School of Public Health Awards Four New Catalyst Grants

The School of Public Health's Catalyst Grant Program supports work that builds outward from existing strengths to deepen and broaden the School’s research program around the four themes identified in the Strategic Plan: Mental Health, Resilience and Mindfulness; Environmental Health and Climate Change; Vulnerable Life Stages: Children and Older Adults; and Addiction. We are proud to fund the following projects and congratulate all the awardees! 

Developing a novel geographic momentary assessment approach for studying activity space and underage alcohol use

Kristina Jackson, Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Nancy Barnett, Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Patrick Vivier, Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute; Health Services, Policy & Practice

A mobile app for designing and analyzing data from personalized experiments

Christopher Schmid, Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health, Biostatistics

Thomas Trikalinos, Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health; Health Services, Policy & Practice

Jeff Huang, Computer Science

Virtual reality simulations to develop cognitive discrepancy in motivational interviews with young adult at-risk drinkers

Tyler Wray, Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Christopher Kahler, Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Nancy Barnett, Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Siu-Li Khoe, Rhode Island Virtual Reality

DJ Johnson, New England Institute of Technology

Improving childhood health in LMICs starting in pregnancy: Addressing metabolic syndrome’s impact on pregnancy outcomes among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women in South Africa

Angela Bengtson, Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Epidemiology

Mark Lurie, International Health Institute, Epidemiology

Jennifer Pellowski, International Health Institute, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Steve McGarvey, International Health Institute, Epidemiology

Susan Cu-Uvin, Global Health Initiative; Health Services, Policy & Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Medicine

Landon Myer, University of Cape Town School of Public Health & Family Medicine