Care 4 U Community Health Center
Representative: Vanessa Mills, RN, BSN, MPH
FIU Collaborator: Dr. Jessy G. Dévieux
Predictors of successful implementation of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PreP) for HIV prevention in a community health care setting
This project will conduct secondary data analysis to advance the understanding of the indicators associated with patients cycling into and out of PrEP use and the implications for clinical management.
Care 4 U Community Health Center Website: https://www.care4uchc.org/
Representative: Jezebel Maisonet, BSN, RN
FIU Collaborator: Dr. Sabrina Sales-Martinez
Needs assessment to determine the social determinants of depression and anxiety in Hispanics/Latinx at Caridad Center
This project will conduct a needs assessment at Caridad Center, which will allow for compilation of data from this community clinic that serves the local population. This will present an accurate picture of the relationships between psychosocial factors such as depression and anxiety and social determinants of health such as housing, education, income, food security, employment, household, transportation, immigration status, and receipt of social services within the center.
Caridad Center Website: https://caridad.org/
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
Representatives: Manuel E. Fermin, MPA & Jeanette Torres, MS, MHC
FIU Collaborators: Dr. Melissa M. Howard & Dr. Hui Huang
Assessing use of Count the Kicks and potential changes to stillbirth rates in Miami-Dade County before and during COVID-19
This project assesses use of Count the Kicks, a free and easy-to-use fetal movement monitoring app, with particular attention on Miami-Dade County’s racial/ethnic minority women who bear the greatest burden of fetal loss. It additionally compares patterns of app use, pregnancy-related health care behaviors, and stillbirth before and during COVID-19.
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade Website: https://www.hscmd.org/
Miami Macarthur Educational Center
Representative: Lissette Gil, EdS
FIU Collaborator: Dr. Matthew Sutherland & Dr. Elisa Trucco
MacCares mental health initiatives and research project on the effects of drug use on the adolescent brain
This project aims to change the narrative of the Miami MacArthur Educational Center (MMEC) by creating a school culture and climate that fosters a proactive and holistic approach to alternative education. The study’s intent is for at-risk students to become empowered, make better decisions, and be equipped with a set of life and coping skills that replace previous maladaptive coping strategies and behaviors.
Miami Macarthur Educational Center Website: https://www.miamimacsouth.net/
Miami Music Project
Representative: Anna Kimala, MM
FIU Collaborator: Dr. Michelle Hospital
Expanding Miami Music Project’s capacity for evaluation and research partnerships
This project aims to establish a partnership with FIU that actively engages in reducing youth inequality and promoting the wellbeing of economically disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority youth in South Florida. This study will conduct a thorough review of current evaluation practices and develop a detailed and comprehensive research plan for Miami Music Project, Inc.
Miami Music Project Website: https://miamimusicproject.org/
UHI Community Clinic
Representative: Syeda Baig
FIU Collaborator: Dr. Sahar Ajabshir
Needs assessment for inclusion of nutrition education services at the UHI Community Care Clinic
This project will perform a systematic needs assessment for inclusion of nutrition education services at the UHI Community Clinic (UHI). This non-profit volunteer-based clinic provides free healthcare services to low-income, uninsured members of the community, many of whom have nutrition-related chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Due to the clinic’s limited resources, no nutritional services are currently available for patients.
UHI Community Clinic Website: https://www.uhiclinic.org/