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The Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center’s research projects focus on developing and testing innovative strategies to scale up evidence-based interventions to address all cardiovascular disease risk behaviors and risk factors in people with serious mental illness.

ALACRITY Center 2020 Pilot Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity at Johns Hopkins is pleased to announce the 2020 Pilot Grant Awardees:

  • Sachini Bandara, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Pilot Grant Title: Community Reentry After Incarceration for Adults with Serious Mental Illness: Identifying Policy Opportunities
  • Karly Murphy, MD, MHS, MSc, Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Pilot Grant Title: Identification of Patient, Provider, and Health System Factors Associated with Gaps in Preventive and Chronic Disease Care Delivery for Persons with Serious Mental Illness
  • Johannes Thrul, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
    Pilot Grant Title: Developing and Pilot Testing a Remote Smoking Cessation Digital Therapeutic for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

 

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH - Smoking Cessation

TRIUMPH is a National Institute of Mental Health-funded randomized clinical trial testing tailored strategies to help people with serious mental illness quit smoking tobacco while integrating weight management and exercise.

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CHAMPION

CHAMPION - Healthy Weight for Youth

CHAMPION is a National Institute of Mental Health-funded randomized clinical trial testing an innovative intervention to help youth with mental illness achieve and maintain healthy weight.

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Health Homes

Health Homes - Coordinating Care

With funding support from the NIMH, Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center investigators are conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of Maryland’s Medicaid Health Home Program for people with serious mental illness.

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CANCER

Cancer Screening

Through a grant from the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund, ALACRITY Center investigators are exploring rates of cancer screening and barriers and facilitators to cancer screening among people with serious mental illness.

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