GRANTS
GRANTS | ONGOING:
  • Evaluating a Web-Based Crisis Hotline for Sexual Assault Victims: Decreasing Barriers, Increasing Help-Seeking, and Improving the Help-Seeking Experience [$351,975, awarded, Fall 2018] National Institute of Justice. Role: co-PI with Carrie A. Moylan (PI).

GRANTS | COMPLETED:
  • Observing and Interacting with Zoo Animals to Reduce Stress [$16,790, awarded as research gift, Fall 2018] Doner Agency and the Detroit Zoological Association. Role: PI with Anastasia Kononova and Patricia Huddleston (co-PIs).

  • Measuring Psychophysiological Responses to Campaign Ads [$10,000, awarded, Summer 2017] Doner Agency. Role: PI.

  • Celebration Drinking and Social Media [$10,000, awarded, Fall 2015], Trifecta Initiative at Michigan State University. Role: PI, with Sandi Smith & Pang-Ning Tan. 

  • Teenage Girls Selfies and Self-Esteem [$10,000, awarded, Fall 2015] Department of Advertising + Public Relations. Role: PI.

  • Celebration Drinking and Social Media [$10,000, awarded, Fall 2015], Trifecta Initiative at Michigan State University. Role: PI, with Sandi Smith & Pang-Ning Tan. 

  • Investigating psychophysiological processing of alcohol advertising on social media among underage minors: Policy Implications [$20,000, awarded, Fall 2015], Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), Michigan Applied Public Policy Research Paper (MAPPR). Role: PI, with Jef I. Richards, Elizabeth Taylor Quilliam, and Anna McAlister. 

  • SBE:Small:Option: Online Safety for the Ages: Generational Differences in Motivations to Use Security Protections in an Online Banking Context [$648,395, awarded, Summer 2013], NSF, Robert LaRose (PI). Role-Co-PI.

  • Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center [$6,836,335, funded], Dept. of Health & Human Services. Grant T. Savage (PI). Role: Strategic Communication Researcher.

  • The Psychology of Texts From Last Night Users  [$10,000, awarded, Summer 2012], MSU’s Department of Advertising + Public Relations. Role: PI, with Richard Cole.

  • Experiments in the Psychological Effects of Facebook [$7,314, awarded, Fall 2014], Department of Advertising + Public Relations. Role: PI.

 

GRANTS | NOT FUNDED
  • Benefits of Older Adults’ Technology Use (BOAT) – Resubmission 2 [$3,587,036.13] National Institutes on Aging. Role: Co- PI with Shelia Cotten (PI), Keith Hampton, Bill Chopik, and RV Rikard.

  • Cross-Culturalism in Advertising, Public Relations, and Journalism Education [$10,000] Mass Communication & Society Division of AEJMC. Role: PI with Maria Len-Rios and Anastasia Kononova (Co-PIs).

  • Benefits of Older Adults’ Technology Use (BOAT) – Resubmission 1 [$3,535,456] National Institutes on Aging. Role: Co- PI with Shelia Cotten (PI).

  • Identifying Genetic, Environmental, and Technological Predictors of Digital Aggression [$426,250] National Institutes of Health. Role: Co-Lead PI with S. Alexandra Burt (Co-Lead PI).

  • Benefits of Older Adults’ Technology Use (BOAT) [$3,530,025] National Institutes on Aging. Role: Co- PI with Shelia Cotten (PI). 

  • I Like, I Share, I Wanna Drink: Social Media Alcohol Marketing Effects on Youth (resubmission) [$2,022,085] National Institutes of Health. Role: Co-lead PI with Jef I. Richards (co-Lead PI).

  • Privacy of the Networked Self [$292,077] Digital Trust Foundation. Role: PI.CHOMPS: In-Store and Online Coupons for Healthier Snack Choices among Adolescents [$460,006, not funded] National Institutes of Health, Sean Cash & Anna McAlister (Co-PIs). Role: Co-I

  • I Like, I Share, I Wanna Drink: Social Media Alcohol Marketing Effects on Youth [$1,492,044, scored but not funded] National Institutes of Health, Jef I. Richards (PI). Role: Co-PI

  • Bolstering and Consolidating the Culture of Lawfulness in Mexico [$998,373, not funded, sequester], U.S. Dept. of State, Manuel Chavez (PI). Role: Senior Investigator.

  • The Michael Communicator (MC), a Web Application to Enhance Physician-Patient-Family Communication [$74,352, not funded], MSU/Sparrow Center for Innovation and Research, Constantinos Coursaris (PI). Role: co-PI.

  • IBSS-Ex: Bias Ninja: Measuring and Changing Implicit Evaluations of Arabs and Muslims Using Mobile Games [$249,560, not funded], NSF. Saleem Alhabash (PI).

  • The MC (emcee), a Web Application to Enhance Physician-Patient-Family Communication [$869,085, not funded], PCORI, Geri Zeldes (PI). Role: co-PI.

  • Cincinnati Stroke Prevention/Intervention Research Program (SPIRIP)  [$4.5 Million, not funded], NIH, Dawn Kleindorfer (PI). Role: co-Investigator.

  • My(Self) and My(Avatar): Using VR Technologies to Foster Physical Activity [$401,998.00, not funded], NIH, Nora Rifon (PI). Role: co-PI.

  • Strengthening the Mexico Federal Public Defender Program [$6 million, not funded], U.S. Dept. of State. Maureen Conner & Manuel D. Chavez (Co-PIs). Role: Academic Consultant.