PROJECTS 

As Principal Investigator:

  • Stories of Life During a Pandemic 2020 - 2021

The project “Stories of Life During a Pandemic” aims to understand how people are making sense of their lives as they are being transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the measures which are being taken to limit its public health impacts (e.g. quarantine, stay-in-place, home schooling of children, work from home, job loss).  The purpose is to gain understanding of the diverse psychological, occupational and social impacts of the pandemic, the intensifying health and social inequalities, as well as the diverse ways of making sense and moving forward. The study is a collaboration among a research team from 15 countries. 

 

  • Women's reflections on egg donation as donors and recipients: 2016-2018

  • Attitudes toward assisted reproductive technologies: 2009 – 2015

  • Improving quality and safety in the hospital: The link between organizational culture, burnout and quality of care (ORCAB) 2009-2014: Seventh Framework Programme Project (Site PI)

  • Psychosocial, political and gendered dimensions of preventive technologies in Bulgaria and Romania: HPV vaccine implementation 2010-2012

  • Health systems and psychosocial aspects of cervical cancer screening in Bulgaria and Romania 2004-2007

  • Psychosocial aspects of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in Bulgaria: 2004 2008

As Co-investigator and as consultant:

 

  • CBIG-SCREEN international project:

    •  aims to tackle inequality in cervical cancer screening (CCS) continuum. Though CCS program drastically reduce cervical cancer mortality, they remain largely inaccessible and underused by subpopulations of vulnerable women, creating inequality in the European healthcare system.  CBIG-SCREEN will create a Europe-wide knowledge framework around barriers to CCS and generate policies, programs, communications and other required services to meet the needs of women.

  • The Emergency Response of Community-Based Organizations in Puerto Rico After Hurricane María, PI Mariana Guzzardo, University of California (2018-2020)

  • Improving wellbeing for caregivers of people with dementia: VOICE (2014-2015)

  • Evaluating and Improving the use of Foresight in Addressing Societal Challenges.

  • Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC): a WHO affiliated study: 2004 – 2016

  •  Center for Population Health and Health Disparities: Boston Puerto Rican Health Study (BPRHS)

  • Longitudinal Immigrant Student Adaptations Study (LISA)

  • European Cancer Health Indicator Project 2 (EUROCHIP 2): The Action 2004-2008

  • European Cancer Health Indicator Project 3 (EUROCHIP 3): Common Action 2008-2011

Our projects are in collaboration with or supported by:

 

UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO,

National Institutes of Health; European Commission 7th Framework Program; European Commission Horizons 2020, EngenderHealth; Jacobs Foundation and others.