Department of Pediatrics

Health Disparities Laboratory in Pediatric Psychology News


Dr. Ashley Butler has been selected for the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award funding for her project, "Building Capacity in Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Patient-Centered Outcomes: Research/Comparative Effectiveness Research focused on Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19." The project will help develop a skilled community of patients and other stakeholders from across the healthcare enterprise and involve them meaningfully in every aspect of PCORI's work.

Dr. Ashley Butler was awarded a three-year R40 grant ($900,000) from Human Resources Services Administration (HRSA). This federal award is part of the Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Research Program. Dr. Butler’s study will create and test a home telehealth behavioral self-management intervention for youth with type 2 diabetes and their families. Dr. Butler will be partnering with the Diabetes Care Center and the University of Houston Bounce Program on this work.

Dr. Ashley Butler has been selected to receive an award to support her project “Addressing Social Needs and Behavioral Health Early in the Type 1 Diabetes Course to Mitigate Inequitable Health Outcomes among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Minority Youth.” The purpose is to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a multi-component intervention that combines a behavioral intervention for parents of children with T1D delivered in family dyad/small group-format via videoconferencing with an effective pediatric social needs screening and navigation program among African American and Hispanic parents of youth with new-onset type 1 diabetes and public/no insurance.