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Past RIFP Awardees

Office for Nursing Research

July 1, 2021 – June 31, 2023

  • Piloting a contact and training intervention for first responders to reduce opioid overdose stigma: using co-design and centering lived experience. – Jenna Van Draanen

April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022

  • Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) for Chronic Pain:  An Implementation Science Pilot Study – Cynthia Price
  • Epigenetic mechanisms of effects of Promoting First Relationships® on children’s cardiometabolic health outcomes: Feasibility and evaluation of saliva sample collection for DNA methylation profiling (Van Hooser Scholar) – Jonika Hash 

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

  • ​Return of HIV viral load results to adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Kenya (Van Hooser Scholar) – Pam Kohler

July 1, 2020 – June 31, 2021

  • Understanding the Engaging with Aging (EWA) Experience Among Independently- Residing Older Adults: A Validation Study – Shaoginq Ge
  • Evaluating biomarkers of perinatal stress among Kenyan women and their infants (Van Hooser Scholar) – Jillian Pintye

April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

  • Mechanisms of Symptoms in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Sleep Disturbance, Fatigue, and Impaired Cognition (VanHooser Scholar) – Eeeseung Byun

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

  • ​Caregiver Needs and Health Outcomes After Left Ventricular Assist Device Impantation in the Patient – Jonathan Auld

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

  • ​Reducing Patient Harm: Feasibility of a Smart Adverse Events Trigger Tool – Erin Blakeney & Seth Wolpin (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • User-centered design of data visualizations for public health practice to protmote equity in rural populations – Betty Bekemeier
  • Self-management intervetions to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after an Impantable Cardioverter Defibrilator (ICD) shock – Cynthia Dough​erty
  • Caring for Caregivers: Interbetions to Improve Dementia Caregiver Self-Care – Tatiana Sadak
  • Virtual Online Community for Aging Life Experience (VOCALE)- Oleg Zaslavsky

April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

  • Giving Voice to LGBTQ+ Families: Phase 1 – Molly Altman (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Examing changes in intermuscular fat in breast cancer patients – Kerryn Redding
  • Sleep symptom sciences in inflammatory bowel disease: a feasibility study – Kendra Kamp

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

  • Location, Location, Location: How Neighborhood Charachteristics Influence Health – Maria Bleil (Van Hooser Scholar)

July 6, 2018 – July 5, 2019

  • Field Test of the Partners in Care (PIC) Caregiver Program – Frances Marcus Lewis

April 1, 2018  -March 31, 2019

  • Analysis of Health Outcomes Utilizing a Simplified Home Phototherapy Protocol – Sarah Matthews
  • Enhancing CareCoordination for All Students with Type 1 Diabetes in Washington State Schools – Mayumi Willgerodt (Van Hooser Scholar)​

April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

  • ​Facing Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML): Demands of Illness, Distress & Quality of Life of Family Caregivers during Indication Chemotherapy – Amy Walker (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Feasibility of Internet of Things Technologies to Support Aging – George Demiris
  • Development of components of an interactive mobile health intervention to support patients with active tuberculosis – Sarah Iribarren
  • Nursing Care for Mothers of Infants Hospitalized for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Differences in treatment decision-making and health related quality of life between women who receive and do not receive all recommended conventional treatments for breast cancer – Eunjung Kim

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

  • New Methods for Coding Parent-Child Relationships within a Sample of Maltreated Infants and Toddlers – Monica Oxford
  • Interoceptive Engagement in Response to Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy – Cynthia Price (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Assessing Support and Priorities for Supportive Housing (ASAP_SH) – Anita Souza
  • Nature of Sleep Disturbance in Subarchnoid Hemorrahge – Eeeseung Byun

​January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019

  • Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach to Optimize the Hypertention Diagnosis and Care Cascade for HIV Infected Individuals (SAIS-HTN)  -Sarah Gimbel (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Sleep Deficiency and Symptoms in Youth with Systemic Lupus Erthematous – Teresa Ward

April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017

  • Examining the link between breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2 and extrogen-metabolizing genes using an innovative method for charachterizing mutations – Kerryn Reding

August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017

  • Life Space in Older Adults with Physical Frailty – Oleg Zaslavsky

​April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016

  • ​A Prevention Approach to High-Risk Behaviors Among Middle School Students: Middle School CARE – Carole Hooven
  • Scale of Body Connection: Establishing Scale Measurement Properties and Norms for Interoceptive Awareness Research – Cynthia Price (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Translation of Exercise Intervention into Practice after an Impantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (CD) – Cynthia Dougherty

​July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

  • ​Intentional weight loss and breast cancer survivorship among postmenopausal African-American and non-Hispanic white women – Wendy Barrington, PI (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Ovarian Cancer and Elderly Couples: The Taking Care of Her (TCH) Program – Frances Marcus Lewis

April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016​

  • ​Translation of Exercise Interventions into Practice after an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator – Cynthia Dougherty, PI
  • ​Scale of Body Connection: Establishing Scale Measurement Properties and Norms for Interoceptive Awareness Research – Cynthia Price, PI (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • A Prevention Approach to High-Risk Behaviors among Middle School Students: Middle School CARE – Carole Hooven, PI

January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

  • ​Establishing Efficacy of a Novel Intervention to Reduce Risk of Falls in Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment – Hilaire Thompson, PI
  • Defining and Measuring Dementia Caregiver Activation in Hospice – Tatiana Sadak, PI

July 2014 – June 2015 

  • ​Prenatal Exposure and the Ovarian Reserve in Premenopausal Women – Maria Bleil, PI
  • Urinary Proteomics in Sleep Disordered Breathing and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Feasibility Study – Teresa Ward, PI

April 2014 – March 2015

  • ​Making Data Accessible for Public Health Decision-Making Washington – Betty Bekemeier, PI
  • Exploring Perceptions of Type 1 Diabetes Research in the East African Community – Rebecca O’Connor, PI (Van Hooser Scholar)

January 2014 – December 2014

  • ​Audio-visual Stimulation for Sleep Promotion in Adults with Chronic Pain – Hsin-Yi (Jean) Tang, PI

July 2013 – June 2014

  • ​Facilitating the Sleep Organization of Prenatal Drug-Exposed Infants Using Weighted Blankets in the Hospital Setting: A Pilot Study – Shuyuann Wang Foreman, PI
  • Spouse Caregivers Biomarker Study – Frances M. Lewis, PI
  • Feasibility of Study in Biologic Mechanisms Related to Exercise and Cancer Survival in the Livestrong YMCA Program – Kerryn Reding, PI (Van Hooser Scholar)

April 2013 – March 2014 

  • ​Metabolomic Indicators of Tryptophan in Women with IBS – Margaret Heitkemper, PI
  • Influence of Place and Sociocultural Environment on Youth Physical Activity – Cynthia Perry, PI 
  • Symptom Clusters During the Menopausal Transition and Early Postmenopause: Feasibility of Studying Women’s Heuristics Using an Ipad App – Nancy F. Woods, PI

January 2013 – December 2013

  • ​Sleep Deprivation and Energy Expenditure in Adolescents: A Feasibility Study – Andrea Landis, PI
  • Adolescent Cancer Survivors & Parents: Worries, Challenges, and Ways of Managing at End-of-Treatment – Amy J. Walker, PI (Van Hooser Scholar)

July 2012 – June 2013

  • ​The Effects of an Exercise Intervention in Patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) on Angiogenesis Biomarkers – Cynthia M. Dougherty, PI

April 2012 – March 2013

  • ​Trajectories of Change in Indicators of Frailty: Related Symptoms and Outcomes in Older Women – Barbara Cochrane, PI
  • Profiles of Adolescent Suicide Risk and Forms of Aggression – Elaine Walsh, PI

January 2012 – December 2012

  • ​Improving Goals-of-Care Communication Between Heart Failure Patients and Providers – Ardith Doorenbos, PI
  • Estrogen-DNA Adducts: Biomarkers Implicated in Breast Cancer Risk – Nancy F. Woods, PI

July 2011 – June 2012

  • ​Budget Cuts to Maternal/Child Health Services: A Pilot for the PHAST Study – Betty Bekemeier, PI (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Prenatal Depression Treatment Effects on Parenting and Toddler Outcomes – Susan Spieker, PI

April 2011 – March 2012

  • ​Mind-Body Treatment for Persons Living with HIV: A Feasibility Study – Cynthia Price, PI

January 2011 – December 2011

  • ​Filipino American Family Participation in Research: Challenges and Solutions – Mayumi Wilgerodt, PI
  • Testing Salivary and Urinary Melatonin Measures in Infants – Karen Thomas, PI

April 2010 – March 2011

  • ​Maternal Child Health Provided by Local Public Health Agencies: Which of these Services Impact Mortality Disparities and How Should They Be Provided? – Betty Bekemeier, PI (Van Hooser Scholar)
  • Disclosure and Stigma in Chinese HIV-Positive Women – Wei-Ti Chen, PI 
  • Use of Amplitude-Integrated Electroencephalography on Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Shuyuann Wang Foreman, PI
  • Healthy Student Project – Cynthia Perry, PI

January 2010 – December 2010

  • ​Sensor-based Technology: Measuring Adherence to Home Yoga Practice – Cathryn Booth-LaForce, PI
  • Intervention Enhancement: Using an Infant-Mental Health Framework to Promote Preterm Infant Development – Rebecca Kang, PI
  • Survey of Sleep Problems of Independent Living Residents in a Retirement Community – Carol Landis, PI
  • ​Exploring the Role of Self-Compassion for HIV Positive Individuals Managing their HIV – Joachim Voss, PI (Van Hooser Scholar)