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Seed Grants Awarded

A listing of MPRC Seed Grants awarded since 2009, in reverse chronological order
Title Description Effective Date
Lockdowns and Labor Market Dynamics This COVID-19-related analysis will assess local job destruction during lockdowns and job creation once they are gradually eased across cities (and local labor markets re-open) Nov 15, 2021 12:00 AM
Linking Racial Disparities in School Discipline to Black Children’s Suicidality Black children in elementary school are two to three times more likely to be suspended or receive an office discipline referral compared to White children for the same behaviors Nov 15, 2021 12:00 AM
Targeting the spatial context of obesogenic disparities Taylor Oshan, Geographical Sciences, is examining the spatial context of obesity rate determinants in the U.S. May 14, 2021 12:00 AM
A Tale of Two Epidemics: Understanding the Convergence of Coronavirus and Gun Violence in Baltimore, Maryland Dr. Joseph Richardson, African America Studies, will use a mixed-methods approach to measure twin epidemics of gun violence and COVID Oct 15, 2020 12:00 AM
Trauma and resilience among Central American immigrant adolescents and their families Amy L. Lewin, Kevin Roy, Family Science, individual and structural inequalities deriving from traumatic experiences among immigrant Latino youth Apr 15, 2019 10:05 AM
Population Health Trends among Hetrosexual and Sexual Minority Adults Jessica N. Fish, Family Science, investigates sexual-orientation-related disparities in mental, behavioral, and physical health Apr 15, 2019 09:55 AM
Structural Racism and Population Health: The Role of Race, Socioeconomic Status and Context Caryn Bell, African American Studies, examines the effects of macro-level structural racism on population health Apr 15, 2019 09:55 AM
Family Structure and Educational Progress: A Macro-Level Gendered Perspective Across Low- and Lower-Middle Income Countries Laurie DeRose, Research Assistant Professor, Maryland Population Research Center Apr 12, 2018 11:45 AM
Public and Employer Evaluations of Military Spouses Seeking Work Meredith Kleykamp investigates substantial and pervasive employment disadvantages for military spouses Feb 23, 2017 12:55 PM
Immigrants’ Earnings Assimilation: Evidence from Longitudinal Earnings Records Andres Villarreal compares immigrants' long-term earnings to those of native citizens, using a unique dataset Sep 01, 2016 02:10 PM
Exploring Recurrent Violent Trauma, Access to Care and HIV Risk Behaviors Joseph Richardson aims to explain the relationship between violence and HIV/AIDS among young black men in Prince George's County Sep 01, 2016 01:55 PM
Methodological Issues in Maternal Mortality Research Marian MacDorman seeks to develop new instruments to analyze U.S. maternal mortality rates Sep 01, 2016 12:05 PM
Causal Effects of Economic Conditions on Family Formation: Evidence from the Fracking Boom Melissa Kearney aims to determine the influence of economic prospects on family formation among less educated men Sep 01, 2016 11:30 AM
Geographic Food Acquisition Choices within the SNAP Cycle Mary Zaki aims to inform policy on food shopping costs for program users Jun 01, 2015 12:00 AM
Intergenerational time connections among grandparents, mid-life children, and grandchildren in global perspective Liana Sayer explores cross-national patterns of intergenerational socio-economic participation and well-being in contemporary families Jun 01, 2015 12:00 AM
Substance Use and the Aging Experiences of the Woodlawn Cohort: Pathways to the 50s Kerry Green investigates the factors affecting health and substance use among mid-life African Americans Jan 14, 2015 02:27 PM
Assortative Mating and Autism Spectrum Disorder New seed grant project headed by Judith Hellerstein investigates the causes of the rise in autism diagnoses May 15, 2014 11:15 AM
Analyzing the effects of food supplementation and adherence support on food insecurity, time allocation, and quality of life indices of patients on antiretroviral treatment in the Free State Province, South Africa Alok Bhargava investigates food insecurity, quality of life, and productivity among HIV patients receiving antiretroviral treatment in South Africa May 13, 2014 01:48 PM
Ambient Air Pollution, Chronic Stress, and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Poor Birth Outcomes Shenassa, Puett, Hofferth, and Hubacek investigate possible connections between pollution, stress, and poor birth outcomes May 08, 2014 02:12 PM
Gateway Testing: Can HIV Testing Rates Be Increased Through a Tuberculosis Awareness Campaign? Vivian Hoffman explores new ways to increase HIV testing in Durban, South Africa Oct 01, 2013 11:01 AM
"Thick": Effects of Perceived Body Image on the Physical Health of Middle Class African-American Girls Rashawn Ray works to establish a better understanding of obesity and body image among Black adolescent girls Oct 01, 2013 11:16 AM
Leveraging Patients' Social Networks to Overcome Tuberculosis Jessica Goldberg tests the effectiveness of new methods of enrolling patients in tuberculosis treatment by providing financial incentives for recruitment Oct 01, 2013 10:58 AM
Can Coverage Expansions Address Racial and Gender Disparities in Health Outcomes Among Americans with Chronic Disease? Jerome Dugan investigates the connection between health coverage type and access to affordable quality healthcare Sep 30, 2013 05:05 PM
Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Postpartum Depression among a National Sample of US Mothers of Infants Rada Dagher investigates the prevalence of postpartum depression among mothers from different racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds Sep 30, 2013 04:40 PM
Parental Age and Children's Disability in the United States Philip Cohen and Gneisha Dinwiddie investigate the effects of parents' age on the health of their babies Sep 30, 2013 04:30 PM
Geographical distance between young adults and their parents: Predictors and consequences for adult children's mental health and deviant outcomes Faculty Associates David Maimon and Terence Thornberry, Criminology and Criminal Justice, plan to geocode and analyze Rochester Youth Development Study data to expand understanding of parental proximity effects. May 16, 2012 03:40 PM
Income inequality and adolescent 'drop out' behaviors Melissa Kearney, Economics, plans to expand research into the relationship between income inequality and birth decisions by low-income women May 16, 2012 03:40 PM
Teens, technology, dating relationships, and dating violence Faculty Associate Donna Howard, Behavioral and Community Health, is working on a mixed-method study of dating behaviors and electronic communication May 16, 2012 03:40 PM
Exploring the Nexus of Exposure to Violence, Psychological Stressors and Criminal Justice Involvement among Victims of Violent Injuries in Baltimore City Joseph Richardson, African American Studies Aug 26, 2010 11:25 AM
Improving Quality of Life in Chinese and Korean Breast Cancer Patients or Survivors: Pilot Study Sunmin Lee, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Aug 26, 2010 11:10 AM