Funding: Darla E. Kendzor, Ph.D.

Ongoing Research Support

Small Financial Incentives to Promote Smoking Cessation in Safety Net Hospital Patients
1R01CA197314, Kendzor (PI), 07/08/2015 – 06/30/2020
NIH/NCI, Total Direct Costs: $1,092,514
The primary objectives of this projects are to 1) evaluate the longer-term impact of an adjunctive, low-cost CM intervention (relative to standard care) on smoking cessation rates among socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals participating in a clinic-based smoking cessation program, and 2) identify treatment mechanisms and contextual factors associated with cessation outcomes among intervention participants using both traditional and smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment approaches.

Completed Research Support

Understanding Risky Sexual Behavior in Adolescents
Tortolero (PI), 01/01/15 – 10/15/15
Houston Endowment, Inc., Total Direct Costs: $6,000,000 (2012-2015)
The goal of this study was to assess sexual risk behavior, safe sex practices, and other health behaviors among at-risk adolescents using smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment. Role: Co-Investigator

Evaluation of a Shelter-Based Diet and Physical Activity Intervention for Homeless Adults: A Pilot Study
ACS IRG-02-196, Kendzor (PI), 12/1/2013 – 10/15/2015
American Cancer Society/UT Southwestern Medical Center, Total Direct Costs: $30,000
The primary aims of this project were to 1) evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a shelter-based intervention designed to improve dietary intake and increase physical activity among homeless adults and 2) identify psychosocial variables associated with dietary quality and physical activity.

Pathways between Socioeconomic Status and Behavioral Cancer Risk Factors
MRSGT-10-104-01-CPHPS, Kendzor (PI), 07/01/2010 – 06/30/2015
American Cancer Society, Total Direct Costs: $674,840
The primary aim of this project was to develop and test a conceptual model of the relationship between socioeconomic status and health behavior across multiple racial/ethnic groups, and to identify proximal mediators of health behavior using ecological momentary assessment technology. We also evaluated the effectiveness of using smartphone intervention prompts to reduce sedentary time.