Seeking Participants for Women's Health Care Experience Study

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Would you like to help Black women have better health care experiences? Let’s talk!

Researchers at the North Carolina Central University Department of Nursing in Durham, NC, are carrying out a study to learn about how health care providers can help Black women who may have experienced physical, emotional or sexual violence or abuse and discrimination in health care. We also want to learn how women manage health appointments that become stressful or upsetting for them and how stress and discrimination affect their health. If you are a Black woman who would like to talk about health care, you may be able to help.

To be eligible to participate, you:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Identify as Black or African American
  • Speak fluent English

If you are eligible, you will be asked to attend a one-on-one meeting with the researchers to complete a survey about your health, experiences of violence, and experiences of discrimination. You will also be asked to provide a blood sample and possibly to attend a focus group discussion with 3 to 7 other women who have also had these experiences. Your participation is voluntary. You do not need to use your real name in meetings, and the women in the study will be asked to keep what is said in the group private.

You will be compensated for your participation and parking costs. For more information, email Elizabeth at or call 919-530-7428.

This study has been approved by the NCCU Institutional Review Board (protocol #1201460).

Contact Person:
Elizabeth Reeves Tomlinson