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Research Funding

Many of our faculty are able to support students, provide enhanced research experiences and conference travel by acquiring internal WKU funding and external funding.  In just the last 2 years, we've submitted over $5 million in proposals with over $1 million under review and $.5 million acquired.  Some high quality research is possible without it, but there are many benefits to acquiring this funding. Why is funding important?

Recent Funding Highlights

Dr. Katrina Burch  

KY-INBRE IDeA Grant, funding period May 2021-April 2023. Investigating the Spillover and Crossover Effects of Workplace Incivility on Family Health and Behavior.

Dr. Jenni Teeters

KY-INBRE IDeA Grant, Evaluation of an Interactive Text-Message Based Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among College Students

 

Faculty Funding Activities

Dr. Aaron Wichman, US Department of Defense, submitted 06/30/2021. Generalization of a Research Claim from Luttrell (2016), Ambivalence and certainty can interact to predict attitude stability over time.

Brausch Lab at AAS

Dr. Amy Brausch, National Institutes of Health, submitted 06/24/2021. Risk and Resilience for Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Suicide in Adolescents

Dr. Jenni Teeters, National Institutes of Health, submitted 05/25/2021. A Multi-Modal, Light Technology Alcohol Intervention for Adults in Underserved Rural Communities

Dr. Amy Brausch, National Institutes of Health, submitted 05/19/2021. Risk and Resilience for Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Suicide in Adolescents (Post-Bac Tech)

Dr. Diane Lickenbrock, National Institutes of Health, submitted 02/25/2021. Distracted Parenting and Emotion Regulation Across Early Infancy with Mothers and Fathers

Dr. Jenni Teeters, National Institutes of Health, submitted 02/23/2021. Evaluation of an Interactive Mobile Phone-Based Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among Emerging Adults

Dr. Diane Lickenbrock, National Institutes of Health, submitted 01/21/2021. Distracted Parenting and Emotion Regulation Across Early Infancy with Mothers and Fathers

Dr. Jenni Teeters, National Institutes of Health, submitted 01/20/2021. Evaluation of an Interactive Mobile Phone-Based Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among Young Adults

Dr. Katrina Burch, National Institutes of Health, submitted 12/16/2020. Investigating the spillover and crossover effects of workplace incivility on family health and behavior

Dr. Diane Lickenbrock, National Institutes of Health, submitted 12/16/2020. The development of emotion regulation within the parent-infant relationship: Intrinsic and extrinsic predictors

Dr. Amy Brausch, National Institutes of Health, submitted 12/14/2020. Dimensions of emotion regulation in nonsuicidal self-injury and suicide in adolescents

Dr. Jenni Teeters, National Institutes of Health, submitted 12/14/2020. Evaluation of an Interactive Mobile Phone-Based Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among Young Adults

Dr. Amy Brausch, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, submitted 11/13/2020. Sorting out self-harm from suicidal risk: A novel assessment

Bingocize

Dr. Amy Brausch, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, submitted 11/13/2020. AFSP Young Investigator Grant Mentor

Dr. Matthew Woodward, Kentucky Academy of Science, submitted 11/13/2020. A Longitudinal Examination of the Psychological Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Young Adults

Dr. Matthew Shake, National Institutes of Health, submitted 10/14/2020. Bingocize® Connect: A Social Gaming mHealth App for Overcoming Barriers to Health-Promoting Behaviors in Older Adults

Dr. Aaron Wichman, US Department of Defense, submitted 09/25/2020. Childlessness and Psychological Well-Being in Context: A Multilevel Study on 24 European Countries

Dr. Matthew Shake, Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services, submitted 09/09/2020. Promoting Health Across the Lifespan Among Kentucky Certified Nursing Facility Residents Through Bingocize®...

Dr. Matthew Woodward, National Institutes of Health, submitted 04/02/2020. KBRIN Faculty Start-Up

Dr. Amy Brausch, National Institutes of Health, submitted 01/30/2020. INBRE Renewal: Lead Faculty

Dr. Matthew Shake, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, submitted 12/13/2019. Investigating the Effectiveness of a Nurse-Driven Discharge Order Set on Fall Risk and Health Outcomes

Dr. Jenni Teeters, National Institutes of Health, submitted 12/11/2019. Evaluation of an Interactive Mobile Phone-Based Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among Young Adults

Dr. Diane Lickenbrock, National Institutes of Health, submitted 12/09/2019. The development of emotion regulation within the parent-infant relationship: Intrinsic and extrinsic predictors

Dr. Amy Brausch, American Psychological Foundation, submitted 11/15/2019. Graduate Student Research Scholarship (Ava Fergerson)

Dr. Amy Brausch, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, submitted 11/15/2019. Sorting out self-harm from suicidal risk: A novel assessment

Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski, Kentucky Academy of Science, submitted 11/14/2019. Are Age Differences in Emotion Perception in Inanimate Objects Linked to Cognitive Decline?

Dr. Aaron Wichman, US Department of Defense, submitted 11/08/2019. Does being filmed affect perception of how substantial one’s actions are? A direct replication and extension of Steinmetz, Xu, F

Dr. Jenni Teeters, National Institutes of Health, submitted 10/25/2019. Evaluation of an Interactive Mobile Phone-Based Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among Young Adults

Dr. Diane Lickenbrock, National Institutes of Health, submitted 10/24/2019. Distracted Parenting and Emotion Regulation Across Early Infancy with Mothers and Fathers

Dr. Diane Lickenbrock, National Institutes of Health, submitted 10/04/2019. KBRIN Post-Baccalaureate Trainee for R15

Dr. Jenni Teeters, National Institutes of Health, submitted 09/30/2019. Evaluation of an Interactive Mobile Phone-Based Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among Young Adults

Dr. Amy Brausch, National Institutes of Health, submitted 05/22/2019. KBRIN Research Coordinator Year 1 (FY20)

Dr. Amy Brausch, National Institutes of Health, submitted 05/22/2019. KBRIN Research Coordinator Year 2 (FY21)

Dr. Amy Brausch, National Institutes of Health, submitted 05/22/2019. KBRIN Research Coordinator Year 2 (FY21)

Dr. Matthew Shake, US Department of Health & Human Services, submitted 10/31/2019. Physical Activity and Social Engagement Among Residents in Kentucky Nursing Homes During Programming

Teeter, J. 2019. Evaluation of an Automated versus an Interactive Text-Messaging Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among Young Adults. WKU Research and Creative Activities Program.

Teeter, J. B. & McBride, E. (May 2019 – August 2020) Attitudes on Substance Misuse Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) 

Teeter, J. B. & Woodward, K. (August 2018-May 2019) Stressful Life Events Survey Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) 

Teeter, J. B. & Elder, S. (May 2018-December 2019) Intervention Treatment Effectiveness for Self-medicating Cannabis Users Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) 

Burch, K.  (May 2019 – December 2021) Exploring the Feasibility of Deploying a Technology Intervention Aimed at Increasing Mobility of Community-Dwelling Elderly and Decreasing Caregiver Burden. Research and Creative Activities Program, Tier I Award.

Brausch, A. M. (2013). Development of non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, and disordered eating in adolescents. Western Kentucky University Research and Creative Activities Program (RCAP) Internal Grant. ($12,000 funded; Principal Investigator).

Brausch, A. M. (2015). Development of suicide and self-injury in adolescentsKentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure, Investigator Development Award (KBRIN - IDeA). ($187,135 funded; Principal Investigator).

Crandall, J., Schafer, M., & Shake, M. (2013-2014).  Effects of a combination exercise and bingo game on functional fitness, adherence, retention, and cognition in older adults. Western Kentucky University College of Health and Human Services Faculty Research Scholarship Program. ($5,500 funded; Co-Researcher).

Crandall, K. J., & Shake, M. C. (2014).  Bingocize 3.0: A Unique Mobile Health Application for Maintaining or Improving Participants’ Health and Function. Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation SBIR/STTR Phase Double Zero Grant Program. ($3,650 funded; Co-Principal Investigator).

Crandall, K. J., & Shake, M. C. (2014). Bingocize 3.0: A Unique Mobile Health Application for Maintaining or Improving Participants’ Health and Function.Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation Kentucky Commercialization Fund (KCF). ($74,860 funded; Co-Principal Investigator).

Crandall, K. J., & Shake, M. C. (2016).  Efficacy of a Mobile Application for Improving Older Adults’ Health, Function, and Cognition.  Retirement Research Foundation ($94,682 funded; Co-Principal Investigator).

Lickenbrock, D. M. (2013). The development of emotion regulation within the parent-infant relationship: Intrinsic and extrinsic contributors. Western Kentucky University Research and Creative Activities Program (RCAP) Internal Grant. ($26,820.64 funded; Principal Investigator).

Mienaltowski, A. (2011-2013). Readers matter: Common goals, core learning, and set standards for achievement. Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Improving Educator Quality (IEQ) grant. (Year 1: $150,000 funded; Year 2: $145,000 funded; Co-director).

Schroeder, A. N. (2013). The development of contextualized measures of individual culture. Western Kentucky University Research and Creative Activities Program (RCAP) Internal Grant. ($17,257 funded; Principal Investigator).

Schroeder, A. N., Mutter, S. A., & Redifer, J. (2015). REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) site: Advancing psychological research with technology. National Science Foundation. ($287,551 funded; Principal and Co-Investigator).

Shake, M. (2013). The effects of aging on mindless reading. Western Kentucky University Research and Creative Activities Program (RCAP) Internal Grant. ($9,000 funded; Principal Investigator).

Shoenfelt, E. L. (2009-2013). National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education Grant for Water Training Institute (WTI). (Evaluator).

Tiernan, B. N. (2013). The effects of Borderline Personality Disorder on proactive and reactive control. Western Kentucky University Research and Creative Activities Program (RCAP) Internal Grant. ($15,168 funded; Principal Investigator).

 

Highlight Details

Teeters, J.

Dr. J. TeetersEvaluation of an Interactive Text-Message Based Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving among College Students

Rates of substance-impaired driving remain especially high among emerging adults, and substance-related traffic accidents remain the leading cause of substance-related death among this age group. Though brief interventions have been shown to effectively reduce impaired driving behaviors, it is often not economically feasible for universities and community centers to hire and train staff to deliver in-person interventions to all impaired drivers, leading researchers to develop innovative ways of delivering targeted interventions. This proposal seeks to improve intervention access and engagement by using a mobile-based personalized feedback intervention and interactive text-messaging to reduce substance-impaired driving among emerging adults.


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