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Research Grants:

  • Current Programs (Click to Expand)
    National Institute of Health (NIH): 1R25DA031103-01A1, 2012 - 2017
    Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavorial Health
    Mentor: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate (PI: Dr. Julie Baldwin)
    Grant Amount: $1,712,994
    National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 2014-2015
    Exploring the Underlying Mechanisms of Comorbid ADHD and Eating Disorders (R03)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Grant Amount: $50,000
    National Cancer Institute (F31CA168015-01A1) 2013-2015
    Beliefs and decision-making about HPV vaccination among Young Men who Have Sex with Men
    Principal Investigator: Christopher Wheldon
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Faculty Co-sponsor: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $32,593
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Services and Resources Administration, 2010-2015
    Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos (Principal Investigator: Dr. Marti Coulter)
    Grant Coordinator/Writer: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $345,000/year
    HRSA MCH Public Health Training Grant, 2010-2015
    Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavorial Health
    Co-Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley (Principal Investigator: Dr. Marti Coulter)
    Grant Coordinator/Writer: Dr. Cheryl Vamos (2009-2010)
    Grant Amount: $345,000/year
    HRSA Office of Women's Health, 2010 - 2015
    Interdisciplinary Women's Health Project, Sub-contract to HRSA MCH Public Health Training Grant
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Grant Amount: $11,500
    Office of Adolescent Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010-2015
    Teen Outreach Program Replication Project: A Randomized Control Trial of the TOP in 26 Non-Metropolitan Florida Counties
    Co-Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley; Dr. Rita Debate (Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Buhi)
    Grant Amount: $2,500,000
    Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network Pilot and Feasibility Grant, a National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Community Network Program Center (5U54 CA153509), 2013-2014
    Addressing Abnormal Pap Test Results among Women in a Hispanic Migrant Farmworker Community: Formative Research to Inform the Development of Innovative Communications to Improve Health Literacy
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Grant Amount: $10,000
    USF College of Public Health Individual Investigator Award, 2013-2014
    Exploring Prenatal Providers Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding Oral-Systemic Health during Pregnancy: A State-Wide Assessment to Inform the Development of Innovative Mechanisms to Translate Guidelines into Practice
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $25,000
    USF College of Public Health, 2010-2014
    Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health (CTR-WH)
    Co-Principal Investigator/Co-Director: Dr. Ellen Daley; Dr. Rita DeBate
    Grant Amount: $400,000
  • Pending Projects (Click to Expand)
    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), 2014-2017
    Does an eHealth Intervention Improve Patient-Centered Oral Health Communication during Pregnancy?
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $1,500,000
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR) (R03), 2014-2016
    Factors Influencing the Implementation of Oral Health Guidelines during Pregnancy
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $147,506
    Florida Department of Health, 2014-2014
    Supplement to the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: TBD (Parent Grant Amount:$1,387,976)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research PAR-13-132: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21), 2013-2014
    Exploring Determinants to HPV-Related Oral Health Literacy among Dental Providers
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Grant Amount:$275,000
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and Small Business Technology Transfer, 2013-2014
    Development of a Novel eHealth Patient-Provider Communication and Decision Support Application regarding Oral Health during Pregnancy
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Grant Amount: $218,478
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and Small Business Technology Transfer, 2013-2014
    Developing a Novel eHealth Application for Oral-Systemic Issues during Pregnancy Grant
    Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $219,183
    University of South Florida College of Public Health, 2013-2014
    Exploring Prenatal Providers Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding Oral-Systemic Health during Pregnancy: A State-Wide Assessment to Inform the Development of Innovative Mechanisms to Translate Guidelines into Practice
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Grant Amount: $25,000

    Evaluation of a web-based eating disorders prevention program for use by dentists (R34)
    Principal Investigators: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate, Dr. David Albert
    Grant Amount: $247,815 (with indirect)
  • Completed Projects (Click to Expand)
    Association of Teachers in Maternal and Child Health, 2012-2013
    Developing a Repository of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH): Past, Present & Future Voices
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley, Dr. Cheryl Vamos (Co-PI Dr. Martha Coulter, Dr Martha Wingate)
    Grant Amount: $6,000
    AHRQ Small Grant Program for Conference Support (R13), 2012-2013
    Transforming Women’s Health: Discovery, Development, & Delivery
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $26,401
    University of South Florida System Internal Awards Program, New Researcher Grant, 2012-2013
    Preventing Pregnancy-Related Oral-Systemic Health Issues: Exploring Factors that Influence Inter-Professional Practice Behaviors
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Vamos

    Co-Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley; Dr. Rita Debate Dr. Linda Detman
    Grant Amount: $20,000
    USF Health, Survey Core – USF College of Public Health, 2011-2012
    An Assessment of Health at The Villages
    Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley; Dr. Rita Debate
    Grant Amount: $2,000,000
    Ford Foundation, 2010 – 2012
    Sexuality, Health and Rights among Youth in the United States: The Challenge to Florida's Youth
    Co-Principal Investigatosr: Dr. Ellen Daley; Dr. Eric Buhi
    Grant Amount: $300,000
    University of South Florida College of Public Health Interdisciplinary Grant, 2010 – 2011
    Transforming Women's Health: Exploring the Oral/Systemic Connection as a New Paradigm to Improve Women's Health
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley; Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Grant Amount: $99,968
    NIH/NCI: 1R01CA123346, 2006-2011
    Cognitive and Emotional Responses to an HPV Infection in Men: The CER Study
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Research Associate: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $2,181,806
    Moffitt Cancer Center/University of Florida Advancing the Partnership Pilot Project, 2009 – 2010
    Oral Health Providers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceived Roles Regarding HPV and Oral Cancer: An Exploratory Study in Florida
    Principal Investigator: : Dr. Ellen Daley; Dr. Virginia Dodd
    Research Associate: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $98,700
    Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research – Post-doctoral Training Award, 2008 –2010
    Attachment to 1R01CA123346-01 Cognitive and Emotional Responses to an HPV Infection in Men: the CER Study
    Principal Investigator: : Dr. Ellen Daley
    Grant Amount: $168,246
    Girls on the Run International, 2008 - 2009
    Girls on the Run: Assessment of Self-Esteem, Eating Behaviors, Body-Image and Physical Activity Attitudes and Behaviors among 3-5th Grade Girls
    Principal Investigator: : Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate; Dr. Elizabeth Racine
    Grant Amount: $45,000
    University of South Florida Internal Grants Program, New Investigator Grant, 2008 –2009
    Elicitation of Factors Affecting Risky Sexual Behavior among Young Women with HIV: Preliminary Work towards Intervention Development
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley (PI: Dr. Stephanie Marhefka)
    Grant Amount: $9,932
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1H75DP001733-01, 2008-2009
    Florida Childhood Obesity Prevention (FCOP)
    Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Rita DeBate; Dr. Robert McDermott
    Grant Amount: $526,636 (with indirect)
    Florida Developmental Center for AIDS Research (FL-DCFAR), 2008-2009
    Sexual Behavior of Youth Living with HIV: Identifying Targets for Intervention
    Co-Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley (PI: Dr. Stephanie Marhefka)
    Grant Amount: $10,000
    American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (ASTDA) Development Award, 2008-2009
    Internet Sex-Seeking Behaviors and Associated STD Risks among Youth Visiting Publicly Funded Teen Health Clinics
    Co-Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley (PI: Dr. Eric Buhi)
    Grant Amount: $118,703
    USF Interdisciplinary Initiative on Sustainable Community in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2007-2009
    Linking Work with Family Health: The Importance of the Family Dinner
    Co-Investigators: Dr. Rita DeBate (PI: Dr. Tammy Allen)
    Grant Amount: $142,497 (no indirect)
    1 R03 TW007662-01 (Fogarty), 2006 – 2009
    Men & Women's Social-Cultural Factors Associated with Cervical Cancer Prevention in Panama
    Principal Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley, Dr. Anna Giuliano
    Grant Amount: $125,274
    NIH, NIMH; 1R43MH080474-01, 2007 - 2008
    Web-Based Training for Secondary Prevention of Eating Disorders
    Principal Investigators: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate, Dr. Herb Severson
    Grant Amount: $186,247
    Merck Pharmaceuticals – Florida Cervical Cancer Prevention Project, 2007- 2008
    Identifying the Barriers to Screening and Vaccinations among High-Risk Populations: An Assessment of Florida Stakeholders
    Principal Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley; Dr. Anna Giuliano
    Research Associate: Dr. Cheryl Vamos
    Grant Amount: $94,200
    USF Internal Grants Program, New Investigator Grant, 2007-2008
    Finding Accurate Sexual Health Information on the Internet: An Observational Study
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley (PI: Dr. Eric Buhi)
    Grant Amount: $8,800
    Area Health Education Center (AHEC), 2002 –2008
    Women's Health Collaborative
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellen Daley
    Grant Amount: $140,830
    Old Dominion Research Foundation, 2006-2007
    Computer-Assisted Assessment of the Intra-Individual Variability and Level of Real-Life Body Image Experiences
    Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate; Dr. Tom Cash
    Grant Amount: $19,500 (no indirect)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004-2006
    Community-Based Prevention Marketing: Building Local Capacity for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate; (PI: Dr. Carol Bryant)
    Grant Amount: $2,479,703 (with indirect)
    NIH/NIDCR: 1 R15 DE13963-01A1, 2001 - 2005
    Dental Practitioners and Eating Disorders Prevention
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Grant Amount: $207,000
    CDC/ASPH – Congressionally Mandated Project, 2001 – 2005
    Assessing the Informational, Emotional and Behavioral Responses to an HPV-Related Diagnosis in Women
    Principal Investigators: Dr. Ellen Daley (2001-2005), Dr. Robert McDermott (2001-2002)
    Research Associate: Dr. Cheryl Vamos (2003-2005)
    Grant Amount: $934,751
    Old Dominion University Collaborative Research Grants, 2005
    Increasing Behavioral Capacity among Dental Practitioners via a Web-Based Secondary Prevention Toolkit
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Grant Amount: $17,000 (no indirect)
    Old Dominion University Multidisciplinary Research Grant, 2005
    Assessment of Eating Disorder Secondary Prevention Curriculum in Dental and Dental Hygiene Schools
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Grant Amount: $3,000 (no indirect)
    NIH/NIDCR: 1 R15 DE13963-01A1, 2004
    Dental Practitioners and Eating Disorders Prevention
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Grant Amount: $64,000 (direct-transfer)
    Girls on the Run International, 2004
    Assessment of Self-Esteem, Eating Behaviors, Body-Image and Physical Activity Attitudes and behaviors among 3-5th grade girls
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Grant Amount: $14,000 (continuation)
    Mecklenburg County Health Department, 2004
    Male Involvement Pregnancy Prevention Project: Impact evaluation
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Grant Amount: $13,000 (no indirect)