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Project # Project Title Research Focus Area Research Program Administering IC Institution(s) Investigator(s) Location(s) Year Awarded
3R01DA057630-01S1
Predicting Fatal and Non-Fatal Overdose in Los Angeles County with Rapid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard to Target Street-Based Addiction Treatment and Harm Reduction Services Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NIDA UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES SHOVER, CHELSEA LEIGH (contact); GOODMAN, DAVID Los Angeles, CA 2023
NOFO Title: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOFO Number: PA-21-071
Summary:

The International Classification of Diseases 10th revision codes are insufficient to accurately identify individuals who use opioids and stimulants together. This project will search already collected electronic health record data using a computer program to identify people with polysubstance use and determine what health care they receive. The research will improve understanding of polysubstance use in a region of Los Angeles, California, with very high rates of overdoses involving fentanyl and stimulants. 

3R01DA057605-01S1
Diversity Supplement - Rapid Actionable Data for Opioid Response in Kentucky (RADOR-KY) Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NIDA UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY SLAVOVA, SVETLA STEFANOVA (contact); TALBERT, JEFFERY C Lexington, KY 2023
NOFO Title: Notice of Special Interest to Encourage Eligible NIH HEAL Initiative Awardees to Apply for PA-20-222: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOFO Number: NOT-NS-20-107
Summary:

RADOR-KY is a near real-time, state-wide surveillance system to monitor prevention and treatment services for opioid use disorder (OUD). This project will fill gaps in this system by capturing data from agencies receiving state funding to provide treatment and support services for people with OUD. Access to the additional data will help expand and improve surveillance dashboards being used to coordinate and target resources for preventing overdose deaths.

3UH3AR076729-02S1
The Spine Phenome Project: Enhancing Patient Diversity Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NIAMS OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MARRAS, WILLIAM STEVEN Columbus, OH 2022
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies
NOFO Number: NOT-NS-22-066
Summary:

Chronic pain is a debilitating medical condition that affects roughly 50 million people in the United States. Current diagnostics and treatments rely primarily on subjective metrics and do not target the unique biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to an individual’s pain. This project is part of the NIH Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) program, a patient-centered effort to address the need for effective and personalized therapies for chronic low back pain. This research will enhance patient diversity within the BACPAC research participant population.

3UH3AR076387-02S2
Fibromyalgia TENS in Physical Therapy Study (TIPS): An Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trial Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NIAMS UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SLUKA, KATHLEEN A Iowa City, IA 2022
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies
NOFO Number: NOT-NS-22-066
Summary:

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, tenderness, stiffness, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. The FAST trial (Fibromyalgia Activity Study with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation [TENS]) was the first study to conclusively demonstrate the clinical value of TENS for treating musculoskeletal pain. While physical therapists are trained in the use of TENS, it is underused in clinical practice. This project will test TENS in fibromyalgia patients receiving physical therapy in a real-world physical therapy practice setting. This research will determine if adding TENS to physical therapy reduces pain, increases adherence to physical therapy and allows fibromyalgia patients to reach their self-defined functional goals with less use of medication.

3UM1NS118922-03S2
Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain After Thoracic Surgery Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NINDS UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BRUMMETT, CHAD M; CHANG, ANDREW CHING-HUNG; CLAUW, DANIEL J; WALJEE, JENNIFER FILIP Ann Arbor, MI 2022
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies
NOFO Number: NOT-NS-22-066
Summary:

Rigorous and impactful clinical pain research requires participant diversity that reflects the racial/ethnic diversity of affected populations. This project will enhance patient and other community engagement, particularly of underrepresented minorities, to participate in clinical research related to the transition of acute to chronic pain.

3R01MH128904-02S1
Supporting Treatment Access and Recovery for Co-Occurring Opioid Use and Mental Health Disorders (STAR-COD) Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NIMH UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS MED SCH WORCESTER SMELSON, DAVID A (contact); GONZALEZ, GERARDO ; LI, WENJUN ; OLMSTEAD, TODD ALDEN Worcester, MA 2022
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies
NOFO Number: NOT-NS-22-066
Summary:

Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino individuals suffer a disproportionate burden of co-occurring substance use and mental illness, in part due to reduced access to culturally responsive quality healthcare, compared to other racial/ethnic groups. In addition, Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino individuals are not well represented in clinical trials that could help reduce these health disparities. This research aims to improve the recruitment of Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino individuals to participate in clinical research related to co-occurring substance use and mental illness. The project will conduct community engagement and community-based participatory research, establishing a bidirectional partnership between researchers and community members.

3RM1DA055311-01S1
Community-Partnered Exploration of the Pain-Related Treatment Needs of First-Generation Immigrants Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NIDA UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT PITTSBURGH HAMM, MEGAN; KRAEMER, KEVIN L Pittsburgh, PA 2022
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies
NOFO Number: NOT-NS-22-066
Summary:

Prior research has shown that chronic pain is common among immigrants and refugees. Cultural preferences for pain management, combined with barriers to healthcare in the United States, result in a lack of effective and accessible pain treatment in these populations. Pain experiences and treatment preferences of non-English-speaking immigrant and refugee communities are poorly understood because of a lack of research conducted in non-English-speaking immigrants’ native languages. This research will develop effective, equitable, and sustainable interventions for individuals with both chronic pain and opioid use disorder: in particular, individuals within Hispanic/Latino and Bhutanese communities.

3U01DK123786-01S1
Randomized ESRD Trial COmparing CBT alone VERsus with buprenorphine (RECOVER) Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NIDDK UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEHROTRA, RAJNISH Seattle, WA 2022
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies
NOFO Number: NOT-NS-22-066
Summary:

Pain is a common problem for people with end-stage renal disease that receive hemodialysis. Opioid use rates in this population are almost three times that of the general U.S. population over 65, putting them at significant risk for addiction. This research is testing treatments to manage chronic pain in this patient population. This project will develop educational materials to overcome barriers to telehealth toward enhancing research participation by American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

3U24NS112873-04S3
Clinical Coordinating Center for the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program Cross-Cutting Research Increasing Participant Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement in HEAL Research NINDS UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SLUKA, KATHLEEN A (contact); COFFEY, CHRISTOPHER S; FREY LAW, LAURA A Iowa City, IA 2022
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Increase Participant Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in Clinical Studies
NOFO Number: NOT-NS-22-066
Summary:

This research aims to define factors involved in the transition from acute to chronic pain, toward reducing opioid use and discovering new, non-addictive pain treatments. This project will develop recruitment efforts to engage a diverse patient population in clinical research that results from new findings about the transition from acute to chronic pain. The project will use focus groups, led by experts in health equity and implementation research, and patient navigators to enhance recruitment of diverse research participants.