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Research Focus

Research Focus

We have focused on cancer, heart disease, and diabetes risk reduction and in the past, HIV risk reduction. A particular strength of the HBRG is the development and integration of computer-based – now Internet-based - individually tailored intervention programs with environmental and social supports to maintain behavior changes. Intervention sites have included housing developments, schools, churches, and commercial settings. Computer-based interventions include those designed for and used in specific settings and those available through the Internet. We also have conducted research on innovative exercise and weight management protocols. Major funding for projects has been obtained from the National Institutes of Health (the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health), the American Cancer Society, and the Virginia Health Care Foundation.

Our grants and grant proposals indicate the scope of our research focus:

Grants

  • R01 CA106250-01A1 Winett (PI) NIH/NCI 3/1/2005-2/28/20009
    Cancer Prevention Mastery Model Internet Intervention (~$2.1 million total costs)
  • R01 CA79469 Winett (PI) NIH/NCI 7/1/2000-9/30/2005
    Cancer Prevention Program in Rural Churches. (~$3.5 million total costs)

Grant Proposals

  • Active4Life: Maintaining Cancer Prevention Behaviors ($2.6 million total costs) Not funded.
  • R01 CA106250-01A1 Winett (PI) NIH/NCI 3/1/2005-2/28/20009
    Cancer Prevention Mastery Model Internet Intervention (~$2.1 million total costs)
  • R01CA79469 Winett (PI) NIH/NCI 4/1/2006-10/30/2009
    Cancer Prevention Program in Rural Churches. (~$2.1 million total costs)