Ariadne Labs Spark Grants

Ariadne Labs Spark Grants support early-stage projects to design new interventions or new capacities for solving problems in health care delivery. Some of our Spark Grants are supported through a gift from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Other projects are supported through Ariadne Labs.

Digital Phenotyping*, led by Drs. Alex Haynes and JP Onnela:  This pilot uses a research platform and smartphone data to provide information to clinical teams on a patient’s physical and social functioning before and after surgery in order improve recovery.

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Better Evidence*, led by Dr. Rebecca Weintraub:  This project seeks to understand the barriers and facilitators to using an evidence-based clinical resource, such as UpToDate, in low-income settings when subscriptions to these resources have been donated.

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Spreading Team Training, led by Dr. Alex Hannenberg: This project tests assumptions as to why team training is not more widely used by surgical teams to practice clinical care, and develops options for a training model that addresses barriers and increases access to this approach.

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Measuring Management*, led by Dr. Raffaella Sadun: In this project, Ariadne will use an adaptation of the World Management Survey to provide the first Census-level measurement of management across hospitals in the U.S.

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Ready. Aim. Implement, led by Dr. Natalie Henrich : This project aims to determine how to reliably and conveniently assess a site’s “readiness” to implement a new intervention informing strategies to improve the likelihood of successful implementation.

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*Funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation project