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Health Services Research Grants

Identifying Kansas Medicaid Beneficiaries in Need of a Health Home

• Theresa Shireman (PI): HCF 2012-037, 12/01/12 - 11/30/14
• Kansas Department of Health and Environment
The major goals of this project are to review and propose options for predictive modeling to identify the next round of high-risk Kansas Medicaid beneficiaries who would likely benefit from enrollment in a health home.

Culturally Tailored Smoking Cessation for American Indians

• Won Choi (PI): R01 CA141618, 09/01/09 - 07/31/14
• NIH/National Cancer Institute
The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a culturally tailored smoking cessation program, "All Nations Breath of Life," in American Indians living in Kansas and Oklahoma using a group randomized design.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Christine Daley, Family Medicine
  • Allen Greiner, Family Medicine
  • Niaman Nazir, Preventive Medicine
  • Theresa Shireman, Preventive Medicine
  • Henry Yeh, Biostatistics

Group Phone-Based Weight Control among Rural Breast Cancer Survivors

• Christie Befort (PI): R01 CA155014, 08/01/11 - 05/31/16
• NIH/National Cancer Institute
This behavioral RCT will compare the impact of group phone-based lifestyle intervention to mail-only intervention on weight loss maintenance, quality of life, and breast cancer biomarkers among rural breast cancer survivors.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Carol Fabian, Breast Cancer Prevention Center
  • Jennifer Klemp, Breast Cancer Prevention Center
  • Francisco Diaz, Biostatistics
  • Theresa Shireman, Preventive Medicine
  • Debra Sullivan, Dietetics and Nutrition

Disease Management for Smokers in Rural Primary Care

• Edward Ellerbeck (PI): R01 CA101963, 07/09/03 - 01/31/14
• NIH/National Cancer Institute
This grant will allow us to create a registry of 750 smokers in 20 primary care practices and examine the impact of a long-term disease management program for smoking cessation.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Lisa Sanderson Cox, Preventive Medicine
  • John Keighley, Biostatistics
  • Niaman Nazir, Preventive Medicine
  • Kimber Richter, Preventive Medicine
  • Theresa Shireman, Preventive Medicine

Increasing Post-discharge Follow Up among Hospitalized Smokers

• Kimber Richter (PI): U01 HL105232, 09/20/10 - 05/31/14
Our objective in this application is to determine the relative effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness, of warm handoff versus fax referral in linking hospitalized smokers with quitline services at discharge. Outcomes include a) enrollment in quitline services, cessation outcomes, and cost-effectiveness.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Edward Ellerbeck, Preventive Medicine
  • Babalola Faseru, Preventive Medicine
  • Niaman Nazir, Preventive Medicine
  • Theresa Shireman, Preventive Medicine
Last modified: Jun 30, 2019