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Grants and Contracts

Name Funding Agency Year Role

Xinguang (Jim) Chen

Social Capital and HIV Risk Behavior among Rural Migrants in China NIH/NIMH 2010-2016 PI
Quantum Change and HIV Risk Behavior among US Adolescents and Young Adults NIH/NICHD 2013-2018 PI
Comparing the Effectiveness of Two Alcohol Adherence Interventions for HIV+ Youth NIH/NIAAA 2013-2018 Co-I
Phase ½ of Aerosolized Survanta for Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome FDA 2014-2018 Subcontract PI, Co-I/Biostatistician
The Impact of Long-term Marijuana Use on the Neurocognitive Functioning of Individuals Living with HIV NIH/NIDA 2015-2017 Mentor
Alcohol Consumption Patterns on Cardiovascular Health in Persons Living with HIV NIH/NIAAA 2015-2017 Mentor

Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng

mTOR Pathway in Breast Cancer Subtypes by Race: A Molecular Pathological Study NIH/NCI 2016-2021 PI

Robert L. Cook

Pharmacotherapy to reduce hazardous drinking in HIV-infected women: randomized trial NIH/NIAAA 2011-2016 PI
Southern HIV Alcohol Research Center (SHARC) admin and research support core NIH/NIAAA 2012-2017 PI
Miami Women’s Interagency HIV Study NIH/NIAID 2013-2017 Co-I
Designing User-Centered Decision Support Tools for Chronic Pain in Primary Care AHRQ 2015-2019 Co-I
Alcohol and HIV: Biobehavioral interaction and intervention – Brown University ARCH NIH/NIAAA (subcontract from Brown University) 2015-2020 Co-I

Linda B. Cottler

Indo-US Training in Chronic Non-Communicable Disorders and Diseases Across the Lifespan NIH 2011-2017 PI
Transformative Approach to Reduce Research Disparities Towards Drug Users NIDA 2011-2017 PI
University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health NIDA 2014-2019 PI
ABCD-USA Consortium: Research Project NIDA 2015-2020 Subaward MPI
University of Florida – Mt. Sinai Medical Center Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center NIA 2015-2020 Co-I
Florida Department of Health – Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program Florida Department of Health 2016-2018 PI
Rides and Resources for Rural Residents (R4) Florida Blue Foundation 2016-2019 PI

Volker Mai

Effects of increasing legume intake on gut microbiota composition American Pulse Association 2014-2016 PI
Understanding antibiotic resistance occurrence and develoment of mitigation strategies in cattle USDA 2015-2017 Co-PI
Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Human Norovirus Infection NIH 2015-2020 Co-I
Big data approach for correlating gut microbiota with epithelial methylation pattern NIH 2016-2017 MPI

Thomas A. Pearson

An Ethnicity-Specific MetS Severity Score to Assess Risk: The Jackson Heart Study NIH/NHLBI 2014-2019 Co-I
The OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium PCORI 2015-2018 Co-Leader
Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health NIH/NCATS 2015-2019 PI

Mattia Prosperi

Computational methods for microbial next-generation sequencing data UK BBSRC 2014-2017 Co-I (honorary role after leaving UK)
Systems Immunology of the Human Life Course – Phenotyping immune responses in asthma and respiratory infections – a systems approach to understanding changes from childhood to adulthood UK MRC 2014-2019 Co-I (honorary role after leaving UK)
EuResist Engine retraining and revision IT EuResist Foundation 2015-2016 PI
Gut microflora and estrogens: a new paradigm for breast cancer risk reduction Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance 2015-2016 Co-I
Virogenesis: Virus discovery and epidemic tracing from high throughput metagenomics sequencing EU 2015-2018 PI of Work Package
Management of standardized evaluation of retroviral HIV Infection (MASTER) IT MISI Foundation 2015-2018 PI
Big data approach for correlating gut microbiota with epithelial methylation pattern NIH/NCI 2016 MPI
Endotype discovery in prostate cancer and multi-domain analysis of age-related comorbidities University of Florida’s Health Cancer Center & Institute of Aging 2016-2017 MPI
Enhancing pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation to optimize individual and community-level impact NIH 2016-2018 PI of subcontract

Catherine W. Striley

Transformative Approach to Reduce Research Disparities Towards Drug Users NIH/NIDA 2011-2016 Co-I
Indo-US Training Program in Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan NIH/Fogarty Int’l Center 2011-2016 Ombudsperson and Mentor
University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health NIH/NIDA 2014-2019 Mentor
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health NIH/NCATS 2015-2016 HealthStreet Co-Director
University of Florida – Mt. Sinai Medical Center Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center NIH/NIA 2015-2020 Co-I
Preventing Hospital Readmission through CHWs Shands Foundation 2015-2016 PI
Prevalence of TD and Tics in a Community-Recruited Sample of Adults from Haiti Tourette Foundation 2016-2017 PI
Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program Florida Department of Health 2016 Co-I
Rides and Resources for Rural Residents Florida Blue Foundation 2016-2019 Co-I

Deepthi S. Varma

Feasibility and Acceptability of Ceramic Cord Cutting Device (C3D) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2014-2016 Co-I
Effectiveness of text messaging and reminder calls to increase use of service referrals provided through community outreach University of Florida CTSI 2015-2016 PI

Lusine Yaghjyan

Gut microflora and estrogens: a new paradigm for breast cancer risk reduction Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance 2015-2016 PI

Jinying Zhao

Telomere attrition and diabetes risk in American Indians NIH/NIDDK 2011-2017 PI
Epigenetic determinants for depression: a monozygotic discordant twin study NIH/NIMH 2013-2018 PI
Whole-exome sequencing study of diabetic nephropathy NIH/NIDDK 2015-2020 Co-I
Novel metabolic predictors of diabetes in American Indians NIH/NIDDK 2016-2020 PI
Tulane COBRE for Clinical and Translational Research in Cardiometabolic Diseases NIH 2016-2021 Co-I
Genome-wide profiling of brain DNA hydroxymethylome in Alzheimer’s disease NIH/NIA 2016-2021 PI