The African and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Health Study (AACWHS)

Posted 2 years ago by Shauna Carlisle

School(s) : Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Nursing and Health Studies
Primary PI Name : Shauna K. Carlisle
Email : ske9902@uw.edu
Phone : 425-352-3377
Project/Faculty Website : https://www.uwb.edu/ias/faculty-and-staff/shauna-elbers-carlisle
Research Location : UW Bothell
Project Goals : This study explores the relationship between chronic conditions, perceived discrimination, and length of residency among foreign-born African and Afro-Caribbean women. This feasibility study will pilot the methods for examining the above relationship among black immigrant women. Specifically, whether black immigrant women, in particular, interpret daily hassles as discriminatory upon arrival, and if more frequent reports are associated with reports of stress and activation of biomarkers related to chronic diseases. Findings have the potential to contribute to health disparities research by clarifying the biological pathways linking experiences with discrimination to common health conditions. Goals: This study will develop and pilot the data collections methods to be proposed in a larger study for which the PI is currently seeking funding. These methods include an interviewer administered survey, daily diaries, and the collection of biomarkers (blood spots).
Student Qualifications : Interest in health research and/or graduate school, strong attention to detail, excellent written, oral communication/presentation skills, strong organizational skills, and students who have successfully completed Carlisle’s BIS 312 or BIS 315 course are encouraged to apply.
Student Outcomes : A pilot study provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in a research project from the beginning to the completion of data collections. Students who participate in this study through the end of the academic year will learn the following: how to conduct community based research, the research process and protocol, data collections methods, and instrument development.
Student Responsibilities : Review academic research on current findings in health disparities literature. Assist in the development of survey instrument. Identification of recruitment and data collections sites. Assist in the development of project protocols. Recruitment of participants. Opportunity to participate in respondent interviews. Data entry and preliminary analysis. Participation in weekly project meetings is required.
Time Frame : Minimum 1 quarter commitment.

  • School(s) : Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Nursing and Health Studies
  • Primary PI Name : Shauna K. Carlisle
  • Interested? Contact Faculty Researcher by Email : ske9902@uw.edu
  • Phone : 425-352-3377
  • Project/Faculty Website : https://www.uwb.edu/ias/faculty-and-staff/shauna-elbers-carlisle
  • Research Location : UW Bothell
  • Project Goals : This study explores the relationship between chronic conditions, perceived discrimination, and length of residency among foreign-born African and Afro-Caribbean women. This feasibility study will pilot the methods for examining the above relationship among black immigrant women. Specifically, whether black immigrant women, in particular, interpret daily hassles as discriminatory upon arrival, and if more frequent reports are associated with reports of stress and activation of biomarkers related to chronic diseases. Findings have the potential to contribute to health disparities research by clarifying the biological pathways linking experiences with discrimination to common health conditions. Goals: This study will develop and pilot the data collections methods to be proposed in a larger study for which the PI is currently seeking funding. These methods include an interviewer administered survey, daily diaries, and the collection of biomarkers (blood spots).
  • Student Qualifications : Interest in health research and/or graduate school, strong attention to detail, excellent written, oral communication/presentation skills, strong organizational skills, and students who have successfully completed Carlisle’s BIS 312 or BIS 315 course are encouraged to apply.
  • Student Outcomes : A pilot study provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in a research project from the beginning to the completion of data collections. Students who participate in this study through the end of the academic year will learn the following: how to conduct community based research, the research process and protocol, data collections methods, and instrument development.
  • Student Responsibilities : Review academic research on current findings in health disparities literature. Assist in the development of survey instrument. Identification of recruitment and data collections sites. Assist in the development of project protocols. Recruitment of participants. Opportunity to participate in respondent interviews. Data entry and preliminary analysis. Participation in weekly project meetings is required.
  • Number of Student Positions Available : 2
  • Time Frame : Minimum 1 quarter commitment.