Brown Faculty Awarded Here and Next Seed Grants

Faculty; Public Health; Research

Eight researchers from the Brown School faculty are among the awardees from the fall 2023 Here and Next Seed Grant Program. The awards were announced by the Research Development Office, housed within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

The program’s broad goal is to encourage innovative interdisciplinary research excellence among Washington University researchers, helping them to succeed in external funding opportunities. The seed grants address five key areas of focus within the Here & Next agenda: Public Health, Global Health, Environmental Research, Digital Transformation, and Research Impacting the St. Louis Community.

Awardees from the Brown School are: 

  • Eunhye Ahn (AI for Examining and Predicting Family Involvement with Child Protection Systems)
  • Jason Jabbari (Improving Student Mental and Behavioral Health in High-Poverty Schools: A Community-based Participatory Research Project)
  • Rebecca Lengnick-Hall (Developing a contracting measurement tool for decisionmakers who are scaling up evidence-based treatments in publicly funded children’s mental health)
  • Rodrigo Reis (Measuring Spatial Inequities in urban communities)
  • Kim Thuy Seelinger (Asylum Support Initiative: Providing forensic evaluations through a community-academic partnership)
  • Morgan Shields (Developing a Measure of Trust in Mental Healthcare Services)

More information about open competitions can be found on the InfoReady platform: Questions about the programs can be sent to