Current Research Projects

Listed below are our current research projects. Click on the title of a project for more information.

Technicians Experiences and Careers in Hemodialysis (TECHS)

Goal of Project: To examine job satisfaction and turnover among hemodialysis patient care technicians via an online survey. Length of Project: 1 year Vital statistics: National sample of hemodialysis patient care technicians; approximately 300 participants.

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Barriers to Care for Patients Transitioning from Transplant to Dialysis

Goal of Project: A mixed methods research design to address three specific aims: A) to determine the quality of care that patients with transplant failure receive during the first year of dialysis; B) To determine barriers to quality of care among patients who are transitioning from transplantation to dialysis; and C) to develop potential interventions […]

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Comparison of the availability and cost of foods compatible with a renal diet versus an unrestricted diet using the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS)

Project Goal: To compare the availability and cost of food items suitable for the renal diet versus a typical unrestricted diet using the standard Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS) and a renal diet modified NEMS. Length of Project: 2014-2015 Vital statistics:  This project was conducted in 12 grocery stores in northeast Ohio. Outcomes to date: The […]

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Evaluating a Food Hub Opening in an Urban COntext

The goal of this project is to determine the impact of a food hub opening on dietary intake among community residents. Length of Project: 2015-2018 Vital Statistics: 2 sites (Cleveland and Columbus), 520 primary food shoppers are enrolled

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Healthy Teens, Healthy Tomorrow Teen Summit

Project Goals: To integrate organ donation education with health and wellness education aimed at high school students using a summit conference format and evaluate the effects.

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Avatar-Based Collegiate Donation Education (ABCDE)

Project Goal: To determine the effects of a video intervention delivered via the internet on donation consent among university students. Vital Statistics: Multi-site randomized controlled trial of at least 1,000 university students attending school in northeast Ohio who had not previously consented to organ donation.

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Offering Patients Transplant Information & Outreach through Navigators (OPTION)

As part of the research core of the P60, OPTION builds upon a pilot transplant navigator study conducted by the Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD). Based on the evidence that minorities and women are less likely to receive a kidney transplant, the CRHD looked to find a way to change this reality in 2 […]

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Donation Education Completed In Doctor Encounters (DECIDE)

The DECIDE study aims to determine the effects of an organ donation video and patient cueing on organ donation consent among patients meeting with their primary care provider. Length of Project: February 2013-May 2014 Vital Statistics: Randomized controlled trial of 915 adult patients who had not previously consented to organ donation. The study was conducted […]

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