Research Studies

"What’s next? An Intervention to Help Promote Mental Health Services among African American Mothers"

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

The purpose of this study is to test an intervention that seeks to increase mental health help-seeking intentions for African American mothers for their children with unmet behavioral and emotional needs. This study aims to promote mental health services within the African American community and decrease the negative stigma of mental health issues among African American mothers and their children. This is a quantitative research study.

Location of the study: Online

Time frame (length of recruitment): The time frame for completing this study is between 25 to 35-minutes.

How participants will be compensated for their participation: Participants will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card after successfully completing the study.

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

Researcher: Malkema Martin

Phone: 224-307-6503

Dissertation chair: Dr.Theresa Moore

“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):

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

Study Coordinator: Jenelle Richards, MA; 

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Black Mental Wellness, Corp.

P.O. Box 90063
Washington, D.C. 20090


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