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Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP)

The Health Disparities Research Education Program (HDREP) was implemented to offer career development opportunities for faculty interested in minority health. This is a multi-year development program that commenced with a year-long program of mentoring career development, grants writing, and research training in collaboration with the Department of Faculty Affairs, Creighton University School of Medicine and the Minority Health Research Center of University of Alabama-Birmingham. Through attendance and participation in designated faculty development discussions and workshops, research scholars will be able to enhance their knowledge and scientific technical skills, as well as gain expertise in health disparities research.

 

URM#HDRTP Scholar Last NameScholar First NameInstitutionTitleDept/ DivisionResearch InterestMentorYear

1

Landeen, MD

Carolina

CU

Asst. Prof.

School of Medicine

Addressing Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening & Incidental Lung Nodule Tracking

John Stone, MD, PhD; Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA

2020

0

Dineen, RN, JD, PhD

Kelly

CU

Asst. Prof, Director

School of Law

Provider perceptions and decision-making in caring for patients associated with opioids in light of increasing legal and regulatory scrutiny of opioid prescribing

John Stone, MD, PhD

2019

1

Bekmuratova, PhD, MS

Sarbinaz

CU

Asst. Prof.

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Minor sex trafficking among vulnerable youth in the United States

John Stone, MD, PhD

2019

0

Nolt, MPH, PhD

Kate

CU

Asst Prof

Graduate School, Interdisciplinary Studies

Use mixed methods to emphasize an agricultural and educational approach, working in remote rural communities in the Dominican Republic (DR) as well as Bateyes (Haitian communities in the DR) near urban settings but that are largely ignored by local service agencies such as healthcare providers and social services for mental and behavioral health, to enhance the nutritional value of what little food they have daily. 

John Stone, MD, PhD; Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA

2018

1

Johnson, PhD

LaShaune

CU

Asst Prof

Public Health

Study perceptions of cancer genetic testing/genomics in the Black community. Currently have a small grant working on Black LGBTQ cancer.

Joan Lappe, PhD

2017

0

Lang, MS

Jeffrey

CU

Asst Dir Academ Enrich & Clinical Inst of Psych

SHP, Hlth Sci & Multicult & Comm Affairs

I want to investigate how diversifying the healthcare workforce influences health disparities.

Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA

2016

0

Davis, DNP, RN, APHN-BC

Becky

CU

Asst Prof

Nursing

Establish strong academic-practice partnership between College of Nursing and primary care clinic serving refugee populations. Develop partnership further in the broader community to include the refugee population, neighborhood stakeholders, designated patient-centered medical home, and nursing faculty as members. Utilize community-based participatory research to study population health outcomes related to the partnership and to support community-based student practical experiences.

John Stone, MD, PhD; Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA

2015

1

Font-Guzman, MHA, JD, PhD

Jacqueline

CU

Assoc Prof

School of Law

Develop an oral history/narrative research project that explores Latinos experiences with planning for end of life care in Omaha, Nebraska. I would like to find ways of empowering them to identify and engage constructively with cultural and structural violence that contributes to health disparities and unequal treatment.

Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA; John Stone, MD, PhD

2015

0

Schwartz, PhD

Misty

CU

Asst Prof

Nursing

Nutrition and adolescent girls

Joan Lappe, PhD, RN

2014

1

Blanchard, PhD

Shirley

CU

Assoc. Prof

Occupational Therapy

Obesity and depression among African Americans

Devendra Agrawal, PhD

2013

0

Todd, BSN, MS

Martha

CU

Asst. Prof

Nursing

Hypertension control in underserved African American population in Omaha, NE.

Kimberly A. Galt, PharmD, PhD

2013

0

Abbott, PHD, MS, RN

Amy

CU

Assoc Prof

Nursing

Other: Cardiovascular and diabetes

Joan Lappe, PhD, RN - CU; Karen Meneses, PhD - UAB

2012

0

Costanzo, PhD, RN, CNL

Cindy

CU

Asst Prof

Nursing

Other: Continue working with vulnerable populations on healthy lifestyle change using behavioral models that focus on goal setting, self-efficacy, benefits and barriers to move them to a stage of contemplation and maintenance in adopting healthy lifestyle changes with diet, exercise, stress management or sleep.

Joan Lappe, PhD, RN - CU; Linda Moneyham, PhD - UAB

2012

0

Kinnan, MD

Shannon

CU

Asst Prof

Psychiatry

Other:  Disparities in mental health care both locally and internationally among the Hispanic population

Rebecca Allen, PhD - UA

2012

1

Khandalavala, MD

Birgit

CU

Asst Prof

Dept of Family Medicine

Diabetes/Cancer:  Obesity, minority health, obesity bias, cancer nutrition

Martha Nunn, DDS, PhD

2011

1

Patterson, PhD

Eric

CU

Asst Prof

Biomedical Sciences

CVD:  Malnutrition and inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis and subsequent restenosis.

Devendra K. Agrawal, MD

2011

0

Townley, MD

Teresa

CU

Asst Prof

Internal Med/ Pediatrics

Other:  Vitamin D and its role in pregnancy and birth outcomes among minority and immigrant populations

Robert P. Heaney, MD

2011