Research Studies

“Effects of Quarantine on Degree of Emotional Distress During the COVID-19 Outbreak”

Purpose and description of the study (including research methods):

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced an unprecedented degree of uncertainty to American lives. This long and challenging experience may have a severe impact on one's mental health, including increased symptoms of distress, anxiety, or suicide ideation. It is critical to understand the mental health effects of this pandemic to inform necessary treatment efforts. To do this, an anonymous survey has been created so that participants can fill out their honest experiences and thoughts regarding this time while maintaining a healthy distance from others, not leaving their homes, and without fear of judgement.

Location of the study: Online

Time frame (length of recruitment): Recruitment is estimated to end December, 2020. The IRB is approved until May 2023.

How participants will be compensated for their participation: Participants will be provided with a document of available mental health resources if they choose.

 

Additional information (e.g., website/survey link):

https://tccolumbia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8FXhBVhIOsB3yRL

Primary Investigator: Dr. Igor Galynker, PhD, MD; 212-420-4535

Study Coordinator: Jenelle Richards, MA; Jenelle.Richards@mountsinai.org 

“Discrimination and Anxiety among Black Youth”

Purpose and description of the study (including research methods):

The purpose of this research is to better understand how experiences of discrimination and fear of police violence may impact Black children’s feelings and behaviors, including anxiety symptoms. This research is important because discrimination among youth has negative long-term mental, emotional, and physical health consequences. This research is also important as it may help to make treatments for child and adolescent anxiety better. Anxiety is among the most common mental health problems reported by youth, as well as Black persons in general. Because of this, it is important to conduct research that may be useful in informing treatment for anxiety in Black youth in the future. You must have a child between the ages of 7-16 years old to participate.

 

If you agree to participate:

  • The eligibility survey will take ~2 minutes.

  • The eligibility survey will ask you questions about your demographic and contact information.

  • If you meet the basic eligibility criteria, we will contact you to set up a 1.5 hour Zoom call in which we will meet with both you and your child.

  • During the Zoom call we will ask several questions to confirm study eligibility, provide study information, discuss consent and assent forms with both the child and parent present, and administer surveys virtually via REDCap.

Location of the study: Online

Time frame (length of recruitment): Recruitment is estimated to end October, 2022.

How participants will be compensated for their participation: All participating families will receive a $15 Amazon gift card after successfully completing study surveys.

 

Additional information (e.g., website/survey link):

https://redcap.times.uh.edu/surveys/?s=DL8Y9TK8AJ

Researcher: Haley Conroy; 512-709-2851; heconroy@uh.edu

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Andres Viana; agviana@uh.edu 

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