In partnership with community groups, patient advocates and the Los Angeles Health Agency, CTSI is advancing clinical and translational research to address the leading causes of premature death in Los Angeles County. From 2011-2019, CTSI investigators have received a total of 182 extramural awards and authored 836 research publications concerning the top 10 causes of premature death.
The CTSI is continuing to stimulate research to address the leading causes of premature death in Los Angeles with a particular focus on health risks that have not yet attracted wide CTSI-supported investigation, specifically drug overdose, motor vehicle accidents, suicide and violence. CTSI orchestrates the team-based collaborations among our faculty, patients, and community stakeholders to bring our collective innovations to impact health.
|Rank||Cause of Death||# Extramural Awards||Total Amount Awarded||# Publications in Area||Examples of CTSI-supported Outcomes|
|1||Heart Disease||59||$105M||443||A cluster-randomized trial of blood-pressure reduction in black barbershops. NEJM|
|2||Unintentional Drug Overdose||15||$28M||5||Physician prescribing of opioids to patients at increased risk of overdose from benzodiazepine use. JAMA Psychiatry|
|3||Suicide||0||0||4||At-school substance use as a marker for serious health risks. Acad Pediatrics|
|4||Motor Vehicle Crash||0||0||2||Traumatic brain injury related hospitalization and mortality in California. BioMed Research Intl|
|5||Homicide||2||$4M||5||Examination of the short-and long-term impact of school shootings. DOJ Award 2015-VF-GX-K113|
|6||Liver Disease /Cirrhosis||8||$15M||29||Genome-wide associations related to hepatic histology in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in Hispanic boys. J Pediatrics|
|7||Diabetes||21||$39M||149||Implementation and evaluation of a large-scale teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening program in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. JAMA Int Med|
|8||Stroke||4||$16M||70||SIRRACT: An international randomized clinical trial of activity feedback during inpatient stroke rehabilitation enabled by wireless sensing. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair|
|9||Lung Cancer||50||$75M||51||In vivo imaging of mitochondrial membrane potential in non-small-cell lung cancer. Nature|
|10||Breast Cancer||23||$25M||78||Modulates cancer cell pyruvate export and growth of tumors that co-express MCT1 and MCT4. Cell Reports|