Research

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To address the challenges of health disparities in multiple chronic diseases, our centers are developing and delivering new understandings and intervention approaches for chronic disease prevention, testing, diagnosis, linkage to care, and treatment for affected communities. Our projects range from implementation approaches to community-engaged strategies, and our research network supports multi-directional exchange of data and ideas between each center.

"The same social determinants of health – access to nutritious food, safe housing and quality education - influence disparities in multiple chronic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, cancer, oral health, and HIV. And those diseases also often interact with one another. The idea is to connect all of those dots."

Stuart Gansky, DrPH, MS
Professor, Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health, University of California, San Francisco
Associate Dean for Research, UCSF School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco
Lee Hysan Chair of Oral Epidemiology, UCSF School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco

Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization Working Group

Research and data managers from each center collaborate in the Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization Working Group (CDE&DH WG). The objective of the CDE&DH WG is to review the compiled information and recommend the required Common Data Elements for all Consortium research projects to collect and the data systems to be used for transferring de-identified data to the Research Coordination Center.

Pilot Studies

In addition to their core research projects, each center also funds and supports pilot projects from early stage investigators. These are managed through the Investigator Skills Development cores.

Resources

NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Framework
The NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Framework is a multi-dimensional model that depicts a wide array of health determinants relevant to understanding and addressing minority health and health disparities. The framework facilitates assessment of progress, gaps, and opportunities in the NIMHD and NIH minority health and health disparities research portfolios.

PhenX Toolkit
The PhenX Toolkit (consensus measures for Phenotypes and eXposures) provides recommended standard data collection protocols for conducting biomedical research. 

Projects

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Food Prescriptions to Promote Affordable Diets that Meet RDAs among Multi-Generational Latino Households
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
SCCLH: #3
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NYUCI-ES: Psychosocial Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes for Chinese and Korean ADRD Caregivers
Rutgers Biomedical/Health Sciences
Newark, NJ
CAHPE: #3
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VIDA: Virtual Diabetes Group Visits Across Health Systems
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
C3EN: #2
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Food Delivery, Remote Monitoring, and Coaching-Enhanced Education for Optimized Diabetes Management (FREEDOM)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
South Birmingham, AL
FAC: #3
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Voice-Activated Technology to Improve Mobility & Reduce Health Disparities: EngAGEing African American Older Adult-Care Partner Dyads
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
C3EN: #3
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Techquity by FAITH! (Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health)
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
C2DREAM: #5
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Mi Control! Intervention
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
SCCLH: #4
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Reducing Alcohol Use among Black Men: Barbershop SBIRT
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
CRHSJ: #3
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Promoting Successful Weight Loss in Primary Care in Louisiana Using Information Technology (PROPEL-IT)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
South Birmingham, AL
FAC: #2
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Pascal: Culturally Tailored Conversational Agent for Quitting Smoking
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
C2DREAM: #4
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ACHIEVE Heart Failure (HF)
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
ACHIEVE GREATER: #2
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Stepping Into Lifestyle Changes (SILC)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
South Birmingham, AL
FAC: #1
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UNLOAD-HF
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
MACCHE: #3
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Project BRAID (Building Relationships Around Indigenous Endurance)
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
C2DREAM: #3
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FRESH Delivers: An Innovative Approach to Reducing Tobacco Use Among Rural Black/African American Smokers
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
CRHSJ: #2