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Epidemiological Study of Marijuana and Health: Injury Risk Factors

Funding/Support: National Institute of Drug Abuse/Kaiser Permanente
Purpose: To identify risk factors for injury.
Principal Investigator: Susan Gerberich, Ph.D.; (Kaiser Permanente Principal Investigator: Stephen Sidney, M.D.)

 

Violence Prevention Research Initiative

Funding/Support: Allina Foundation
Purpose: To facilitate community-based research in violence, including work-related violence and costs of violence.
Principal Investigator: Susan Gerberich, Ph.D.; Co-Investigators: Mary Braddock, M.D.; Aparna Anderson, Ph.D.; Laura Kochevar, Ph.D.; Deborah Wingert, Ph.D.

 

Violence Against Teachers: Etiology and Consequences

Funding/Support: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Purpose: The major goals of this project are to identify the magnitude of work-related assaults and related risk factors through a two-stage effort, including a case-control study.
Principal Investigator: Susan Gerberich, Ph.D.; Co-Investigators: Timothy Church, Ph.D.; Patricia McGovern, Ph.D.; others.

 

1998-2002   A Study of Risk Factors for Violence Among Nurses

Funding/Support: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Purpose: The major goals of this project are to identify the magnitude of work-related assaults and related risk factors through a two-stage effort, including a case-control study.
Principal Investigator: Susan Gerberich, Ph.D.; Co-Investigators: George Maldonado, Ph.D.; Patricia McGovern, Ph.D.; Timothy Church, Ph.D.; Helen Hansen, Ph.D.

1998-1999   Interdisciplinary Research Development in Perinatal Health
Funding/Support: NIH National Institute for Nursing Research.
Purpose: To conduct two 5-day workshops to train behavioral, social, and health researchers to conduct basic etiologic and intervention research related to high-risk pregnancies and their sequelae.
Principal Investigator: Wendy Hellerstedt, Ph.D.

1997   Tools for Assessing Client Strengths and Risks
Funding/Support: Lois and Samuel Silberman Award to fund the writing of the paper.
Principal Investigator: Jane F. Gilgun, Ph.D.

1996-1997   Risk Factors for Assaults Among Nurses
Funding/Support: Allina Foundation.
Purpose: To conduct a case-control study to identify risk factors associated with assaults among nurses in Minnesota.
Principal Investigator: Susan Goodwin Gerberich, Ph.D.; Co-Investigators: George Maldonado, Ph.D.; Laura Kochevar, Ph.D.

1996-1997   Cost of Work-related Assaults in Minnesota: Dissemination of Study Findings
Funding/Support: Allina Foundation.
Principal Investigator: Patricia M. McGovern, Ph.D.

1996-1997   Clinical Instruments for Children who are Sexually Agressive
Funding/Support: Allina Foundation.
Principal Investigator: Jane F. Gilgun, Ph.D.

1996-1997   The Association of Domestic Violence and Unintended Pregnancy
Funding/Support: University of Minnesota Graduate School, Grant-in-Aid of Research.
Purpose: To describe the association of domestic violence and unintended pregnancy and to identify their independent and interactive effects on prenatal health characteristics and pregnancy outcomes.
Principal Investigator: Wendy Hellerstedt, Ph.D.

1995-1997   Violence Prevention Research Initiative
Funding/Support: Allina Foundation.
Purpose: To facilitate comunity-based research in violence, including work-related violence and costs of violence.
Principal Investigator/Director: Susan Goodwin Gerberich, Ph.D.; Co-Investigators: Mary Braddock, M.D.; Aparna Anderson, Ph.D.; Laura Kochevar, Ph.D.; Deborah Wingert, Ph.D.

1994-1998   Center for Violence Prevention and Control
Funding/Support: Graduate School, University of Minnesota.
Purpose: To facilitate interdisciplinary faculty collaboration in research, programmatic, and graduate education efforts that will also involve individuals and agencies at the local and statewide levels.
Principal Investigator/Director: Susan Goodwin Gerberich, Ph.D.; Co-Investigators: Multiple Faculty Members throughout the University of Minnesota

1993-1997   Occupational Injury Epidemiology and Control Program
Funding/Support: National Institutes for Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Purpose: To provide academic and research training relevant to occupational injury epidemiology and control involving a major multidisciplinary collaborative effort.
Directors: Susan Goodwin Gerberich, Ph.D.; Co-Directors: Robert W. Gibson, Ph.D. and George Maldonado, Ph.D.; Multiple Faculty Members

1993-1997   Epidemiological Study of Marijuana and Health: Injury Risk Factors Funding/Support: Subcontract with Kaiser Permanente (Principal Investigator: Stephen Sidney, M.D.)/National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Purpose: To identify risk factors for injury.
Principal Investigator: Susan Goodwin Gerberich, Ph.D.

Ongoing
Power and Control in Close Relationships
Purpose: A model has been devised to study power and control in close relationships, with particular attention to cross-gender and cross-generational dynamics. An instrument, the Power/Control Survey (P/C-S), was developed to gather data from individuals, couples, and family members. Validity and reliability studies are being conducted currently, along with exploration for dyadic and family scoring. The P/C-S also is being used in the studies of incestuous families and families of adolescent sex offenders. A study of couples involved in marital violence is planned.
Principal Investigator: James W. Maddock, with Georgi Kroupin

Ongoing
Impact of Child Sexual Abuse Treatment of Family Functioning

Part of a long-range project examining the dynamics of family sexuality, this study extends the previous studies of families in which child sexual abuse (incestuous or non-incestuous) has occurred. Using similar instruments and semi-structured interviews, clients and their families are assessed before, during, and after participation in treatment at one of several cooperating agencies.
Principal Investigator: James W. Maddock, with Sylvia Arce de Esnaola and Mary S. Seabloom


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