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CHPPR Research Projects

Current research projects are listed below. Click a project title to go its detail page.

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    Brief Interventions to Create Smoke-Free Home Policies in Low-Income Households
    To increase protection of healthy children and non-smoking adults from secondhand smoke, exposure, we developed the Smoke-Free Homes Program: Some Things are Better Outside (SFHs). This is a minimally intensive program with three mailings and a single counseling telephone call, implemented in partnership with 2-1-1 social services information and referral (I&R) systems.
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    Evaluation of DSHS Re-Entry Project
    The purpose of this project is to evaluate the impact of Certified Peer Support (CPS) specialists to decrease recidivism, promote community tenure and encourage recovery of people in jail across each of the three project sites (Tarrant county, Harris County, and the Rio Grande Valley).
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    eWellness
    An online program designed to improve diet and increase physical activity among breast cancer and colorectal cancer survivors.
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    Healthy Fit
    This project connect residents in predominantly low income Hispanic communities to health resources.
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    Hurricane Harvey Oral History Project
    The goal of the Hurricane Harvey Oral History Project is to preserve the history of people's experiences and responses to Harvey, incorporating perspectives from multiple points of view.
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    IHSKonnect
    Needs assessment of men having sex with men in the State of Maharahstra, India.
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    It's Your Game
    It's Your Game ... Keep it Real! (IYG) is a classroom- and computer-based program for middle school youth. The curriculum is grounded in theory and was developed to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. IYG emphasizes abstinence but also teaches students how to protect themselves from pregnancy and STDs using medically accurate information.
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    Me and You: Building Healthy Relationships
    Some middle school programs have been shown to elicit positive behavioral change related to teen dating violence; however, most school-based middle school programs have been developed for and/or evaluated for older, predominantly white adolescents. Me & You is among one of the first programs to have been developed and shown to be effective in reducing dating violence perpetration for ethnic minority middle school youth and to include components from multiple levels of the socio-ecological model.
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    Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC) | NIH/NIDA U2C DA050098
    Site PI (a Core Methodology Leader for Social Network Analysis). This project proposes advanced bi-directional data sharing, analytics, and modeling capacities to provide new scientific insights into interventions at the intersection of opioid use and justice contexts. The MAARC (at the University of Chicago) will support these capabilities within opioid clinical trials implemented within justice contexts, serving as one of the 12 research hubs of a U2 consortium project that comprises a national network of investigators of JCOIN (the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network).
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    Mobilizing Community Partnerships for Effective Sex Education in Middle School
    While significant progress has been made in the development of effective programs to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections among youth, there has been little progress made in their widespread dissemination to schools. Using community-based participatory research methods, researchers at UTHealth developed iCHAMPSS, an innovative, theory- and Web-based decision support system designed to facilitate the adoption, implementation, and maintenance of adolescent sexual health evidence-based programs in schools.
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    Network Dynamics of Syphilis Coinfection within Biomedical Prevention | NIH/NIAID 1R21AI13948
    This project takes biological, behavioral, and epidemiological perspectives to investigate complex syphilis-HIV transmission dynamic processes, coevolved with sex behavioral dynamic, and sexual network dynamic, and risk reduction behavioral dynamic among young Black men who have sex with men at the aim of creating effective syphilis eliminations interventions for most-at-risk population in the United States.
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    parTy
    Needs assessment of methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men in the US.
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    Red de Coaliciones Comunitarias de Mexico
    Red de Coaliciones Comunitarias de Mexico is a network of over 20 youth substance use prevention coalitions across Mexico. The neighborhood based coalitions bring together several sectors of the community including health providers, social service agencies, religious organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, schools, and parents and youth. These diverse sectors work together to bring about environmental and policy changes that prevent youth substance use.
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    Teens Against Tobacco Use
    This project is an innovative health promotion program that empowers youth to serve as both educators and healthy policy advocates.
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    Unidas por Vida y Salud: Increasing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in El Paso
    The proposed prevention program Unidas por Vida y Salud (United for Life and Health) uses evidence-based strategies, including promotora-delivered educational sessions and client reminders, to increase both uptake of breast and cervical cancer screening and repeat screening among low income, uninsured or under-insured Hispanic women in El Paso.