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AHRQ funds new projects

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently funded the following research projects, small project grants, dissertation grants, conference grants, and training grants. Readers are reminded that findings usually are not available until a project has ended or is nearing completion.

Research Projects

Assessing medical need among children in managed care
Project director: Paul A. Fishman, Ph.D.
Organization: Group Health of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11314
Project period: 5/1/01 to 10/31/03
First year funding: $379,079

Collaborative management of diabetes in blacks
Project director: Leonard Egede, M.D.
Organization: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11418
Project period: 7/1/01 to 6/30/06
First year funding: $126,028

Health communication over the Internet
Project director: Evelyn C. Chan, M.D.
Organization: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11421
Project period: 9/1/01 to 8/31/06
First year funding: $100,866

Impact of managed care on demand for preventive and curative medicine
Project director: Pravin Trivedi, Ph.D.
Organization: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10904
Project period: 6/8/01 to 5/31/02
First year funding: $143,531

Is non-adherence a revealed preference?
Project director: Leslie Lenert, M.D.
Organization: Veterans Medical Research Foundation, San Diego, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10220
Project period: 6/1/01 to 5/31/04
First year funding: $343,641

Local versus referral care
Project director: Harry Selker, M.D.
Organization: New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10280
Project period: 5/7/01 to 3/31/03
First year funding: $472,158

Medicaid managed care for children with special health care needs
Project director: Jean Mitchell, Ph.D.
Organization: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10912
Project period: 6/1/01 to 5/31/04
First year funding: $367,656

United States valuation of the Euroqol EQ-5D health states
Project director: Stephen J. Coons, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10243
Project period: 6/1/01 to 5/31/03
First year funding: $1,805,183

Small Project Grants

Collaborative intervention for PTSD trauma survivors
Project director: Douglas Zatzick, M.D.
Organization: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11372
Project period: 5/1/01 to 10/31/02
Funding: $75,082

Comorbidity, costs, and outcomes in dialysis patients
Project director: Srinivasan Beddhu, M.D.
Organization: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11370
Project period: 5/1/01 to 4/30/02
Funding: $49,875

Factors affecting choice of types of hemodialysis access
Project director: Kirsten Johansen, M.D.
Organization: Northern California Institute for Research and Education, San Francisco, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11471
Project period: 6/11/01 to 5/31/02
First year funding: $100,000

Hispanic/white differences in self-reported health status
Project director: Joseph Sudano, Ph.D.
Organization: Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11462
Project period: 7/1/01 to 6/30/02
Funding: $76,364

Impact of structure on living organ donation
Project director: Rebecca Winsett, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11472
Project period: 6/1/01 to 5/31/03
First year funding: $49,958

Patterns of individual health plan coverage among rural residents
Project director: Andrew Coburn, Ph.D.
Organization: Muskie School of Public Services, Portland, ME
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11349
Project period: 9/1/01 to 8/31/02
Funding: $73,478

Patterns of rehabilitation use following stroke
Project director: Nancy Harada, Ph.D.
Organization: Regents University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11482
Project period: 8/1/01 to 1/31/03
First year funding: $99,677

Projecting consequences of better health for older adults
Project director: Louise Russell, Ph.D.
Organization: Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, NJ
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11477
Project period: 6/1/01 to 1/31/03
First year funding: $74,108

Racial/ethnic differences in CAHPS ratings and reports
Project director: Robert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D.
Organization: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11386
Project period: 5/1/01 to 4/30/02
Funding: $100,000

TB education in jail: Transferring research to practice
Project director: Mary C. White, Ph.D.
Organization: University of California, San Francisco, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11337
Project period: 5/1/01 to 4/30/02
Funding: $73,750

Dissertation Grants

Assessing Medicare risk adjustment using HMO data
Project director: Hongjun Kan, M.P.P.
Organization: RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11403
Project period: 5/1/01 to 2/28/02
Funding: $30,000

Comparison of approaches to quality of life measurement
Project director: Anna Adachi-Mejia, M.S.
Organization: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11405
Project period: 4/1/01 to 3/31/02
Funding: $32,214

Human genome policy and health care services
Project director: Lauren McCain, M.A.
Organization: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11401
Project period: 4/5/01 to 3/31/02
Funding: $32,124

Latinas: Impact of citizenship on access to Pap smears
Project director: Judith R. Katzburg, M.P.H.
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11273
Project period: 7/1/01 to 6/30/02
Funding: $32,048

Nurse staffing and adverse patient outcomes
Project director: Sung-Hyun Cho, M.P.H.
Organization: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11397
Project period: 4/1/01 to 3/31/02
Funding: $31,116

Patient satisfaction for depressed patients in primary care
Project director: Karen A. Swanson, S.C.M.
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11407
Project period: 4/1/01 to 3/31/02
Funding: $31,920

Relationship between social capital and health
Project director: Andrew R. Sommers, M.S.
Organization: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11396
Project period: 4/1/01 to 3/31/02
Funding: $32,400

Conference Grants

Conference on communication and patient safety
Project director: Jay Callahan, Ph.D.
Organization: National Patient Safety Foundation, Chicago, IL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10955
Project period: 4/15/01 to 4/14/02
Funding: $21,200

Conference on medical care and domestic violence
Project director: Ellen Taliaferro, M.D.
Organization: Parkland Foundation, Dallas, TX
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11837
Project period: 6/1/01 to 5/31/02
Funding: $25,000

Diabetes and the arts and humanities: Planning conference
Project director: Naj M. Wikoff, M.A.
Organization: Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10953
Project period: 5/1/01 to 4/30/02
Funding: $49,900

ISTAHC 2001 annual meeting
Project director: Joel J. Nobel, M.D.
Organization: ECRI, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10957
Project period: 5/1/01 to 4/30/02
Funding: $50,000

Measurement issues in U.S. health disparities research
Project director: Anita Stewart, Ph.D.
Organization: University of California, San Francisco, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11293
Project period: 4/15/01 to 4/14/02
Funding: $60,000

Medical necessity decisionmaking in managed care
Project director: Alan Garber, M.D., Ph.D.
Organization: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10956
Project period: 5/1/01 to 4/30/02
Funding: $50,000

Rural mental health research conference, 2001
Project director: Sheryl A. Pacelli, M.E.D.
Organization: Coastal Area Health Education Center, Wilmington, NC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10960
Project period: 6/1/01 to 5/31/02
Funding: $18,617

Using research to inform patients of breast cancer surge
Project director: Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D.
Organization: National Center for Policy Research on Women and Families, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10954
Project period: 5/1/01 to 4/30/02
Funding: $42,500

Utilizing research to enhance clinical practice
Project director: Norman Paradise, Ph.D.
Organization: Iowa Health System, Des Moines, IA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10958
Project period: 7/1/01 to 6/30/02
Funding: $23,925

National Research Service Award Fellowships

Enhancing compliance with HIV testing from the emergency department
Fellow: Jason Haukoos, M.D.
Organization: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Project number: F32 HS11509
Project period: 2-year fellowship
First year funding: $46,630

Health literacy and medication adherence in an HMO
Fellow: Anne Pereria, M.D.
Organization: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA
Project number: F32 HS11504
Project period: 1-year fellowship
Funding: $47,348

Income inequality and health: Does race matter?
Fellow: Amani Nuru-Jeter, M.P.H.
Organization: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Project number: F31 HS11485
Project period: 2-year fellowship
First year funding: $36,484

Managed care impact on minority physicians and patients
Fellow: Keith Elder, M.P.H.
Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Project number: F31 HS11486
Project period: 2-year fellowship
First year funding: $23,425

Usage patterns of over-the-counter pyridium
Fellow: Chih-Wen Shi, M.D.
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Project number: F32 HS11507
Project period: 1-year fellowship
Funding: $45,560

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