Responding to complex health inequities in communities requires collaborative partnerships, according to a study from WU-CDTR Members, Maura Kepper PhD, and Amy Eyler PhD.
WU-CDTR Member Cynthia Herrick, MD, MPHS was senior author on a recently published a article in BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care titled “Food insecurity, SNAP participation and glycemic control in low-income adults with predominantly type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional analysis using NHANES 2007–2018 data.”
The 2023 CDTR Pilot & Feasibility Application Cycle is Now Open Purpose: The purpose of this program is to promote innovative and transformative research, by investigators new to the field, to advance health equity in diabetes. The pilot and feasibility program focuses on T2-T4 translational research defined as ‘translating interventions and approaches that have demonstrated […]
WU-CDTR DIDR Core Co-Lead, Rachel Tabak PhD, and Senior Vice President and Chief Research Officer of Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC), Allison Kemner, MPH, work together in a community-academic partnership that benefits families while advancing the field of dissemination and implementation science.
WU-CDTR Member, Dr. Lora Iannotti, discusses how nutrition equity for vulnerable groups is vital in a commentary for the journal One Earth.
The 83rd Scientific Sessions, hosted by the American Diabetes Association, will be hosted June 23-26 in San Diego, CA (Hybrid). As the world’s largest meeting on diabetes, the Scientific Sessions is both a leading educational gathering and a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from over 115 countries. This year’s meeting will feature the most […]
Artificial intelligence can turn from a mere tool into a full-fledged partner in the research process. A new book from WU-CDTR Member, Dr. Ruopeng An serves as a guide to the future of research.
A new Health Services Research article, authored by Ana Bauman, PhD (WU-CDTR Member); Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH (Columbia University); Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH (SDBA Lead); and Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD (WU-CDTR Director), highlights how D&I science can provide rigorous approaches and methods for advancing healthcare equity. The article, part of a special issue sponsored by the […]
In May 2023, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) released Pathways to Health for All – a new report from the Health Disparities and Health Equity Working Group. The report makes innovative recommendations to advance the Institute’s health equity and health disparities research programs. It also includes guiding principles for […]
Here & Next is excited to support interdisciplinary research activities at Washington University from concept and team development to securing external funding. Three tiers of seed funding will be awarded to catalyze interdisciplinary research activities in the Here & Next priority areas.
Co-hosted by the Brown School and the American Journal of Public Health and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the meeting drew nearly 30 editors from publications including JAMA, Nature, PLoS ONE, and The Lancet. Attendees included WU-CDTR DIDR Core Lead, Dr. Ross Brownson.
Dr. Caree Cotwright, a WU-CDTR member and an associate professor in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named director of nutrition security and health equity for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cotwright will begin her duties with the USDA on April 10.
A recent study, led by WU-CDTR member, Dr. Ruopeng An, used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze hundreds of thousands of tweets to assess people’s attitudes toward soda taxes. Results were published recently in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
WU-CDTR Core Leads, Dr. Ross Brownson (DIDR) and Dr. Ross Hammond (PASSA) collaborated with colleagues from the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis and the Brookings Institute in a groundbreaking investigation to identify ways to improve decision-making and more effectively use health department resources.
The IS-2 mentored training program, lead by WU-CDTR Director (Haire-Joshu) and Associate Director (Brownson), hosted its first in-person training session in St. Louis this November.
WU-CDTR Policy and Systems Science Analysis (PASSA) Core Lead, Dr. Douglas Luke, contributed to a recent National Academies of Science study about how the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are developed.
Submit an abstract for APHA 2023 for oral, poster sessions and APHA Learning Institutes. Submissions related to all areas of public health are welcome but we encourage abstracts related to the 2023 meeting theme, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges.” Submission Deadline: March 31, 2023.
The late breaking abstract program allows for inclusion of later submissions of newly completed research and clinical trials.
The Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) is now accepting applications for its 2023 Pilot and Small Grants Program.
Background: A collaboration of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), the Longer Life Foundation has as its mission:To fund and support the study of factors that either predict the mortality andmorbidity of select populations or influence improvements in longevity, health, andwellness. Awards: The project period will […]
Patients with social needs had a higher number of hospitalizations, obesity, prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis on the social determinants of health.
At Part VI of its Transforming Healthcare in Missouri meeting series, the Center for Health Economics and Policy convened Missouri stakeholders for presentations on diabetes, obesity, and related health problems, and hosted breakout discussions on innovative ways to improve outcomes for Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries who experience these conditions.
Three faculty from the Brown School and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis have received a seven-year $6.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at improving the health of mothers and children in the St. Louis region.
Deborah Salvo, PhD (WU-CDTR) and Carrie Howell, PhD (UAB DRC) recently received a Collaborative National DRC/CDTR Pilot and Feasibility award for their project: “Context matters: harnessing the CDTR/DRC network to examine the influence of community-level factors and of the COVID-19 pandemic on diabetes-related behaviors in emerging Latino communities.” Dr. Salvo and Howell will lead a […]
The NIH Research Education Cooperative Agreements Program (UE5) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this Helping to Accelerate Research Potential (HARP) UE5 program is to complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. The main objective […]
Notice Number: NOT-OD-22-135 Purpose: The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage research on the efficacy of interventions that address nutrition security and the mechanisms of food insecurity on a variety of health outcomes. It also calls for the development of new measures for nutrition security and assessment of food insecurity that are broadly applicable. […]
Applications are now open for the Post-Master’s Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Applications for Health Data at Washington University in St. Louis The certificate is designed for professionals interested in modern AI technologies and seeking to apply AI tools to health and other “big data” in their work or research. Step by step, participants will build […]
This U2C Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) initiative to establish a novel national Stakeholder Engagement Innovation Center for advancing equity in type 2 diabetes research (SEIC-T2D). A primary goal of the SEIC-T2D is to accelerate equitable engagement of individuals from and communities of diverse […]
The Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (DIRH) PARs are now published. Please see links below and for the funding opportunity details. R01: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-105.html R21: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-109.html R03: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-106.html
WU-CDTR Member, Dr. Deborah Salvo served on the executive committee that led this ambitious study for three and a half years. In that role, she co-authored all the papers in the series.
WU-CDTR Member, Dr. Ruopeng An was the lead author of the paper “Projecting the Influence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Labels and Restaurant Menu Labeling Regulations on Energy Intake, Weight Status, and Health Care Expenditures in US Adults: A Microsimulation.”
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is requesting applications for research focused on the impact of diabetes on COVID-19 and the impact of COVID-19 on diabetes and its complications. Recent clinical results have shown that people with diabetes are at higher risk of death from COVID-19 and that COVID-19 drives an increased risk of hyperglycemia and […]
Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-091 Key DatesRelease Date: March 26, 2020 Related Announcements NOT-OD-20-082 – NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) NOT-OD-20-083 – General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19 NOT-OD-20-086 – Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by […]
Patient-oriented Research to Mitigate Health Disparities and Lessen the Burden of Chronic Diseases Within the Mission of NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-DK-20-015 This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications to conduct patient-oriented clinical research studies designed to develop strategies to mitigate health disparities in people with one or more chronic diseases or conditions within the […]
By Neil Schoenherr Grandparental child care is linked to nearly a 30% increase in childhood overweight and obesity risk, finds a new analysis from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. In a study, published online Jan. 22 in Childhood Obesity, researchers discovered that grandparents could impact their grandchildren’s waistline in various ways, […]
In October 2017, research experts in obesity and diabetes prevention – including WU-CDTR Director Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu, SDBA Core Lead Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika and WU-CDTR Member Dr. Monica Baskin – convened at the National Institutes of Health to engage in a workshop to brainstorm new research directions for eliminating disparities in obesity and type 2 […]
WU-CDTR member, Ka’imi Sinclair, PhD, Assistant Professor of Community Health at Washington State University College of Nursing, recently published a study focusing on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Men’s Health in the Asian American Journal of Psychology, alongside co-authors, Dan Pritchard, MEd, and Pearl McElfish, PhD. The study explored NHPI men’s multilevel perspectives of […]
In a recent study conducted by the WU-CDTR, stakeholders in public health research and practice identified 10 priority areas for advancing diabetes translation research towards the goal of health equity in diabetes prevention and control. To identify priority areas, the authors used concept mapping with input from center-affiliated investigators and public health practitioners. The study, […]
On October 30th, the Washington University Institute for Public Health (IPH), convened local and national researchers, public health practitioners, and community partners for the 12th Annual IPH Conference, “Healthy Moms, Health Babies: Paving the Path to Reproductive Equity.” During the full day event, co-hosted by the Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR), attendees participated in […]
Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University plans to strategically expand the institution’s diabetes applied translation research base and is seeking to recruit multiple tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors. Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC), includes schools of medicine, public health, nursing, the Winship Cancer Center, and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and received nearly $640 million […]
Mothers in low-income neighborhoods report more physical and social barriers that discourage them from allowing their children to play outside, according to new research from Maura Kepper, research assistant professor at the Brown School. The decline in outdoor play, particularly unsupervised or independent play among today’s children and adolescents can affect children’s physical, emotional and social […]
Food as Medicine: Food Insecurity and HIV-related Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks US domestic research projects that address how food insecurity affects HIV comorbidities, coinfections, and complications (CCCs) within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and […]
The Center for Diabetes Translation Research is pleased to announce the 2019 Pilot and Feasibility Program grant recipients. Congratulations to the following three awardees! Abigail Barker, PhD– “The impact of sustained vs. temporary price changes for healthy and unhealthy foods: policy implications for low-income families” Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD– “Developing and piloting a virtual reality experience […]
Public Health Cubed Seed Funding (Cycle 3.0) Public Health Cubed (PH3) is a rapid seed funding mechanism for Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. The program nurtures novel ideas in public health research or education. It allows faculty teams to address major social problems too complex for a single disciplinary approach—and to pursue experimental ideas that […]
The KL2 Career Development Awards Program at Washington University in St. Louis provides high-quality, multidisciplinary training in clinical and translational research to promote the career development of future clinical investigators. This program provides financial support and benefits that allow scholars to focus on mentored, multidisciplinary research, supplemented by applicable coursework. This multidisciplinary program reserves one […]
On May 21st, the WU-CDTR and National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center hosted investigators for the Strengthening Tribal-Academic Partnership workshop. The day consisted of an interactive training using the Holding Spaces toolkit and grant proposal consultations. The Holding Spaces toolkit consists of resources and strategies to conduct community based participatory research and build […]
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in coordination with a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), are hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and […]
Weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum are important causes of long-term weight gain and the development of obesity-related diseases among women. A new, interdisciplinary study from Washington University in St. Louis finds providing a home-based lifestyle intervention effectively minimizes excess maternal weight gain during pregnancy and through 12 months postpartum in underserved African-American women with […]