Dr. Knowlton Receives NIH R01

June 28, 2023

Dr. Lisa Knowlton

Dr. Lisa Knowlton has received an R01 grant from the National Health Institute’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). $3.5 million in funding will support her research project “Increasing Medicaid Acquisition and Sustainment Among the Uninsured.”

In a tweet on June 28, Knowlton wrote “The AAST Faculty Research Scholarship really helped launch this work and provided me with the opportunity to gather prelim data - would highly recommend that junior faculty apply!”

Knowlton received a $50,000 grant from the from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma in April 2020.

Dr. Knowlton is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery specializing in trauma and critical care. She is also Associate Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery.

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