Research Aligned with Our Mission

Currently Funded Projects

Federal Funding

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) – Autism Research Program Clinical Translational Research Award

Assessing Heterogeneity of Treatment Response with Diffusion MRI Tractography in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

9/15/2021 – 6/30/2024
Principal Investigator: Bodison
Project ID: W81XWH-21-1-0594

Develop a conceptual model to assess heterogeneity in treatment response in children with ASD following a sensory enriched occupational therapy intervention.

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Driving Performance in People with Parkinson’s Disease Using Autonomous In-Vehicle Technologies

9/01/2020 – 8/30/2023
Principal Investigator: Classen
Co-Investigator: Winter
Project ID: 90IFRE0035

We examine the “Driving Performance in People with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Using Autonomous In-Vehicle Technologies” to test the hypothesis that a decrease in the total number of driving errors made on the road may occur when drivers with PD drive with the autonomous vehicle technology in the “on “ or activated condition.

US Department of Defense (DOD)

Effectiveness of a Driving Intervention on Safe Community Mobility for Returning Combat Veterans

4/15/2015 – 4/14/2022
Principal Investigator: Classen
Co-Investigator: Winter
Project ID: W81XWH-15-1-0032

We are investigating the “Effectiveness of a Driving Intervention on Safe Community Mobility for Returning Combat Veterans” to determine if and how the intervention and control group benefitted in the real world (absence of traffic citations, violations and/or crashes) from these interventions.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Enabling Self-Reported Outcomes for Youth with Developmental Disabilities: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory – Patient Reported Outcome (PEDI-PRO) – Phase II

7/2/2020 – 6/30/2022
Principal Investigators: Kramer & multiple investigators
Project ID: 2R42HD090772-03A1

This project will build a clinically robust and psychometrically sound PEDI-PRO Assessment Software to address the gap in patient reported outcome measures for youth with developmental disabilities.

US Department of Transportation (DOT) and UF Transportation Institute

UF and UAB’s Phase 2 Demonstration Study: Developing a Model to Support Transportation System Decisions considering the Experiences of Drivers of all Age Groups with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

3/1/2020 – 12/31/2021
Principal Investigator: Classen
Project ID: AWD01573

Explore how adults’ age, sex, characteristics, and technology readiness influence their intention to use autonomous vehicle technology after riding in an autonomous shuttle.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vocational Fit Assessment and Employment Status in People with Intellectual Disabilities

4/23/2019 – 3/31/2024
Principal Investigators: Kramer & multiple investigators
Project ID: 1R01HD092474-01A1

This project will quantify the reliability, validity, responsiveness, and clinical utility of the Vocational Fit Assessment with persons with intellectual disabilities participating in employment training in diverse special education and vocational rehabilitation settings.

Foundation Funding

State Funding

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

Child Passenger Safety Seat Fitting Station Database and Mapping 2021-2022

10/01/2021 – 9/30/2022
Principal Investigator: Hanson
Project Coordinator: Winter

Enhance and maintain a website to inform individuals about child safety seat fitting stations across Florida’s 67 counties.

Other Funding

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA)

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development(ABCD) Study: Research Project Site at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

9/30/2015 – 3/31/2027
Co-Investigator: Bodison
Project ID: 2U01DA041048

This 10-year longitudinal study investigates the ways childhood experiences (sports, video games, social media, unhealthy sleep patterns, and smoking) interact with each other and with a child’s changing biology to affect brain development and social, behavioral, academic, health, and other outcomes in over 11,500 children across 22 sites in the United States.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Addressing Disparities

Evaluation of Telehealth Services on Mental Health Outcomes for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Principal Investigators: Kramer (co-PI)
Project ID: AD-2020C3-21087

This study will compare an in-person to a telemental health delivered crisis prevention program for youth and young adults with IDD on activity and participation outcomes including emergency service use and perceived quality of care.

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA)

Health Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study: Research Project Site at the University of Florida

9/30/2021 – 6/30/2026
Co-Investigator: Bodison
Project ID: U01 DA055358-01

This project uses an innovative set of neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) measures complemented by an extensive battery of behavioral, physiological, and
psychological tools, and biospecimens to understand neurodevelopmental trajectories in a sample of 7,500 mothers and infants enrolled at 24 sites across the United States.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Reconciling the Past & Changing the Future: Engaging young adults with IDD-MH and researchers in Comparative Effectiveness Research

2/2/2020 – 1/31/2022
Principal Investigators: Kramer (lead)
Project ID: 15364 – UF

This project will build the capacity of young adults with intellectual disability, their family members, and researchers to collaborate and produce research that is meaningful and relevant to young adults’ everyday lives.