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CDC Health Protection Research Initiative: Evaluation of Workplace Health Promotion Research Projects (R01)

In FY 2007, CDC awarded five new workplace research grants for $1.3 million. The purpose of this funding is to build upon and expand research on worksite health promotion activities that were funded by RFA CD-04-002 ( The preliminary results yielded creative and effective ways to improve employee health with potential business benefits of reduced work absenteeism, reduced health care costs and improved health. Five of the original 21 studies are being funded for an additional two years in order to further evaluate in more detail these important outcomes. It is intended that research will contribute by: evaluating the public health impact of worksite health interventions; developing data that can be used to influence worksite health policies and practices; and identifying evidence-based worksite health promotion interventions that have the potential for translation from research to practice.


Individual funded projects include: 

PI Name





Susan W. Butterworth, PhD

Oregon Health and Science University

High Impact Interventions for Employee Health Promotion


Project Abstract

Charles A. Czeisler, PhD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Evaluation of the Potential for Translation to Practice of a Sleep Disorders Mana


Project Abstract

Susan L. Hughes, DSW

University of Illinois at Chicago

Translatability of Wellness Programs for Older Workers


Project Abstract

Glorian C. Sorensen, PhD, MPH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Implementing Evidence-Based Health Promotion through Health and Welfare Funds


Project Abstract

Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation


Project Abstract


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