Grant Funding

9/2022-27      Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award (1K76AG074906-01A1) “Understanding and addressing structural racism and its impact on the quality of end-of-life care in older Black adults (PI)

7/2022-23      UCSF Health Caring Wisely Project Contest. “Development of an Inpatient Health Advocate Program” $50,000 to develop a UCSF health advocate program for Black and Hispanic patients. (Co-I, PI: Sankaran)

3/2022-pres.  Health Equity Collaborative, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Collaborative design project with GLIDE to radically re-design solutions to promote health equity using human-centered design. $80,000 (Co-I)

1/2022-24      Sojourns Scholars Leadership Award, Cambia Health Foundation. $180,000 over two years. “Developing an educational module for palliative care clinicians on how structural racism influences goal-concordant, quality end-of-life care in older Black adults” (PI)

7/2021-23      UCSF Resource Allocation Program Pilot Award for Research on Racism Impacting Black People. $50,000. “Understanding how structural racism influences goal concordance around end-of-life care in older Black adults.” (PI)

7/2021-23     Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) Inter-NIA Center Pilot Proposals on Life Course Perspectives on Aging and Resilience and Reserve in Aging. “Using qualitative life course perspectives to understand the lived experiences of stuctural racism in older Black adults and its influence on goal-concordant end-of-life care

8/2019-21      NIH Loan Repayment Program Renewal Award (National Institute of Aging)

7/2019-21      “Facilitating Communication Study 2” Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Administrative Supplement, National Institute of Aging to R01 from National Institute of Nursing Research, “Identifying opportunities to improve shared decision-making about intensity of care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias” (PI: Curtis)

6/2019-24      Alzheimer’s Disease Research Award. California Department of Public Health (CDPH), “Using Human-centered Design to Mitigate Burdensome Life Sustaining Treatments Near the End of Life”

9/2020-22      Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders (Administered through GBHI and the Alzheimer’s Association, Funded by Alzheimer’s Society UK), “Burdensome end-of-life treatments in older adults with advanced dementia”

8/2018-21      National Institute of Aging (NIA) Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialty Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) R03. “Identifying contributing factors to burdensome ICU treatments in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the United States and United Kingdom”

10/2017-19    NIH Loan Repayment Program Award (National Institute of Aging)

7/2017-19      National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) Junior Investigator Career Development Award

7/2017-19      KL-2 Scholars Program. UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Career Development Program

7/2017-18      UCSF Osher Center Integrative Dementia Care and Treatment Pilot Award

10/2015-16    UCSF Pepper Center Older American Independence Center Research Development Core Scholar

2014-15         Founders Grant Award, Society of General internal Medicine (SGIM). “Institutional Cultures and Policies Influence Do-not-resuscitate Decision-Making in the US and UK”