This proposal is for a 5-year Independent Scientist Award (K02) to pursue a focused research agenda in injury epidemiology. The applicant is the recipient of one R01 grant entitled the Space-Time Adolescent Risk Study (STARS, R01AA014944). The STARS is an ongoing population-based case-control study of adolescents (10-19 years) to determine how consuming alcohol and being near alcohol outlets affects the risk of being assaulted by gunshot or other weapon. The objective of this K02 application is to complete new research analyses of data from the applicant's current R01 grant as well as training to enhance the applicant's existing skills in analyzing activity pattern data with spatial and temporal (space-time) aspects. The studies that will be completed will investigator the impact of the built environment (social disorder, physical disorder, and alcohol outlets) on adolescents'fear of being assaulted, which appears to have profound negative effects on health but is very poorly understood given that the dynamics of studying this issue are daunting. This K02 award will provide the investigator the protected time needed to foster creative ideas and supplement his training and to be productive conducting research n this area of study. At the completion of the award period he will be firmly established as an independent scientist in injury epidemiology and will have made several important advances.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Type
Research Scientist Development Award - Research (K02)
Project #
5K02AA017974-05
Application #
8528427
Study Section
Health Services Research Review Subcommittee (AA)
Program Officer
Ruffin, Beverly
Project Start
2009-09-01
Project End
2014-08-31
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$125,984
Indirect Cost
$9,332
Name
University of Pennsylvania
Department
Biostatistics & Other Math Sci
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
042250712
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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Wiebe, Douglas J; Blackstone, Mercedes M; Mollen, Cynthia J et al. (2011) Self-reported violence-related outcomes for adolescents within eight weeks of emergency department treatment for assault injury. J Adolesc Health 49:440-2
Basta, Luke A; Richmond, Therese S; Wiebe, Douglas J (2010) Neighborhoods, daily activities, and measuring health risks experienced in urban environments. Soc Sci Med 71:1943-50
Wiebe, Douglas J (2010) Stress associated with public health field research. Am J Public Health 100:2332-3