Notice of NIMHD's Interest in the Causes, Consequences, and Prevention of Violence

Notice Number: NOT-MD-18-006

Key Dates
Release Date: June 4, 2018

Related Announcements
None

Issued by
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to highlight NIMHD's interest in receiving grant applications studying the causes and consequences of violence in health disparity populations, as well as policy, health services, and intervention studies to understand how best to prevent or mitigate the impact of violence in these populations. Types of violence include but are not limited to physical, sexual, and psychological/emotional violence, and forms of violence include but are not limited to intimate partner violence, family violence, child and elder abuse, suicide, gang violence, hate crimes, bullying, school violence, and community violence. Projects may focus on violence victimization or perpetration, as well as the reciprocal relationship between the two, in health disparity populations. NIH-designated health disparity populations include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities.

NIMHD is interested in supporting multi-level, multi-domain research to understand and address violence in health disparity populations (see the NIMHD Research Framework, https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/overview/research-framework.html, for examples of health determinants of interest). Areas of interest encouraged through this Notice include, but are not limited to observational, intervention, policy, or health services studies on the following:

  • Multi-level, multi-domain studies to understand the causes or antecedents of violence in health disparity populations.
  • Multi-level, multi-domain studies to assess the impact of violence on minority health and health disparity outcomes.
  • Assessments of policies and public health initiatives that may increase or decrease the incidence of violence and/or violence-related morbidity and mortality in health disparity populations.
  • Studies to understand or address disparities in violence- or trauma-related healthcare, including treatment of traumatic injury and post-traumatic psychological sequalae.
  • Multi-level interventions to prevent violent victimization or perpetration in health disparity populations.

Studies using animal models are not an NIMHD priority for violence-related research.

Possible funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or their re-issues that can be used include but are not limited to the following:

PAR-18-286, Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)

PAR-18-287, Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21)

PAR-18-288, Surgical Disparities Research (R01)

PAR-18-289, Surgical Disparities Research (R01) 

PAR-16-355, Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)

PAR-16-356, Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21)

PAR-17-234, Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01)

PAR-17-235, Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R21)

PA-17-041, Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01)

PA-17-042, Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R21)

PA-18-284, Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01)

PA-18-285, Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21)

PAR-17-484, Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01)

PAR-17-483, Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R21)

PAR-18-331, Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01) 

Parent FOAs for Research (R), Career Development (K), and Fellowship (F) awards in which NIMHD participates can also be used (see "Parent Announcements (for Unsolicited or Investigator Initiated Applications)": https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/parent_announcements.htm).  

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Jennifer Alvidrez, PhD
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Telephone: 301-594-9567
Email: jennifer.alvidrez@nih.gov