Grant Funding

Our team collaborates with researchers and clinicians to identify funding opportunities, develop grant proposals, and carry out project tasks for funded projects. Funding sources include internal mechanisms, external private foundation, state agencies, federal agencies, and others. Below are some of the awarded grants that we participate in.


DAPHNE: AI-based embodied conversational agent designed to identify social needs and provide personalized resources for parents and caregivers from at-risk neighborhoods – $20,000 (2023)
HRSA Challenge Phase 2
PI: Emre Sezgin
IT R&I: Brannon Oiler and Amad Hussain


Exploring the Role of Transition to Adult Healthcare on Cardiovascular Risk in Autistic Adolescents and Young Adults – $42,538 (2023-2024)
Examining the effects on patient cardiovascular health of transitioning care for autistic adults from pediatric settings to adult settings, amongst patients in the Center for Autism and Services and Transition (CAST), based at OSU Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Clinics.
PI: Laura Hart
IT R&I: Joe Sirrianni


Research Accelerator Award – Epilepsy Surgery Database – $2,000,000 (2023-2025)
Create data curation app for epilepsy surgery, allowing image analysis.
PI: Adam Ostendorf
IT R&I: Jinyu Xu, Brannon Oiler, Brandon Abbott, Rajesh Ganta


The RECOVER Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Cohort Study – Year 2 – $70,000 (2022)
Building a large multisite adult and pediatric data consortium to enable study of long COVID.
PI: Kelly Kelleher
IT R&I: Yungui Huang, Melody Kitzmiller, Joe Sirrianni, Tyler Gorham


Machine learning, behavioral health, and oral health: Using contemporary techniques for early identification and intervention (2022-2023)
Developing a machine learning model to predict high-cost behavioral health children before the costs are incurred, and examining whether incorporating area-level socioeconomic measures can improve the predictive power of the developed model.
PI: Beau Meyer
IT R&I: Jin Peng


PEDSNet Phase 3 – $173,891 (2022-2024)
PEDSNet renewal
PI: Kelly Kelleher
Co-I: Yungui Huang
IT R&I: Melody Kitzmiller


Bridge2AI: A Patient-Focused Collaborative Repository Uniting Standards (CHoRUS) for Equitable AI – $811,182 (2022-2026)
Generate an AI-ready dataset for future health AI research.
PI: Jennifer Muszynski
IT R&I: Yungui Huang, Jinyu Xu, Caleb Haugen


Center for Accelerating Suicide Prevention in Real-world Settings (ASPIRES) Method Core – $9,539,419 (2022-2027)
ASPIRES aims to hasten the implementation of effective and scalable evidence-based interventions to reduce suicide in children and adolescents.
PI: Chris Bartlett
IT R&I: Yungui Huang, Steve Rust, Jinyu Xu


The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC) – $135,642 (2021)
Access to Dental Care for Immigrant Families
PI: Amini
Co-I: Bean and Lin D
IT R&I: Luna, Roland, Goudy


AHRQ Digital Solutions to Support Care Transitions Challenge – Phase 1 – $20,000 (2020-2021)
Development of EHR-integrated mobile translation app for non-English speaker caregivers of children with medical complexities. [Introduction video]
PI: Huang Y and Sezgin E
IT R&I: Roland M, Abbott B and Digby D


Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) grant – $24,000 (2020-2021)
Medical adherence app for Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Patients
PI: Skeens M
Co-I: Gerhardt C and Sezgin E
IT R&I: Oiler B


The Ohio State University College of Nursing (CON) research grant – $10,000 (2020-2021)
Hi FIVE: Multimodal digital behavior intervention (voice interactive device + wearable/text) for families having kids with obesity through a two-arm randomized trial.
PI: Militello L
Co-I: Lin S and Sezgin E


NAPNAP Foundation – $2,500 (2020-2021)
Behavioral health research grant for mHealth stress management pilot study.
PI: Militello L
Co-I: Sezgin E
IT R&I: Luna J


NIH R21 – $400,000 (2020-2022)
Development of Multi-Platform Mobile App Technology for Real-Time Measurement of Menstrual Cycle Characteristics in Adolescents.
PI: O'Brien S
Co-I: Sezgin E
IT R&I: Oiler B and Luna J


HRSA MCHB Phase 1 grant $10,000 – (2019)
Empower Care: A mobile app to empower women with OUD to care for themselves and their newborn babies
PI: Huang and Lin D


The Ohio State University Connect and Collaborate Grants Program – $20,000 (2019)
A Virtual Reality App to Improve Youth Concussion Recognition
PI: Yang and McKenzie
Co-I: Lin D
IT R&I: Luna, Roland


HRSA – Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Challenge – Phase 1 Phase 2 – $45,000 (2019-2021)
SpeakHealth: A shared (EHR/patient portal integrated), voice-enabled, real-time, and AI-powered home medical diary app for children with special health care needs. [Introduction video]
PI: Huang Y and Sezgin E
Co-I: Lin S
IT R&I: Oiler B, Abbott B and Luna J


NSF – $120,000 (2018)
Spokes: MEDIUM: MIDWEST: Collaborative : Community-Driven Data Engineering for Substance Abuse Prevention in the Rural Midwest
PI: Lin S
Co-I: Zhu


HIMSS developer challenge – 1st place award winner – $10,000 (2018-2019)
Team SMILE: Stress management intervention and education tool on voice-activated devices for mothers to reducing infant mortality rates in low-income population. [Introduction video]
PI: Sezgin E and Militello L
Co-I: Huang Y and Lin S


The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC) – $91,871 (2018-2019)
Ohio Opioid Analytics Project
PI: Lin S
IT R&I: Lin D, Bailey


Technology development fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and JnJ Quick Fire grants – $30,000 (2018-2021)
Symptom tracking for kids with communication limitations. Interactive mobile app design and development.
PI: Skeens M
Co-I: Von Sadovszky V and Sezgin E
IT R&I: Luna J


Refining EMR Text Queries (03/01/2018 – 03/31/2022)
Develop NLP methodologies to enhance meaningful and user friendly information retrieval from clinical texts that can benefit multi-stakeholders from policy makers, clinicians, to researchers.
PI: Kelleher
Co-I: Lin
IT R&I: Moosavinasab, Strouse, Sezgin


CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control multicenter grant – $500,000 (2018-2022)
Behind the wheel (BTW): Utilizing quantified smartphone technology to promote safe driving behavior in adolescents during the learning-to-drive phase.
PI: Zhu M
Co-I: Lin S and Sezgin E


American Heart Association Innovation Development Grant – $100,000 (2017-2019)
CardioGenomics eXchange commons (CardioGX): A cloud-based collaboration platform for the analysis/exchange of genome sequencing data.
PI: Lin S
Co-1: Garg
IT R&I: Bailey, Moosavinasab, Lin D


QREK: Unlocking Clinical Text in EMR by Query Refinement Using Both Knowledge Bases and Word Embedding – $1,000,000 (2017-2021)
PI: Lin S and Huan S
IT R&I: Huang Y, Sezgin E and Digby D