Notice of NIAAA Participation in PAR-18-331 "Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

Notice Number: NOT-AA-17-015

Key Dates
Release Date:  November 15, 2017

Related Announcements
PAR-18-331

Issued by
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) will participate, effective immediately, in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PAR-18-331, "Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)".

The following sections of PAR-18-331 have been updated to reflect the participation of NIAAA in this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Part 1. Overview Information

The following information has been added:

Components of Participating Organizations
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
93.273

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

The following information has been added:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

NIAAA is interested in supporting simulation modeling and systems science (SMSS) research projects to advance understanding of the causal and contextual factors that lead to disparities and inequities in alcohol-related health behaviors and outcomes. NIAAA also aims to support SMSS research to identify and assess strategies and interventions to reduce or eliminate such disparities and inequities. SMSS research supported under this FOA will generally incorporate heterogeneity across individuals, including members of the same disadvantaged groups, as well as dynamic representations of processes that occur over time. Applied modeling efforts are expected to describe credible strategies for model verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification as part of the application. Examples of potential topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Generative models to explain and quantify the mechanisms of causal and contextual factors that lead to health disparities and/or inequities in alcohol-related behaviors and outcomes;
  • Predictive models to identify strategies and interventions that may be effective in reducing disparities and inequities and to assess the range of effects that may be associated with implementing such strategies and interventions;
  • Multi-level models that illuminate interactions between or among distinct systems that contribute to (or attenuate) disparity/inequity outcomes, potentially encompassing influences such as those exerted through education, neighborhood, family, cultural, religious, commercial, media, regulatory, and/or health care systems.
  • Models that identify factors that create or exacerbate disparities and inequities in access to screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment, treatment for alcohol use disorder, and outcomes of AUD treatment.
  • Studies to understand reciprocal influences between life cycle factors, such as alcohol use trajectories and “aging out” of high-risk drinking behaviors, and the emergence and persistence of health disparities and inequities.

Part 2. Section VII. Agency Contacts

The following contacts have been added:

Scientific/Research Contact(s)
Gregory Bloss, M.A., M.P.P.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-443-4734
Email: Gregory.Bloss@nih.gov  

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)
Judy Fox
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

All other aspects of this FOA remain the same

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Gregory Bloss, M.A., M.P.P.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-443-4734
Email: Gregory.Bloss@nih.gov