Ongoing Research

HDRC Members are engaged in research focused on the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. Below is a list of some of the research currently being conducted by HDRC members

Administration

"Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Treatment Outcomes Study", Lois Lamerato, PhD
Originating Sponsor: Policy Analysis, Inc.
Start Date: October 15, 2008

Biostatistic & research epidemiology

"Systemic Inflammation Patterns, Hypertension and Racial Differences", Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow, PhD
Originating Sponsor: Fund for Henry Ford Hospital
Start Date: July 1, 2007

"Building a Pharmacovigilance Population-Based Laboratory", Sharon Hensley-Alford, PhD, MPH
Originating Sponsor: National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: August 1, 2008

"Early Environmental Hygiene and Pediatric Asthma", Christine Johnson
Originating Sponsor: National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: September 25, 2008

"National Children's Study- Community Engagement Core", Christine Joseph, PhD
Originating Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: September 28, 2007

"Admixture Mapping of Sarcoidosis Genes in African Americans", Benjamin Rybicki, PhD
Originating Sponsor: National Institutes of Health/DHHS
Start Date: June 15, 2008

"Genetic Determinants of Inhaled Steroid Response in African-Americans with Asthma",
Keoki Williams, MD
Originating Sponsor: Sandler Program for Asthma Research
Start Date: July 1, 2007

Cardiovascular

"Region V East Network for Comprehensive Care and the Prevention of the Complications of Hemophillia", Philip Kuriakose, MD
Originating Sponsor: Hemophillia Foundation of Michigan
Start Date: October 1, 2009

Center for Clinical Effectiveness

"A Program for Improving the Health of African American men in Michigan", Denise White, MD
Originating Sponsor: Michigan Department of Community Health
Start Date: October 1, 1999

Center for health promotion

"Research and Education on Smoke-Free Air for Pets and Families", Ronald Davis
Originating Sponsor: Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI)
Start Date: July 1, 2006

"Empowering Special Olympic Athletes to Improve their health and well-being", Sharon Milberger, Sc.D.
Originating Sponsor: Michigan Special Olympics
Start Date: July 1, 2006

"Empowering Special Olympic Athletes to Improve their health and well-being", Sharon Milberger, Sc.D.
Originating Sponsor: Michigan Special Olympics
Start Date: October 1, 2007

Center for health services research

"Focus Groups with Adren Morris at UMich", Jennifer Elston-Lafata, PhD
Originating Sponsor: University of Michigan
Start Date: March 1, 2008

"Medication use and cost for adult cancer patients", Jennifer Elston-Lafata, PhD
Originating Sponsor: Group Health Cooperative
Start Date: June 22, 2007

"Medical Care Burden of Cancer: System and Data Issues", Jennifer Elston-Lafata, PhD
Originating Sponsor: National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: August 1, 2007

"Impact of Diabetes Control on Employment and Work Productivity", Jennifer Elston-Lafata, PhD
Originating Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: August 1, 2007

"Evaluation of an Intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening in primary care clinics", Jennifer Elston-Lafata, PhD
Originating Sponsor: Battelle
Start Date: February 1, 2003

"Recommendation & Colorectal Cancer Screening", Jennifer Elston-Lafata, PhD
Originating Sponsor: National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: July 5, 2006

"High Value Health Care: A strategy for the Quality Alliance Steering Committee", David Nerenz, PhD
Originating Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Start Date: September 30, 2008

"The Clinical Effectiveness of Pharmacy Adherence Information for Diabetes Control",
Manel Pladevall, MS
Originating Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: August 1, 2006

Eye care services

"Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Study" Robert Levine, MD
Originating Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
Start Date: January 1, 2008

Family practice

"Encouraging Physicians to Practice in Underserved Rural and Urban Michigan Communities",
Susan Schooley, MD
Originating Sponsor: University of Michigan
Start Date: September 1, 2006

"Healthy Environments Partnership- Lean & Green in Motown", Denise White, MD
Originating Sponsor: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: August 1, 2006

"Project Connect: A family network based health screening recruitment model targeting urban African American men", Denise White, MD
Originating Sponsor: Henry Ford Health System
Start Date: January 1, 2009

Hematology/oncology

"Hemophillia Foundation of Michigan Maternal and Child Health Grant", Angela Lambing
Originating Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau/HRSA/DHHS
Start Date: June 1, 2003

Infectious disease

"Minority Aids Initiative", Norman Markowitz, MD
Originating Sponsor: Detroit Health Department
Start Date: December 1, 2007

"Expanded and Integrated Human Immunodefficiency Virus Testing for Populations Disproportionately Affected by HIV, Primarily African Americans", Norman Markowitz, MD
Originating Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS
Start Date: November 1, 2007

"Annual Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness for Preventing Laboratory-Confirmed Medically Attended Outcomes", Marcus Zervos, MD
Originating Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS
Start Date: August 1, 2008

Neurology and neurological surgery

"Does Immune status effect fibroid development", Cathie G. Miller
Originating Sponsor: Henry Ford Health System
Start Date: January 1, 2009

"QOL in Patients with Epilepsy", Brien Smith

Pathology

"Ancestry-Informative marker analysis to dissect out somatic molecular heterogeneity in HNSCC",
Maria Worsham, PhD
Originating Sponsor: Henry Ford Health System
Start Date: January 1, 2009

Pediatrics

"National Children's Study- Pediatric Core", Charles Barone II, M.D.
Originating Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease/NIH/DHHS
Start Date: September 28, 2007

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