Current Projects

Reducing Sugared Fruit Drinks in Alaska Native Children
U01 Grant, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 2019-2022

This study focuses on reducing added sugar intake in Alaska Native caregivers and children under age 10 years from 3 Yup’ik communities. There are goals:



Developing Topical Fluoride Hesitancy Measures for Causal Modeling and Intervention Research
R01 Grant, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 2018-2022
Study Website
NIH RePORT

This study focuses on caregivers of children under age 18 years. There are three goals:



Addressing Oral Health Disparities in Medicaid-Enrolled Special Needs Children with Chronic Health Conditions
K08 Grant, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 2010-2015

This study focuses on Medicaid-enrolled children with chronic health conditions in Iowa. There are three goals:



Neighborhood Social Capital and Oral Health for Publicly-Insured Adolescents
William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program, W.T. Grant Foundation, 2013-2018
NIH RePORT

This study focuses on Medicaid-enrolled adolescents in Oregon. There are two goals:



Completed Projects

Dental Care Use for Medicaid-Enrolled Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Iowa I-Smile Project
R40 Grant, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), 2013-2014

This study focuses on Medicaid-enrolled children in Iowa. There are three goals:



Dental Care Transitions for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs
American Academy of Pediatrics, Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning Grant, 2012-2014

This study focused on dental care transitions for adolescents with special health care needs in Washington. There were three goals:



First Preventive Dental Visit: Disparities in Needs, Costs, and Behavioral Insights
RC1 Grant, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 2009-2010

This study focused on identifying the determinants of preventive dental visits for Medicaid-enrolled children under age 6 years in Iowa.



Korean and English Language Infant Oral Health Education Flipcharts for Caregivers of Korean-American Infants in Washington State
American Dental Association Foundation, Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health Grant, 2011

This study focused on developing and testing an intervention based on culturally-tailored, bilingual oral health educational materials for parents of Korean American infants under age 6 years.




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