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Faculty Projects

Faculty Project Name and Description
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Chiara Acquati

 

Young Clinicians Research Grant

End Date:
9/30/2022

Sponsor:
Sexual Medicine Society of North America

Samira Ali
Samira Ali
Gilead - Compass Initiative 2021-2023
Sustain Compass Coordinating Center Phase Two

End Date
12/31/2023

Sponsor:
Gilead Sciences

Working to address HIV/AIDS in The South by focusing on mental health, trauma-informed care, substance use (especially harm reduction and the opioid epidemic) and wellness in the context of HIV/AIDS. We work collaboratively to build capacity among organizations, institutions, and other entities to reduce HIV/AIDS disparities in care and advance equities in the Southern United States.

Nicole Bromfield
Nicole Bromfield

An Exploration of Pathways and Barriers to Wellbeing and Social Support for Orphaned and vulnerable girls in Namibia

End Date:
11/15/2023

Sponsor:
University of Houston 

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Jodi Berger Cardoso

Community Intervention to Prevet the Onset of Behavioral Health Symptoms Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Pandemic Affected Children

End Date:
5/31/2026

Sponsor:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
via NIH 

 

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Alan J. Dettlaff

upEND Transition

End Date: 
5/31/2023

Sponsor:
Center for the Study of Social Policy

 

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Robin Gearing
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

 End Date:
7/29/2024

Sponsor:
Harris Center

 


Robin Gearing

The Fort Bend County Community Collaborate Program for Justice Involved and At-RiSk Youth with MI or CMISA (FOCUS Youth) Program

End Date:
6/30/2024

Sponsor:
Fort Bend County

 

sheara2.pngShear Jennings

Teens Making A Choice  (TMAC)

End Date:
9/29/2023

Sponsor:
Change Happens

 

Sheara Jennings

TMAC 2.0

End Date:
9/29/2024

Sponsor: 
Change Happens

Sheara Jennings

HYPE - CPREP (Helping Youth Prevent Engaging in Risky Behavior)

End Date:
9/29/2024

Sponsor:
Change Happens

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McClain Sampson
Equity in Perinatal Health: A Healthy Start Initiative

End Date:
3/31/2024

Sponsor:
Health Resources and Services Administration

 

The Healthy Start initiative is a direct services program aimed at reducing racial disparities in maternal and infant birth outcomes by targeting communities in Houston with infant mortality rates twice the rate of the national average. Through coordinated care case management with mothers, community based health education, a consortium of stakeholders and a fatherhood involvement program, Healthy Start delivers evidence-based strategies to improve the lives of women, infants and fathers during pregnancy and beyond. Research related to Healthy Start tracks the effectiveness of the home visit curriculum and seeks to examine effectiveness of care coordination between case management and medical care. 

 

McClain Sampson

Healthy Start Initiative Supplement: Healthy Infants

End Date:
3/31/2023

Sponsor:
Health Resources and Services Administration

McClain Sampson

Healthy Start Initiative Supplement: Community-Based Doulas

End Date:
3/31/2024

Sponsor:
Health Resources and Services Administration

McClain Sampson

GLOBE: Team Training for Behavioral Health

End Date: 
6/30/2025

Sponsor: 
Health Resources and Services Administration

GLOBE is part of a nationwide program to increase the number of clinical behavioral health provides who are competent in working in integrated healthcare with interprofessional medical teams. The program delivers advance training to social work and counseling psychology students through curriculum and workshops. Research related to GLOBE explores the effectiveness of the behavioral health training program and improvement in clinical skills for service delivery to co-occurring mental health and physical health conditions. 

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Christina Miyawaki
Caregiver-Provided Life Review For Persons with Dementia in Care Facilities

 

End Date:
7/31/2023

Sponsor:
Alzheimer's Association

 

Christina Miyawaki

RAPID Supplement: Caregiver-Provided Life Review for Persons with Dementia in Care Facilities

End Date:
7/31/2025

Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association

 

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Monit Cheung
Child Welfare Education Project

 

End Date:
6/30/2023

Sponsor:
DFPS

This project provides students a stipend so that their tuition, books and costs of studying in the Master of Social Work program can be covered. Also included are child welfare-oriented classes and field internships, special seminars and workshops focused on child welfare issues to enhance the educational experience, staff assistance to give focused advising and field internship support, and employment in Children's Protective Services (CPS) after graduation.

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Sarah Narendorf

Evaluation of the Harris Center Community-Initiated Care Program: Resiliancy as Prevention

End Date:
9/30/2024

Sponsor:
The Harris Center for Mental Health


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Suzanne Pritzker

Building Civic Engagement in the Post-Harvey Context: Exploring Facilitators and Barriers to Civic Activity in Four Hurricane-Affected Communities in Houston

End Date:
9/30/2023

Sponsor:
Americorps

A community-based participatory research project using qualitative methods to explore how communities experience civic engagement, what residents perceive as facilitators and barriers to civic engagement, and how their experiences with crisis and recovery from a natural disaster shape civic engagement.

Suzanne Pritzker

Reducing Civic Inequality: Facilitators and Barriers to AAPI Youth Civic Engagement

End Date:
7/31/2024

Sponsor: 
Houston Endowment Inc.

 

This project uses a “community-based participatory research” (CBPR) design to prioritize AAPI youth voice, as a youth research team will work alongside UH GCSW researchers to conduct focus groups with diverse ethnic groups of AAPI teenagers. Findings from this project will address a substantial research gap, build understanding of AAPI youth under-representation in civic involvement, and identify specific youth-driven and youth-focused practices to promote civic engagement among this growing U.S. population.

Suzanne Pritzker

Take Action Greater Houston 2

End Date:
12/31/2022

Sponsor:
Rice University Via Houston Endowment