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Global &Environmental 

Health Lab

Our Grants

2023   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (CAD40,636) - Funded

Project: Exploring connections between Black Youth civic participation and identity (Role : Co-Applicant)


2023   NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (US$102,932) -Funded

Project: Household Energy Insecurity, Health and Sustainable Livelihoods in Colombia (Role: Principal Investigator)


2023   Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University - CRC Matching Grant (CAD100,000) - Funded

Project: Resource insecurity, health and sustainable livelihoods (Role: Principal Investigator)


2023    Canada Foundation for Innovation Small Infrastructure Grant (CAD$35000) - Funded

Project: Resource insecurity, health, and sustainable livelihoods -Environment & Disease Vulnerability sub-theme (Role: Principal Investigator)


2023    Dahdaleh Institute Seed Grant for Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Research (CAD$5000) -  Funded

Project: Retooling Black Anxiety: An exploratory and intervention study of Black families with children in and out of the criminal justice system in Canada (Role: Principal Investigator)


2023    Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Humanitarianism (CAD$600,000) - Funded

Project: Resource insecurity, health, and sustainable livelihoods (Role: Principal Investigator)


2023    National Institute of Health, Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program, R21-PA-20-195 (USD$387, 287) – Not Funded.

Project: Housing insecurity, livelihoods, and biopsychosocial health in sub-Saharan Africa’s slums and informal settlements. (Co-Principal Investigator)


2023    Department of Health and Human Services/NIH: Measures and Methods to Advance Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-related Constructs, R01, PAR-22-072 (USD$3,684,011). Revise & Resubmit.

Project: The protective role of social support in buffering health disparities among refugee and asylee women: scale validation and a cross-cultural mixed methods longitudinal examination of mechanisms and outcomes (Role: Co-Investigator).


2023    York University, Faculty of Health Collaborative and/or Community-Based Research Seed Grant – Anxiety Research (CAD$35,000) – Funded.

Project: Exploring and intervening for anxiety among black families with children in the criminal justice and child welfare systems. (Role: Principal Investigator)


2022    IDRC, the Canadian Institute of Health Research – Mobilizing Principles for Equitable Global Health Research (CAD$593,700) – Funded.

Project: Delivering on the promise of equitable global health research: positioning for use, ensuring legitimacy, and changing systems. (Role: Co-Applicant)


2022    The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame (USD$17,357) - Funded

Project: Resource Insecurity, Relational Poverty, and Wellbeing in Malawi’s Informal Settlements (Role: Co-Principal Investigator)


2021    National Institute of Health – NIH/NIA (USD$100,000) – Not funded

Project: Environmental Pollution, Climatic Conditions, and Health Effects: Implications for Older Adults in Ghana. 1 R03 AG078623-01. (Role: Principal investigator)


2021    UTA Center for Research and Scholarship Pilot Grant (USD$10,000) – Funded

Project: Resource Insecurity, Health, and Well-being in Urban Informal Settlements.

(Role: Principal Investigator).


2021    National Institute of Health – NIH/NICHD Small Grant Program (USD$100,000) – Resubmitted

Project: Household Energy Insecurity, Health, and Sustainable Livelihoods in Colombia1 R03 HD104872-01A1. (Role: Principal Investigator) (Impact score: 31/percentile 16).


2021    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – R40MC41752-01-00 (USD$100,000) –Funded.

Project: Racial differences in patient experience and diabetes management outcomes among reproductive-age women: implications for maternal morbidity and mortality (Role: Co-Principal Investigator).


2020    UTA Research Enhancement Program (USD$10,000) – Funded

Project: Household Energy Insecurity, Health & Sustainable Livelihood in Colombia (Role: Principal Investigator).


2019    The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) Small Starts Grant (USD$40,000) - Funded

Project: Developing and testing transportation barriers scale and its impact on mental health among at-risk/homeless youth and emerging adults. (Role: Co-Investigator).


2019    National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities/SIRC Pilot Project Program (USD$50,000) – Funded

Project: Culturally relevant measurement of social support among Congolese refugee women in resettlement (Role: Co-investigator).


2018    Northwestern Faculty Research Grant (USD$5000) – Funded

Project: Energy Insecurity, Health, and Sustainable Livelihoods in Developing Countries (Role: Principal Investigator).


2017    The Branco Weiss Fellowship, Society in Science (CAD$100,000). Not funded

Project: A novel tool for assessing household energy insecurity: scale development and health implications


2016    Innovative Metrics in Nutrition and Agriculture (IMMANA) (USD$359, 625)– Funded. 

Project: A novel tool for the assessment of household level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development (Role: Postdoctoral Fellow; PI: Sera Young).


2014    Graduate Research Award, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (USD$750) – Funded

Project: Exploring the lived experiences of regulated nurses in Ontario (Role: Principal Investigator).

Our Grants