Wagenaar Grants

2016

Prevention Trial in the Cherokee Nation, Interactive Effects of Environment and SBIRT- Admin Supplement for Postdoctoral Fellow

Komro, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Garrett, B. (Postdoctoral Fellow / Psychology Intern, Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation). NIH. 7/25/14– 6/30/16. Award amount: $108,706.

The Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research aims to provide Brady Garrett, a recent Ph.D. graduate in Counseling Psychology and member of the Cherokee Nation, protected time to strengthen research skills by working with a successful interdisciplinary team of alcohol epidemiologists, prevention scientists and behavioral health leaders in an effort to continue to develop Garrett’s research skills for a career in alcohol epidemiology, prevention and implementation science and transition Garrett to an independent research career in alcohol epidemiology, prevention and implementation science.

Prevention Trial in the Cherokee Nation, Interactive Effects of Environment and SBIRT

Komro, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Livingston, D. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Director of Training & Education Programs, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Landsman, S. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Greene, L.M. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Florida), Boyd, M. (Co-PI, Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation), Kominsky, T.K. (Co-Investigator / Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation), Pettigrew, D. (Co-Investigator / Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation), Boyd, B.J. (Co-Investigator / Behavioral Health, Cherokee Nation). NIH. 9/15/11– 6/30/16. Award amount: $4,749,020.

The project is a partnership between prevention scientists and Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health to create, implement and evaluate a new, integrated community-level intervention designed to prevent underage drinking and associated negative consequences among American Indian and other youth living in rural high-risk underserved communities. This project has the potential to transform alcohol prevention research and practice.

2015

Wellness Incentives and Navigation (WIN) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Shenkman, E.A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor and Department Chair, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. 1/27/1212/31/15. Award amount: $9,903,755.880.

Evaluation of Policies to Improve Social Determinants of Health and Reduce Child Health Disparities

Komro, K. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Livingston, D. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Burris, S. (Co-Investigator / Professor of Law, Temple Law School, Temple University). Temple (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). 6/1/12– 5/31/15. Award amount: $204,350.

This project will examine the effects of family economic security policies, such as tax credits, minimum wage laws and unemployment compensation, on health and health behaviors. For instance, the researchers have examined unemployment compensation laws by coding the maximum weekly benefit, how the benefit amount was calculated, the maximum benefit duration and the base period of eligibility in all 50 states across the past 35 years. This coding facilitates detailed scientific evaluation of how particular provisions within unemployment compensation laws affect health and health behaviors. LawAtlas (http://lawatlas.org) will house a growing number of datasets on family economic policies from 1980 to the present in an open-access format for scholars to use. The first dataset, on state-by-state differences in minimum wage laws, is already complete, with analyses of state laws on earned income tax credit, unemployment compensation and temporary assistance to needy families in progress.

Public Health Law Research

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Burris, S. (Co-Investigator / Professor of Law, Temple Law School, Temple University). Temple (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). 6/1/09– 5/31/15. Award amount: $469,128.

The Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program promotes effective regulatory, legal, and policy solutions to improve public health. Alex Wagenaar is an associate director for the program, as well as a member of the Methods Core, a group of scholars from Temple University, the University of Florida, Stanford University, and Duke University, who bring a range of empirical and methodological expertise to the PHLR program. A diverse group of highly experienced researchers at the intersection of public health and law, the Methods Core team is closely involved in developing the strategy and priorities of the program, selecting studies for funding, and providing technical assistance and support to strengthen research on law and health.

2014

Maryland Alcohol Tax Analysis

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Staras, S. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Livingston, D. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Jernigan, D. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University). The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund. 10/1/12– 9/30/14. Award amount: $20,000.

This project performed a time-series analysis of changes in STD rates associated with two Maryland sales tax changes applying to alcoholic beverages. The goal is to prepare a manuscript on the results and to disseminate the findings to public health and policy makers.

Social and Health Effects of Changes in Alcohol Prices: A Research Collaborative

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Staras, S. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Livingston, D. (Co-Investigator / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Johns Hopkins (CDC) NCE. 9/1/11– 8/31/14. Award amount: $470,844.

The project performed a time-series analysis of results of changes in state alcohol tax prices in Illinois and Massachusetts. Researchers looked at the impact of tax policy on drinking data and alcohol-attributable health outcomes. A manuscript of the results will be disseminated to public health and policy makers.

2013

Alcohol Contextual Influences: Effects on Health Disparities and Mortality

Maldonado-Molina, M.M. (Principal Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). National Institute of Health/NIAAA. 2009– 2013. K01AA017480. Award amount: $617,000.

2012

The Etiology of Alcohol Use and Consequences Among Multi-Ethnic Urban Youth

Komro, K. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Wagenaar, A. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Muller, K.E. (Co-Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Tobler, A. (Co-Investigator). National Institute of Health/NIAAA. 5/10/08– 4/30/12. R01 AA016549. Award amount: $1,899,024.

Smoke-Free Policy Effects on Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). NIH. 5/10/10– 3/30/12. R03 AA018700. Award amount: $154,473.

2009

Alcohol Tax Evaluation

Wagenaar, A. (Principal Investigator / Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 1/1/07– 12/31/09. Award amount: $397,268.