James R. Churilla, Ph.D., MPH, MS, RCEP, CSCS, FACSM
Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences

Grants / Contracts


(2013) – Department of Health -Florida Occupational Safety and Health Mapping Project – Contract. This report provides a description of the total gross charges related to occupational injury and illness from Florida hospital inpatient discharge (HID) and emergency department (ED) data from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2010 utilizing display methodology. University of North Florida. (Co-Principal Investigator). $10,000.

(2012) - Brooks College of Health Dean’s Research Professorship. Constructing a Proxy Measure for Metabolic Syndrome Using Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Survey Data. University of North Florida. (Co-Principal Investigator). $54,000.

(2009) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Branch - Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) - Contract. Conducted epidemiological research examining the associations between physical activity, sedentary behavior, and metabolic health utilizing both the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). Three papers were published stemming from this work: 1) Comparing Physical Activity Patterns of Hypertensive and Nonhypertensive U.S. Adults; 2) Sedentary Behavior, Physical Activity and Insulin Concentrations in U.S. Adults; and 3) Muscular Strengthening Activity Patterns and Metabolic Health Risk Among U.S. Adults. $15,188.00.
Role: Epidemiologist and Team Leader Ford, E.S. Epidemiologist / Churilla, J.R.


(2012) – NIH PA-11-261 NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21).  
Effect of supplementation of N-Acetyl Cysteine alone and in combination with physical activity on liver enzymes and risk factors for cardiometabolic disease in obese children.
The results of this study will whether N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) supplementation alone and in combination with physical activity can improve liver function and nontraditional risk factors for cardiometabolic disease (CMD) in obese children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Role: PI Prabhakara, B. Consultant: Churilla, J.R.

(2013) -  NIH PA-12-179 Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21).                                                                     
Innovative Methods for Reducing Sedentary Time in the Workplace -
The results of this study will provide needed information, based on a randomized intervention study, on ways to reduce sedentary behaviors in the worksite and if the changes are acceptable to workers and provide beneficial health outcomes. Collectively the results of this study will help to guide and inform future research focused on optimizing reductions in sedentary behaviors with interventions conducted in the worksite and could provide a compelling approach for future public health research on a larger scale.
Role: PI Churilla, J.R. (Co-PI Crouter, S.) (Resubmission phase)


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