Translational Pilot Study Program (TPSP)

CITRA developed its own innovative pilot study program by adapting the traditional academic pilot study model to include key features of community-based participatory research. The CITRA Translational Pilot Study Program (TPSP) creates partnerships between researchers and agencies serving the elderly to develop high quality research projects that will result in new policies and programs benefiting older people.

Using this model, CITRA has provided pilot grant funding for a range of projects to encourage researchers to translate research on aging into practice and support innovative interventions in community settings.

Previous pilot studies funded through CITRA

  • Family Activation to Improve the Treatment and Outcomes of Late-Life Depression in Home Health Care Patients
  • Physician-Older Patient Communication about Psychosocial Issues in First Primary Care Visits
  • The Clinical Epidemiology of Geriatric Telephone Medicine
  • Trends in Relationships between Marital Status and Body Weight
  • Decision Support Software for Treatment of Geriatric Depression in Home Health Care
  • Understanding Characteristics of Elders Receiving Home-Delivered Meals in New York City and Implications for Program Targeting and Delivery
  • Eating and Exercising for a Healthier Harlem
  • Investigating Attitudes and Beliefs of Asian-Indian Hindus towards End-of-Life Care
  • Grandparent Caregivers in New York City
  • Aging Artists in New York City: A Network-Based Study using Respondent-Driven Sampling
  • Self-Neglect in Homebound Elderly
  • Physician Recognition of Depression in Older People
  • Cultural Life Review Program: A Community-based Intervention for African American and Caribbean American Older Adults
  • Addressing Social Isolation in Seniors of Color through Enhanced Depression Screening and Treatment in Primary Care Settings