CBH Research Centers
Center for Health Communication and Social Marketing
Mission: Promote innovative, theory- and data-driven communication research to address today's public health challenges through participation in interdisciplinary, collaborative, community-based projects and the training of graduate students in the Health Communication sub-tracks in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health and other health communication students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Department of Communication Studies.
Center Director, P.I.: Shelly Campo, PhD
University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health
Mission: Work with our community partnerships, in order to address rural health issues using community-based participatory research principals.
Project Title: Improving the Health of Rural Communities in Iowa and the Midwest through Nutrition and Exercise
Center Director, P.I.: Edith Parker, DrPH, MPH
National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center ( N AI & AN ATTC)
Mission: Disseminate culturally legitimate evidence-based practice in substance abuse and behavioral health. Provide technical assistance, training, and systems change assistance to urban as well as tribal providers across the country. The center’s dissemination efforts address a wide variety of issues and aspects of behavioral health; including substance abuse assessment, early intervention and treatment; culturally specific approaches, mental health, co-occurring disorders and problem gambling, Two Spirit (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender) issues, clinical supervision, mentoring and leadership development of Urban Indian as well as tribal treatment providers, and treatment of behavioral health in women and their children.
Funding Agency: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
Center Director, P.I.: Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD
Funded Projects with CBH PI's
Project Title: Climatic Extremes, Mining, and Mycobacerium Ulcerans: A Coupled Approach
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: Edith Parker, DrPH, MPH
Project Title: Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Evaluation Services
Funding Agency: Iowa Department of Public Health
Principal Investigator: Faryle Nothwehr, MPH, PhD
Project Title: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Funding Agency: University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Vanessa Simonds, ScD
Project Title: SocioWorks: Integrated Web Platform for Applications of Social Network Analysis
Funding Agency: Medical Decision Logic, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Sato Ashida, PhD