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2023 Pilot Grant Awardees

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In October 2023, the Stanford Center for Digital Health announced the recipients of the inaugural CDH Pilot Grant Awards. These one-year grants of $50,000 were awarded to projects relating to digital health in the following research areas:

  • Improved recruitment and retention of vulnerable and hard-to-reach or minority populations in clinical research 
  • Management of chronic diseases
  • Improved care for patients with rare diseases
  • Addressing global public health challenges
  • Mental health across the lifespan
  • Maternal and child health

With over 80 applications received, the Stanford Center for Digital Health was thrilled to award funding to five impressive projects. Two of these projects were co-funded with the Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI).

Development and Validation of an Incidental Atherosclerotic Risk Score using Already-Acquired Abdominal Computed Tomography Scan 

Akshay Chaudhari, PhD (PI) and Ramzi Dudum, MD, MPH (Co-PI)

Development of a Home-Based Best Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) Measurement Tool

Yasir Sepah, MBBS (PI)

Feasibility of Using Smartphone Vibrations to Detect Sensory Deficits in Adults with Pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Allison Okamura, PhD, MS (PI) and Sun H. Kim, MD, MS (Co-PI)

Digitizing the community health worker training on the youth readiness mental health intervention for Somali refugee youth (Co-funded by MCHRI)

Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH (PI) and Michael Baiocchi, PhD  (Co-PI)

Tracheal Acoustic Monitoring for the Detection of Respiratory Airflow (Co-funded by MCHRI)

Matthew Muffly, MD, MS (PI) and Chris Chafe, MA, DMA (Co-PI)

The Stanford Center for Digital Health will share updates on these projects as the work progresses. We plan to fund pilot grants on an annual basis.