Grants

18. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Illinois Campus Research Board. Research Support Award (RB#19148): “An Individualized-Health eLibrary App for People with Multiple Sclerosis: Testing Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Brief Educational Intervention.” $28,072 (2019-2021). (Principal Investigator).

 

17. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative (SBSRI) Small Grants Program (ID#200250): “Exploring Patient-centered e-Intervention of Dual Health Behaviors among Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors.” $10,000 (2018-2019). (Co-investigator with A. Arthur).

 

16. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Pilot Grants (#PP-1712-29561): “The Effects of Religiosity/Spirituality in Coping with Multiple Sclerosis.” $44,000 (2018-2019). (Principal Investigator).

 

15. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Research Grants (#RG-1706-27718): “Developing A Person-centered Internet-based Health Action Process Approach to Promoting Physical Activity in People with Multiple Sclerosis.” $550,248 (2018-2021). (Principal Investigator).

 

14. Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Psychosocial Research Pilot Grants (ID#538699): “The Positive-psychosocial Application of the Health Action Process Approach for People with SCI.” $200,000 (2018-2020). (Principal Investigator).

 

13. U.S. Department of Education. The Rehabilitation Services Administration Rehabilitation Training Program (#H264F150003): “Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities: Educate, Empower, and Employ.” $12,500,000 (2015-2020). (Co-Principal Investigator with A. Dutta and D. Strauser).

 

12. Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. The Seed Funding Program (ID#3445): “Evaluating the Social Cognitive Career Theory Framework as a Career Interest and Goal Persistence Model for Student Veterans.” $30,000 (2016-2019). (Principal Investigator). 

 

11. National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. The Switzer Research Fellowship Program (Grant#90SF0011-01-00): “The Refined Health Action Process Approach for Physical Activity Self-Regulation in People with MS.” $70,000 (2015-2016). (Principal Investigator). 

 

10. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Health Care Delivery and Policy Research Program (#HC-1411-01996): “Patient Views and Ideas on Exercise among People with Multiple Sclerosis: Project VIEW II- Project COMPLETE: Coordinated Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Toolkit.” $403,312 (2015-2018). (Co-Investigator with R. Motl).

 

9. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Strategic International Partnerships. The Birmingham-Illinois Partnership for Discovery, Engagement and Education (BRIDGE). The BRIDGE Project Seed Fund: “A Collaborative Project Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in People with Multiple Sclerosis.” $6,000 (2015). (Co-Investigator with R. Motl). 

 

8. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Campus Research Board Seed Funding Award (RB#15204): “Be the ‘Champion!’ A Community-based Physical Activity Promotion Program Targeting Clinical Obese Children and Adolescents from Low-income Families.” $9,920 (2015-2016). (Co- Principal Investigator with R. An).

 

7. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Health Care Delivery and Policy Research Program (#HC0168): “Optimizing MS Care: Multiple Sclerosis Patients’ Perspectives and Priorities for Their MS Care.” $329,341 (2014-2016). (Co-Principal Investigator with M. Bishop).

 

6. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Illinois Damage, Repair and Rehabilitation Pilots-2014: “Patient Views and Ideas on Exercise among People with Multiple Sclerosis.” $100,000 (2014-2015). (Co-Investigator with R. Motl).

 

5. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Pilot Grants (#PP2276): “The Health Action Process Approach for Physical Activity Self-Management in People with MS.” $44,000 (2014-2015). (Principal Investigator).

 

4. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Illinois Campus Research Board. Research Support Award (Award#RB14065): “Social Cognitive Determinants of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Longitudinal Panel Study.” $29,902 (2014-2016). (Principal Investigator).  

 

3. The North Texas Food Bank. The sponsored research program: “An Exploratory Study of Consumers’ Experience of Using Food Pantries and Their Self-Sufficiency, Health, and Quality of Life.” $3,080 (2012-2013). (Principal Investigator).

 

2. Paths to Employment Resource Center/UW-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute: “Develop the Active Lifestyle Profile Scale.” $4,980 (2011-2012). (Principal Investigator).

 

1. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, School of Health Professions. Faculty Research Grants: “Evaluating the Health Action Process Approach as a Culturally-sensitive Health Promotion Model for People with Multiple Sclerosis from Racial and Ethnic Minority Backgrounds.” $2,250 (2011-2012). (Principal Investigator).