Community Based Care Center Model Plan and Toolkit Education
April 2011 to August 2011
Awarded $35,000 sub-award from NYS DOH Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program Grant Having been selected by New York State Department of Health to develop model for Community Based Care Center (original name-alternate care sites) and an accompanying toolkit for implementation to address patient surge for pandemic influenza, mass casualty events and other disasters, awarded additional funding for implementation and education. Conducted statewide education on use of toolkit.
Dutchess County Surge Planning
April 2010 to September 2010
Awarded $35,000 grant from Dutchess County Department of Health
Conceptualized and directed grant which facilitated the Dutchess Department of Health and Office of Emergency Management in development of a county wide surge plan based on our prior validated models. In addition, developed standards for alternate care sties including triage and care protocols.
Regional Resource Center
August 2009 to 2013
Awarded $275,000 2011-12 (325,000 prior years) per year from NYS DOH Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program
Grant provided to operate Regional Resource which provides training, drills support and research of preparedness in the Hudson Valley Region
Alternate Care Site Model Plan and Toolkit
April 2009 to 2010
Awarded $95,000 sub-award from NYS DOH Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program Grant Selected by New York State Department of Health to develop model for alternate care sites and an accompanying toolkit for implementation of alternate care sites to address patient surge in the event of pandemic influenza, mass casualty events and other disasters. Once developed this model and toolkit is to become the NYS standard and will be required to be used by all local health departments in NYS.
Emergency Departments Appropriate for Pediatrics
May 2008 to 2010
Awarded $100,000 initial grant and $90,000 second year grant from R Baby Foundation Conceptualized and directed grant to assess community emergency departments for their ability to care for infants and young children. Then based on the assessment and review of the evidence based literature, develop guidelines and an educational program to create emergency departments appropriate for infants and young children which will be piloted in the Hudson Valley and then distributed nationally.
Hudson Valley Regional Emergency Preparedness Training and Exercise
December 2008 to 2009
Awarded $55,000 sub-award from NYS DOH Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program Grant Developed program to assess education gap in emergency preparedness knowledge in the Hudson Valley and then to design and deliver educational program to fill this gap. Program will also develop, conduct and evaluate drills and exercises to test the impact of this education.
Broome County Child Protection and Epidemiological Support
August 2008 to 2010
Awarded $50,000 per year contract which has been renewed for an additional year
Oversaw grant to provide epidemiological and biostatistics support to the Broome County Department of Health. In addition, provided direction on the expansion of health department child protection activities including the child fatality review team, case review and multi-disciplinary team creation and protocols. Also developed with health department official’s research study regarding child maltreatment prevalence in Broome County.
Alternate Care Site Planning Grant
February 2008 to June 2008
Awarded $180,000 grant from NYS Department of Health Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program
Conceptualized and directed grant which assessed issues regarding patient triage and care at alternate care sites for disaster medical services. In addition, developed standards for alternate care sties including triage mechanisms and care protocols.
Hudson Valley Region Surge Assessment
May 2007 – September 2007
Awarded $50,000 contract through Regional Resource Center from NYS Department of Health Conceptualized and directed grant to assess the surge capacity of EMS, hospitals and community health assets in the Hudson valley region.
Putnam Community Wide Preparedness Project
October 2006- September 2007
Awarded $125,000 for one year grant from NYS Department of Health
Conceptualized project, developed grant and direction project to conduct community based preparedness project targeted and schools with inclusion of public health, EMS, fire, law enforcement and emergency management.
Lifeguarding and Resuscitation Evidence Based Guidelines
June 2006 to June 2009
Awarded $150,000 for 2 year grant from the National Pool and Spa Foundation
Developed project, process and chaired program to develop evidence based approaches and guidelines for drowning prevention, water rescue and the drowning process resuscitation.
Prehospital Provider Recognition of Child Neglect
2005 to 2006
Research project funded through departmental funds
Developed and conducted both pilot and formal research project to assess Prehospital provider’s ability to recognize, assess, document and report child neglect. Submitted several applications for funding for this research. At this time this research is funded through NYMC Public Health Departmental funds.
Consensus Conference on the Needs of Children and Persons with Disabilities in Disasters
September 2003 to 2007
Awarded $380,000 for 2 year grant from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Conceptualized project and drafted grant application for grant to hold a repeat National Consensus Conference on the needs of children in disasters with a new added focus on person with disabilities and to establish a research agenda to answer the questions regarding the needs of children and person with disabilities in disasters.
Center for Public Health Preparedness
September 2004 to 2006
Co-Investigator May 2005 to 2006 (involvement ended with my departure from Columbia University)
Co- Principal Investigator September 2004 to May 2005
Awarded $5,500,000 for 5 year grant from the Centers for Disease Control
Co-Principal investigator on grant to continue the work of a Center for Public Health Preparedness at a School of Public Health to support the activities of the departments of health and improve preparedness through research and education on public health preparedness.
Academic Departments of Public Health
February 2004 to January 2005
Awarded $100,000 for 1 year grant from the Association of Schools Public Health/Centers for Disease Control
Conceptualized project and drafted grant application for ASPH/CDC grant to develop the models for departments of health to become more academic. Grant involves active collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to test these models for improved academic activity and then to disseminate finds as a replicable model.
Bioterrorism Curriculum Enhancement
October 2003 to June 2005
Principal Investigator (grant period)
Co-Investigator (grant extension)
Awarded $780,000 for 2 year grant from the Health Resources Services Administration Helped to conceptualize and draft application for HRSA grant to enhance the curriculum of all the schools of the Columbia University Health Science Campus to include bioterrorism and emergency preparedness. After awarding of grant served as co-principal investigator and directed grant including supervision of all staff, oversight of all activities and product creation.
Centers for Disease Control Linkages of EMS and Acute Care with Public Health Departments
October 2003 to 2007
Initially Awarded $100,000 for 1 year grant from the Centers for Disease Control.
Awarded Additional $225,000 for 3 year grant from the Center for Disease Control Conceptualized project and drafted grant application for CDC grant to foster linkages between EMS and State and Local Departments of Health involving disaster and terrorism preparedness. In addition, project included assessment of EMS provider’s knowledge of bioterrorism, equipment for terrorism and knowledge and attitudes regarding EMS and public health.