Paul Estabrooks, PhD Internal Advisory Committee


Harold M. Maurer Distinguished Chair; Professor; Steering Committee, Great Plains IDeA-CTR

College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984365 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4365

Phone: 402-559-4325  |  Email:

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Dr. Paul Estabrooks is a practical, behavioral scientist with a vision is to do research that integrates with health systems in a way that will result in a large public health impact.  Most of his work, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1999, focuses on testing innovative health promotion programs, policies, and practice interventions that can be adopted in schools, workplaces, and healthcare clinics. Dr. Estabrooks also studies health promotion initiatives that can be sustained in typical community and clinical settings, at a reasonable cost, and benefiting groups that experience health disparities.

The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program broadens the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical research. The program fosters health-related research and enhances the competitiveness of investigators at institutions located in states in which the aggregate success rate for applications to NIH has historically been low. The CTR program allows IDeA states to develop infrastructure and capacity to conduct clinical and translational research on diseases that are prevalent in their population. It is designed to focus on meeting the needs of unique populations such as rural and medically underserved communities. The IDeA-CTR program increases the competitiveness of investigators by supporting faculty development and research infrastructure. It further provides for mentoring and career development activities in clinical and translational research.