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NIOSH 5T42OH008432-10 (Reponen, PI)    
Education and Research Center (ERC)
Period: 07/01/16 – 06/30/21
Project goals: To conduct interdisciplinary graduate education and research, continuing education and outreach in environmental and industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental medicine, occupational health nursing and occupational safety and health engineering and to build the research capacity of graduate research trainees and junior PhD and MD level investigators in occupational health and safety research in collaboration with twelve regional universities including two historically black colleges.
Roles: Deputy Director of Center; Director for Pilot Research Project Program;  Director for CE Program; PI of Heat Stress study in the Targeted Research Training program; Faculty in IH program; Faculty in Occupational Safety and Health Engineering component of ERC

NIEHS 1R01ES024074-01
“Early Pb exposure a risk for bone health later in life in African American Women”
Period: 06/09/14 – 03/31/2020
Project goals: To investigate the effect of early life exposure to environmental lead on bone health later in life. (Score 21, 8th percentile)
Role: Multi-P.I. (Bhattacharya A/Dietrich K)

NIOSH NPPTL Labs Service Grant
“Effects of Passive Body Heating on Brain Activity and Its Influence on Subjects’ Ability to Accurately Judge Their Postural Stability using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)”
Period: 9/30/2015 – 3/30/20
Project goals: To provide transformative information about the impact of chronic heating on brain function and the mechanisms underlying altered balance, gait, postural judgment and decision making among firefighters.
Role: Multi-P.I. (Bhattacharya A/Cecil K)

NIH R01ES026446 (P.I Haynes E)       
“Developmental Effects of Manganese Exposure in Rural Adolescents: The CARES Cohort Comes of Age”
Period: 08/31/2015 – 08/30/2020
Project goals: The goal of this research study is to examine the role of Mn as a both a nutrient and neurotoxicant on adolescent neurobehavior, neuromotor function, and brain anatomy and physiology.  (Scored 5% tile)
Role: Co-Investigator

Completed (selected)

Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) (P.I. Marras W, The Ohio State University)
“Motion Sickness Interactions with Spine Disorders”
UC proposal, “Postural Balance and Gait Effects Associated with Disorientation”
Period: 9/1/2016 to 9/30/2018
Project goals: To use epigenetic biomarkers as a tool to investigate individual susceptibility to motion sickness induced impairment in postural balance.
Role:  P.I. of Sub-contract

U54: NIOSH Sub-Contract, Center for Agriculture Safety and Health (P.I. Carruth A, Southeastern Louisiana University)
“The Impact of Reduced Thermal Load on PFD Use among Shrimp Fishermen”
Period: 9/1/2016 – 8/31/2018
Project goals: To investigate the effect of PFD use on the development of hyperthermia among shrimp fishermen.
Role: Co-Investigator

NIOSH-Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention 2U54OH007541 (P.I. Shipp E, Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health)
“Neuromotor Function and Work Injury Risk among Hispanic Adolescent Farmworkers”
Period: 9/30/11 – 3/30/17
Project goals: To quantify postural stability and injuries associated with organophosphate exposure in adolescent farmworkers.
Role: P.I. of Sub-contract

University of Cincinnati Provost Pilot Research Project Program (College of Medicine’s Discovery Acceleration Initiative)
“Transformative risk assessment in osteoporosis fracture”  
Period: 11/1/12 – 6/30/13
Project goals: To determine the relationship between dynamic bone quality (i.e., damping capacity) and functional postural stability (FPS) as a powerful synergistic identifier of osteoporosis patients at risk of falling/fracture.
Role: P.I.

Gardner Family Center Research Grant (Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati) (P.I. Revilla F)
“Does Deep Brain Stimulation Influence Parkinson’s Patients’ Ability to Correctly Perceive Risk of Postural Imbalance When Exposed to Sub-Optimal Environmental Risk Factors?”
Period: 07/01/09 – 6/30/11
Project goals: To determine the influence of deep brain stimulation on the ability of Parkinson’s patients to correctly perceive risk of postural imbalance.
Role: Co-Investigator

Medtronics Medicals Contract (P.I. Revilla F)
“The Effect of Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation on Balance in Parkinson’s Disease”
Period: 01/01/06 – 6/30/08
Project goals: To quantify the effect of deep brain stimulation on balance in Parkinson’s disease.
Role: Co-Investigator

University of Cincinnati’s Multidisciplinary Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology Grant
"A Wearable Nanobionic Measurement Platform for Monitoring Bone Turnover Markers and Bone Quality in Osteoporosis"
Period: 1/01/06 – 12/31/06
Project goals: To develop a multi-prong nanotube biosensor for quantifying multiple bone turnover markers from one biological sample.
Role: P.I.

NIAMS 1R21 AR51702-01 (High Impact-High Risk Program)
“A Novel Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis Screening Tool”
Period: 9/30/04 – 8/31/07
Project goals: To develop and test a novel non-invasive bone vibration based screening tool for measuring mechanical properties of bones among women suffering from post-menopausal osteoporosis.
Role: P.I.

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