Understanding the role of neighborhoods on substance use and mental health among Urban Youth: A community-based substance use prevention project

NIH Director's Early Independence Award 

None/2022 - None/2025

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Opara, I.


Formative research to adapt a community-based HIV self-testing education and promotion (STEP) intervention for men who have sex with men (MSM) living in slum settlements in Ghana

National Institute of Mental Health Grant/Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS 

None/2021 - Current

Role: Principal Investigator


Assessing community acceptable alternative in meeting transportation needs of a low-income area in Binghamton, NY.

Town and Gown Board, Binghamton 

None/2018 - Current

Role: Principal Investigator




One Health Education: Connecting Humans, Animals, and the Environment

National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

8/1/2019 - 6/30/2024

Role: Principal Investigator


Algorithm Based Strategies to Reduce False and Non-Actionable Critical Care ECG Alarms

UCSF

9/15/2021 - 5/31/2026

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Pelter



Efficacy and Mechanisms of Combined Aerobic Exercise and Cognitive Training in MCI (The ACT Trial)

NIH

9/15/2017 - 5/31/2022

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Fang Yu and Vankee Lin


Development and Prevention of Trauma-Related Mental Disorders among First Responders

WorkSafeBC. Canada’s National Institute for Safety and Occupational Health

9/15/2019 - 5/31/2022

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Wagner




Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers (R01)

NIH

1/15/2016 - 12/31/2021

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Kathi Heffner


Using neural networks to advance the estimation and prediction of fetal weight to improve assessment, clinical decision making and labor planning

Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation Pilot Grant University of Rochester

2/1/2022 - 1/31/2023

Role: Principal Investigator


Neural Network Approach to Estimate Fetal Weight in the Late Third Trimester of Pregnancy

NIH/NINR

8/17/2022 - 7/31/2025

Role: Principal Investigator


Implementing Palliative Care: Learning Collaborative vs. Technical Assistance

NCI

11/1/2018 - 8/31/2023

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Lisa Zubroff


Understanding treatment tolerability in older patients with cancer

NCI

9/20/2018 - 8/31/2023

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Supriya Mohile



A mixed methods study to understand perceptions of oncologist communication among older African American / Black patients with cancer and their caregivers: the influence of medical mistrust

Wilmot Cancer Institute Community Pilot Award Program (total award $30,000)

1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: N. Gilmore


High –dose Vitamin D supplementation for ADT_induced bone loss in older prostate cancer patients

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

12/17/2021 - 11/30/2026

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Luke Peppone


URCC NCORP Research Base

NIH UG1CA189961 Renewal

8/1/2019 - 7/31/2025

Role: Co-Investigator, faculty Cancer Care Delivery Research

PI: Gary Morrow and Karen Mustian


Optimizing Functional Outcomes of Older Survivors After Chemotherapy

NIH R01CA249467

6/1/2020 - 5/31/2025

Role: Co-Investigator, lead for advanced practice provider intervention education and delivery

PI: Supriya Mohile, Karen Mustian, and Michele Janelsins


Neural Network Approach to Estimate Fetal Weight in the Late Third Trimester of Pregnancy

NIH/NINR

8/17/2022 - 7/31/2025

Role: Mentor

PI: Caitlin Dreisbach, PhD, RN


Pregnancy and postpartum as vulnerable exposure windows: phthalates and maternal cardiometabolic health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

5/2/2022 - 2/28/2027

Role: MPI

PI: Tamara James-Todd, Susan Groth, and Emily Barrett


Delineation of the biopsychosocial risks of obesogenic eating behaviors

NIH

9/25/2019 - 7/31/2022

Role: Co-Mentor

PI: Ying Meng


Randomized Clinical Trial of Nurse Family Partnership for Women with Previous Live Births

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

5/11/2022 - 2/28/2026

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Mandy Allison and David Olds


Longitudinal Changes in Weight and Biology in the Pregnancy-Postpartum Period and Subsequent Cardiometabolic Risk

NIH/NINR

4/1/2018 - 1/31/2023

Role: MPI

PI: Susan Groth, Thomas O’Connor and Emily Barrett


Influence of Prenatal and Early Childhood Home-Visiting by Nurses on Development of Chronic Disease: 29-year Follow-Up of a Randomized Clinical Trial

National Heart Lung and Blood institute (NHLBI)

6/22/2020 - 5/31/2024

Role: Site PI

PI: David L Olds; Dana Dabelea; Stephen R Daniels


Validate a Shared Neural Circuit Underlying Multiple Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

NIH

7/3/2019 - 5/30/2021

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Vankee Lin


Mindfulness based stress reduction for family caregivers of dementia patients (R01)

NIH

5/15/2016 - 4/30/2022

Role: Principal Investigator


Targeting autonomic flexibility to enhance cognitive training outcomes in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

NIH R01 Renewal

5/11/2020 - 2/28/2025

Role: MPI

PI: Vankee Lin and Kathi Heffner


Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers - Diversity Supplement

NIA

1/15/2016 - 12/31/2021

Role: Principal Investigator and Primary Mentor


Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers (R01)

NIH

1/15/2016 - 12/31/2021

Role: Principal Investigator


Rochester Roybal Center for Social Ties and Aging Research

NIH

9/15/2019 - 5/31/2024

Role: MPI

PI: Kathi Heffner and Kimberly Van Orden


Eating concerns in women with food insecurity

Pilot Funds, University of Chicago

1/1/2020 - Current

Role: Research Assistant

PI: Jennifer Wildes and Heather Davis Borchetta



Heterosexual couples’ attitudes and associated factors of couple’s HIV testing and counseling

NIH

8/1/2019 - 6/30/2021

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Jason Mitchell


Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers - Diversity Supplement

NIA

1/15/2016 - 12/31/2021

Role: Co-Investigator and Mentor

PI: Kathi Heffner


Rochester Roybal Center for Social Ties and Aging Research

NIH

9/15/2019 - 5/31/2024

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Kathi Heffner and Kimberly Van Orden


Network For Emotional Wellbeing And Brain Aging (NEW Brain Aging)

NIH

12/1/2020 - 11/30/2024

Role: MPI

PI: Vankee Lin, Yeates Conwell, and Kuan Hong Wang


Measuring nucleotide excision repair in Alzheimer’s disease patients

NIH

9/15/2020 - 6/30/2021

Role: Principal Investigator (UR)


Advancing methods for structural connectome acquisition and estimation in older adults

NIH R21

4/1/2020 - 12/31/2022

Role: Principal Investigator


Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers (R01)

NIH

1/15/2016 - 12/31/2021

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Kathi Heffner


Targeting autonomic flexibility to enhance cognitive training outcomes in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

NIH R01 Renewal

5/11/2020 - 2/28/2025

Role: MPI

PI: Vankee Lin and Kathi Heffner


Using neural correlates of story comprehension to reveal mild cognitive impairment in early Alzheimer’s

UR CTSI

7/15/2020 - 6/30/2021

Role: MPI

PI: Vankee Lin and Andrew Anderson


Efficacy and Mechanisms of Combined Aerobic Exercise and Cognitive Training in MCI (The ACT Trial)

NIH

9/15/2017 - 5/31/2022

Role: Multiple Principal Investigator




Validate a Shared Neural Circuit Underlying Multiple Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

NIH

7/3/2019 - 5/30/2021

Role: Principal Investigator


Women's Study in Sexual Health and Empowerment (WISE)

NIH/NIMH R01

9/1/2018 - 4/30/2023

Role: Principal Investigator


University of Rochester's Clinical and Translational Science Institute

NIH/NCRR

8/15/2016 - 5/31/2022

Role: Strategic Leadership Group

PI: Karl Kieburtz, Martin Zand, and Nancy Bennett


Heterosexual couples’ attitudes and associated factors of couple’s HIV testing and counseling

NIH

8/1/2019 - 6/30/2021

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Jason Mitchell


PrEP implementation with US HIV-serodiscordant couples: Couples PrEP Demo Project (R01)

NIH/NIMH

9/25/2015 - 6/30/2021

Role: Principal Investigator


Autonomy Support of HIV Positive Adolescents and HIV Care Self-Management

INSHHR Grant

9/15/2021 - 9/14/2022

Role: Advisor

PI: Faith Lambert


Sexual Health Behaviors for Black MSM in the House Ball Community

NIH F31 / INSHHR Grant

8/1/2021 - 7/31/2023

Role: Advisor

PI: Martez Smith


Delineation of the biopsychosocial risks of obesogenic eating behaviors

NIH

9/25/2019 - 7/31/2022

Role: Principal Investigator


Young Adolescent Sexual Health Development Support: Parents and Community Stakeholders’ Perspectives

University of Rochester CTSI

4/1/2022 - 5/31/2023

Role: Co-Principal Investigator


Optimizing Functional Outcomes of Older Survivors After Chemotherapy

NIH/NCI

6/1/2020 - 5/31/2025

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Michelle Janelsins, Supriya Mohile, Karen Mustian



A Telehealth Advanced Care Planning Intervention for Older Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelody× Titlesplastic Syndrome

Cancer and Aging Research Group CARinG Pilot Grant Award

1/1/2021 - 1/31/2022

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh



Rochester Roybal Center for Social Ties and Aging Research

NIH

9/1/2019 - 8/31/2024

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Kathi Heffner and Kimberly Van Orden


Improving Clinical Trial Participation in Older Adults with Cancer

NIH/NIA

1/1/2019 - Current

Role: Mentor

PI: Mina Sedrak


Decreasing Polypharmacy in Older Adults with Curable Cancers

NIH/NCI

1/1/2020 - Current

Role: Mentor

PI: Erika Ramsdale


A Patient Oriented Research Program in Geriatric Oncology

NIH/NIA

1/1/2018 - 1/31/2023

Role: Mentor

PI: Supriya Mohil


More than a Movement Disorder: Applying Palliative Care to Parkinson’s Disease

NIH/NCI

10/1/2021 - 9/30/2026

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Benzi Kluger


Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers - Diversity Supplement

NIA

1/15/2016 - 12/31/2021

Role: Candidate

PI: Kathi Heffner


A Geriatric Home Visit Initiative to Foster Interprofessional Collaborative Behavioral Health Care for Vulnerable Older Adults

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

1/1/2016 - 12/31/2018

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Craig Sellers


Enhancing Patient Safety through Simulation: A Randomized Control Trial of Suicide Prevention for Primary Care Providers-in-Training

AHRQ (R18HS024224).

10/1/2015 - 10/31/2018

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: PI-Wendi Cross, PhD


Faculty Research Grant

Univ. of Rochester School of Nursing

1/1/2017 - 12/31/2019

Role: Principal Investigator


REAP

Warner School of Education and Human Development

9/1/2017 - 12/31/2019

Role: Co-Investigator

PI: Joyce Duckles, PhD


Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center/ Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

HRSA

1/1/2019 - Current

Role: Director of Interprofessional Education

PI: Thomas V. Caprio


“Talking about Dying is So Difficult”: Nurse Practitioner Students’ Reflections on End-of-life Discussions

Univ. of Rochester School of Nursing

1/1/2017 - Current

Role: Principal Investigator



Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders Program

NYS Dept. of Health Division of Chronic Disease Prevention

4/1/2008 - 4/30/2022

Role: Principal Investigator




Interdisciplinary Deprescribing via Telehealth in Home Health Care: A Pilot Feasibility Study

USDEN/NIH

8/1/2021 - 7/31/2022

Role: Principal Investigator



“Our Lives Matter”: Exploring the Impact of COVID- 19 on Black/African American and Latino Sexual Minority Men’s Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services, Resources Security, and Vaccination Acceptance and Uptake

Center for AIDS Research, University of California, San Francisco

9/1/2022 - 12/31/2022

Role: Co-Investigator, New York Site PI

PI: Orlando Harris, PhD, MPH




Barriers and facilitators of PrEP use among high-risk women in New York State

School of Nursing, Research Support Grant

4/1/2021 - 3/31/2022

Role: Principal Investigator