Paul Brown

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation                                          07/01/14 to 06/30/16                      Rodriguez (PI)

Project DIRECT: Dissemination & Implementation Research for Evidence-based STD Control and Treatment

Role:      Co-Investigator


California Department of Public Health                  11/01/13 to 04/30/14                      Brown (PI)

Cost of chronic disease in California Counties

Role:      Principal Investigator


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation                                          07/01/13 to 06/30/14                      Brown (PI)

Public Health Delivery and Cost Studies in the San Joaquin Valley of California

Role:      Principal Investigator


Center of Disease Control and Prevention                            01/01/11 to 12/31/14                      Pignone (PI)

Using Behavioral Economics to increase CRC screening.

Role:      Co-Investigator


National Cancer Institute                                                              01/01/11 to 13/31/13                      Wiener (PI)

Increasing colorectal cancer screening in community health centers.

Role:      Co-Investigator


National Cancer Institute                                                              01/01/11 to 12/31/14                      Craig (PI)

Promise values in cancer survivors.

Role:      Co-Investigator


Health Research Council of New Zealand                              07/01/09 to 06/31/12                      Maddison (PI)

Exercise to enhance smoking cessation outcomes. 


Role:      Co-Investigator

Health Research Council of New Zealand                              07/01/09 to 06/31/13                      Feign (PI)

Traumatic brain injury burden in New Zealand: a population -based incidence & outcomes study          


Role:      Co-Investigator

Health Research Council of New Zealand                              07/01/10 to 06/31/14                      Feign (PI)

ARCOS IV: Auckland Regional Community Stroke Study


Role:      Co-Investigator

Health Research Council of New Zealand                              07/01/11 to 06/31/14                      Cox (PI)

Comparative effectiveness research: one-off sigmoidoscopy or iFOBT screening


A. Susana Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez was competitively selected for the John Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum. This is sponsored by the Nutritional Science Research Group, National Cancer Institute and the Department of Nutrition at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2015, March

Dr. Ramirez was selected and funded in a New investigator Grantworking workshop. This is through the Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Research Program (GMaP Region 4).                                                                           2015, February


Stephen Wooding

Role:      Co-Investigator 

2013 National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration

Intramural Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science Award

NIH-OD-2013427 ($1,282,558)

Title: Genetic factors in taste perception and tobacco usage.

NOTE: PI role transferred to Julia Kozlitina, PhD, McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Additional contract to SPW granted to University of California Merced.

Carol Sipan

Subaward # (Carol Sipan)                                          09/01/14-08/31/17                   2.4 person month
                                                                            $105,563                                     (Calendar)

1U01OH010839-01 (McCurdy)
University of California Davis
Coccidioidomycosis Among California Hispanic Farm Workers
The proposed work will contribute to the overall goal of reducing coccidioidomycosis in agricultural workers by (1) conducting a survey to assess knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding coccidioidomycosis among 100 agricultural workers in Kern County, California, a highly endemic area; (2) conducting a case-control study (100 cases, 100 controls) to identify crops and agricultural work activities associated with coccidioidomycosis; and (3) exploratory sampling of respirable dusts for Coccidioides.

Jeff Gilger

J. Gilger (PI) & S. Roussos (co-PI). Improving the Community Infrastructure  

for Early Developmental Screening, Assessment, Referral and Care, First Five of CA, $384,000, 2014-2016.

Miriam Barlow

Barlow, Miriam (Principal Investigator), "Identifying Antibiotic Prescritption Regimes to Reduce the Frequency of Resistance.," GRC, $4,710.00. (June 2013 - June 2014).

Barlow, Miriam (Principal Investigator), "Determining the Fitness Effects of Antibiotic Resistance Genes," NIH - National Institutes of Health, $213,199.00. (August 2010 - July 2013).


Barlow, Miriam (Principal Investigator), "Whole Genome Approaches for Tracking Resistant Pathogens," GRC Award, $5,000.00. (July 2011 - June 2012).


Barlow, Miriam (Principal Investigator), "Developing Methods to Derive Fitness from Phenotype," UC Merced GRC, $5,000.00. (July 2010 - June 2011).

Jan Wallander

Healthy Passages: A longitudinal, community-based study of adolescent health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of School and Adolescent Health, $4,305,000 per year (Co-Investigator), 1999-2012


Brain research to ameliorate impaired neurodevelopment: Home-based intervention trial, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $2,250,000 (Co-Principal Investigator), 2006-2012.


Center of excellence for the study of health disparities in the rural and ethnic underserved populations, National Institutes of Health/National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, $1,302,414 (Co-Principal Investigator), 2009-2012.


ADVANCE/IT Catalyst GROW-STEM:  Gaining representation of women (GROW) - Systemically Transforming Excellence in Merced (STEM), National Science Foundation, $199,962 (Co-Principal Investigator), 2010-2013.


Building bridges between academia and communities for better Health, The California Endowment, $160,000 (Principal Investigator), 2011-2013.


Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and smoking-related health disparities: A series of meta-analytic Studies, UC Merced Faculty Research, Travel and/or Shared Equipment Grant, $10,000 (Co-Principal Investigator), 2012.


Evaluation of a telemedicine-delivered behavioral intervention for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, UC Merced HSRI San Joaquin Valley eHealth Network Project seed grant, funded by AT&T, $8,000 (Principal Investigator), 2014-present.


A CBPR initiative to address obesity disparities for Latinos in the San Juan Valley, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $90,000 (Principal Investigator), 2014-present.