Stacciarini Receives Grants for Research
Stacciarini is co-principal investigator on a $400,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. Along with colleagues from the Center for Latin American Studies, she received the grant to develop an interdisciplinary program on immigration, religion and social change. The team will develop effective models of intervention, exchange and outreach, deploying UF resources to address the urgent needs of immigrant communities in the south.
Stacciarini also received a UF Opportunity Seed Fund Award for her study titled “Social Isolation Among Latinos: An Intervention Development,” to develop a family-centered, community-based intervention to promote mental well-being among rural Latinos. This grant proposal was one of 18 selected university wide.
“These two grants will be a tremendous help in my career as an independent researcher and support my continuous commitment in the promotion of mental health in underserved and minority populations,” Stacciarini said.