Currently Funded Grants

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Tobacco Cessation Initiated in a Psychiatric Partial Hospital
Investigator: Sandra Japuntich
Type: R03
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Advance-CTR
Investigator: Rochelle Rosen
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) / Brown University

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Attentional and Neuroendocrine Biomarkers of Risk for Adolescent Depression
Investigator: Chrystal Vergara-Lopez
Type: NARSAD Young Investigator Award
Agency: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

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Attentional and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Depression Among Adolescent Girls
Investigator: Chrystal Vergara-Lopez
Type: Advance-CTR Mentored Research Award
Agency: Brown University

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CARES: A Mobile Health Program for Alcohol Risk Reduction for an Under-Served College Population 
Investigator: Beth Bock 
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism / Live Inspired, LLC
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Daily-Level Analysis of Ovarian Hormones, Smoking, and Anxiety 
Investigator: Shira Dunsiger 
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse / Rutgers
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Defining Chronic Lyme Symptoms and Quality of Life to Develop Future Interventions 
Investigator: Sara Vargas 
Type: Seed Grant 
Agency: Rhode Island Foundation 

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Development and Pilot Testing of a Persuasive Health Communication Intervention for Emergency Department Patients Who Decline Rapid HIV/HCV Screening
Investigator: Michael Carey
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse / Brigham & Women's Hospital
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Development of a Novel Mobile Health Tool for Age-Specific Dehydration Assessment and Management in Patients with Diarrheal Disease
Investigator: Rochelle Rosen
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases / Rhode Island Hospital
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Development of a Group Prenatal Care Intervention to Address Maternal and Child NCD Risk in American Samoa
Investigator: Rochelle Rosen
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)/ Yale
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Dyad-Based Multiple Behavior Intervention for Reducing Lung Cancer Symptoms
Investigator: Shira Dunsiger
Type: Subcontract 
Agency: American Cancer Society / USC 

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Electronic Cigarettes During Pregnancy: Impact on Fetal Development
Investigators: Laura Stroud and Amy Salisbury
Type: R01
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Enriching the Rhode Island Child Health Study
Investigator: Laura Stroud
Type: Subcontract
Agency: NIEHS/Emory University School of Medicine
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Exploring the Role of Mindfulness Training in the Promotion of Medication Adherence in Heart Failure Outpatients
Investigator: Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher
Type: R21 
Agency: National Institute of Nursing Research 
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Exploring Second-to-Second Exercise Intensity and Disease Risk Outcomes
Investigators: Beth Bock and Shira Dunsiger 
Type: Pilot 
Agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences / Brown University

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Exploring Synergistic Effects of Aerobic Exercise and Mindfulness Training on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: A Pilot, Proof of Concept Study 
Investigator: Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher
Type: Pilot Project 
Agency: Brown University 

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Fetal Behavior, Brain & Stress Response: Ultrasound Markers of Maternal Smoking
Investigator: Laura Stroud
Type: R01
Agency: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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HIV/Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI)
Investigator: Kimberly Nelson
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) / Fordham University
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HPA & Neural Response to Peer Rejection: Biomarkers of Adolescent Depression Risk
Investigator: Laura Stroud
Type: R01
Agency: NIMH
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I Live Inspired: Individually Tailored and Integrated Social Support Network for Tobacco Cessation
Investigator: Beth Bock
Type: Subcontract
Agency: NIH / Live Inspired
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Impact of Flavors and Design Features on Patterns of Waterpipe Use and Toxicity in Pregnant Mothers
Investigators: Laura Stroud and Lori Scott-Sheldon
Type: R01
Agency: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Impact of Flavors and Design Features on Patterns of Waterpipe Use and Toxicity in Pregnant Mothers (supplement)
Investigators: Laura Stroud and Lori Scott-Sheldon
Type: Admin. Supplement
Agency: NIDA/ Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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Impact of Multilevel Risk and Resilience Factors on Cardiovascular Health in Racially/Ethnically Diverse Men and Women
Investigator: Joseph Fava
Type: Subcontract 
Agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 
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Intervention to Prevent Peer Violence and Depressive Symptoms among At-Risk Adolescents
Investigator: Shira Dunsiger
Type: Subcontract 
Agency: National Institute of Child Health & Human Development / Rhode Island Hospital 
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Low-Intensity Weight Loss for Young Adults: Autonomous vs. Extrinsic Motivation
Investigator: Joseph Fava
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) / Virginia Commonwealth
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Lung Cancer Screening Following the Affordable Care Act 
Investigator: Sandra Japuntich
Type: Foundation Grant 
Agency: American Cancer Society

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Maternal Depression During Pregnancy: Novel Brain and Behavioral Markers of Risk in the Fetus
Investigator: Laura Stroud
Type: NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant
Agency: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

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Maternal Smoking, HPA and Epigenetic Pathways to Infant Neurobehavioral Deficits
Investigator: Laura Stroud
Type: R01
Agency: NIDA
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Media Influences on Risk Behaviors Among Young Men
Investigator: Kimberly Nelson
Type: K23
Agency: NIMH
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Mindfulness Training to Improve ART Adherence and Reduce Risk Behavior among Persons Living with HIV
Investigators: Michael Carey and Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher
Type: R34
Agency: NCCAM
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Mobile Support to Improve Recovery and Treatment Court Outcomes
Investigator: Ernestine Jennings
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse / Live Inspired, LLC

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Monoclonal Antibody-based Multipurpose Microbicides
Investigator: Kate Guthrie
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) / Boston University
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Peers Promoting Exercise Adoption and Maintenance Among Cancer Survivors
Investigator: Shira Dunsiger
Type: R01
Agency: NCI / University of South Carolina
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Physical Activity Promotion Based on Positive Psychology: Development and Piloting of a Novel Intervention Approach
Investigator: Beth Bock
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Cancer Institute / Brown University
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Prenatal Marijuana: Impact on Infant Neurobehavior, Stress, and Epigenetic Mechanisms
Investigator: Laura Stroud
Type: R01
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Positive Psychotherapy for Smoking Cessation Enhanced with Text Messaging: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Investigator: Beth Bock
Type: Subcontract
Agency: NCI / Brown University
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Proactive Tobacco Treatment in a Medicaid Health Home
Investigator: Sandra Japuntich
Type: Medical Research Grant
Agency: Rhode Island Foundation

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Promoting Physical Activity in Latinas via Interactive Web-based Technology 
Investigator: Shira Dunsiger 
Type: Subcontract 
Agency: National Cancer Institute (NCI) / Brown University 
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Promoting Research Training During Psychiatry Residency
Investigator: Sara Vargas
Type: Subcontract
Agency: NIMH / Brown University
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Promoting the Use of the MyLifespan Patient Portal at the Ob-Gyn Associates Midwifery Practice: Provider and Patient Perspectives
Investigator: Sara Vargas
Type: Pilot Project
Agency: The Miriam Hospital Foundation

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Psychosocial, Immunological, and Biobehavioral Benefits of Stress Management Interventions for Chronic Diseases: Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses
Investigators: Lori Scott-Sheldon and Michael Carey
Type: R01
Agency: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
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Reducing Alcohol-Related HIV/STI Risk for Women in Reproductive Health Clinics
Investigator: Michael Carey
Type: R34
Agency: NIAAA
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The Role of Resilience in Addressing Racial Disparities in Adverse HIV-Related Outcomes
Investigator: Michael Carey
Type: Subcontract
Agency: NIMH / Brown University
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Seamos Saludables: Culturally and Linguistically Adapted Physical Activity Intervention for Latinas
Investigator: Shira Dunsiger
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) / University of California San Diego
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Secondary Prevention Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Using Integrated Smoking Cessation and Mood Management
Investigator: Sandra Japuntich
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) / Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
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Sentanyl: Emergency Department-Based Surveillance for Clandestine Opioids
Investigator: Rochelle Rosen
Type: Subcontract
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse / University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
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Stress Response, Cognitive Control and "Real-Time" Rumination: Shared Mechanisms Underlying Substance Use and Depression
Investigator: Chrystal Vergara-Lopez
Type: K08
Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Systematic Development of Antiretroviral Intravaginal Rings for HIV Prevention
Investigator: Kate Guthrie
Type: Subcontract
Agency: NIH / Oak Crest Institute of Science
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