1. NIH R15 (AREA): SOM-BlooD - Sustainable blood donors recruitment and retention via Social and Online/Mobile campaigns with a Virtual Reality experience: An approach for next generation donors. (Collaborative work with Dr. Lin Li (Co-PI), Dr. Maria Valero (Co-PI), Dr. Joy Li (Co-PI), and Dr. Afekwo (Mary) Ukuku (Co-PI) at Kennesaw State University). This project will develop a framework based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, social media apps, and a virtual reality experience for recruiting and sustaining the next generation of blood donors. NIH proposal submitted in June 2023.
Research Funding Awarded
The Virtual Reality (VR) Blood Donor Experience. August 2023. ($5,000). (Collaborative work with Dr. Lin Li (co-PI), Dr. Maria Valero (co-PI), Dr. Joy Li (co-PI), and Dr. Mary Ukuku (co-PI). The goal of this project is to design a VR platform that can be used to educate, prepare, and distract donors while donating blood.
NIH R15 20107: Removing Barriers to Fluoride Varnish Application in Primary Care Settings. February 2022. ($426,490). (Collaborative work with Dr. Christina Scherrer (PI), (Kennesaw State University) and Dr. Shillpa Naavaal (Co-PI), (Virginia Commonwealth University). The goal of this project is to remove process flow barriers and cost inefficiencies currently dissuading physicians from providing FV during pediatric well-visits.
“Developing No-Cost-to-Student Learning Materials for Systems and Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Simulation and Engineering Application Courses”. Georgia Affordable Learning Grant #432161. January 2020. ($11,800). (Collaborative work with Dr. Lin Li (PI) and Dr. Meng Han (Co-PI) at Kennesaw State University). The goal of this project is to transform one ISYE course and one IET course from traditional textbooks to no-cost-to-students textbook courses.