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Behavioral Research Studies

Sleep Research

Biobehavioral Pain Management in TMD
MPI: Haythornthwaite and Smith
IRB Protocol: NA_00070364
Contact: Mary Redding
Phone: 410-550-8099
This research is being done to look at how possible factors such as sleep disturbance and negative thinking about pain contribute to pain in temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD.
Keywords: sleep, pain, TMD, women, cognitive behavior therapy

Lifestyle Interventions for Seniors With Apnea
PI: Dobrosielski
Contact: Anita Bacher
Phone: 410-550-5428
Email: abach@jhmi.edu
The overall goal of this study is to determine the efficacy of a lifestyle intervention, consisting of a weight loss diet and exercise on sleep apnea in older adults.
Keywords: sleep, aging, diet, exercise, apnea, weight loss

Sleep in Osteoarthritis Study
PI: Smith
Contact: Jim Stone
Phone: 410-550-7906
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral treatments for insomnia in reducing sleep disturbances, thereby reducing clinical pain in people with knee OA.
Keywords: sleep, pain, osteoarthritis, behavior therapy

Eating Disorders/Obesity Research

Examining an Exercise and Nutrition Program for Reducing Weight in People With Severe Mental Illnesses (The ACHIEVE Study)
PI: Daumit
Contact: Leslie Campbell
Phone: 410-285-8085
Email: lcampbel@jhmi.edu
This study will determine whether a nutrition and exercise program is effective in helping people with severe mental illnesses lose weight.
Keywords: obesity, mental illness, nutrition, exercise

Physical Fitness/Sedentary Behaviors Research

Lifestyle Interventions for Seniors With Apnea
PI: Dobrosielski
Contact: Anita Bacher
Phone: 410-550-5428
Email: abacher@jhmi.edu
The overall goal of this study is to determine the efficacy of a lifestyle intervention, consisting of a weight loss diet and exercise on sleep apnea in older adults.
Keywords: sleep, aging, diet, exercise, apnea, weight loss

Exercise Training in Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension (SHAPE2)
PI: Stewart
Contact: Anita Bacher, MSN, MPH
Phone: 410-550-5428
Email: abach@jhmi.edu
The aim of this study is to determine if exercise training reduces blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health in persons who have both type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Keywords: diabetes, exercise, hypertension

Addiction Research

Improving Substance Abuse Counseling Adherence Using Web-based Videoconferencing
PI: King
Contact: Kori Kindbom, MA
Phone: 410-550-0984
Email: kindbom@jhmi.edu
This research is being done to compare the effectiveness of standard on-site, in-person counseling with Internet web-based videoconferencing (e-therapy) in drug-dependent patients in opioid-agonist treatment programs.
Keywords: substance abuse counseling, methadone, web-based videoconferencing

Pain Research

Biobehavioral Pain Management in TMD
MPI: Haythornthwaite and Smith
IRB Number: NA_00070364
Contact: Mary Redding
Phone: 410-550-8099
This research is being done to look at how possible factors such as sleep disturbance and negativeļæ½thinking about pain contribute to pain in temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD.
Keywords: sleep, pain, TMD, women, cognitive behavior therapy

Sleep in Osteoarthritis Study
PI: Smith
Contact: Jim Stone
Phone: 410-550-7906
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral treatments for insomnia in reducing sleep disturbances, thereby reducing clinical pain in people with knee OA.
Keywords: sleep, pain, osteoarthritis, behavior therapy

Intensive Meditation and Migraines: Effects on Health and Well Being
PI: Ford
Contact: Madhav Goyal, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: 410-502-8814
Participants completing training in intensive meditation and continuing frequent practice for one year would experience reduced frequency, duration and severity of headaches along with improved awareness of the triggers of their symptoms, improved quality of life and mental health, improved heart rate variability, and reduced inflammation.
Keywords: migraine, headache, vipassana, meditation

Risky Sexual Behaviors Research

Computerized Brief Alcohol Intervention (BI) for Binge Drinking HIV At-Risk and Infected Women
PI: Chander
Contact: Luke Johnson, DO
Phone: 410-396-4398
This application proposes a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a culturally tailored computer-directed brief alcohol intervention (CBI) enhanced with cell-phone booster calls using interactive voice response technology (IVR) among HIV-infected and at-risk AA women attending an urban STI Clinic.
Keywords: binge drinking, high-risk sexual behaviors, HIV risk reduction

Tobacco Cessation Research

A Study of Novel Smoking Cessation Interventions in Current and Former Injection Drug Users
PI: Drummond
Contact: Antonietta D'Addio
Phone: 410-502-9675
The investigators plan to first explore the beliefs and characteristics of current and former injection drug users and how they are related to quitting smoking. The investigators then plan to study whether the use of two new methods of motivation increases the chances that this group will stop smoking.
Keywords: smoking cessation, behavior, lung age

Web-delivered Provider Intervention for Tobacco Control (QUIT-PRIMO)
PI: Houston
Contact: Thomas K. Houston, MD
Phone: 508-856-8995
This is a randomized control trial to determine the efficacy of a multi-modal intervention in improving smoking cessation processes of care and patient outcomes in community-based primary care practices.
Keywords: tobacco, smoking cessation, primary care practice

Medication Adherence Research

Impact of Information Prescriptions on Medication Adherence in Emergency Department (ED) Patients
MPI: McCarthy & Roderer
Contact: Melissa L. McCarthy, ScD
Phone: 410-735-6421
The main objectives of this research are: 1)To identify factors that influence medication adherence rates in Emergency Department (ED) patients; 2)To measure the effects of alternative information prescriptions on medication adherence rates of ED patients; 3)To measure the effects of alternative information prescriptions (IRxs) on health and service utilization.
Keywords: infections, medication adherence, abdominal pain, fever, emergency department


Pediatrics Research

Other Behavioral Research

Ocular Hypertension and Yoga Study
PI: Bittner
Contact: Pamela Jeter, Ph.D.
Phone: 410-502-6434
The investigators aim to pilot test the efficacy of a yoga intervention designed specifically for individuals with ocular hypertension.
Keywords: hypertension,yoga, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders,

 
 
 
 
 
 

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