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Current Research (en Español)


Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Network

Site Investigator - Alfred Connors, MD

Funding Agency - NIH/NHLBI

The goal of the Network is to efficiently test promising agents, devices, or management strategies to improve the care of patients with ARDS.


Closing the Gap

Primary Investigator - John Daryl Thornton, MD, MPH

Project Coordinator - TBA

Funding Agency - Saint Luke’s Foundation

The goal of this project is to test interventions to decrease tobacco use and respiratory complications among persons attending an inner city medical clinic.


Cohort Study of Chronic Renal Insufficiency

Site Investigator - Edward Horowtiz, MD

Project Coordinator - Jacqueline Theurer, BS

Funding Agency - NIH/NIDDK

This is a multicenter prospective cohort study to determine factors predicting decline in renal function and CV disease in patients with renal insufficiency.


Community Advocacy Program

Primary Investigator - Harry Walker, MD

Evaluator - Janeen Leon, MS, RD, LD

Funding Agency - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Local Initiative Funding Partners Program

The goal of this project is to evaluate impact on medical outcomes of patients receiving legal services in a medical-legal collaborative program.


Interpreters as Advocates

Primary Investigator - John Daryl Thornton, MD, MPH

Project Coordinator - Marilyn Alejandro-Rodriguez

Funding Agency - NIH/NIMHD

The Interpreters as Advocates project is focused on improving the communication between Spanish speaking patients with hypertension and healthcare providers.


Organ Donation Project

Primary Investigator - John Daryl Thornton, MD, MPH

Project Coordinator - Marilyn Alejandro-Rodriguez

Funding Agency - NIH / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The goal of the organ donation project is to increase the number of organ donors among individuals who are getting their driver's license for the first time.


Phosphorus Additives

Primary Investigator - Ash Sehgal,MD, Janeen Leon, MS, RD, LD

Project Coordinator - Cathy Sullivan, MS, RD, LD

Funding Agency - NIH, Leonard C. Rosenberg Foundation

The Phosphorus Additives project looks to reduce the intake of food with phosphorus additives among hemodialysis patients using an educational intervention. See for more information.


Project HYPE

Primary Investigator - Eileen Seeholzer, MD

Project Coordinator - Meia Jones

Funding Agency - NIH/NIMHD

Project HYPE is a community based research project aimed at identifying the social context of hypertension management.


Project REECH

Primary Investigator - John Daryl Thornton, MD. MPH

Project Coordinator - Felicia Adams, MPA

Funding Agency - NIH/NIMHD

Project REECH's aim is to reduce the divide between health institutions and the community they serve in hopes of reducing health disparities.


Transplant Navigator Project

Primary Investigator - Ash Sehgal, MD

Project Coordinator - Cathy Sullivan, MS, RD, LD

Funding Agency - NIH/NIMHD

The Transplant Navigator Project will train kidney transplant recipients to help hemodialysis patients navigate the kidney transplant system.


Community Voices: Genetics Research and Health Disparities

Primary Investigator - Patricia Marshall, PhD

Project Coordinator - Laura Morello

Funding Agency - NIH

A series of focus groups and individual interviews will be conducted to examine beliefs and experiences that influence understanding of genomic research and its application to health disparities among underserved and minority populations in Cleveland, Ohio.