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Center for Epidemiology and Healthcare Delivery Research

Current funded projects

Title Funding Agency Goal
Addressing Risk Through Community Treatment for Infectious Disease and Opioid Use Disorder Now (ACTION) National Institutes of Health/Yale University/Texas Christian University Improve screening, linkage, and service adherence along the treatment and prevention service cascades of care for individuals who are at high risk and recently released from the justice system
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBRIT) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Support community reintegration of individuals with substance use disorders by providing a continuum of care from screening, brief intervention, brief treatment, and referral to services
Increasing HPV Vaccination in Tarrant County in Community and Clinic Settings National Institutes of Health/MD Anderson Improve HPV vaccination in Tarrant County using a multi-modal, evidence-based approach
Colorectal cancer screening outreach for delays caused by COVID-19 National Football League (NFL) and American Cancer Society (ACS) Increase colorectal cancer screening with particular focus on individuals overdue for screening because of health clinic disruptions and closures during the COVID-19 pandemic
Emergency Department Alternatives to Opioids Demonstration Program Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Decrease opioid prescribing rates by providing alternatives and implementing medication-assisted treatment in the ED and selected outpatient clinics

Selected publications

Authors Title Journal
Lu Y, Gehr AW, Meadows RJ, Ghabach B, Neerukonda L, Narra K, Ojha RP. Timing of adjuvant chemotherapy initiation and mortality among colon cancer patients at a safety-net health system. BMC Cancer
Lu Y, Gehr AW, Narra K, Lingam A, Ghabach B, Meadows RJ, Ojha RP. Impact of prognostic factor distributions on mortality disparities for socioeconomically disadvantaged cancer patients. Annals of Epidemiology
Agovi AM, Anikpo I, Cvitanovich M, Fasanmi EO, Ojha RP, Marcus JL. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis prescribing in an urban safety-net health system. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Anikpo I, Agovi AM, Cvitanovich MJ, Lonergan F, Johnson M, Ojha RP. The data-collection on adverse effects of anti-HIV drugs (D:A:D) model for predicting cardiovascular events: External validation in a diverse cohort of people living with HIV HIV Medicine
Agovi AM, Anikpo I, Cvitanovich MJ, Craten KJ, Asuelime EO, Ojha RP Knowledge needs for implementing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among primary care providers in a safety-net health system. Preventive Medicine Reports

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