Funding: Michael S. Businelle, Ph.D.

Ongoing Research Support

Socioeconomic Disparities in Smoking Cessation: Identifying the Mechanisms
MRSG-12-114-01-CPPB (PI: Businelle; Effort: 80%) 07/01/2012–06/30/2017
American Cancer Society (Mentored Research Scholar Grant)
This study will determine if low SES increases the odds of relapse through a number of hypothesized mechanisms. This work is innovative because it will explore mediational pathways between SES and smoking cessation among individuals of varying racial/ethnic backgrounds from two distinct samples, using both traditional (questionnaire) and state-of-the-science real-time assessment methodology. This information was used to develop a new smart phone–based smoking cessation treatment that assesses relapse risk in real time and automatically intervenes to reduce risk (Project Smart-T).
Direct & Indirect Costs: $717,000

Small Financial Incentives to Promote Smoking Cessation in Safety Net Hospital Patients
1R01CA197314-01 (PI: Kendzor)   07/08/2015 – 06/30/2020
This randomized clinical trial will examine the longer-term effects of offering small financial incentives for confirmed smoking abstinence in safety-net hospital patients who are seeking smoking cessation treatment. In addition, traditional and ecological momentary assessments will be used to identify antecedents of smoking lapse.
Direct & Indirect Costs: $1,619,450

Evaluation of a Shelter-Based Diet and Physical Activity Intervention for Homeless Adults: A Pilot Study
IRG-02-196-07 (PI: Kendzor) 01/06/2014–10/01/2015
American Cancer Society (Institutional Research Grant)
This pilot randomized clinical trial will evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness (relative to an assessment-only control group) of a shelter-based intervention designed to improve dietary intake and increase physical activity among homeless individuals.
Direct Costs (No Indirect Costs): $30,000

A Comprehensive Community-wide Approach to Adolescent Sexual Health 
Houston Endowment Inc. (PI: Tortolero; Effort: 10%)  01/01/2015–10/15/2015
This study will use smart phone technology to assess health behaviors including sexual behavior, safe sex practices, and alcohol/drug use among a sample of at-risk adolescents and homeless youths. My role on this project is to guide the design of the smart phone–based data collection program and to assist with analyses of EMA data.
Total Direct Costs: $6,000,000; Current Year Direct Costs: $2,000,000

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program
Health Navigation Incentives for Dual Diagnosis Patients

DSRIP (1115) (PI: Walters) 01/26/2014–12/31/2015
Provide consultation on the development of an application that uses mobile technology for real-time assessment and intervention among people enrolled in Fort Worth permanent supportive housing.
Direct and Indirect Costs: $2,488,150

Assessing Young Adult E-cigarette Use with Ecological Momentary Assessment
P50 CA180906 (PI: Cooper)   09/01/2015–08/31/2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate e-cigarette use behaviors and antecedents associated with use among young adults.
Direct costs: $19,235 (no indirect costs)
Role: Mentor (in Kind)

Completed Research Support

The Effects of a Smoking Policy Change at a Homeless Shelter
Project Advance (PI: Businelle)  05/01/2013–08/31/2014
University of Texas School of Public Health (GRA support) & The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (funded subject payments)
The primary objective of this project was to examine homeless individuals’ attitudes and beliefs about partial and full smoking bans at a local shelter before and after a partial smoking ban is implemented and to examine the short-term consequences of this ban. The secondary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of modifiable cancer risk factors among a sample of homeless individuals.
Direct Costs (No Indirect Costs): $15,000

Adjunctive Contingency Management to Promote Smoking Abstinence
Start Up Project (Project Prevail; Co-PIs: Businelle & Kendzor)  08/23/2011–07/31/2013
University of Texas School of Public Health
The primary objectives of this study were: 1) to evaluate the efficacy of an adjunctive contingency management intervention for smokers of low socioeconomic status participating in a smoking cessation program at an urban safety net clinic (Parkland Tobacco Cessation Clinic), and 2) to identify barriers to smoking cessation and predictors of relapse in this population.
Direct Costs (No Indirect Costs): $85,000

Reducing Tobacco Related Disparities among the Homeless
PILOT Grant (Project Aspire; PI: Businelle)  11/15/2011–02/15/2013
University of Texas School of Public Health
The primary objectives of this pilot project were to: 1) determine if ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methodology could be used to identify predictors of and barriers to successful smoking cessation in a sample of treatment seeking homeless smokers, and 2) determine if an adjunctive contingency management treatment component (i.e., small financial incentives for biologically confirmed abstinence) would increase abstinence relative to usual care in this population.
Direct Costs (No Indirect Costs): $25,000

Population Level Research on Cancer Prevention
Contract (PI for career development funds: Businelle; Effort: 50%) 09/01/2010–06/30/2012
UT Southwestern Medical Center/Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
These funds were awarded to Dr. Businelle to support the development of his cancer prevention research laboratory in Dallas and to expedite research methods and data analysis for the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Direct Costs (No Indirect Costs): $90,654

Pathways Linking Socioeconomic Status and Smoking Cessation
R25-T CA57730 (PI: Chamberlain; PI for postdoctoral fellowship project: Businelle; Effort: 100%) 01/01/2008–12/31/2009
The major goal of this project was to examine pathways linking socioeconomic status to smoking cessation using a structural equation modeling approach.
Direct Costs (No Indirect Costs): $120,000

Stress, HPA Axis Dysfunction, and Relapse in Alcoholism
6. 5U01AA016668-05 (PI: Adinoff; Effort: 10%)   02/01/2011–01/31/2013
The primary goal of this project was to examine the interaction between stress and HPA axis dysfunction and its impact on relapse in a sample of alcohol dependent men.
Subcontract Direct Costs (No Indirect Costs): $24,954 

Behavioral Science Education-Cancer Prevention and Control
R25/CA57712 (PI: Mullen)
NCI/NIH  09/01/2013–08/31/2018
Direct and Indirect Costs: $2,499,817
8. CPRIT (PIs: Ness & Mullen) 2014-2015
Collaborative Training of a New Cadre of Innovative Cancer Prevention Researchers
Direct and Indirect Costs: $1,700,000
Role: Mentor (in Kind)