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Grants

Our scientists are recipients of the following grants:

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NUCATS Institute Pilot Award Funding

Agency: National Institute of Health / National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NUCATS Institute 
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: April 14, 2020 to November 14, 2020
This proposed study will allow us to demonstrate our ability to merge SUDORS, NVDRS, US Census, Vital Stats, NIBRS across multiple states to inform opioid-involved deaths. We will disaggregate opioid involved age-specific death rates for race, ethnicity, sex, and gender over time by intent, geography, and substance.

Global Security Act: Policy Analysis and Measurement

Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development/Rutgers University
Role: Site PI - Lori Post
Project Period: March 1, 2019 to February 27, 2021
This proposed study will evaluate policy based on their contribution toward the Global Food Security Act goals. We will look at the food security policy's contribution to these goals through a public and political will lens. This study will also measure water security at a household level.

The Effect of the Opioid Crisis on the Farm Sector: Implications from the Rural Economy 

Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture / University of Florida
Role: Subaward PI - Lori Post
Project Period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021
The overall objective of this project is to determine how the opioid epidemic is affecting the farm economy in the United States.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations

Agency: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Role: Co-Investigator - Lori Post
Project Period: May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2024
To improve acute care for geriatric patients, Northwestern Memorial Hospital implemented the Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations (GEDI) program. GEDI is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to ED care for geriatric patients; it applies evidence-based protocols to improve ED care and improve transitions from the ED to the community. 

Tracking Guns Among Veterans

Agency: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs / VA Connecticut Healthcare System
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020
Dr. Post will provide data analysis for all aspects of the study. She will use VHA data to perform patient and facility level analysis, including using hierarchical modeling and examining clustering of comorbid diseases and conditions and their influence on patient outcome.

 

Bridge funding for Global SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance

Agency: KSU SILLS/USAID
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022

 

Global SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance: Policy, Persistence & Transmission

Agency: Davee Innovations Research Endowment
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: Nov 1, 2020 – Oct 31, 2021

 

The Global Coronavirus Surveillance Project: Policy, Persistence, & Transmission

Agency: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: Oct 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2021

 

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NUCATS Institute Pilot
Award Funding

Agency: NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NUCATS Institute
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: April 14, 2020-November 14, 2020

 

The Effect of the Opioid Crisis on the Farm Sector: Implications from the Rural Economy

Agency: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
MPI: Post and Moss (Mason Co-I)
Project Period: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021
 

Global Security Act: Policy Analysis and Measurement

Agency: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: March 1, 2019 – Feb 28, 2021
 

Agency: AHRQ

Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations
PI: Dresden
Project Period: Jun 1, 2019 – May 31, 2024
Role:Co-I

 

Agency: VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Title: IPA for Tracking Guns among Veterans
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2025
 

 

Current Grant Awards – Maryann Mason, PhD

 

Agency: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, subcontract

Title: Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization’s Recovery Support Services Program for Returning Citizens 
PI: Maryann Mason (Welch Co-I)
Project period: 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2023

Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services, subcontract

Title: Age Friendly Chicago – Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative 
PI: Maryann Mason (Welch Co-I)
Project period: 09/01/2019 - 5/31/2022

Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title: SUDORS component of the Data to Action Initiative 
PI: Maryann Mason
Project period: 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2023
The goal of this project is to establish and maintain a usable anonymous database of drug overdose deaths that occur in Illinois. I serve as PI on the project and oversee all aspects of this work.

Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title: National Violent Death Reporting System 
PI: Mason
Project period: 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2022
The goal of this project is to establish and maintain a usable anonymous database on violent deaths that occur in Illinois. I serve as PI on the project and oversee all aspects of this work.

Agency: Illinois Department of Public Health

Title: National Violent Death Reporting System FY20
PI: Maryann Mason
Project period: 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021
The goal of this project is to fund aspects of the IVDRS including data collection and dissemination. I serve as PI on the project and oversee all aspects of this work. 

 

Sponsor: Anonymous Donor Philanthropic Gift

Title: Connecting data to communities to inform prevention
PI: Maryann Mason
Project Dates: 09/01/20207 – 08/31/2021
The goal of this project is to connect data to communities which are disproportionately burdened by violent death and opioid involved overdose fatalities to inform identification of local risk and protective factors to influence the development of intervention and prevention strategies and eventually evaluate these strategies.  My role is to oversee our networking, communications and data dissemination efforts.

 

Agency: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Title: The Effect of the Opioid Crisis on the Farm Sector: Implications from the Rural Economy
MPI: Post and Moss
Project Period: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021
Role: Co-I

 

Agency: Northwestern University, Pepper Center

Title: Chronic disease, health problems and opioid overdose fatality among older adults
Project Period: 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022
Role: PI

 

Agency: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, subcontract

Title: Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization’s Recovery Support Services Program for Returning Citizens 
PI: Maryann Mason
Project period: 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2023

 

Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services, subcontract

Title: Age Friendly Chicago – Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative 
PI: Maryann Mason
Project period: 09/01/2019 - 5/31/2022
Role: Co-I