Research Grants

Pediatric Dose Optimization for Seizures in EMS
Funding Agency
: NIH
Funding Period: 4/2021-3/2026
PI: Shah
Associated Faculty: Julie Leonard, MD, MPH
The overall objective of PediDOSE is to measure the impact of standardized EMS midazolam dosing on timeliness of seizure cessation and safety.

Machine Intelligence Evaluation of Trauma Team Activation Criteria in Emergency Medical Services Care of Injured Children
Funding agency
: NCH Clinical and Translational Intramural Funding 
Funding period: 12/2020-12/2022
PI: Jonathan Groner, MD
The overall objective of this study is to develop machine intelligence emergency medical service care for injured children analytics to identify U.S. pediatric trauma patients who need the highest level of trauma care.

The Effect of Emergency Department and After-Emergency Department Analgesic Treatment on Pediatric Long Bone Fracture Outcomes
Funding Agency
: NIH
Funding Period: 11/2020-5/2021
PI: Drendel
Associated Faculty: Julie Leonard, MD, MPH
Assessing the differential impact of recommended analgesic regimens for after ED care by comparing the pain related function during the first week after ED discharge.

Longitudinal Assessment of Driving After Mild TBI in Teens 
Funding agency
: NIH/NICHD
Funding period: 9/2020 – 7/2025
PI: Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH
The major goal is to longitudinally evaluate the driving performance of teen drivers following a mild traumatic brain injury as compared to matched healthy controls.

Adoption and Implementation of an Evidence-based Safe Driving Program for High-Risk Teen Drivers
Funding agency
: NIH/NICHD
Funding period: 9/2020-8/2025
PI: Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH
The major goal is to test the effectiveness, implementation, and cost-effectiveness of an evidence-based safe driving intervention tailored to the needs of rural and urban teen drivers with a traffic violation.

Pilot Study to Develop a Functional Status Score for Children with Acute Neurologic Illness and Injuries
Funding Agency
: NICHD
Funding Period: 8/2020-7/2022
PIs: Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS; Julie Leonard, MD, MPH
Aiming to develop a data analytics tool that predicts functional outcome using billing data for children who experience acute neurologic injuries or illnesses

The Impact of Ohio’s Opioid Prescriptions Law on Opioid Use and Outcomes in Pediatric Patients 
Funding agency
: Ohio Department of Public Safety – Emergency Medical Services
Funding period: 7/2020-6/2021
PI: Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD
The aim of this project is to determine the impact of the 2017 Ohio opioid prescription rules on reducing opioid pain medications prescribed by medical care providers for acute pain in pediatric burn patients and pediatric orthopedic knee arthroscopy surgery and to determine opioid use 90-days after discharge.

PsySTART Rapid Triage of PTSD Risk in Pediatric Injury Patients
Funding Agency
: NIH
Funding Period: 2/2019-1/2021
Co-PI: Julie Leonard, MD, MPH
Aiming to identify, at the time of injury, which pediatric trauma patients are at risk for PTSD based on ED nurse and ED social work observations and telephone phone up survey with the family.

Development and Testing of a Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Risk Assessment Tool
Funding Agency
: NIH
Funding Period: 8/2018-7/2023
PI: Julie Leonard, MD, MPH
Surveying ED and EMS providers at 18 Children’s Hospitals to derive and validate the first pediatric cervical spine injury risk assessment tool.