Current Research

Linking Active Transportation Use and Neighborhood Walkability to Cardiometabolic Risk Factors among Hispanic Mothers
Research Duration:
2018 to 2019
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Lorenzo
CHPDP Collaborator: Rebecca Lee and Colleen Keller
Funding: NIH/NINR

This study will inform physical activity interventions for Hispanic and Latina mothers, who are among the least physically active and at high risk of poor cardiometabolic health, to decrease cardiometabolic risk factors, inform best practice, and advocate for policy changes to enhance the health of undeserved communities.

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Alcohol and Violence Prevention for College Students
Research Duration:
2018 to 2021
Principal Investigator: Gilmore
CHPDP Collaborator: Kelly Cue Davis
Funding: NIH/NIAAA

The goal of this Planning Grant (R34) is to conduct a 2-stage pilot of a behavioral intervention for heavy episodic drinking and violence among college students. 

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The Influence of Immigration and Societal Integration on the Physical Activity Behaviors of First generation U.S. Latina Immigrants
Research Duration:
2018 to 2019
Principal Investigator: Rodney Joseph
Funding: CONHI Pilot Project Award Program

This study aims to examine how this group's immigration experiences influence their availability to and perception of physical activity. 

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Hematopoietic Cell transplant Patient and Caregiver Perceptions of Dyad-based, Smartphone-delivered Physical Activity Intervention
Research Duration:
2018 to 2019
Principal Investigator: Shelby Langer
CHPDP Collaborator: Rebecca E. Lee
Funding: CONHI Pilot Project Award Program

This study aims to develop and assess potential interest in an intervention for HCT recipients and their caregivers to increase physical activity, improve distress, and enhance clinical outcomes. 

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Follow-up of a Culturally-Grounded Diabetes Prevention Program for Obese Latino Adolescents
Research Duration:
2017 to 2022
Principal Investigator: Gabe Shaibi
Funding: NIH/NIMHD

Community partners (St. Vincent de Paul Family Wellness Program and Lincoln Family YMCA) and SIRC  tested the efficacy of a  culturally-grounded diabetes prevention intervention, Every Little Step Counts (ELSC) for obese Latino adolescents from 2012-2017. This NIMHD award includes a five-year continuation study, Follow-up of a Culturally-Grounded Diabetes Prevention Program for Obese Latino Adolescents, led by Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) director Dr. Gabe Shaibi. The study will describe long-term health trajectories Latino adolescents following completion of ELSC and examine how family, home, and neighborhood factors are associated with individual diabetes risk profiles over time. The ELSC intervention focuses on sustaining healthy behavior changes through nutrition and fitness classes delivered to obese Latino adolescents and their families.

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Young Men's Coercive Condom Use resistance: Individual and Contextual Factors
Research Duration:
2017 to 2018
Principal Investigator: Kelly Cue Davis
Funding: Institute for Social Science Research Seed Grant

This study aims to examine factors associated with nonconsensual condom removal and other coercive condom use resistance tactics among 18-30-year-old men.

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Effects of digital stories intervention on psychosocial well-being for cancer patients and caregivers undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation
Research Duration:
2017 to 2020
Principal Investigator: Sunny Kim
CHPDP Collaborator: Shelby Langer
Funding: NIH/National Cancer Institute

This study aims to examine expected mediating factors to determine how stories may "work" to reduce psychosocial distress by fostering emotional processing, acceptance, and dyadic disclosure of emotions.

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Coping with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and psychosocial distress: Development of digital storytelling intervention for caregivers
Research Duration:
2017 to 2018
Principal Investigator: Nandita Khera and Sunny Kim (PI's)
CHPDP Collaborator: Shelby Langer
Funding: Mayo Clinic-ASU Seed Grant Program
Improving Diabetes Management and Quality of Life in Latino and Latina Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Research Duration:
2017 to 2018
Principal Investigator: Felipe González Castro
Funding: Mayo Clinic/ASU Obesity Solutions

The goal of this project is to conduct a proposed Integrative Mixed Methods study on culturally-relevant approaches for promoting effective diabetes management among elder Latino and Latina patients with type 2 diabetes.

Development of a Psychoeducational Intervention to Address Financial Distress in Cancer Patients
Research Duration: 2017
Principal Investigator: Nandita Khera, MD (Mayo Clinic AZ Cancer Center)
CHPDP Collaborator: Shelby Langer
Funding: Mayo Clinic/AZ-CSHCD

With increasing costs of cancer treatment, financial hardship is a growing challenge for patients, their families, and healthcare providers. Aims are: (1) To understand the stakeholder (non-physician healthcare provider and patient/ caregiver) perspective regarding the need for interventions for financial distress and preferred mode of delivery, and (2) To develop and validate a psycho-educational intervention to address financial distress due to cancer treatment.

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