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Research Grants


  • 2009 - Predictors of Diabetic Wound Healing by Racial/Ethnic Categories. The Ohio State University and National Healing Corporation Collaboration, $75,000, Principal Investigator; Co-PI: Dr. Chandan Sen (Ohio State University) and Lynn Lambert (National Healing Corporation).
  • 2007 - 2012 – P20. National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Program for Rural and Minority Health Disparities Research. Co-Principal Investigator on the Diabetes grant entitled “Employing Diabetes Self-Management Models to Reduce Health Disparities in Texas.” $1 million for 5 years; 25% effort for Co-PI role (as submitted and funded). Co-Investigator on the Obesity grant entitled “School Wellness Assessment and Advocacy Project (SWAAP).” $1 million for 5 years; 5% effort for Co-Investigator role. Total P-20 grant is $ 5 million for 5 years.
  • 2003 – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Grant channeled through the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) (A population based study of diabetes and metabolic correlates of cardiovascular risk factors among Asian Indians - $198,000.00). Principal Investigator.
  • 2003 - 2006 - National Institute of Health Grant, Texas A&M University/Prairie View A&M Collaboration: Reducing Health Disparities through Risk Reduction, $1.1 million, Co-Investigator; 10% effort per year for 3 years.
  • 1997 – National Institute of Health/National Institute of Aging Travel Award to attend the Summer Institute on Aging Research, July 19-25, Bethesda Maryland.


  • 2009-2014 - The Ohio State University International Poverty Solutions Collaborative – Center Grant PI Howard Goldstein, Co-PI Jay Barney. PIs for Health and Wellness Team - Ranjita Misra (2009), Daniel Sedmark and Hugo Melger-Quinonez; 5 projects $800,000. Total funding amount 3.75 million for 5 years.
  • 2007 - 2008 - Programa de Investigacion de Migracion y Salud (PIMSA), the California-Mexico Health Initiative, University of California Office of the President. Conceptual and Contextual Factors that Influence Diabetes Outcomes: A Comparative Study of Rural and Urban Mexicans and Mexican Americans – Principal Investigator; $40,000.00.

Private and Pharmaceutical Companies

  • 2006 – Collaborative Care for Patients with Heart Failure and Metabolic Syndrome – Co-Principal Investigator. Funded by Harris County Hospital District, Ben Taub Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine. $100,000.00.
  • 2002 – Pfizer Grant (Arizona Heart Institute and Veteran's Administration Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Study of Asian Indians – (AHIMSA Study) - $97,000.00. PI- Dr. Kris Vijay, Arizona Heart Institute, AZ. Co-Investigator.
  • 2006 – Diabetes Education Project in Khakadri, Baroda – Principal Investigator, Co-investigators: Dr. N Kamalamma, Ms Padmini Balagopal, & Dr. TG Patel. Funded by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)'s Research grant & Henry M. Jackson Foundation. $20,000.00
  • 2002 - American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)'s Research grant (Diabetes
    Prevention Program: A Pilot Study In A Rural Population - $15,000.00). Principal Investigator.
    Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. S. Kalamama & Ms. Padmini Balagopal.
  • 2001 – Pfizer Grant channeled through the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) (Risk Factors For Diabetes Mellitus And Other Chronic Diseases Among Indian Americans In The United States, $120,000.00). Principal Investigator. Co-PI: Dr. T.G. Patel.


  • 2011 –University of Michigan Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities [CIAHD]. Socioeconomic patterning of cardiovascular disease risk factors among Asian Indians: a cross cultural comparison of the United States and India. Faculty Mentor  & Co-PI to Malavika A Subramanyam (PI), Post doc, University of Michigan, $25,000.00.
  • 2011 - Comprehensive nutrition assessment for DFU patients, PI Ranjita Misra, Huffines Faculty Applied/ Practitioner Grant, Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Texas A&M University, $7,500.00.
  • 2011 - Assessment of Diabetes Self-Management and Chronic Wound Knowledge Among Patients with Chronic Wounds, PI Ranjita Misra, Ponder Grant, $2000.00.
  • 2011 – Comparison of Knowledge and Traffic Safety Behaviors of International and American College Students. Texas Transportation Institute. $7,500.00
  • 2010 - Assessment of Health Literacy for Improved Diabetes Self-Management and Outcomes: A Bi-National Comparison of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. Texas A&M University CONACYT Grant, Principal Investigators: Ranjita Misra (TAMU) and Dr. Roxana Valdes Ramos (UAEM), Co-Investigators: Drs. Linda Castillo (TAMU), Sukho Lee (TAMU International), Martha Kaufter (National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Mexico), Ivonne Bordi (UAEM), Mary Shaw (TAMU), Julio Guerrero (graduate student, TAMU). $24,000.00.
  • 2010 – Texas A&M University, International Curriculum Grant Award, “Comparative Health Care Delivery System, Globalization and Culture”, $800.00 – Principal Investigator
  • 2007 - Texas A&M University, International Research Travel Assistance Grant, “C-E-L-F Health (Community Education Intervention on Lifestyles for Health) to Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes”, $1600.00 – Principal Investigator
  • 2006 – Factors that Influence Diabetes Management and Outcomes: A Cross-cultural Study of Mexicans and Mexican Americans – Principal Investigator; Funded by Vice President for Research Office, TAMU. $24,000.00
  • 2006 - Diabetes among Mexican Americans: Factors that influence self-management and diabetes outcomes – Principal Investigator. Funded by Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research Center (MALRC). $10,000.00.
  • 2005 - International Research and Travel Grant Award (IRTAG), Texas A&M University. “Educational Interventions through Self-Help Group Leaders for the Delay or Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes” – Principal Investigator, Co-investigator: Dr. N Kamalamma & Padmini Balagopal. $2980.00
  • 2004 -Texas A&M University CONACYT Grant (Determinants, Outcomes & Burden of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease among Mexicans and Mexican Americans: Need for a Public & Private Sector Partnership) - $24,000.00. Principal Investigator. Co-PI in Mexico: Dr. Roxana Valdes Ramos, UEAM.
  • 2003 -Texas A&M University CONACYT Grant (Understanding individual, social, cultural, environmental determinants of Diabetes in Mexicans and Mexican Americans: A pilot study) - $25,000.00. PI- Dr. Nilesh Chatterjee, Co-Investigator.
  • 2003 – Texas A&M University Travel Grant to India (A population based study of diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors among Asian Indians - $3,600.00). Principal Investigator.
  • 2002 – College of Education, Texas A&M University, Seed Grant (Ethnic Variation in Acceptance of Diabetes and Its Role in Successful Self-Management - $3980.00). Principal Investigator.
  • 2002 – Texas A&M University Travel Grant to India (Diabetes Prevention Program: A Pilot Study in A Rural Population - $2,200.00). Principal Investigator.
  • 2001 – Centers for Teaching Excellence Grant, Texas A&M University (Community Needs Assessment: Opportunities for Student Participation in the Classroom, $1,000.00). Principal Investigator. Co-Investigator: Dr. Danny Ballard.
  • 2000 – Ohio University Research Grant (Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases Among Asian-Indian Population, $7,912.00). Principal Investigator.
  • 1999 - Truman State University Travel Grant ($2,500.00 for making final arrangements for taking students to India as a study abroad Instructor) – Principal Investigator.
  • 1999 – Children's Medical Network (Eating Attitudes Among Deaf Adolescents, $10,000). Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Jyotsna Nair.
  • 1998 - Truman State University Research Grant (Survey of Health Promotion Programs in Missouri Nursing Homes, $5,000.00) - Principal Investigator.
  • 1997-98 - Truman State University's Academic Year Research Grant (Predictors of Metabolic Control of people with Diabetes Mellitus, $3,000.00). Principal Investigator. Co-Investigator Dr. Randy Little.
  • 1998 – Truman State University's Travel Grant (to explore the possibility of taking students to India for a study abroad program, $2,500.00). Principal Investigator.
  • 1997 - Truman State University's Summer Research Grant (Nutritional Risk Among the Rural Elderly, $3,000.00). Principal Investigator
  • 1996 - Truman Grant (Nutritional Research: Opportunities for Student Participation in the Classroom, $4,000.00). Principal Investigator.
  • 1995 – Truman State University Summer Research Grant (Relationship between nutritional status, prenatal behavior, and birth outcomes in the state of Missouri, $3,000.00). Principal Investigator.

Grants under review

  • 2010 – R01. National Institute of Health/ National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Disease. Predictors Of Diabetic Wound Healing By Racial/Ethnic Categories (REDUCE). $2,493,551.00. Principal Investigator.


  • Misra, R. (1998-2000). Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar, India, for developing health education materials on chronic diseases for the community.
  • Misra, R. (1997-1998). Marion County Health Department, Marion County, MO. Health program planning for the county.
  • Misra, R. (1997-1998). Text Comprehension in Aging Project, Center for Research on Cognitive Aging, Edward R. Royal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology. Grant funded by the National Institute of Aging, National Institute of Health. Project Director: Dr. Joyce L. Harris, Principal Investigator Dr. Denise C. Park.
  • Misra, R. (1997-1998). Black versus White Caregivers: Formal/Informal service use mix of caregivers of older adults. Grant funded by National Institute of Nursing Research, Principal Investigator Dr. May L. Wykle.
  • Misra, R. (1997-1998). Food Services, Truman State University.
  • Misra, R. (1997-1998). Child Development Center, Truman State University.
  • Misra, R. (1996-1997). Shelby County Health Department. Community Health Needs Assessment for Shelby County.