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Research Areas

FCM research in the last eight years

1.  Obesity

  • Choices: Family Physicians Treat Overweight Children [Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PI; Funded by: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Project #R21-HD050962, $203,232]
  • Childhood Obesity Interventions and their Commonalities with Oral Health Disparity Interventions for use in Native American Societies [Rodney Haring, PI; Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation]

2.  Chronic disease, including diabetes, HIV, and asthma

  • Families United/Familias Unidas: Group Visits for treating Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanics [Randa Kutob, PI; Funded by: American Diabetes Association]
  • Choices: Family Physicians Treat Overweight Children [Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PI; Funded by: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Project #R21-HD050962, $403,865]
  • HIV Services Needs Assessment [Carol Galper, PI; Funded by: Arizona Department of Health Services]
  • Cultural Competence in the Context of Type II Diabetes, Phase I & Phase II [Randa Kutob, PI; Funded by: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Project #R42-DK062569, $1,166,885]
  • Childhood Obesity Interventions and their Commonalities with Oral Health Disparity Interventions for use in Native American Societies [Rodney Haring, PI; Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation]

3. Tobacco cessation and prevention

  • Tobacco Cessation Training for Acupuncture, Massage, and Chiropractic Practitioners [Myra Muramoto, PI; Funded by: National Cancer Institute; Project #R01CA137375; $2,923,916]
  • A Multi-Media Approach to Partner Support in Smokeless Tobacco Cessation [Judith Gordon PI; in collaboration with Oregon Research Institute]
  • Online Tobacco Cessation Training & Competency Assessment for CAM Practitioners [Myra Muramoto, PI; Funded by: National Cancer Institute; Project #R21CA175450; $367,816]
  • Developing a Decision Support System to Promote Tobacco Counseling by Dentists [Judith Gordon, PI; in collaboration with Columbia University]
  • Mobile Application for Guided Imagery to Address Smoking, Diet and Physical Activity in Women [Judith Gordon, PI; Funded by: National Cancer Institute; Project #R21CA174639]
  • RxCoach: Mobile Phone Application to Increase Tobacco Cessation Medication Adherence [Judith Gordon, PI; in collaboration with C/J Media, dba Intervision Media; Project #R41CA162502; $343,050]
  • Intranet-Based Tobacco Prevention Program for Children [Judith Gordon, PI; in collaboration with Oregon Research Institute]

4. Substance use and abuse

  • Evaluation of Intranet-Based Alcohol Prevention Program in Middle School [Judith Gordon, PI; in collaboration with Oregon Research Institute]

5. Mobile health technologies

6. Medical education and training

7. Developmental disabilities

  • Reducing Seclusion and Restraints through Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) [Lynne Tomasa, PI; in collaboration with Northern Arizona University and Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council]
  • Creating a "Picture of Life" for Transitioning youth with Developmental Disabilities in Foster Care [Jacy Farkas, PI; Funded by: Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council]
  • Native American Needs Assessment [Leslie Cohen, PI; Funded by: Administration on Developmental Disabilities]
  • Development of a Community Health Inclusion Index [Leslie Cohen, PI; in collaboration with U of Illinois]
  • Sonoran UCEDD Needs Assessment for DIRECT Center for Independent Living [Leslie Cohen, PI; Funded by: DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.]

8. Health and wellness of Native Americans and Mexican Americans

  • Families United/Familias Unidas: Group Visits for treating Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanics [Randa Kutob, PI; Funded by: American Diabetes Association]
  • Childhood Obesity Interventions and their Commonalities with Oral Health Disparity Interventions for use in Native American Societies [Rodney Haring, PI; Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation]
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Community Healing Garden [Teshia Solomon, PI; in collaboration with Mayo Clinic]
  • Native American Needs Assessment [Leslie Cohen, PI; Funded by: Administration on Developmental Disabilities]

9. Complementary and alternative therapies

  • EXPECT Project:  Measuring Patient Expectations for CAM Therapies [Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PI; in partnership with Group Health Cooperative]
  • TCM for TMD: A multi-site randomized whole systems trial [Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PI; National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Project #U01AT002570; $2,110,715]
  • Developing Patient Centered Measures for Outcomes of CAM Therapies [Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PI; National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Project #R01AT003314; $1,255,134]
  • Use of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain within an Integrated Health Plan [Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PI; in partnership with Kaiser Permanente]
  • Online Tobacco Cessation Training & Competency Assessment for CAM Practitioners [Myra Muramoto, PI; Funded by: National Cancer Institute; Project #R21CA175450; $367,816]

10. Aging

  • Review of a Learner-centered Training Curriculum for Direct Care Workers [Leslie Cohen, PI; Funded by: Pima Council on Aging]

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