Community Engagement Pilot Program (CE-Pilot)

Past Awards

The CCTSI is proud to announce the CE-Pilot Awardees. These projects were chosen by rigorous scientific review from many applications submitted for consideration. Please join us in congratulating these talented investigators.

2018 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhDGriselda Pena-JacksonPromoting Early Identification and Intervention for Children with or at Risk for Developmental Delay
Nancy Asdigian, PhDBrandy KramerA Pilot Exploration of Community-Led WALKshops for Improving Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in the Bhutanese/Nepali Refugee Community
Angela L. Rachubinski, PhDLori A. Ropa, CAECrisis Prevention through Planning: A Partnership to Support Individuals with a Dual Diagnosis in the I/DD Community
Matthew J. Simpson, MD, MPHAndrea Clement-Johnson, MSBuilding community partnerships to promote the human papilloma virus vaccine
Sarah A. Stella, MDLisa ThompsonBuilding a Partnership to Improve Hospital Care and Care Transitions for Vulnerable Homeless Patients
Shannon N. Allen, PhD, MA, BAJim JohnsonThe San Luis Valley Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative

 

2017 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Nancy L. Asdigian, PhDBrandy KramerCommunity/Academic Partnership to Improve Cardiovascular Health in Metro-Area Refugee Communities
Christine A. Chard, PhDMaisha FieldsPartnering with a Community of Color to Create a Culturally Responsive Program: Smart Fit Girls
Dina M. Flink, PhDMichael Russum, MDAddressing the need for education and early detection services for HPV and cervical cancer in the Denver Latina community
Karen Barrett, MA, PhDKimberly Penney, MSW, LCSWTAPT-In Parenting (Teaching Adoptive Parents Trauma-Informed Parenting) partnership development
Lorraine F. Kubicek, PhDJennifer Rosendo, MAParents & Child Care Providers Partnering to Support the Social and Emotional Health & Development of Young Children: Implementing Relationship-based Curricula at Home & in Early Head Start Setting
Anu Sharma, BS, MA, PhDSara KennedyEnhancing Well-Being for Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families
Lauren Shomaker, PhD*Laura Schwartz, LCSWComparative Effectiveness Pilot Study for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Prevention in Hispanic/Latino Adolescents
Doug Coatsworth, PhD*Yvonne Myers, BS, CANBuilding a Compassionate Community Actively Living Mindfulness (CCALM) to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Older Adults, Family Caregivers, and Care Staff
Tamanna Tiwari, MPH, MDS, BDS*Mirna Ramirez-CastroA Community-based Intervention to Improve Oral Health Knowledge and Behavior in Latino Primary Caregivers of Children Under the Age of 6 Years
Lynn Schofield Clark, PhD*Megan Miccio, MSWIncorporating Video Storytelling into Trauma-Informed Practice with Low-Income Youth of Color

2016 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Tamanna Tiwari, MPH, MDS, BDSMirna Ramirez-CastroDeveloping a Community –Academic partnership to engage Latino families in reducing early childhood caries
Gregory Tung Griselda Pena-JacksonA partnership to engage communities and stakeholders on the subject of youth access to legal marijuana.
Doug Coatsworth, PhDYvonne MyersBuilding mindfulness and contemplative practices for residents family and staff into a system of care for aging adults
Lauren Shomaker, PhDLaura SchwartzUnidos por la salud/United for health: Innovative community-academic solutions for diabetes prevention in Northern Colorado
Kristine Gauthier, PhD, MPH, PNPNita Gonzales, MEdLa Escuela Healthy Lifestyle Collaborative
Jamaluddin Moloo, MD, MPHJanet Meredith, MBAYouth Community Health Awareness Partnership
Darcy A. Thompson MD, MPHJill Bonczynski RD, MSIntervening on postpartum weight-retention in a WIC setting
Heidi Wald, MD, MPHLeslie Eber, MDAntimicrobial Stewardship in Long Term Care
Andrea Nederveld, MDTraci Wieland"This Is My Gym": A program encouraging children and their families to be active through play and interaction with the built and natural environment in Mesa County.
Nicole Kasper, PhDLiza Marron, MAA Community Based Approach to Implementing Farm to School in the San Luis Valley
Lisa Meltzer, PhDGriselda Pena-JacksonPower Down to Power Up: Feasibility and Efficacy of a Community Based Sleep Health for Youth

2015 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH*Penny Cooper, MDUsing Boot Camp Translation to Create a Community of Solution for Cancer Survivorship in the San Luis Valley
Rocio Pereira, MD*Fernando Pineda-ReyesFinding the "desire line" - Supporting Latinos in their own path to diabetes prevention
Lisa McKenzie, PhD, MPH*Kelly GiddensResearch in Service of Communities: Demystifying, Communicating, and Incorporating Public Health Research on Energy Development
Stephen Scott, MD*Rick EllsmoreStabilizing Families through Conflict Reduction Among Teen Parents
Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD*Margaret E. BrawleySleep Health in Children and their Families
Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH*Greg Gahm, MDThe Colorado Long Term Care Research Partnership: A Community Partnership and Research Collaboration to Promote Health for Residents of Long Term Care Communities
Darcy A. Thompson MD, MPH*Erin Ulric, MPHEstablishment of a community-academic partnership to address the intergenerational transmission of obesity in low-income mothers and children
Deborah Rinehart, PhD, MA*Rudy GonzalesBuilding Community Partnerships to Address Current Social Inequities Impacting the Mental Health of the Latino Community
Jodi Holtrop, PhD*Andrea NederveldEngaging Mesa County for Action on Pediatric Obesity
Carol Foust, PhD, LPC*Naomi Orona ReyesPartnership to Explore Mindfulness Training in Pueblo City Schools to Prevent School Violence and Empower Health Decisions
Kimberly Henry, PhD*Toshiko DignamMeasuring Efficacy of Training Transfer and Feasibility of Technology Components that Support the Success of Promotores de Salud Workers
Eric J. Moody, PhD*Jeanette CordovaImproving Access to Autism Care for Hispanic/Latino Families

2014 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Ronica N. Rooks, PhDSarah McCarthy*Is time-banking an effective social capital building model to help maintain or improve seniors' health in Colorado?
Kathleen Garrett, MS* and Patricia Valverde, MPHRubin MedinaA Community Feasibility Study of Tobacco Behaviors, Cessation Barriers Including Chronic Life Stressors, and Community Reach Among a Multi-Ethnic, Low SES Community in Aurora
Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH*Kendall RamesFeasibility of Using SBIRT for Mental Health Screening with Runaway/Homeless Youth
Luisa Mestroni, MD*Adrianne MadduxEngaging Native American Populations in Improving Understanding of Genetic Cardiovascular Conditions and Related Research
Gregory J Tung, PhD, MPH*Dawn BarrettCommunity Partnership to Facilitate Positive Youth Development and Prevent Youth and Gang Violence in Aurora, Colorado
John Brett, PhD*Rebecca BornPark Hill Healthy Families Food Action Research Network
Eric J. Moody, PhD*Jeanette CordovaCulture and Community: Building Partnership to Serve Spanish-Speaking Families Living with Autism
Joseph Douglas Johnson, MD*Maisha PollardBuilding the Platform to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Joint Community-Academic Interdisciplinary Student-run Free Clinic Venture in Original Aurora
Kimberly Henry, PhD*Toshiko DignamPartnership to Study Effectiveness and Replication of Promotores de Salud Program in High Need Denver Neighborhoods
Alia Al-Tayyib, MD, MSPH*Adam EvansEstablishment of a Community-Based Partnership to Develop Primary Prevention Strategies Related to Youth Mental Health
Ashley Brooks-Russell, PhD, MPH*Stacy WeinbergPartnership to Improve Child and Adolescent Mental Health by Promoting the Interrelatedness of Mental Health and Physical Health

2013 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Kristine Knuti Rodrigues, MD*Kit Taintor, MPHAfrican Immigrants and Refugees, Part Two: Evaluating an Expanded Community Health Worker Program
Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS*Lisa Raville“Let’s talk about life”: Empowering our community to prevent deaths from overdose
Tillman Farley, MDJanet Meredith*Community and Students against Healthcare Racism: developing and testing interventions with providers and community
Sarit Polsky, MD, MPH*Grant JonesPhysical Activity among Older African Americans in the Denver Metropolitan Area
Marilyn J. Macdonald*Dawn Loge-GreerTranslating an Evidence-based SUD/MH Treatment for Adolescents to a School Setting
Rocio Pereira, MD*Robin Waterman, PhDMeasuring the Effectiveness of Community-based Health Programs Targeting Latino Immigrants
Benjamin Miller, PsyDGeorge DelGrosso*Addressing Data Infrastructure and Health Outcomes for the Community Mental Health System
Mandy A Allison, MD, MSPH*Scott Romero and Jade WilliamsonPartnership to Study School-Based Health Care Effectiveness

2012 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Al Marcus, PhDSonia Okuyama Sasaki, MD*Pilot Study of the Feasibility and Acceptability of Psychosocial Counseling via Telephone for Underserved Cancer Survivors at Denver Health Hospital
Mori Krantz, MDRachel Cleaves*Factors Influencing Participation and Cardiovascular Outcomes in a Community-Based Zumba Exercise Program
Deborah Main, PhD*George WareTesting methods for identifying and describing the health, health care needs and resources for socially isolated older adults
Greg Gutierrez, MD*Leah Huffer-Solomon, CTRSEvaluation of a Joint Community Health Services and City Parks and Recreation Exercise Program
Hal C. Lewis, PhD*Tammye PirieAn Investigation of Home-Based, Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation for High School Students with Persistent Learning and Behavioral Symptoms Following Brain Injury
Amy Huebschmann, MDLucille Johnson*Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity for African-American Women
Eileen Thomas, PhD, RNLourdes Yun*Integrative Care Services for Asian Pacific Islanders in Colorado Communities
Rocio I Pereira, MD*Robin Waterman, PhDEstablishment of a community-academic partnership to develop evidence-based lifestyle interventions aimed towards obesity prevention and weight-loss in Latino families

2011 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Diane K. King, PhD* and Leslie Wright, MAKen Helander, MA;
Cathy Grimm, LCSW;
Jessica Haxton Retrum, PhD, LCSW
Translating the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) model to address health and social service gaps for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) senior population
Comilla Sasson, MD, MS*Ricardo Padilla, MDImproving survival from Out-of Hospital Cardiac Arrest in high-risk neighborhoods (Denver OHCA): A community-based participatory research study to understand barriers to CPR
Sandra Friedman, MD, MPH* Acceptability of social-emotional screening in a population of Latino children
Nia Mitchell, MD, MPH*Grant JonesSenior Wellness Initiative and TOPS Collaboration for Health (SWITCH)
Karen Albright, PhDFernando Pineda-Reyes*Barriers to adoption of cessation treatment among Mexican-American/Chicano smokers
Jeanette Waxmonsky, PhD* and Brian Stafford, MD Implementation and evaluation of a perinatal mental health education and systems integration program for low income women
Matthew C. Brown, PhDDeryk Sanchez Standring, MA*Research protocol to identify and test HIV prevention messages that gay/bi men in the Denver metropolitan area are receptive to using in their social networks
Paula Riggs, MD and Marilyn Macdonald* Developing a partnership for the implementation of school-based integrated mental health and substance abuse/dependence treatment for adolescent high school students
Kristine Knuti, MD*Kit Taintor, MPHImproving access to health care and increasing disease screening and prevention for African immigrants and refugees

2010 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
John Crumlin, PhDRocky Mountain Health Care Services: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)Field testing a self-administered cognitive and psychological screen in an integrated primary care setting
Larry A. Allen, MD, MHSKaiser-Permanente of ColoradoQualitative assessment of factors resulting in heart failure rehospitalization
Chad Morris, PhDBehavioral HealthCare, Inc. (BHI)A needs assessment for persons with behavioral health and weight control issues
Lauren DeAlleaume, MDHigh Plains Research Network Community Advisory CouncilTranslating hypertension research to improve blood pressure control in rural Colorado
Diane K. King, PhD*Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado; Jewish Family Service of Colorado; University of Denver Graduate School of Social WorkBuilding partnerships to translate the naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) model to address health and social service gaps for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) senior population residing in and around Capitol Hill neighborhood, Denver, Colorado
Sheana Bull, PhD*University of New Mexico; El Centro de Desarrolo Humano, Cuernavaca, Mexico; Estara's Integrative Program, Lakewood, ColoradoDeveloping partnerships to facilitate integration of traditional Curanderismo with primary care
Chris Melby, Dr PHLarimer County Department of Health and EnvironmentEstablishment of a CSU-LCDHE partnership to reduce obesity and diabetes among Hispanic adults
Merrick Weaver, MHSPartnerships for Healthy Communities (P4HC)A youth-adult taskforce that uniquely addresses barriers to accessing healthy foods
Sarah McCarthyNeighborhood Resource Center of ColoradoDo community socioeconomic status disparities affect the relationship between social capital and health among older adults in metro Denver?
Arlene Stredler Brown, CCC-SLP, CED; John K. Bennett, PhDThe Listen Foundation; Healthbridge SystemsTelehealth Colorado: Rural & remote access to speech & language therapy for toddlers, preschoolers, and older students with cochlear implants

 

2009 CE-Pilot Program Awards

Academic PartnerCommunity PartnerProject Title
Teresa Sharp, PhD; Elizabeth Gilbert, EdD; Sharon Shields, PhD; Laurel LunnIna Burmeister, BA, MA, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care ServicesA Mixed-Methods Community Based Participatory Research Study to Expand Intercultural Understanding of the Long-Term Detrimental Effects of Childhood Obesity
Heather Taussig, PhDMelissa CarsonCollaborative Development of a Protocol to Assess Health Disparities Among Maltreated Youth with a History of Foster Care Placement
Allegra Melillo, MD; Mark Earnest, MD; and Amy Barton, RN, PhDMarybeth Rensberger, RN, Aurora Public School District; Katie Hartenbach, Elkhart Elementary School Developing a Community-Based Participatory Research Infrastructure to Support the Development of an Interprofessional Student-Run School-Based Health Center
Jill Litt, PhDMichael Buchenau, MLA, GGHC; Laura Lavid, GGHC; Joe Brown, Starz Down to Earth Films Gardens for Growing Healthy Communities (GGHC)
Eric Sigel, MDAdam Evans/Mike Johnson - Project PAVE; John Youngquist, Principal East High SchoolScreening and Treating Youth at Risk for Violence Involvement in the School Setting
Patricia Iwasaki, MSW; Debbi Main, PhDTracey Stewart; George WareUsing Social Networks and Small Groups to Explore Interpretations of Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart (TNH2H) Data and Collect Outlier Pilot Data
Jini Puma, PhD; Martin Tombari; Laurie Bennett; Nicholas Cutforth; Janet ShribergSusan Downs-Karkos - Spring Institute; Barbara Hummel/Matthew Kelly - Refugee Preventive Health Services Program of Colorado; Paul Stein - Colorado Refugee Services Program; Francoise Mbabazi - Colorado Progressive Coalition; Dr. Khalid Mohammed - Colorado African Organization; Dr. Gretchen Heinrichs - Denver HealthWhat Gets Lost in the Translation? Why Refugees with Abnormal Health Conditions Fail to Seek Follow-up Medical Care
Chris Bryant, RN (Community PI)Tracy Williams, TradeWinds Communications, LLC; Dr. Margie Cook, Colorado Council of Black Nurses; Leslie Sterling, LCSW, Mental Health Center of Denver; Sia Chandler-Garcia, Denver Public Schools; Kelly O'Keefe Voorhees, MSPH, Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentCommunity/Academic Partnership to Increase Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Graduates in Minority Residents in the Montbello and Green Valley Ranch Community
Arnold Levinson, PhDFernando Pineda-ReyesCommunity-Embedded Navigators and Health Promotores for Disease Prevention and Treatment
Karen Peifer, PhD; Mary Weber, PhDDesign and Development of a Community Needs Assessment Tool Based on Standardized Measures: Focus on Unmet Needs Related to Maternal Depression
Jean Kutner, MD, MSPHJanelle McCallum, RN, MSM, CHPN, BSN; Susan Lasker-Hertz, RN, MSN, CHPNHospice-Academic Partnership to Improve Care for Vulnerable Populations at the End of Life
Jennifer Morse (Community PI); Bennett Parnes, MDIdentify the Health Care Needs of a Geriatric Hispanic Population Affected by Range of Health Disparities
Bridgette Larkin (Community PI)Margie Cook, PhD, NP, RN, Colorado Council of Black NursesNurturing Our Village Association
Linda Zittleman, MSPH; Bennett Parnes, MD; Lauren DeAlleaume, MD; Elaine Belansky, PhD; Jack Westfall, MDShirley Cowart - Yuma; Maret Felzien - Sterling; Mike Hernandez - Ovid; Emily Mollohan - Sterling; Ned Norman - Sterling; Mary Rodriquez - Fort Morgan; Norah Sanchez - Yuma; Sergio Sanchez - Yuma; Carly Schrade - Sterling; Kathy Winkelman - Limon; Steve Winkleman - LimonPartnering to Improve Health on the Eastern Plains
Evelin Gomez, PhDBetsy Rogers, LCSWProviding Evidence-Based Treatments to Enhance the Mental Health of Latino Children and Families
Nick Cutforth, PhDElaine Belansky, PhD, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado School of Public Health, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center; Robert Chavez, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center John Naranjo, San Luis Valley schools; Tony Laker/Margie Miller, Adams State CollegeThe San Luis Valley Physical Education Collaborative