Baylor IMPACT Research Lab - Houston
Interdisciplinary, Multilevel Prevention and Clinical Translation Research Lab
The Baylor IMPACT lab in Houston focuses on solving real-world social challenges that impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities. This lab specifically partners with local community agencies, organizations, communities and practitioners to identify, better understand, and test pragmatic, feasible approaches to improve community health and wellbeing. Our efforts are multi-level – with a focus on immediate community partnerships, student and community practitioner training, and the longer-term development of efficacious, translatable interventions that support human flourishing and healthy development.
The IMPACT lab relies on interdisciplinary research to inform the development of efficient, impactful prevention and intervention approaches, as well as the effective translation of efficacious approaches into real settings. Of particular interest and importance is the integration of technology to maximize feasible interventions, and partnership with research participant communities to inform their development. Primary populations of interest are women, children, and adolescents, with a specific focus on prevention and healthy development within medical and criminal/juvenile justice contexts.
Current research and training projects are funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Grant Me the Wisdom Foundation, and a partnership with SEARCH Homeless Services in Houston, Texas.
- 2021-2025 National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Drug Abuse (1R01DA050670-01A1). CHOICES-TEEN: Efficacy of a Bundled Risk Reduction Intervention for Juvenile Justice Females.
- 2021-2025 Health Resources & Services Administration (6 MO1HP41956-01-01). BRIDGE: Behavioral Health in Developing and Growing Health Education and Training Certificate Program.
- 2017-Current SEARCH Homeless Services Research Partnership, Dr. Parrish (Research Scientist)
- 2022-2027 Grant Me the Wisdom Foundation. Engagement of Young Adolescent Women in Cell Phone Use for Adjunct mHealth Application and Telehealth: A Usability Study.
In the Media
- Baylor Connections - CHOICES-TEEN Project
- Baylor News Interview
- Baylor Proud