Past Research Projects

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

Community Voices: Genetics Research and Health Disparities

A series of focus groups and individual interviews were conducted to examine beliefs and experiences that influence understanding of genomic research and its application to health disparities among underserved and minority populations in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Transplant Navigator Project

The Transplant Navigator Project trained kidney transplant recipients to help hemodialysis patients navigate the kidney transplant system.

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Project REECH (Research Engagement for Community Health)

Project REECH’s aim was to reduce the divide between health institutions and the community they serve in hopes of reducing health disparities.

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Project HYPE

Project HYPE was a community based research project aimed at identifying the social context of hypertension management.

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Phosphorus Additives

The Phosphorus Additives project looked to reduce the intake of food with phosphorus additives among hemodialysis patients using an educational intervention.

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Organ Donation Project

The goal of the organ donation project was to increase the number of organ donors among individuals who are getting their driver’s license for the first time.

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Interpreters as Advocates

The Interpreters as Advocates project was focused on improving the communication between Spanish speaking patients with hypertension and healthcare providers.

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Community Advocacy Program

The goal of this project was to evaluate impact on medical outcomes of patients receiving legal services in a medical-legal collaborative program.

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Cohort Study of Chronic Renal Insufficiency

This was a multicenter prospective cohort study to determine factors predicting decline in renal function and CV disease in patients with renal insufficiency.

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Closing the Gap

The goal of this project was to test interventions to decrease tobacco use and respiratory complications among persons attending an inner city medical clinic.

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