Current Grant Funding

Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Sciences (TCORS): Project 4 — Economics, experiments and PATH data: creating knowledge for tobacco regulation

FUNDING SOURCE:  National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 
GRANT NUMBER:  1P50DA036151
TOTAL FUNDING:  $1,902,872
CURRENT YEAR DIRECT COSTS:  $309,305
ROLE:  Principal Investigator (PI)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI):  Jody L. Sindelar (Project PI); Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin & Stephanie O'Malley (Overall Center Grant PIs)
PROJECT DATES:  September 30, 2013 – August 31, 2018
MAJOR GOALS:  The overarching goal of the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science is to reduce addiction by developing a strong knowledge base on how flavors, including menthol, and sweeteners affect the initiation and development of addiction to current tobacco and modified risk tobacco products.

Financial Motivations to Quit Smoking and Prevent Related Economic Costs

FUNDING SOURCE:  National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
GRANT NUMBER:  1R21DA032905
TOTAL FUNDING:  $413,750
CURRENT YEAR DIRECT COSTS:  $125,000
ROLE:  Principal Investigator (PI)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI):  Jody L. Sindelar
PROJECT DATES:  September 15, 2011 – August 31, 2014
MAJOR GOALS:  Prevention of future tobacco-related morbidity, mortality and medical care expenses in all smokers, and especially low-income smokers through development of new intervention potentials.

Incentives to Quit Smoking in CT Medicaid: Role of Medical Homes — Rewards to Quit Program

FUNDING SOURCE:  State of Connecticut (U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid pass-through)
GRANT NUMBER:  093YU-MED-01/11DSS1202DF
TOTAL FUNDING:  $1,056,194 (Yale only)
CURRENT YEAR DIRECT COSTS:  $140,055 (Yale only)
ROLE:  Principal Investigator (PI)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI):  Jody L. Sindelar
PROJECT DATES:  September 12, 2011 – September 11, 2016
MAJOR GOALS:  Comprehensive pre-implementation efforts and evidence based treatments to enhance the effectiveness of Connecticut’s approach to smoking cessation.

Yale Training Program in Addiction, Economics and Policy

FUNDING SOURCE:  National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
GRANT NUMBER:  1 T32 DA031104
TOTAL FUNDING:  $834,205
CURRENT YEAR DIRECT COSTS:  $172,128
ROLE:  Principal Investigator/Project Director
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI):  Jody L. Sindelar
PROJECT DATES:  July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2016
MAJOR GOALS:  Training and development of active and independent investigators whose future research will advance the field of addiction policy and health services research.

Aging Research at the 2010 through 2014 ASHEcon Biennial Conferences

FUNDING SOURCE:  National Institute on Aging (NIA)
GRANT NUMBER: 1R13AG038089
TOTAL FUNDING:  $125,000
ROLE:  Principal Investigator/Project Director
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI):  Jody L. Sindelar
PROJECT DATES:  June 1, 2010 – May 31, 2015
MAJOR GOALS:  2010 through 2014 Biennial Conferences of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) to provide a forum for emerging ideas and empirical results of health economics research, and in particular, aging related issues.

National Implementation of Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan CAHPS Survey

FUNDING SOURCE:  Rand Corporation via Harvard School of Public Heath
GRANT NUMBER:  9920120015
ROLE:  Investigator
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI):  Paul Cleary
PROJECT DATES:  July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013
MAJOR GOALS:  Development of data collection guidelines, training materials and procedures, data submission guidelines, a data submission tool, and other materials and procedures necessary to support CMS's national implementation of the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan CAHPS Survey. This is an award to Harvard from the Rand Corporation with a subaward to Yale.