2016 Faculty Grants

Ruth Finkelstein, ScD, Columbia Aging Center, received $449,944 over one year from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for "Age Smart Employer III."

 

 

 

Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, Biostatistics, received $1,767,498 over five years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Functional Data Analytics fo Kinematic Assessments of Motor Control."

 

 

Morgan Philbin, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences, received $887,879 over five years from the National Institue on Drug Abuse for "Assessing the Impact of State-Level Policies on Drug Use and HIV Risk for YMSM."

 

 

James Phillips, PhD, and Ayaga A. Bawah, PhD, Population & Family Health, received $8,000,000 over five years from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for "CHPS+: A National Program for Strengthening the Implementation of the Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Initiative in Ghana."

 

Miriam Rabkin, MD, and Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, ICAP, received $2,931,886 over three years from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for "The HIV Coverage, Quality, and Impact Network (CQUIN)."

 

 

John L. Thompson, PhD, Biostatitics, received $621,126 over four years from the Food & Drug Administration for "Phase 3 Trial of DCA in PDC Deficiency IND 028,625(02/04/2015)."

 

Elaine Abrams, MD, ICAP, received $15,383,749 over five years from the U.S. Agency for International Development for “Simplification of Linkage to and Delivery of Antiretroviral Therapy in USAID-PEPFAR Supported Programs.”

 

Ying Kuen Cheung, PhD, Biostatistics, received $1,600,641 over four years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Novel Methods for Evaluation and Implementation of Behavioral Intervention Technologies for Depression.”

 

Lynn Freedman, JD, MPH, Population and Family Health, received $540,194 over two years from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for “Ethiopia Advocacy on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC).”

 

Jeanine Genkinger, PhD, Epidemiology, received $1,935,837 over five years from the National Cancer Institute for “Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Through Epigenetic Factors in the WHI.”

 

 

Iuliana Ionita-Laza, PhD, Biostatistics, and Bin Xu, PhD, Psychiatry, received $1,217,159 over three years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Integrative Methods for the Identification of Causal Variants in Mental Disorder.”

 

Ian Lipkin, MD, Center for Infection and Immunity, received $1,949,773 over one year from the Steven & Alexandria Cohen Foundation for “Cohen Lyme Project.” The Center for Infection and Immunity, led by  Ian Lipkin , received a $1.9 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation for tick-borne disease research. The grant will support research into the role in human disease of known and as-yet-to be-discovered tick-borne bacteria and viruses.  Read more.

Katherine Keyes, PhD, Epidemiology, received $440,000 over two years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Substance Abuse History, Mental Health, and Firearm Violence: From Evidence to Action.”

 

 

Therese McGinn, DrPH, Population and Family Health, received $1,200,000 over two years from an anonymous sponsor for “RAISE Initiative.”
 

 

 

Matthew Perzanowski , MD, Environmental Health Sciences, received $672,158 over three years from the Department of Housing & Urban Development for “Fungal Exposure in NYC Low-Income Housing Pre- and Post-Intervention.”
 

Frederica Perera, PhD, DrPH, Environmental Health Sciences, Deliang Tang, MD, DrPH, Environmental Health Sciences, and Andrew Rundle, DrPH, Epidemiology, received $406,067 over two years from the National Cancer Institute for “Novel Protein Risk Markers for Lung Cancer.”

Perera, Rundle, and Virginia Rauh, also received $2,552,707 over four years from the Environmental Protection Agency for “The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health.” 

Leslie Roberts, PhD, Population and Family Health, received $424,678 over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “Enumerating and Monitoring Vulnerable Sub-populations.”

 

 

Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, received $11,450,025 over three years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for “The Virome of Manhattan: A Testbed for Radically Advancing Understanding and Forecast of Viral Respiratory Infections.”

 

Juliana Soares Linn, MD, ICAP, received $3,477,182 over one year from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “Comprehensive Approaches to Strengthening the Health System and HIV Response in the Republic of Mozambique under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).”

 

Marni Sommer, DrPH, Sociomedical Sciences, has received $417,830 over two years from R2HC (Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises) for “Building a Cross-sectoral Toolkit and Research Foundation for the Integration of Menstrual Hygiene Management Into Emergency Response.”

 

Lindsay Stark, DrPH, Population and Family Health, and Neil Boothby, EdD, Population and Family Health, have received $1,800,000 over three years from an anonymous sponsor to support the CPC Learning Network.

Stark also received $276,978 over two years from the U.S. Agency for International Development for “Transforming Households: Reducing Incidence of Violence in Emergencies (THRIVE),” as well as $387,697 over two years from the U.S. Agency for International Development for “Measuring Separation in Emergencies.” 

Ying Wei, PhD, Biostatistics, received $1,600,000 over four years from the National Human Genome Research Institute for “Develop Quantile Analysis Tools for Sequencing and eQTL Studies.”