Dr. Rebecca Pearl receives 2022 NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Award

Rebecca PearlCongratulations to CHP’s Rebecca Pearl, Ph.D., one of 103 highly innovative “trailblazing” scientists, has received the prestigious 2022 High-Risk, High-Reward Research Award from the Common Fund at the National Institutes of Health.

“Pearl’s project will address the internalization of health-related stigma, or self-stigma, among people with chronic health conditions. People with health-related self-stigma report avoidance of health care settings and disengagement from disease management behaviors, as well as impaired mental health and quality of life. The High-Risk, High-Reward Research award will allow Pearl to explore commonalities across different types of health-related stigma in order to develop and test a group-based counseling intervention that could benefit patients who have internalized stigma, regardless of their specific disease or health condition.” To view the full article posted by the college of Public Health & Health Professions, please visit this LINK.

The NIH Common Fund encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high-impact, trans-NIH programs.  More information is available at the Common Fund website: https://commonfund.nih.gov.