2021: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
I was awarded the Small Research Grant for the project, The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Black and Hispanic Adults: The Relationship between Health and Work Outcomes. We know very little about how older Black and Hispanic adults have been coping under the “Double Jeopardy” conditions of ageism and racism that put them at higher risks for COVID-19 infection. The intersectional approach (e.g., race, SES, health status, work status) of this research can be used to develop interventions that prevent negative work outcomes (loss of employment, significant loss of income, increased work environment risks) for populations that experience COVID-19 related health disparities.
2020-2022: Southminster Inc.
I am a part of a research team, led by Dr. Julian Montero-Rodriguez, for the project, Supporting Family Caregivers: The Coping with Caregiving-Tele-Care Program which offers virtual programming focused on education and community-building for caregivers supporting people with chronic conditions and disability.
2017-2019: National Institute on Aging
I was awarded the Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-16-288) associated with the parent grant, “Convoys of Care: Developing Collaborative Care Partnership in Assisted Living” (1R01AG044368-01A1 PI: Candace L. Kemp) funded by the National Institute of Aging (NIA). My proposed work addresses critical knowledge gaps in long-term care research. I am focused on improving health and care delivery by examining the social conditions influencing care networks that may affect residents’ quality of life and ability to age in place in assisted living.