Injury Research and Policy Research Grants :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Current Research Grants

Casual Inference for Treatment Effect using Observational Healthcare Data with Unequal Sampling Weights

Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Funding Period: 09/30/15-07/30/19
Amount Awarded: $918,012
PIs: Bo Lu, PhD, Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD

 

Development of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Surveillance System with a Specific Focus on Youth Sports- and Recreation-Related TBIs

The goal of this study is to support the development of a traumatic brain injury surveillance system with a specific focus on youth sports- and recreation-related TBIs.
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Funding Period: 09/01/15-03/31/18
PI: John Boyle, PhD
Subject Matter Expert/Consultant: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

 

Drug Poisonings Among Ohio Adolescents and Young Adults

Funding Agency: CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Funding Period: 08/01/12-07/31/2017
Amount awarded: $500,000
PI: Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD

 

Epidemiology of Pediatric Injuries (EPI) Project

Funding Agency: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Funding Period: 07/01/12-06/30/17
Amount awarded: $696,633
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

       

Futures Matter: Transformative Transdisciplinary Summer Research Program

The goal of this program is to provide: 1) a high-quality, individual hands-on science experience in state-of-the-art research facilities; 2) exposure to discussions and interactions among researchers with different trainings, skills and opinions yet working together productively, and collaboratively; 3) exposure to educational seminars led by faculty and year-round trainees, and 4) additional age-appropriate activities designed to enrich the experience.
Funding Agency: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Funding Period: 04/01/16-03/31/21
Co-Principle Investigators: Irina Alexandra Buhimschi, MD & Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

 

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Goal: Promoting injury prevention for children younger than six years of age through collaborative community partnerships.
Funding Agency: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration in collaboration with Child Injury Prevention Alliance
Funding Period: 03/01/14-02/28/19
Amount Awarded: $235,635
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Injury Control Research Center

Funding Agency: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Funding Period: 08/2012–07/2017
Amount Awarded: $4,182,600
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Make Safe Happen App Evaluation

The goal of this study is to evaluate whether parents and caregivers who use the Make Safe Happen app have safer homes, increased safety knowledge and behavioral intention.
Funding Agency: Nationwide Foundation
Funding Period: 01/01/16-12/31/16
PI: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

 

Optimal Physical and Cognitive Rest after Sports-related Concussions

The major goal of this study is to determine the optimal levels of physical and cognitive rest in relation to recovery from sports-related concussions among youth.
Funding Agency: NIH/NICHD
Funding Period: 08/01/16 – 07/31/18
Amount Awarded: $424,391
PI: Jingzhen Yang, MPH, PhD

 

Motor Vehicle Child Injury Prevention Policy Component of VIPP

The goal of this project is, in collaboration with the Ohio Violence and Injury Prevention Program and the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership, to coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of a state motor vehicle/child injury prevention policy action plan.
Funding Agency: Ohio Department of Health, Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP)
Funding Period: 10/2011-09/2016
Amount Awarded: $265,000
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Promoting Injury Prevention for Children Younger than Six Years of Age through Collaborative Community Partnerships

Funding Agency: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program in collaboration with Child Injury Prevention Alliance
Funding Period: 03/01/2014-02/28/2019
Amount Awarded: $235,635
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Training & Education Core

The goal of this project is to provide training and education opportunities to students to inform future public health, medical, and allied practitioners about the fields of injury research and prevention and to prepare the next generation of injury prevention professionals.
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCIPC)
Funding Period: 08/2012–7/2017
Amount Awarded: $45,285
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH