Family Funding and Awards

The ISS Family Theme Project’s faculty fellows have been awarded over $9,202,137 (as of February, 2017) in external funding and fellowship awards since the start of their project’s term. 

2017

M. Waller (PI). “Child Support Debt and Father-Child Relationships,” Cornell 2-Gen Project, 2017-2018. $20,000.

M. Waller (PI). “Evaluating the Parents Apart Program at the Tompkins County Jail,” Engaged Cornell, 2017-2018, $5,000.

M. Waller. “Fathers and Low-Income Children’s Academic and Behavioral Outcomes: The Role of Social and Economic Policies,”  William T. Grant Foundation, 1/1/2017–12/31/2019, $450,000.

M. Waller. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Strengthening Scholars Grant, $47,183.

E. Wethington. (Co-investigator), The Weill Cornell Alacrity Center, with G. Alexopoulus (PI), National Institute on Mental Health, 2017-2022.

L. Williams. “Perceptions of Climate Change-Associated Risk and Resulting Migration Impacts in New York State,” with David L. Kay and Robin Blakely-Armitage (Co-PIs), Hatch, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, $82,700; Smith-Lever, $52,800.

2016

M. Goldstein. “Communicating Psychological and Brain Science to the Public,” Engaged Cornell Initiative, Community Engaged Curriculum Grant, 2016-2017, $10,000.

M. Waller. “Rapid Response Grant,” Cornell Population Center, 2016, $2,000.

E. Wethington. “Program for Research on Youth Development and Evaluation”; Morgan Foundation, $1,200,000, January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018.

E/ Wethington (Training Faculty/Co-investigator).  The Weill Cornell Medical College Research Training Program in Behavioral Geriatrics, with H. Prigerson and M.C. Reid  (Co-PIs), National Institute on Aging; Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service (NRSA), Institutional Training Award, 2016-2021.

E. Wethington (Co-mentor). “Early Interpersonal Adversity and Neural Predisposition to Chronic Pain,with A. Landa (PI), Columbia University Medical Center; National Institutes of Health K23 AG054735. 2016-2021.

E. Wethington (Co-investigator). “Cornell Roybal Center Aging ePainCare Consensus Conference,” with M. Carrington Reid (PI), National Institute on Aging R13 AG053044-01, 2016-2017.

E. Wethington (Co-investigator). “Program for Research on Youth Development and Evaluation,” Morgan Foundation, 2016-2018.

L. Williams. Selected team member, The Atkinson Center’s Inaugural Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts Fellows Program, $5,000.

2015

E. Adkins-Regan. NSF, IOS-1501336, “”Dissertation Research: Hormonal regulation of avian biparental care,” $19,318.

E. Wethington (PI). “Marriage and Re-partnering in the Second Half of Life II,” Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences, 2015-2017

L. Williams. “Perceptions of Risks Associated with Climate Change and Adaptive Strategies in the Philippines,” Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, $5,000.

2014 

M. Goldstein, “Caregiver Responsiveness and Infant Language Development,” Cornell University Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research innovative pilot grant program, 2014-2015, $12,000.

E. Wethington (MPI,  Co-Director, and Director of Pilot Study Core). ” Improving the Management of Pain in Later Life II,” National Institute on Aging; an Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging, 2014-2019.

E. Wethington (PI). “Marriage and Re-partnering in the Second Half of Life,” Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences, 2014-2015.

L. Williams. “Risks associated with the consequences of climate change and dramatic weather events, and perceptions of those risks in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand,” Polson Institute for Global Development, $4,100.

L. Williams. “Migration, Education, and Inequality in Northern Thailand,” Cornell Population Center (for work with Amanda Flaim), $16,695.

2013

E. Adkins-Regan. “Dissertation Research: Developmental Mechanisms Organizing Affiliative Behavior and Pair Bonding,” NSF, IOS-1310908, 2013-2014, $20,275.

M. Goldstein. “Characteristics of Prelinguistic Vocalizations that Facilitate Social Feedback,” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 1R03HD073506-01A1, 2013-2015, $160,375.

E. Peters. “Fathers and Home Visiting,” DHHS/OPRE, 2013-2015, $399,440.

E. Wethington. “Parental Stressors and Child Feeding Strategies with Implications for Child Weight Status,” USDA-Hatch, 2013-2016.

L. Williams. “The Consequences of Overseas Employment of Parents on the Education and Well-being of Filipino Children,”  Cornell Population Center, $7,350.

2012

E. Adkins-Regan. “Socially monogamous pairing: mechanisms and memory,” National Science Foundation, 2012-2017, $285,940.

2011

E. Wethington. “Novel Measures of Psychosocial Stress: Validation in an Ongoing Cohort Study,” National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, 2011-2013.

E. Wethington. “Building Sustainable Capacity in Chronic Disease Prevention and Maintenance: A Community-Based Participatory Governance Structure Development and Planning Project,” Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, 2011-2012.

M.R. Waller. PI, “Child Custody Decisions in Low-Income Families,” National Institute for Food and Agriculture, 2011-2014.

2010

C.M. Kamp Dush. Co-PI, “Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Infant Socioemotional Health and Stress Responses,” Sub-project of the Initiative in Population Research’s Population Research Center Grant awarded to The Ohio State University, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R24 HD058484), 2010-2011, $60,147.

M. Goldstein. “Mechanisms of Learning Language from Child-Directed Speech,” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 1R03HD060683-01A1, 2010-2011, $159,000.

E. Wethington. “Research-Community Partnerships to Reduce Risk-Taking in Adolescence,” Federal Formula Funds, 2010-2012.

L. Williams. “Transnational Marriage as a Solution to a Double Marriage Squeeze,” Cornell Population Center, $4550.

2009

M. Goldstein. “Social and Statistical Mechanisms of Prelinguistic Vocal Development,” National Science Foundation BCS-0844015  2009-2013, $351,859.

M. Goldstein. “Mechanisms of Prelinguistic Vocal Development,” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 1R03HD061524-01, 2009-2012, $159,000.

E. Wethington. Co-PI, “Improving the Management of Pain in Later Life,” National Institute on Aging; Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging, 2009-2014.

E. Wethington. Co-PI, “SCALE: Small Changes and Lasting Effects,” National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, 2009-2014.

E. Wethington. “Nudging Nutrition: Setting Healthier Defaults in Supermarkets and Homes,” National Institutes of Health, ARRA Challenge Program, 2009-2011.

E. Wethington. “Adaptive Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Community Dwelling Older Adults,” Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center, 2009.

L. Williams. “Rapid Response Grant for early development of edited volume on Southeast Asian Demographic Change,” Cornell Population Center, $1,833.

2008

C.M. Kamp Dush. Co-PI, “The Relationship Contexts of Fathering Behavior Across the Transition to Parenthood in Cohabiting and Married Couples,” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1 R21 HD047943-01), 2008-2009, $74,139.

C.M Kamp Dush. Co-PI, “Couple Relationship Quality and Child Adjustment in Married and Cohabiting Families: The Mediating and Moderating Roles of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Parenting,” National Center for Marriage Research Internal Small Grant, Bowling Green State University, 2008-2009, $9,962.

E. Peters. PI, “Cornell Population Center (R-24 Center Grant Program),” National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. 2008-2013, $1,155,000.

M.R. Waller. PI, “Unmarried Fathers’ Ties to Children: A Mixed Method Analysis,” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2008-2010.

2007

C.M. Kamp Dush. PI, “The Predictors and Consequences of Cohabitation Dissolution versus Divorce,” K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award: Population Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (1K01HD056238-01), 2007-2012, $581,717.

C.M. Kamp Dush. PI, “Family Structure Change and the Health and Well-Being of Adults and Children,” Sub-project of the Initiative in Population Research’s Population Research Center Grant awarded to The Ohio State University, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1 R21 HD047943-01), 2007-2008, $7,475.

E. Wethington. “Psychosocial Stress Exposure: Real-time and Structured Interview Technologies,” National Institutes of Drug Abuse/Gene-Environment Interaction Initiative, 2007-2011.

E. Wethington. Co-PI, New York City Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research Center, RAND/Hartford Foundation, 2007-2009.

2005

E. Peters. “Transition to Fatherhood,” P, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2005-2012, $4,794,747.

M.R. Waller. “Transition to Fatherhood,” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2005-2010.

2004

E. Wethington. “Work-Family Integration and Diets of Multi-Ethnic Adults,” National Cancer Institute, 2004-2008.

M.R. Waller. PI, “Early Relationships between Unmarried Fathers and Their Children,” USDA, 2004-2007.