Research Projects & Grants

College/University

  • (DTA) Food, race and religion: Dietary acculturation in the Adventist Health Study, Role: Principal Investigator, Pennsylvania State University, Status: Awarded
  • Heart Failure Progression and Diet: Racial Disparities, Role: PD/PI, Charles R. Drew University, (05/2018 - 02/2022) Status: Awarded
  • (MTA) AHS-2 Data Analysis and Collaboration, Role: Principal Investigator, University of California, San Diego, Status: Awarded
  • Health in Vegetarians Consortium, Role: PD/PI, University of Oxford, Status: Awarded

Federal

  • The Effect of Health Habits on Survival in Adventists, National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS, Status: Closed
  • Biological and Psychosocial Manifestations of Religion, Role: PD/PI, National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS, (09/2005 - 07/2011) Status: Closed
  • Urinary cortisol assessment for biosychosocial religion and health study, Role: Co-PD/PI, United States Department of Agriculture, (06/2011 - 05/2012) Status: Closed
  • Assays to assess allostatic load in the Biological Manifestations of Religion Study, Role: Co-Investigator, United States Department of Agriculture, (01/2011 - 05/2012) Status: Closed
  • Nutrition, Diet, and Lifestyle Research for Longevity and Health Aging, Role: Principal Investigator, United States Department of Agriculture, (06/2010 - 05/2012) Status: Closed
  • Biological and Psychological Manifestations of Religion, Role: Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (09/2009 - 08/2010) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (07/2007 - 12/2008) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group, Role: Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (07/2006 - 06/2007) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (07/2004 - 06/2005) Status: Closed
  • Impact of Vitamin D on heart disease and total mortality, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (08/2005 - 11/2009) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group, Role: Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (07/2005 - 12/2008) Status: Closed
  • (DTA) Body Mass Index in Relation to All-cause Mortality in African Americans, Role: Principal Investigator, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (02/2012 - 02/2017) Status: Awarded
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group (Minority Supplement), National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (05/2004 - 06/2004) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (07/2003 - 06/2004) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (09/2002 - 06/2003) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (09/2001 - 01/2006) Status: Closed
  • Cancer epidemiology in Adventists - A low risk group, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (09/2001 - 12/2008) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists--A Low Risk Group, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (04/1995 - 03/1996) Status: Closed
  • Plant-based diets and risk of cancer, Role: PD/PI, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (09/2011 - 08/2017) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists--A Low Risk Group, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (04/1993 - 03/1994) Status: Closed
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists--A Low Risk Group, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, Status: Closed
  • Influence of Dietary Pattern and Race on Metabolic and Epigenetic Alterations Associated with Cancer Development, Role: Other Significant Contributor, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (09/2020 - 04/2023) Status: Awarded
  • High Throughput DNA Sequencer, Role: Major User, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (04/2015 - 04/2016) Status: Closed
  • Cancer risk in living kidney donors in the United States, Role: PD/PI, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, Status: Awarded
  • Biological and psychosocial manifestations of religion, Role: PD/PI, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, Status: Closed
  • Biological and psychosocial manifestations of religion, Role: PD/PI, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, Status: Closed
  • Biological and Psychosocial Manifestations of Religion, Role: PD/PI, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, Status: Closed
  • The Effect of Health Habits on Survival in Adventists, National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS, Status: Closed

For Profit Organization

  • Assessing the impact of almond supplementation on body weight and diet patterns, Almond Board of California, (09/1996 - 08/1998) Status: Closed

Internal

  • The Microbiome in AHS-2: Feasibility and Dietary Associations, Role: Co-Investigator, LLU Center for Health Research, (03/2015 - 03/2017) Status: Closed
  • Association between dietary factors & subclinical CHF, A feasibility Study of AHS-2 subjects, Role: Co-Investigator, LLU School of Public Health, (03/2013 - 09/2014) Status: Closed
  • Specialty Laboratories, Role: Principal Investigator, LLU School of Public Health, (04/2008 - 04/2009) Status: Closed
  • Inflammatory responses associated with N-glycolylneuraminic acid comparing vegetarian and nonvegetarian dietary patterns of participants in the Adventist Health Study-2, Role: Other Significant Contributor, LLU, (01/2018 - 12/2022) Status: Awarded
  • The effect of aging and dietary pattern on blood-brain barrier integrity, Role: Co-Investigator, LLU - GRASP, (06/2016 - 12/2021) Status: Awarded
  • Dietary Patterns and Cognitive Dysfunction in the Aged: Adventist Health Study-2, Role: Co-PD/PI, LLU - GRASP, (05/2015 - 10/2018) Status: Closed

Non-Profit Organization

  • Adventist Health Study: The Next Generation in Transformational Health Knowledge, Role: PD/PI, Ardmore Institute of Health, (01/2019 - 01/2024) Status: Closed
  • Dairy, Meat, Linolenic Acid and Soy Consumption as Risk Factors for Prostate, Colorectal, and Breast Cancer in a Cohort with a Wide Range of Dietary Habits: Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2), Role: Principal Investigator, World Cancer Research Fund, (03/2010 - 03/2015) Status: Closed
  • Associations Between Soy Consumption & TSH Levels, Role: Principal Investigator, Soy Nutrition Institute, (09/2011 - 02/2013) Status: Closed
  • Adventist Pastors Health Study /General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Health Ministries, Role: Principal Investigator, General Conference, Status: Awarded
  • Ardmore AHS-2, Role: PD/PI, Ardmore Institute of Health, (01/2021 - 12/2021) Status: Awarded

State

  • (DTA) Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists, Role: Principal Investigator, State of Illinois, Department of Public Health, Status: Awarded
  • (MOU) Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group (Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS2)), Role: Principal Investigator, State of Delaware, Health and Social Services, Status: Awarded
  • (MOU) Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists - A Low Risk Group, Role: Principal Investigator, State of Illinois, Department of Public Health, Status: Awarded
  • (DTA) The Adventist Health Study (AHS-2), Role: Principal Investigator, State of Minnesota, Department of Health, (10/2011 - 01/2022) Status: Awarded
  • (DTA) Cancer Epidemiology in Advetnists - A Low Risk Group, Role: Principal Investigator, State of Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Status: Awarded