deficiency Mechanisms Among Filipino Migrants
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, $2,591,876 for five years

DRS. PAMINA GORBACH AND STEVE SHOPTAW
MSM and Substances Cohort at UCLA Linking Infections Noting Effects (MASCULINE)
National Institute on Drug Abuse, $126,000

DR. JULIA HECK
Birth Outcomes Among Alpha-1 Families
Alpha-1 Foundation, $75,000 for one-and-a-half years

DR. JODY HEYMANN
For Developing Actionable Data for Strategic Use by Civil Society and Other Actors to Accelerate Women’s Economic Empowerment
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $750,000
Harnessing the Power of Global Data to Support Young Children’s Learning and Development: Analyses, Dissemination and Implementation
Economic and Social Research Council & University of Oxford, $322,452 for four years

DR. MARJAN JAVANBAKHT
A Randomized Crossover Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Antibacterial Mouthwash in Preventing Pharyngeal Gonorrhea Among a High-Risk Population
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $364,741 for two years

DR. MICHAEL JERRETT
A Scenario Tool for Assessing the Health Benefits of Conserving, Restoring and Managing Natural Working Lands in California
California Environmental Protection Agency, $396,000 for two years
Powering Healthy Lives Through Parks
Urban Institute & Prevention Institute, $65,000
Ambient Air Pollution and COVID-19 Disease Severity or Death Among Confirmed Cases in Southern California
California Environmental Protection Agency - Air Resources Board, $607,967 for two years


DR. GERALD KOMINSKI
California Health Policy Research Program 2019-2021
The California Endowment & University of California, Berkeley, $137,000 for two years
Impact of Over-the-Counter Availability of Emergency Contraception on Uptake, Pregnancy, and Births
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities & RAND Corporation, $112,212 for two years


LIQIAO (VICKY) LI AND DR. YIFANG ZHU
Evaluating the Impact of Key Parameters on Evaporation of E-Cigarette Aerosols
UC Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, $133,674 for two years

DR. ELIZABETH ROSE MAYEDA
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in a Diverse Cohort of Asian Americans
National Institute on Aging, $2,015,460 for three-and-a-half years
Contributions of Educational Quality and Occupational Complexity on Inequities in Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Disease
National Institute on Aging & Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, $192,126 for four years

DR. YING-YING MENG
California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) Priority Populations Initiative Evaluation
California Department of Public Health, $2,499,959 for five years
Particulate Matter 2.5 Acute Health Impacts on Work Loss Days
California Environmental Protection Agency, $395,526 for two years

DR. CORINNA MOUCHERAUD
Economic Evaluation of Strategies to Address the Significant Cervical Cancer Burden in Malawi
National Cancer Institute, $158,735 for two years

DR. JACK NEEDLEMAN
How Nursing Staff Skill Mix, Education and Experience Modify Patient Acuity-Based Estimates of Required Unit Staffing
Department of Veterans Affairs, $75,901 for four years

DR. ROCH NIANOGO
The SMART-CV Study: Systems Modeling Approaches to Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Diseases
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, $670,500 for four-and-a-half years

DR. AKIHIRO NISHI
Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV (Ce-PIM)
National Institute on Drug Abuse & University of California, Irvine, $52,351


DR. NINEZ PONCE
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
California Children and Families Commission (First 5 California), $1,700,000 for two years; The California Endowment, $3,000,000 for two years; Kaiser Foundation Research Institute [Southern California], $675,000; California Mental Health Services Authority, $570,000 for three years; Kaiser Foundation Research Institute [Northern California], $675,000; California Healthcare Foundation, $988,739 for two-and-a-half years
Barriers to Metastatic Breast Cancer Care in California
UC California Breast Cancer Research Program, $100,000
California Health Interview Survey Tobacco Follow-On Studies
California Department of Public Health - California Tobacco Control Program, $1,000,000 for two-and-a-half years

DR. NADEREH POURAT
BPHC National Program Performance Analysis
Health Resources and Services Administration, $810,517 for two years

DR. MICHAEL PRELIP
Fielding School of Public Health: Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program
The California Endowment, $50,000

DR. ANNE RIMOIN
Using Vaccinated and Survivor Populations of Filovirus Diseases to Inform Regulatory Science and Development of Next-Generation Vaccines and Other Medical Countermeasures
Food and Drug Administration, $1,504,919 for two years
Strengthening Pharmacovigilance Capacity in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Utilizing Archival Records to Assess Rates of Maternal Vaccination and Birth Outcomes of Interest Throughout Kinshasa
Food and Drug Administration, $599,838 for two years
Modeling Epigenetic Memory in Toxicity (MEMENTO)
Department of Defense - Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) & Duke University, $597,003 for two years
Consortium for Immunotherapeutics Against Emerging Viral Threats
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases & La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, $366,254 for two years

DR. BEATE RITZ
Understanding the Role of Gene-Environment Interactions in the Degeneration of Human Dopaminergic Neurons in Parkinson’s Disease
Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, $395,848 for three years
EVI-3 Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA)
NASA & Jet Propulsion Lab, $1,119,935 for seven years


DRS. DAMLA SENTURK AND DONATELLO TELESCA  
Functional Data Analysis for High-Dimensional Biobehavioral Data
National Institute of Mental Health, $1,792,606 for five years

DR. MAY SUDHINARASET
Changemakers in Family Planning: Reproductive Justice of Asians and Pacific Islanders
Society of Family Planning, $60,000 for two years

DR. JENNIFER WAGMAN
Alcohol Epidemiology and Pilot Intervention to Reduce Alcohol, IPV and HIV in Women in Uganda
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, $177,879 for two years
Estimating Mediation and Moderation Effects in HIV Incidence Prevention Trials
National Institute on Drug Abuse & San Diego State University Research Foundation, $88,866 for four years
Global Partnership to Prevent Sexual Violence on College and University Campuses
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, $250,000 for three years

DR. STEVE WALLACE*
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) National Coordinating Center at UCLA
National Institute on Aging, $162,788
Social Determinant of Health Care Use by Youth in Latino Immigrant Families
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities & Drexel University, $1,658,662 for five years

DRS. STEVE WALLACE AND NADEREH POURAT
SCAN Tele-Psychiatry Evaluation
SCAN Health Plan, $508,000 for two years

DRS. STEVE WALLACE AND LOURDES GUERRERO
Emerging Issues in Minority Aging Research
National Institute on Aging, $250,000 for five years


DRS. YIFANG ZHU AND YU GU
Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation on Air Quality and Human Health in Los Angeles
Los Angeles County - Department of Water and Power, $250,000 for two years

DRS. YIFANG ZHU AND TIAN XIA
Assessment and Mitigation of Wildfire-Induced Air Pollution
UC Office of the President & University of California, Davis, $350,000 for three years

DR. FRED ZIMMERMAN
Quantifying Health Equity Within States
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & University of Wisconsin, $99,956
Evaluation Servicess
Los Angeles County - Department of Public Health, $521,000

 

*Beloved FSPH professor Dr. Steve Wallace passed away in March 2021. To learn more about his work and legacy, see Remembering Steve Wallace.