2012 Faculty Grants

Ying Kuen Cheung, PhD, Biostatistics, has received $1.44 million through April 2016 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for “Physical Activity Patterns via New Dimension-Informative Cluster Models.”

 

 

Elaine Abrams, MD, ICAP, has received $2.16 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “Supporting Local Organizations to Implement and Expand Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment in the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire Under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)—NY.” She also has received $2.73 million over three years from the United States Agency for International Development for “Situkulwane Lesiphephile–Safe Generations: Swaziland (NY).” Abrams also has received $883,329 over two years from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “Mother and Infant Retention for Health (MIR4Health)–NY.” She also received $2.5 million over three years from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “Rapid Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnant Women in South Africa.”

David Frost, PhD, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, has received $274,754 over five years from San Francisco State University for “Minority Stress and Mental Health Among Same-Sex Couples.”

 

 

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Epidemiology, has received $1.66 million through September 2013 from Merck and Co. for “Saving Mothers Giving Life External Evaluation.”

 

 

Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences, has received $878,709 over five years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Social Stress and Substance Use Disparities in Sexual Minority Youth.”

 

 

Constance Nathanson, PhD, has received $528,239 through August 2015 from the William T. Grant Foundation for “Healthy Start: Children as Targets for Preventing Disease in Adult Life.”

 

 

Carmen Rodriguez, PhD, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, has received $2.68 million through August 2013, in a competitive renewal, from the Administration for Children and Families for “Early Head Start.”

 

Sheila Smith, PhD, National Center for Children in Poverty, has received $275,000 through August 2013, in a competitive renewal, from the Birth to Five Policy Alliance for “Improving the Odds for Young Children.”
 

 

Andrea Howard, MD, ICAP, has received $1.72 million over three years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for "A Combination Intervention Package for Isoniazid Preventive Therapy in Ethiopia." She also received $2.1 million over three years from the United States Agency for International Development for "Combination Intervention Package to Enhance Antiretroviral Therapy Uptake and Retention During TB Treatment in Lesotho (NY)."

Y. Claire Wang, MD, Health Policy and Management, has received $267,000 over two years from the JPB Foundation for "Childhood Obesity Interventions–Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Strategies."

 

 

Ryan Demmer, PhD, Epidemiology, has received $254,000 over two years from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for "Subgingival Microbial Community Structure and Insulin Resistance."

 

 

Moise Desvarieux, MD, PhD, Epidemiology, has received $475,000 over three years from Queens College–City University of New York and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for "World Trade Center Research." He also received $3.8 million until 2017, in a competitive renewal, from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for “Oral Infections and Vascular Disease Epidemiology Study (INVEST).”

Pam Factor-Litvak, PhD, Epidemiology, has received $274,000 over four years from Temple University and the National Institute of Mental Health for "Fetal Exposure to Maternal Stress and Inflammation: Effects on Neurodevelopment."

 

Julie Herbstman, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, has received $2.4 million over five years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for "Pre- and Postnatal PBDE Exposure, Thyroid Hormones, and Neurodevelopment."

 

Rachel Moresky, MD, MPH, Population and Family Health, has received $2.16 million over three years from the General Electric Foundation for "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Mortality Study."

 

 

Tom K. Hei, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, has received $1.8 million over five years, in a competitive renewal, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for “Cytoplasmic Damage and Genotoxicity.”

 

 

Lawrence Yang, PhD, Epidemiology, has received $2.5 million over five years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Stigma Associated with a High-Risk State for Psychosis Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Impacts on Identity and Social Integration.”

 

John Santelli, MD, MPH, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, has received $2.3 million over five years from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “Prevention and Planning Linkages.”

 

Alfred Neugut, MD, PhD, Epidemiology, has received $708,000 over three years from the American Cancer Society for “The Relationship between Insurance and Cancer-Related Prescription Drug Use.” He also received $708,000 over three years from the American Cancer Society for “The Relationship between Insurance and Cancer-Related Prescription Drug Use.”

 

Joseph Korevec, PhD, and Farah Burnett, Admissions and Financial Aid, have received $103,000 over three years, in a competitive renewal, from the Health Resources and Services Administration for “Public Health Traineeship.”

 

 

Megan Hall, ScD, Epidemiology, has received $736,000 until 2015 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for “Nutrients Involved in 1-Carbon Metabolism and the Methylation of Arsenic and DNA."

 

 

Tomás R. Guilarte, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, has received $900,000 over five years, in a competitive renewal, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for "Interdisciplinary Training in Environmental Health."

 

Lynn Freedman, JD, MPH, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, has received a $770,000 annual renewal from the United Nations Population Fund for “Delivering Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care at Scale: Working with Priority Countries to Generate and Use Evidence for Action.”

 

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP, Epidemiology and Medicine, has received $2.5 million over three years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “LINK4HEALTH: A Combination Intervention Strategy for Linkage and Retention, Swaziland.”

 

Deborah Hasin, PhD, Epidemiology, has received $1.5 million over five years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders Training Program at Columbia University.”

 

 

Ana Abraido-Lanza, PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, and Crystal Fuller, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, have received $2.4 million, in a competitive renewal until 2017, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD).”

William Friedewald, MD, Department of Biostatistics, has received $413,000 over one year from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trials Network–Data Coordinating Center” through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.



Peter A. Messeri, PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, has received $874,000, in a competitive renewal until 2013, from Public Health Solutions and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “Ryan White Part A Contract 93-EVL-4645 for Planning and Evaluation (Base).”

 

 

Richard Parker, PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, has received $500,000, in a competitive renewal until 2014, from the Ford Foundation for “Sexuality Policy Watch Phase VI.”

 

 

Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH, departments of Epidemiology and Psychiatry, and Pam Factor-Litvak, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, have received $3.3 million over five years from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “Determinants of Leukocyte Telomere Length at Birth.”

 

Joseph H. Graziano, PhD, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has received $14.96 million over five years, in a competitive renewal, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for “Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic and Manganese.”

 

 
 

Patrick Wilson, PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, has received $2.89 million over five years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Efficacy Trial of a Brief Health Enhancement Intervention for Newly Diagnosed Men.” He also received $690,000 over three years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for "Daily Psychosocial Determinants of ART Adherence in Substance-Using Black Men."

 
 

Iuliana Ionita-Laza, PhD, Department of Biostatistics, has received $1.3 million over four years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Novel Statistical Methods for DNA Sequencing Data and Applications to Autism.”

 

 

David Abramson, PhD, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, has received $1.17 million over two years from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation for “Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Child Impact Assessment.”

 

 

Karolynn Siegel, PhD, and Eric Schrimshaw, PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, have received $440,000 over two years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Smartphone Applications for Sexual Partnering Among MSM.”

 

Erica Gibson, MD, Heilbrunn Department for Population and Family Health and Pediatrics (P&S), has received $1.5 million over four years from the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health for "CAPP Component B: Improving Community Healthcare for Adolescents."

 

Marita K. Murrman, EdD, MS, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, has received $2.6 million over four years from the Health Resources and Services Administration for "Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Centers."

 

Therese McGinn, DrPH, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, has received an anonymous gift of $1.14 million over 16 months for the RAISE Initiative.