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SPIA Faculty & Student Research Awards

Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Crisis Response and Harm Reduction: Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention, University of Baltimore, Prime Sponsor: Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2019-2020, $299,456 

Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Evaluation of TAP SwiftStart Program, Total Action for Progress, Prime Sponsor: US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 2019-2020, $55,595 

Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic, RESTORE Grant Program (RESTORE grant program) – Third Party Evaluation, Total Action for Progress, Prime Sponsor: US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 2019-2022, $35,000

Steve Hankey, Seeing the forest for the trees: Developing Google Street View-based metrics of nature and their influence on health, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Prime Sponsor: National Institute of Health, 2019-2021, $8,100 

Ariel I. Ahram, Exiting Proxy Wars in the Middle East, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2018-2020, $400,000 

Thomas Sanchez, Fairfax County Moving to Work (MTW) Evaluation, Fairfax County, 2018-2020, $100,257 

Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Community Behavioral Health Expansion Evaluation, New River Valley Community Services, Prime Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2019-2020, $283,122 

Kris Wernstedt, Collaborative Research: CRISP Type 2: Coordinated, Behaviorally-Aware Recovery for Transportation and Power Disruptions (CBAR-tpd), National Science Foundation, 2018-2020, $541,942 

Leisha Garner LaRiviere, Commonwealth of Virginia - Virginia Management Fellows Program, Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Governor, 2019-2021, $350,000 

Gerard Toal, Public opinion, media infosphere and geopolitical orientations in the post-Soviet space: The ‘Near Abroad’ at a key conjuncture, University of Colorado at Boulder, Prime Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2018-2021, $117,477 

Leisha Garner LaRiviere, State Agency Strategic Planning and Systems Transformation, VA Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services, 2018-2021, $938,768 (PL62V7WJ)

Stephanie Smith, VT Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE), "Unpacking the Global Health Agenda: Civil Society Priorities and Their Measurement," 2020, $23,000. 

Steve Hankey, CAREER: Leveraging mobile monitoring, low cost sensors, and Google Street View imagery to identify and modify street-level determinants of exposure to particulate air pollution, National Science Foundation, CAREER Award, 2020-2025, $500,000 

Leisha Garner LaRiviere, Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation and Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs facility-specific leadership and management pathways program, VA Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services, 2019-2019, $25,000 

Leisha Garner LaRiviere, Virginia Leadership Programs, VA Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services, 2019-2019, $203,500 

Leisha Garner LaRiviere, Virginia Management Fellows Program, Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Governor, 2017-2019, $350,000 

Joel Peters, 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, International Research and Exchange Board, Prime Sponsor: US Department of State, 2019-2019, $83,123

Brian Cook, Capital Ecosystem Development Project, Valleys Innovation Council, Prime Sponsor: Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, 2018-2019, $27,661

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