Lorna McNeill, Ph.D., M.P.H.
African American Cancer Prevention Project: Establishing a Cohort to Investigate Health Disparities (Project CHURCH), Principal Investigator
The goal of this prospective cohort study is to examine the role of lifestyle/behavioral, social, and environmental factors on minority health and cancer-related disparities among a church-based sample of African-Americans in Houston, TX.
Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) Community Engagement Core, Principal Investigator
The goal of this core is to enhance translational science related to community engagement, implementation, and dissemination research.
Family-Based Approach to Reducing Obesity Risk Among African American Families, Principal Investigator
To determine wheather health coaching and support delivered to parents and families through churches improves weight outcomes.
Implement innovative evidence-based strategies to reduce and prevent obesity in children and adolescents: Implement We Can Obesity Prevention in Clinics, Principal Investigator
This project provides an evidence-based childhood obesity prevention program to children and parents of Harris Health System school-based clinics, elementary and middle schools affiliated with the clinics and surrounding communities. The project targets low-income, uninsured and underinsured populations of children who are at risk of obesity.
Food Desserts in Houston? Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption to Reduce Cancer Risk, Principal Investigator
The primary goal of this study is to explore the feasibility and efficacy of a community-based approach to utilizing churches to provide consistent access to fresh fruit and vegetable using low-cost strategies combined with nutrition education to low-income children and their families, thereby addressing cancer-related health disparities in Houston.
A Peer and Family Based Aproach to Obesity in African American Families, Principal Investigator.
The proposed project plans to use a community - based participation (CBPR) approach to implement a randomized intervention which seeks to determine wheather health coaching and support delivered to African American parents and families through churches improves weight outcomes.
Training Program to Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities in Black and Hispanic Women, Multiple Principal Investigator
The overall goal of this program is to recruit highly-qualified graduate students(masters and doctoral) and launce them into research careers focused on reducing breast cancer disparities.
2/2 U-HAND (University of Houston / MD Anderson) Program to Reduce Cancer Disparities, Principal Investigator
To build and maintain a long term collaborative partnership between the University of Houston ( ISUPS, Hispanic-Serving Institution) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (NCI-designated cancer center) that supports and stimulates excellence in educational programming and innovation in research designed to affect health equity among racial/ ethnic groups disproportionately affected by cancer disparities.
Larkin Strong, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Tu Salud Si Cuenta! Reaching Latino family dyads to increase physical activity and healthy eating, Principal Investigator
The goal of this study is to adapt a theoretically-based intervention designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity in adult Latino family dyads and evaluate its feasibility and acceptability through formative research and pretesting of intervention content and procedures.
ACS Pathways linking neighborhoods and activity behaviors in diverse populations, Principal Investigator
The research plan of this mentored research scholar grant is to develop and evaluate a conceptual model linking neighborhood environments to activity behaviors in three diverse samples of adults, with a particular emphasis on examining the pathways and processes through which they affect behavior
Qian Lu, M.D., Ph.D
American Cancer Society, Principal Investigator
To reduce psychosocial burdens among Chinese speaking breast cancer survivors.
This study aims to test the effect of a culturally sensitive intervention using expressive writing among Chinese speaking breast cancer survivors in multiple communities
National Institute of Health, Principal Investigator
A Culturally Sensitive Social Support intervention; Joy Luck Academy.
This study aims to test the health benefits of a randomized controlled trial of a close-ended professional, peer and mentor support program among medically underserved communities.
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Co-Investigator
Guilt and Expressive Writing for Reducing Alcohol Use in College Students.
This study aims to evaluate expressive writing as a brief intervention for heavy drinking college students
National Institute of Health -national Cancer Institute, Co -Investigator - Responsible for the quantitative aspect of this mixed quantitative - qualitative method project
Culture, Support and Quality of Life; Asian American Breast Cancer Survivors.
This study aims to explore cultural explanations for the cross-cultural differences found in quality of life studies among Asian and Asian American populations compared with Caucasian populations.
Dalnim Cho., Ph.D
Watchful Living: A lifestyle intervention for black prostate cancer patients on active surveillance and their partners, Pilot Principal Investigator
The goal of this randomized controlled study is to determine a feasibility of recruiting patient-partner dyads and implementing a lifestyle intervention for African American and Hispanic prostate cancer patients on active surveillance and their partners.