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Research by the Numbers

$ 28M+
total in awarded funding attributed to CPHA since 2016
grants & contracts received by CPHA since 2016
peer-reviewed published articles since 2016

Current Projects

The Center is actively involved in over 25 research projects in areas including: aging and technology, aging and the built environment, health and chronic disease management, education and training, and policy and environment assessments and interventions.

Participate in Research Projects

CPHA conducts research and service projects in our local community, across the state, and throughout the country. Explore our active research projects and learn more about eligibility criteria for each study to get involved as a potential participant.

Texas Research, Analytics, & innovations Lab (TRAIL)

The Texas Research, Analytics, and Innovations Lab (TRAIL), housed within CPHA, serves as a centralized data repository to advance research, practice, and policy related to population health and aging. Data sources include those from government, health care, and industry. This large and valuable data resource will allow us to strategically engage our ~60 CPHA Faculty Affiliates (and those within the School of Public Health) to access the data to fuel grant submissions, publications, and conference presentations. In addition to the indirect costs generated from extramural funding, the TRAIL value add is enticing for partnership development, sponsorship, and donors. TRAIL provides a necessary infrastructure to obtain, manage, and coordinate access to datasets as well as orchestrate research and programmatic activities. The value proposition for TRAIL is vast and expansive, which will support faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and students. The TRAIL infrastructure is made possible by a nonendowed donation of approximately $1.6M by STATinMED Research.

Completed Projects

Since 2016, the Center has completed over 55 research projects in healthy aging, falls prevention, dementia care, health disparities, chronic disease self-management, and more. Projects conducted over the past several years demonstrate the importance of translating research to practice, the benefits of approaching interventions from multiple levels, and building on best practices about achieving behavioral change over time in different populations and settings.