Previously Funded Research

Youth Court


Community-Driven Research Day Grants:

  • Addressing Intimate Partner Violence through Community-Hospital Partnerships: A Pilot Study in Collaboration with Lutheran Settlement House STOP IPV Program (Melissa E. Dichter, PhD, MSW in partnership with Marcella Nyachogo, LSW, Lutheran Settlement House Domestic Violence Program)

CPHI’s Interdisciplinary Public Health and Community-Research:

  • Evaluating the Impact of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Educational Videos on Parental Knowledge of Respiratory Virus Transmission and Etiquette (Kristen Feemster, M.D. M.P.H., M.S.H.P.R., Susan Coffin, M.D., M.P.H., Russell Localio, PhD, and Joshua Metlay, M.D., PhD)


Community-Driven Research Day Grants:

  • Using Social Media to Increase Awareness, Reduce Stigma, and Foster Discussion around Hepatitis B in Philadelphia (Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP, FAHA, Julia Alber, PhD, MPH in partnership with Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Hepatitis B Foundation)

CPHI’s Interdisciplinary Public Health and Community-Research:

  • Piloting a health coaching intervention to increase contraceptive continuation among adolescents at high risk for unintended pregnancy (Aletha Akers, MD, MPH);
  • Dance, Social Networks, and Behavior (Terri Lipman PhD, CRNP, FAAN in partnership with In The Dance);
  • Understanding the Public School Experience of Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth in Philadelphia (Amy Hillier, MSW, PhD in partnership with Kel Kroehle, Director of the Bryson Institute, the Attic).


Community-Driven Research Day Grants:

  • Community Integration: A Psychometrically Sound, Usable Tool for Agencies.  (Phyllis Solomon, PhD, Ryan Petros MSW in partnership with Mary Kay Tuohy, Director of Outpatient and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs at Elwyn Philadelphia).


Community-Driven Research Day Grants:

  • Exploring Store Owner Perspectives: Factors for Success in Creating Healthier Corner Store Environments
    • Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD; Allison Karpyn, PhD
    • In collaboration with Penn School of Medicine and The Food Trust


  • Experience of Recovery from a Mental Illness
    • Nancy Hanrahan, PhD; Phyllis Solomon, PhD; Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH
    • In collaboration with Penn School of Nursing, School of Social Policy and Practice

Community-Driven Research Day Grants:

  • Youth Court: Does Participation Enhance School Attendance, Connectedness, and Behavior?
    • Keith Bailey; Julie Becker, PHD, MPH; Joel Fein, MD, MPH
    • In collaboration with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility 
    • (photo at right)


  • Linking Metropolitan Agriculture to Healthful Food Relief
    • Domenic Vitiello, PhD, JA Grisso, MD MSc, Steveanna Wynn, Michael Nairn
    • In collaboration with Penn (School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Design), and the SHARE Fod Program
  • Evaluation of a Novel Nonprofit Supermarket in Chester, PA
    • Amy Hillier, MSW PhD, Marina Barnett, MSW DSW, Latifah Griffin, Nicole Thomas, MBA
    • In collaboration with Penn (School of Medicine, School of Design), and Philabundance
  • Increasing Activity in the Community: Dance for Health
    • Terri H. Lipman, PhD CRNP FAAN, Carolyn C. Cannuscio, ScD, Gillian Bazelon, PhD, Joseph R. Libonati, PhD, Alexandra L Hanlon, PhD
    • In collaboration with Penn (School of Medicine, School of Nursing), and the The Dr. Bernett L. Johnson Jr. Sayre Health Center

Community-Driven Research Day Grants:

  • The Contribution of the Built Environment & Social Interventions to Reduce Violence and Enhance Health in Low Income At-Risk Urban Families
    • Terry Guerra, MS; Terry Richmond, PhD CRNP FAAN
    • In collaboration with AchieveAbility
  • Money Power Respect
    • Shelah Harper, MBA; Anne Teitelman, PhD CRNP FAANP; Susan Sorenson, PhD; Ellen Volpe, PhD MSN
    • In collaboration with the Asia Adams Foundation


  • Public Opinion about Paying People to Quit Smoking
    • David Asch, MD MBA; James Park, MD, MPH
    • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Wharton School of Business
  • The Role of a University/School Partnership and Undergraduate Student Support in Developing an Effective Recess Program
    • Matthew Hartley, EdD; Caroline Watts, EdD; Stella Volpe, PhD; Mary Summers, MA, MS; Stephen Leff, PhD; Sigal Ben-Porath, PhD
    • Graduate School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Arts and Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Unmet Needs of Asian and Pacific Islander Cancer Survivors
    • Giang Nguyen, MD, MPH, MSCE; Frances K. Barg, PhD; Mai-Nhung Le, DrPH, MPH; Roxanna Bautista, MPH, CHES; Fidelia Butt, MD
    • In collaboration with Penn (School of Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences), and the Asian & Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network


  • Developing Adolescent RADAR to Screen for Adolescent Dating Violence
    • Joel Fein, MD, MPH; Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE; Christine M Forke, MSN, CRNP; JA Grisso, MD, MSc
    • In collaboration with Penn (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the School of Medicine), and the Institute for Safe Families
  • The PREVENT Project
    • Peter F Cronholm, MD MSCE; Frances Barg, PhD; Christine M Forke, MSN RN CRNP; Jeffrey Draine, PhD
    • In collaboration with Penn (SAS, SOM, SP2, CHOP, Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research), Neighborhood Youth Achievement Program (NYAP); Congreso de Latinos Unidos; Institute for Safe Families; Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR); the Philadelphia Dept of Human Services; the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Community Services Fatherhood Initiative; PDPH (Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health); WHYY (learning lab)
  • Innovative Methods to Evaluate Impacts of Urban Community Gardens
    • Domenic Vitiello, PhD MCP; JA Grisso, MD MSc
    • In collaboration with Penn (Design, SOM, SON), Isles, and the Camden City Garden Club
  • The Use of Mobile Telemedicine for Remote Diagnosis in HIV Infected Patients in Botswana
    • Carrie Kovarik, MD; Rahat Azfar, MD; Doreen Ramogola-Masire MD; Martin S. Greenberg DDS; Joel Gelfand MD MSCE; Gordana Cavric, MD PhD; Ann Steiner, MD; Zsofia Szep MD; Sarah Ratcliffe PhD; Leslie Castelo-Soccio MD PhD; Robert Lee MD PhD; Rachel Gormley, MSIV; Ivy Lee Keltner, MD; Jennifer Wienberg MSIV; Kelly Quinley MSI
    • In collaboration with Penn (CCEB, Dental, SOM, Botswana-UPenn Partnership), Philadelphia VA, Princess Marina Hospital, 14 community clinics and district hospitals in Botswana
  • A pilot study of substance abuse, trafficking, and everyday violence as the downstream products of political violence and civil war
    • Frances Barg, PhD; Philippe Bourgois, PhD; Charles Branas, PhD
    • In collaboration with Penn (SAS, SOM, Cartographic Modeling Lab, IUR, LDI, Firearm and Injury Center) and Universidad Francisco Morroquin


  • Barriers to Health and Education for the Children of Women with Low Literacy
    • I. Bennett, MD, PhD; S. Wortham, PhD; V. Gladsden, PhD
    • In collaboration with Penn (School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education), The Center for Literacy, Acción Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County and The Maternity Care Coalition
    • Visit the SNAPPS guide, a project funded in part by this grant to help families in the Norristown area get their children into quality preschool and pediatric services
  • Evaluating Access to Healthy Foods for Women, Infants and Children
    • A Hillier, PhD; J. McLauglin, MS, RD; M. Chilton, PhD; C. Cannuscio, ScD; A. Karpyn, PhD; L. Kilby, MS, RD, LDN; K. Gross, MPH
    • In collaboration with Penn (School of Design and School of Medicine), Drexel University School of Public Health, the Food Trust and N.O.R.T.H