AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON RACISM, STRESS AND HEALTH

Study Overview

YOUR VOICE MATTERS!  JOIN OUR STUDY ON RACISM, STRESS AND HEALTH!
 
Researchers at Indiana University are studying the effects of stress and racial discrimination on the health of Black teens.
 
Your participation will help researchers to better understand what factors may reduce the risk for these health issues.
 
 

Study Description

Who is Eligible?
  • 16-18 years of age (parental/guardian consent required if under age 18)
  • African American/Black
  • Fluent in English 
  • Use of substances within the past 6 months
  • No chronic health conditions (such as diabetes or high blood pressure)
 
What is Involved?
  • Complete an online survey and provide blood samples at 3 time-points over the course of one year
  • Questions will be about your health behaviors, trauma, experiences with racial discrimination and mood
  • Blood samples will be used to measure inflammation and stress hormones
 
Participants will receive up to $240 for completing all of the study requirements.
 
Interested volunteers may reach out to the study team directly at prismlab@iupui.edu or
(317) 278-5880

Additional Information

Study Title: Racial discrimination, stress and drug use: Examining the mediating role of inflammation and mood among African American youth


  • IRB Number: 10333
  • Research Study Identifier: TX11357
  • Principal Investigator: Tamika Zapolski

Recruitment Status

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