Katie Baucom Awarded Research Seed Grant
Congratulations to Katie Baucom(PI) who was recently awarded a Research Seed Grant aimed at evaluating diabetes intervention delivery in Hispanic populations (see abstract below). Anu Asnaani is a co-investigator on the project. Congrats to you both!
Implementation of the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program Delivered to Hispanic Americans
(PI: Katherine Baucom, Ph.D.)
Although lifestyle intervention slows disease progression in adults at risk for type 2 diabetes, evidence-based programs have not successfully reached and engaged Hispanic Americans who are disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes. This proposal seeks to better understand how the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is delivered to Hispanic Americans in real-world settings. The design and methods of the proposed study are guided by well-established models from implementation science. The study team will (1) collect monthly questionnaire data on adaptations and modifications made to the NDPP delivered to Hispanic Americans, and (2) use questionnaires and semi-structured interviews to examine implementation outcomes and the multi-level factors related to them. The proposed research activities represent a new direction for the PI and an extension of the previous independent work of the team. Co-investigators include clinical researchers with expertise in cultural adaptation of behavioral interventions, implementation science, health disparities, and strategies to enhance engagement within a large NDPP organization that serves predominantly Hispanic Americans. The proposed research is not supported by existing funds. We have access to the facilities and resources needed to carry out the proposed study, and have established the feasibility of recruitment and the study methods through our previous work. The research activities detailed in this proposal will facilitate a competitive proposal from our team for NIH funding for a hybrid implementation-effectiveness study of family-based diabetes prevention in the Hispanic American community.