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Funded Grants and Projects

College of Education faculty are working to increase knowledge and improve lives through their research. Here is a sampling of major funded projects:

Principal Investigator Sponsor Project Amount
Ezemenari Obasi National Institute on Drug Abuse Stress and Drug Use Vulnerability in the African American Community $2,510,912
Jerome Freiberg U.S. Department of Education An Efficacy Trial with Students in Third & Fourth Grade Urban Schools $2,320,862
Ezemenari Obasi United Health Foundation A Community Collaborative for Preventing and Treating Obesity in Underserved Communities in Houston $2,000,000
Lorraine Reitzel Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Taking Texas Tobacco Free: Increasing Tobacco Cessation In Substance Use Treatment Centers $1,348,843
Jon Schwartz Economic Development Administration University of Houston Third Ward Innovation Center (EDA) $1,300,000
Lorraine Reitzel National Cancer Institute U-HAND (University of Houston/MD Anderson) Program to Reduce Cancer Disparities $1,271,195
Nicole Andrews United Way of Greater Houston Bright Beginnings, Year 13 $1,051,350
Virmarie Correa-Fernandez American Cancer Society Reducing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: A Focus on Mental Health $862,724
Bob McPherson Texas Tech University Southern Teacher Preparation Transformation Center (US PREP)       $534,000