Grants & Research Projects

Dr. Laar has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of over 20 successful research grants at the University of Ghana.  He led/co-led such projects as the “Non-prescription Medication Use Project” (which assessed multiple non-prescription medications use among Ghanaian HIV-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy); the UK-AID/Gates Foundation-funded “Dietary Transitions in Ghanaian Cities”, as well as the MRC/GCRF-funded “Dietary Transitions in African Cities Project” (both projects aimed to identify how social, and physical environments drive consumption of energy-dense nutrient-poor foods and beverages). He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator and Ghana Lead of an NIH-funded project which will establish Master of Bioethics Program at the University of Ghana. He is the Principal Investigator of an IDRC-funded project which is “measuring the healthiness of Ghanaian children’s food environments to prevent obesity and non-communicable diseases” code-named MEALS4NCDs prevention.  A non-exhaustive list of successful grants follows:

Ongoing Research Support
Completed Research Support