2014 Faculty Grants

Marita Murrman, EdD, MS, Sociomedical Sciences, received $2,820,000 over four years from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the Region 2 Public Health Training Center.

 

 

Lynn Freedman, MPH, Population and Family Health, received $411,264 over one year 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." She also received $500,000 over two years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for “Accountability at the Frontlines.”

Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Epidemiology, and Lisa Bates, PhD, Epidemiology, received $843,839 over four years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for "Multi-Platform Educational Program in Innovative Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences."

 

Patrick Kinney, ScD, and Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, received $1,262,876 over five years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for "Interdisciplinary Training in Climate and Health."

 

Karestan Koenen, PhD, Epidemiology, received $2,658,163 over four years from the National Institute of Mental Health for "Identifying Risk Factors for PTSD by Pooled Analysis of Current Prospective Studies."

 

 

Frederica Perera, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, received $300,000 over three years from an anonymous supporter for "New York City Children’s Environmental Health Research and Community Outreach Initiatives."

 

 

Regina Santella, PhD, and Muhammad Faruque Parvez, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, received $263,814 over three years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for "Synergistic Immunosuppression by PAHs and Arsenite." Santella and Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Epidemiology, also received $250,000 over one year from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for "Epigenetics and DNA Repair in Breast Cancer Risk."

Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, received $2,553,525 over five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for "Development and Dissemination of Operational Real-Time Respiratory Virus Forecast." He also received $369,771 over three years from the National Science Foundation for “Collaborative Proposal: Combined Influence of Snow Cover and ENSO on North African/Mediterranean Temperature and Precipitation.”

Lindsay Stark, DrPH, Population and Family Health, received $749,948 over one year from the United States Agency for International Development for "National Pilot Activity—Measuring Children Outside of Family Care (COFC)."

 

 

Melissa Stockwell, MD, Population and Family Health, received $999,827 over four years from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for "PRISM: Personalized Reminders for Immunization Using Short Messaging Systems."

 

 

Ruth Finkelstein, ScD, received $663,141 over 1.5 years from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for "The Age Smart Employer Research Program."
 

 

 

Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH; Salim S. Abdool Karim, MD, PhD; and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, PhD, received $260,374 over one year from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease for "Units for HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Network." Galea also received $650,279 over two years from the Rockefeller Foundation for "A Universal Primary Prevention Imperative."

Yael Hirsch-Moverman, PhD, received $635,132 over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for "Preventing Childhood Tuberculosis in Lesotho."

 

 

Andrea Howard, MD, received $1,318,548 over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for "Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Grant.”

 

 

Amit Kapoor, PhD, received $2,039,449 over five years from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for "Novel Viruses and Viral Dynamics in Multiple Transfusion Recipients." He also received $416,262 over two years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Study of Rodent HCV-GBV like Viruses.”

 

Peter Alan Messeri, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences, and Angela Aidala, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences, received $755,151 over one year from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for a competitive renewal of "Ryan White Part A Contract 93-EVL-4645 for Planning and Evaluation."

Melissa Begg, ScD, Biostatistics, Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Epidemiology, and Roger Vaughan, DrPH, Biostatistics, received $449,280 over five years from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a competitive renewal of "BEST-DP: Biostatistics and Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program."

Batya Elul, PhD, ICAP, received $3,600,001 over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "Strengthening Strategic Information Activities in the Kingdom of Lesotho Under PEPFAR."

 

 

Silvia Martins, PhD, Epidemiology, and Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD, Psychiatry, received $3,059,522 over five years from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a competitive renewal of "Predictors of High-Risk Behavior Among Youth."

 

Diana Hernandez, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences; Xinhua Liu, PhD, Biostatistics; and Matthew Perzanowski, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences; and Stephen Chillrud, PhD, Earth and Environmental Sciences, received $440,000 over two years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for “Assessing the Impact of Clean Heat Policy Intervention in New York City.”

W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Center for Infection and Immunity, received $31,067,789 over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Center for Research in Diagnostics and Discovery – Administrative Core,” and $250,000 over two years from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for “Pathogen Surveillance in NYC Rodents.”

 

Miriam Rabkin, MD, MPH, ICAP, received $1,924,539 over three years from the United States Agency for International Development for “Healthcare Management and Administration (HMA) Education Twinning in Mozambique.”

 

 

Elaine Abrams, MD, ICAP, received $494,995 over two years from UNICEF for “Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Technical Assistance for the Optimizing HIV Treatment Access for Pregnant Women (OHTA) Initiative.”

 

 

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, ICAP, received $1,236,381 over five years from the National Institutes of Health for “Next Generation (NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training).”

 

 

Sally Findley, PhD, Population and Family Health, and Mary Ann Chiasson, DrPH, Epidemiology, received $399,944 over one year from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for “Profiles of Participation in WIC and Other Healthy Living Programs for Preschoolers in New York.”

 

Tomas Guilarte, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, received $1,508,000 over five years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in a competitive renewal for “Peripheral BDZ Receptor Biomarker of Neurotoxicity.

 

Jessica Justman, MD; Elaine Abrams, MD; and Batya Elul, PhD, all of ICAP, received $5,100,000 over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “Technical Assistance Services to Countries Supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.”

Matthew Perzanowski, PhD, MPH, Environmental Health Sciences, received $722,378 over three years from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for “Fungal Exposure, Allergy Sensitization, and Asthma Among Middle Income Children in NYC.”