The REA CH Lab
Research on Emotions and Cognition in Health
P20GM109097 (PI: Hays Grudo)
Project Title: Neurotrophic Indicators of Cognition, Executive Skills, Plasticity, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (NICE SPACES)
Source: NIH/NIGMS Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE)
Major Goals: This trial will be the first to 1) Identify whether brain markers of neural health (e.g., neurotrophins) are related to adverse childhood experiences and/or neurocognitive performance, and 2) Test whether neuronal or glial neurotrophins predict or change in response to weight loss.
Direct/Indirect Costs: $340,000
Role: PI of CoBRE Primary Project
Practice ARC Podcast
Project Title: Practice Anti-Racism Clinically (ARC)
Source: Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)
Major Goals: To create a podcast series focused on combating systemic racism and elevating justice and inclusion in psychology; led by OSU graduate students.
Direct Costs: $5,000; funded
Role: Project Co-Leader (via OSU Student Diversity Committee)
K23DK103941-01A1 (PI: Hawkins)
Project Title: Cognitive and Self-Regulatory Mechanisms of Obesity Study (COSMOS)
Source: NIH/NIDDK (K23)
Major Goals: To conduct a federally-funded research project which examines the links among physiological markers, cognition, self-regulation, and health behaviors in 96 obese adults. This 5-year award will also support career development activities and advanced training.
Dates of Project: 09/01/2015-8/31/2020
Direct/Indirect Costs: $781,638 (Oklahoma State Total Direct Costs)
U54GM104938 (PI: Pereira)
Project Title: Pilot of Weight Reduction in Under-represented Populations (POWER-UP Trial) subaward
Role: PI of subaward
Source: Oklahoma Shared Clinical Translation Resources (OSCTR) Pilot Grant supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the NIH
Major Goals: To collaborate with Cherokee Nation and to expand a federally-funded K23 weight loss clinical trial by adding a targeted American Indian arm.
Dates of Project: 07/01/2016-6/30/2017
Direct/Indirect Costs: $72,900 (Oklahoma State Direct/Indirect Costs)
Project Title: National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program (FY 2016)
Role: PI (Misty Hawkins)
Source: NIH/NIDDK (LRP)
Major Goals: To conduct a federally-funded randomized program of behavioral medicine research at greater than or equal to 50% time for at least two years.
Date of Award: July 2017-June 2019
Direct Costs: $26,289
1T32 GM140953-01 (PI: Lovern)
Predoctoral Fellow: Harley M. Layman
Grant Title: G-RISE at Oklahoma State University
Major Goals: This predoctoral training program at Oklahoma State University will support excellence in the training of talented biomedical sciences doctoral student from diverse backgrounds, and will prepare them for successful careers in biomedical research.
Dates of Project: 08/2022 - present
Direct/Indirect Costs: $26,836 per year for up to 3 years
Psi Chi Fall Graduate Research Grant (PI: Madison E. Stout)
Project Title: Sympatho-Adrenal-Medullary (SAM) System Reactivity to Social Stress Tasks: A Potential Alternative to Measuring Cortisol Reactivity to Social Stress Among Women
Source: Psi Chi
Major Goals: To investigate whether social stress tasks lead to increased activation of the sympatho-adrenal-medullary system, measured via salivary alpha-amylase, and determine the differences between the SAM system response and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis response, measured via cortisol.
Dates of Project: 01/2022-12/2022
Direct/Indirect Costs: $1,495
F31HL152620 (PI: Natalie G. Keirns)
Project Title: Acute Inflammatory Effects of Weight Stigma on Overweight/Obesity
Source: NIH/NHLBI (F31)
Major Goals: To understand how weight stigma contributes to the development of weight-related disease through activation of the immune system.
Dates of Project: 07/2020-06/2022
Direct/Indirect Costs: $67,040
R36AG072342 (PI: Cindy E. Tsotsoros)
Project Title: Differential Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Aging on Brain Health
Source: NIH/NIA (R36)
Major Goals: To investigate whether childhood adversity influences brain health in later life.
Dates of Project: 05/2021-04/2022
Direct/Indirect Costs: $68,590
Psi Chi Fall Graduate Research Grant (PI: Natalie G. Keirns)
Project Title: Differences in Visceral Adipose Tissue based on Experienced and Internalized Weight Stigma
Source: Psi Chi
Major Goals: To explore visceral adipose tissue as a potential mechanism by which weight stigma may lead to negative health outcomes.
Dates of Project: 01/2021-12/2021
Direct/Indirect Costs: $1,500