Research Projects

In addition to implementation of the core activities, the PRC also seeks funding for projects related to our mission. To learn more about active and completed projects funded through the USC PRC, click on the appropriate link below.

Active Projects

Nutritious Eating with Soul (NEW Soul) Study (Turner-McGrievy, 2017-2022)

Faith, Activity, and Nutrition – Fairfield County and SC Conference of the UMC

Core Research Project: Faith, Activity, and Nutrition: Dissemination in Underserved Communities (Wilcox, 2014-2019)

Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum (Wilcox & Liu, 2014-2019)

South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network (SC-HBRN) (Friedman, 2014-2019)

South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network-II (SC-CPCRN-II) (Friedman, 2014-2019)

Food Access and Family Food Shopper Study (Sharpe, 2013-2017)

Physical Activity Training for Public Health Professionals (Pate, 1998-2014, 2016)

Completed Projects

Increasing Dietary Self-Monitoring and Weight Loss in an mHealth Intervention (Turner-McGrievy, 2014-2017)

Core Research Project: Creating Walking Programs in Rural Communities (Forthofer, 2009-2014)

Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN) Collaborating Center (Wilcox, 2001-2004, 2004-2009 2009-2014)

Community Advocacy and Leadership Program (Sharpe, 2009-2012)

Evaluation of a Self-Directed Packaged Physical Activity Program for Adults with Arthritis (Wilcox, 2009-2012)

Behavioral & Social Support Intervention for Diet & Exercise among Underserved Women (Sharpe, 2007-2012)

Developing a National Strategic Plan for Physical Activity (Pate, 2010-2011)

Impact of an Urban Rail-Trail Conversion (Hooker, 2005-2010)

Prevention Research Project to Promote Brain Health (Friedman, 2006-2009)

Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Older African American Men (Hooker, 2006-2009)

Core Research Project: Policy & Environmental Change to Promote PA: A Participatory, University-Community Partnership (Sharpe, 2004-2009)

Evaluation of the Active for Life Program (Wilcox, 2002-2009)

Physical Activity Policy Research Network (Pluto, 2004-2008)

Validation of Actical© Physical Activity Monitor (Hooker, 2005-2007)

Community-Based Approaches for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease (Laditka, 2005-2007)

Network to Enhance Tobacco Control Activities (Parra-Medina, 1999-2007)

Analysis of Survey Data for the Cooper Institute (Vena, 2002-2006)

Glenn Springs Trail Impact Assessment (Hooker, 2002-2005)

Impact of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Positivity on Women: Formative Research (Sharpe, 2002-2005)

Participatory Research for Physical Activity Promotion (Sharpe, 2002-2005)

Evaluation of Physical Education Reform Efforts (Hooker, 2002-2004)

Prevention Research Centers Cancer Control Network (Herbert, 2002-2004)

Factors Influencing Physical Activity in People with Arthritis (Wilcox, 2002-2003)

Integrating Physical Activity and Weight Control Behaviors in Surveillance (Ainsworth, 2001-2004)

Network for Understanding Lack of Pap Follow-up (Luchok, 2001-2004)

Policy Influences on Physical Activity and Nutrition Behaviors (Pluto, 2001-2004)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Curative Intent: Macrobiotics and Faith Healing (Teas, 2000-2004)

Core Research Project: Changing Policies and Environmental Conditions to Promote Physical Activity (Ainsworth, 1998-2004)

South Carolina American Legacy Empowerment (SCALE) Evaluation Project (Parra-Medina, 2002-2003)

Prevention Research Centers Obesity Prevention Network (Sargent, 2001-2003)

Development of a Short Physical Activity Questionnaire (Matthews, 2000-2002)

Develop and Test a BRFSS Module to Assess Community Indicators that Promote Physical Activity (Ainsworth, 1999-2002)

Development of Community-Based Evaluation Networks to Support the Elimination of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (Pluto, 1999-2002)

Effects of Massage on Range of Motion and Flexibility Among Older Adults (Sharpe, 2000-2001)

Women's Cardiovascular Health Network (Ainsworth, 1999-2001)

Assessment of Moderate Physical Activity in Minority Women Ages 40 and Over (Ainsworth, 1995-2000)

Establishing a System for Redesigning Dietary and Physical Activity Counseling Tools to be Culturally Relevant (Parra-Medina, 1999-2000)

Core Research Project: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (1993-1998)