Research Highlights

Be Smoke Free

Principal Investigator: Judith Gordon, PhD
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Co-investigator: Julie S. Armin, PhD
The goals of this study are to compare two quit smoking programs delivered by telephone coaches. One is a standard quit smoking program that uses behavioral techniques, and the other uses a technique called guided imagery to help people quit smoking. Read More

Comprehensive Lifestyle Improvement Program for Men with Prostate Cancer (CLIPP)

Principal Investigator: Amit M. Algotar, MD, PhD, MPH

The Comprehensive Lifestyle Improvement Program for Men with Prostate Cancer (CLIPP) is a lifestyle modification intervention study.  The study focuses on changing lifestyle behaviors such as being more physically active and eating a healthier diet.

Improving Advance Care Planning for Cancer Patients

Principal Investigator: Julie S. Armin, PhD
Funding Agency: American Academy of Family Physicians

Improving Advance Care Planning for Cancer Patients Through Better Care Coordination: Seeking Insights from Family Physicians, Medical Oncologists, and People Living with Cancer.

Needs Assessment of Foster Youth with Disabilities

Principal Investigator: Jacy K. Farkas
Funding Agency: Arizona Department of Health Services

The needs assessment will explore the needs and availability of services, support and other assistance for these youth in their transition to adulthood across state and tribal child welfare agencies in Arizona. Read more

Project I-AADAPT: Identify and Address Alzheimer's and Dementia in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through Prevention and Training

Principal Investigator: Yumi Shirai, PhD
Funding Agency: Office of the Arizona Attorney General

A Program for Family Members, Caregivers.

Project Phase: Menstrual Cycle Variability in Smoking-Related Symptoms

Principal Investigator: Alicia M. Allen, PhD, MPH
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Co-PrincipIe Investigator: Uma Nair, PhD
The purpose of Project Phase is to examine the relationship between the menstrual cycle and quitting smoking. Participants complete phone counseling sessions and use Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches to help with quitting smoking. Read More

Project Together: Expressing Bereavement through Peer-Based Interdisciplinary Arts for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Principal Investigator: Yumi Shirai, PhD
Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Project Together provides opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to articulate grief at the death of a parent caregiver or close family member through art-making at the University of Arizona ArtWorks Studio. The project will enhance, implement and evaluate a twelve-week expressive arts curriculum that facilitates a group bereavement process for adults with IDD. It will engage audiences and raise community awareness through presentation of the artists’ works at the University Art Museum.