The following projects are current NIH-funded grants led or co-led by Global Health Center leaders and Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars.
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Hypertension is the major contributor to the global burden of disease. Completion of this proposed cluster randomized trial will provide compelling, robust evidence on the effects of a multicomponent intervention aimed at reducing blood pressure levels in a high-risk, vulnerable population in Puno, Peru.
This proposal promotes intergenerational cardiovascular health of women and children in the high burden St. Louis, Missouri metro region, by rigorously testing HEALTH (Healthy Eating Active Living Taught at Home). This intervention is delivered through the Parents as Teachers evidence-based home visiting model in partnership with the study team at Washington University in St. Louis.
Nearly half of Nigerian adults have hypertension, and Nigeria has announced a national sodium reduction program for population-level hypertension prevention and control based on the WHO’s best buy SHAKE package. This embedded study will optimize local, regional, and national implementation and will provide generalizable knowledge about implementation strategies to lower dietary sodium intake at scale.
PRIDE proposes to build upon our current successful summer institute program and to significantly enhance it based on our experiences with and lessons learned from our SIPID/PRIDE programs. The overarching goal of our enhanced program is to provide creative and highly relevant educational activities with primary focus on research experiences and mentoring activities for enhancing diversity of the biomedical research workforce.
QUARTET USA is a phase II randomized trial testing the effect of a four-drug, quarter-dose blood pressure lowering combination among individuals with hypertension in federally qualified health centers in Chicago as part of the global QUARTET program (trial ongoing in Australia and in development in The Netherlands and Japan).