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Selected Grants 

  • National Institute of Health - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, "Leveraging Home Health Aides to Improve Outcomes in Heart Failure" (K23HL150160), 2019-2024, Sterling, Principal Investigator (PI)

  • National Institute of Health - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, "Improving TRansitions ANd OutcomeS for Heart FailurE Patients in Home Health CaRe (I-TRANSFER-HF): A Type 1 Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial" (R01HL169312), 2023-2028, Sterling, (PI)

  • National Science Foundation, "The Future of Home Care Work: Designing Technologies for Trust, Privacy, and Empowerment," (2026577), 2020 - 2023, Co-PI, Dell, N (PI) 

  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Clinical Scientist Development Award, "Improving the Mental Health of Home Health Aides," (2022053), 2022-2025, Sterling, (PI)

  • American Heart Association Second Century Implementation Science Award, "Leveraging Home Health Aides to Achieve Life's Essential 8," (23SCISA1142170), 2023-2026, Sterling (PI)

  • Research Institute for Home Care, "Understanding the Perspectives of Key Stakeholders Towards Home Health Value Based Purchasing," 2022-2024, Sterling, Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Pioneering Grant - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Exploring the impact of technology to address workflow, training, and equity issues faced by home health aides caring for adults with heart failure," (76487), 2019 - 2022, Co- PI, Dell, N (PI) 


Awards and Leadership

Dr. Sterling is the recipient of numerous research awards, including the Paul Dudley White Award from the American Heart Association and a Hamolsky Finalist Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. Her work has been featured by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for Women's History Month (2021) and she has been named an Emerging Investigator by Circulation: Heart FailureHer research has been published in high impact journals including JAMA Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, and Circulation

Dr. Sterling is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, where she served on the national council from 2016-2019.  She is the (Inaugural) Chair of the Primary Care Science Committee of the American Heart Association and the Chair of the Early Career Committee of the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Early Career Committee.  

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