2015 Trailblazer Awardees2021-02-19T14:53:52-05:00

Fostering Community Maternal-Child Health Advocates: A pilot study
Project Lead: David C. Bell, Professor, Sociology, Indiana University
Co-Project Lead: Lisa Crane, Senior Director, Nurse Family Partnership, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
And the Patients Say…Exploring Patients’ Perceptions Towards Shared Medical Appointments
Project Lead: Priscilla Barnes, Assistant. Professor, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University
Co-Project Lead: Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Director, IU Bloomington Hospital, Community Health
Community-Based Adapted Group Yoga for People with Stroke or Acquired Brain Injury: Efficacy and Feasibility
Project Lead: Kristine K. Miller, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University-Indianapolis
Co-Project Lead: Carol Hanna, Yoga Therapist, YMCA of Madison County
Development of a Mobile Application for Children and Teens in a Community-Based Weight Management Program
Project Lead:  Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Director, IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Community Health
Co-Project Lead: Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin, Clinical Professor, Department of Applied Health Science, IU School of Public Health-Bloomington
Co-Project Lead: Lesa Huber, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Applied Health Science, IU School of Public Health-Bloomington
Co-Project Lead: Katherine Connelly, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Mid-North Health Matters: Reducing Obesity in Mapleton-Fall Creek
Project Lead: Susan B. Hyatt, Associate Professor, Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI
Co- Project Lead: Leigh Riley Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Mapleton-Fall Creek Community Development Corporation
Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortaity Through improved Data Workflow Integration
Project Lead: Ella Harmeyer, St. Mary’s College
Co- Project Lead: Mindi Dugard, Implementation Specialis, MHIN, Inc.
The Northwest Area Food Forest Project to Address Childhood Obesity
Project Lead: 
Cynthia Stone, Fairbanks School of Public Health
Co- Project Lead: 
Brandon Crosby, Flanner House 
Achieving a Better Understanding of the Impact of Sickle Cell in Indiana
Project Lead: Gary A. Gibson, President, Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative (MCSCI), Indianapolis
Co-Project Lead: Marc Rosenman, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Indiana University of Medicine (IUSM)
Co-Project Lead: Monica Khurana, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Enhancing IHB-FIMR data to stimulate fetal and infant mortality reduction strategies in Marion County
Co-Project Lead: Teri Conard, Fetal Infant Mortality Review Coordinator, Marion County Public Health Department
Academic Project Lead: Carol Shieh, Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair, Indiana University School of Nursing
Know Your Number 46041 Evaluation and Expansion
Co-Project Lead: Lorra Archibald, Director of Operations, Healthy Communities of Clinton County
Academic Lead: Vicki Simpson, Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue School of Nursing
An Evaluation of the Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative Project: Identification of the Level of Support Needed to Optimize Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity “Best Practices” in the Child Care Setting
Project Lead: Carol A. Friesen, Associate Professor/Director Grad Studies/Assistant Department Chair, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ball State University
Co-Project Lead: Marta A. Fetterman, State Project Coordinator, Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative Project
Engagement and Quality of Life in Under Represented Older Adults
Project Lead: Ellen Brown, Senior Service Director, Catholic Charities Indianapolis, Senior Companion Program 
Project Lead: 
Mary Guerriero Austrom, Wesley P Martin Professor, Alzheimer’s Disease Education, IU School of Medicine
Co-Project Lead: 
Hugh C. Hendrie, Professor of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine for Aging Research 
Co-Project Lead: 
Karen Hanson, Catholic Chairites, Indianapolis
Optimizing the Care of Chronic Conditions with an Adverse Drug Reaction Event Side Effect Screener
Project Lead: Matthew Murawski, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University
Co-Project Lead: Harry Webb, Owner, Webb’s Family Pharmacy, Rochester, IN
Reducing Obesogenic Home Environments in Low-Income Households with Mothers of Preschool-Aged Children
Project Lead: Julia M. Braungart-Rieker, Professor/Director, Psychology, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame
Co-Project Lead: Kathy L. Guajardo, Executive Director, Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Head Start Consortium

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