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SPH Research News Updates For June 2024

SPH Research News Updates For June 2024

SPH Research: June 2024 Updates


Recent Awards and News

Congratulations to all of our Kickstarter and Catalyst Awardees!

Catalyst Awards

This award funds the promotion of progress on clearly articulated, early-phase research agendas by providing opportunities for pilot testing, preliminary data collection, feasibility or needs assessments or similar activities. Public health‐relevant proposals on any research topic of interest to SPH faculty are appropriate, including educational research.

  • Julia Goodman: Understanding and Supporting Workplace Accommodation and Leave Request Decisions Among Low-Income Pregnant People – Preliminary Tool Development.
  • Sarah Andrea: Elucidating the Intergenerational Transmission of Racial Inequities in Parental Precarious Employment on Child Health and Economic Mobility.


Kickstarter Awards

This award is supports faculty activities that advance the preparation of high-quality grant or contract applications or support student-led research.

  • Browning Hanes: The Association Between Regular Cannabis Smoking and Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection in Young Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study Using National Health and Nutrition: Western Medical Research Conference.
  • Jennifer Dipietro: “The Association Between Regular Cannabis Smoking and Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection in Young Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study Using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data, 2011-2016” – 2024 Western Medical Research Conference presentation.
  • Lisset Dumet Poma: Oral Presentation: “Applying social network analysis and processes mapping to inform the implementation of a cysticercosis control program in rural Peru”.
  • Adjoa Manu: “Exploring Patient and Provider Perceptions of Reproductive Health Care for People with Disabilities: A Pilot Study” – 2023 Oregon Public Health Association Conference Oral Presentation.
  • Abigail Newby-Kew: Newby-Kew APHA Disability Health Oral Presentations.
  • Corrin Murphy: Gender Affirming Surgery and Pain in Adolescents: Teen and Parent Experiences – multidisciplinary transgender health research conference: United States Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium.
  • Jennifer Hollandsworth-Reed: National Institute of Justice Conference Presentation.
  • Julia Goodman: Labor policies and programs to support lactation among informally employed women in Mexico-dissemination.
  • Mina (Anaeliz) Colon: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting Presentation.
  • Chelsea Keating: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting Presentation.
  • Emily Henkle: Comparative effectiveness of interventions to improve care management for patients being treated for chronic nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD).
  • Efrain Chavez Martinez: Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting Presentation.
  • Shabir Sarwary: Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting Presentation.

The posters displayed on the 5th and 6th floors of Vanport have truly contributed to the academic environment of SPH. Don’t forget, we would like to display your poster at the SPH as well! If you presented a poster in the last two years, please share it with ADR Marguerita Lightfoot. We will display your poster on the 5th or 6th floor of Vanport and we promise to return it.

Congratulations to HS&P PhD candidates Chelsea Keating, Emily Boniface, and Mina Colon for being selected as the winner of the 2024 NCHS/AcademyHealth Data Visualizations Challenge for their project entitled: Regional Variation in the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease. They will present their findings at the 2024 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) at the end of June in Baltimore, MD.

Funding Opportunities


Research to Advance the Science of Primary Care (R01)

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to build evidence about the characteristics and value of primary care that influence patient outcomes and advance health equity, such as care coordination, continuity of care, and comprehensiveness of care, person-centered, whole healthcare, and trust, and how these can be improved and effectively delivered to strengthen primary healthcare.

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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Bisexual and Bisexual+ People

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) solicits research, research training, and research career development on the health and well-being of people who identify as bisexual or bisexual+. Bisexual or bi in this NOSI may describe those with the potential to be attracted, romantically and/or sexually, to people of more than one sex or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree. Bisexual+ or bi+ in this NOSI is an umbrella term that is intended to encompass non-monosexual identities, including but not limited to bisexual, pansexual, sexually fluid, and queer.

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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health

The National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS), in partnership with Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Heart Blood and Lung Institute (NHBLI) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) is leading an NIH-wide Climate Change and Health Initiative (CCHI) with the goals of: reducing the health threats posed by climate change across the lifespan; improving the health of people who are at increased risk from or disparately affected by climate change impacts; and building health resilience among individuals, communities, Tribal Nations, and nations around the world, thereby increasing health equity. As a part of this CCHI, this NOSI encourages applications that address the impact of climate change on health and well-being over the life course, including the health implications of climate change in the United States and globally.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Addressing Childhood Obesity and Health Inequities

What: Supports efforts that will support, sustain, and evolve the work of organizations and communities that have been at the forefront of equity-oriented childhood obesity prevention
Who should apply: Applicants must have the organizational infrastructure that demonstrates sufficient capacity and history to conduct proposed efforts; more info in program announcement
Award: Minimum of $1 million/up to two years
Deadline: Concept papers due: June 27, 2024, noon PT; Full application due: Oct. 24, 2024, noon PT

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Faculty Excellence and Innovation Awards

Faculty Excellence and Innovation Awards are now open and accepting applications. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 18, 2024.  These awards can make a real difference —they provide $250,000 per year for three years, with few strings attached. The awards can be used to hire people, buy supplies or utilize an expensive but valuable resource. Receiving one of these awards can allow a faculty member to embark on a risky new approach with a rewarding possible outcome. Alternatively, the award can let a faculty member strengthen an already robust project in the lab.

There are two classes of awards: Early-stage Investigators (within 10 years of completing a terminal research degree or medical residency, or within six years of being hired in a tenure-equivalent faculty position without yet receiving substantial independent funding), and Mid-stage or Early-independent Investigators (within 10 years of receiving first substantial independent funding). We expect to fund one of each of these two classes.
Write your application like an early career award or a MIRA (R35) grant — write about your overarching scientific vision for your lab. You can focus on a particular project, but the submission will be most competitive if you place your project in the context of that broad vision.

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Recent Publications

May 2024 Publications

Seenthia NI, Bylaska EJ, Pignatello JJ, Tratnyek PG, Beal SA, Xu W. Experimental and Computational Study of Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter Facilitated Hydrolysis of 2,4-Dinitroanisole (DNAN). Environ Sci Technol. 2024 May 13. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.4c01069. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38739946.

Westbrook M. The embodiment of exclusionary displacement pressure: Intersections of housing insecurity and mental health in a Hispanic/Latinx immigrant neighborhood. Soc Sci Med. 2024 May 18;351:116996. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2024.116996. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38788428.

Burmester GR, Gottenberg JE, Caporali R, Winthrop KL, Tanaka Y, Ekoka Omoruyi EV, Rajendran V, Van Hoek P, Van Beneden K, Takeuchi T, Westhovens R, Aletaha D. Integrated safety analysis of filgotinib in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis over a treatment duration of up to 8.3 years. Ann Rheum Dis. 2024 May 23:ard-2024-225759. doi: 10.1136/ard-2024-225759. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38782549.

Cinco IR, Napier EG, Rhoades NS, Davies MH, Allison DB, Kohama SG, Bermudez L, Winthrop K, Fuss C, Spindel ER, Messaoudi I. Immunological and microbial shifts in the aging rhesus macaque lung during nontuberculous mycobacterial infection. mBio. 2024 May 21:e0082924. doi: 10.1128/mbio.00829-24. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38771046.

Gray NE, Hack W, Brandes MS, Zweig JA, Yang L, Marney L, Choi J, Magana AA, Cerruti N, McFerrin J, Koike S, Nguyen T, Raber J, Quinn JF, Maier CS, Soumyanath A. Amelioration of age-related cognitive decline and anxiety in mice by Centella asiatica extract varies by sex, dose and mode of administration. Front Aging. 2024 May 6;5:1357922. doi: 10.3389/fragi.2024.1357922. PMID: 38770167; PMCID: PMC11102990.

Eckhardt A, Waller DE, Shull S, Lovejoy TI, Morasco BJ, Gordon AJ, Wyse JJ. “They Ask Questions, But They Don’t Want the Answers”-Perceptions of Clinical Communication Among Veterans Discontinuing Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Subst Use Addctn J. 2024 May 20:29767342241251761. doi: 10.1177/29767342241251761. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38767274.

Colon, M., Goodman, J.M. Screening tools for employment in clinical healthcare delivery systems: a content analysis. BMC Health Serv Res 24, 720 (2024).

Cao H, Mao J, Tratnyek PG, Xu W. Role of Nitrogenous Functional Group Identity in Accelerating 1,2,3-Trichloropropane Degradation by Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter (PCM) and Sulfide Using PCM-like Polymers. Environ Sci Technol. 2024 Jun 7. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.3c11010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38848107.

Petteway RJ, López-Cevallos D, Mohsini M, Lopez A, Hunte RS, Holbert T, Madamala K. Engaging Antiracist And Decolonial Praxis To Advance Equity In Oregon Public Health Surveillance Practices. Health Aff (Millwood). 2024 Jun;43(6):813-821. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2024.00051. PMID: 38830161.

Menachemi N, Weaver L, Caine V, Hatchett DS, Box K, Halverson PK. Indiana’s Public Health Investment Holds Insights For Other States. Health Aff (Millwood). 2024;43(6):856-863. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2023.01650

Baudier RL, Orlandi PF, Yang W, et al. Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 and CKD Progression: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Kidney Medicine 2024.

Jiao J, Brumbach BH, Hantke N, Wilhelmi M, Bonilla C, Safarpour D. Changes in Anticholinergic Burden in Parkinson’s Disease After Deep Brain Stimulation. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2024;27(3):538–543. ISSN 1094-7159.

Research Resources

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