The following are current projects for the Health Disparities Laboratory in Pediatric Psychology:
TEAM (Type 1 Diabetes Empowerment and Management) Study Team T1D Empowerment and Management
This study is to adapt a family-based intervention that was validated with adolescents for school-aged children and integrate it with a validated peer-delivered intervention format for African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino families. The scientific goals of the project are to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes for improving or stabilizing glycemic control in African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino school-aged children with type 1 diabetes. The overall mission of our work is to strengthen family teamwork toward sustainable healthy behaviors among African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino families with children ages 5-9 who have type 1 diabetes by conducting experience driven research.
This project is funded by the National Institute on Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Disorders (1 DP3 DK113236) PI: Ashley Butler, Ph.D.
Learn more about the TEAM Study:
Promoting Pathways to Health Disparities Research Careers
The project will administer a health disparities workshop series for psychology graduate student and postdoctoral fellows to increase the number of prospective racial and ethnic minority psychology faculty addressing racial/ethnic minority health disparities in research. The project is funded by the American Psychological Association Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology.
Learn more about Pathways:
- 2018 Workshop Attendees
Research Leadership Program for Diverse Early Career Scientists
This project will implement an evidence-informed mentoring and leadership development program for early career scientists from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority backgrounds who show promise in research related to the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Disorders mission but who have not received substantial research funding or ascended to a leadership position in their respective disciplines or professional associations.
This grant is funded by the NIH National Institute on Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Disorders (R25DK118763) Co PIs : Tiffany Townsend, Ph.D. and Ashley Butler Ph.D.
Development and Dissemination of a Guide for Policymakers to Address Child Health Disparities
This project will use qualitative methods to obtain policymakers’ perspectives on ways to frame and format a policy brief that can serve as a practical guide for policymakers to achieve the implementation of evidence-based programs, practices, and policies that target and modify risk factors during childhood to reduce mental health disparities. This project is being conducted in collaboration with the American Psychological Association Committee on Children, Youth, and Families and the Collaborative Action on Child Health Equity at Morehouse School of Medicine.
This project is funded by the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center on Health Disparities (U54 MD008173-02) Subproject 1 at Morehouse School of Medicine.