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Women's Health Awareness Community Resiliency, Environmental Action and Collaborations for Health (REACH) Equity

This study is currently recruiting participants.

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Sponsoring Institute

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Participants currently recruited/enrolled
Gender: Female
Min Age: 18 Years
Max Age: N/A

Referral Letter Required


Population Exclusion(s)



Natural History

Recruitment Keyword(s)



Mental Health

Investigational Drug(s)


Investigational Device(s)




Supporting Site

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Inequalities in COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death in under-studied, under-represented, and under-reported groups of people are severe. A growing number of studies have assessed the impact of individual risk factors. But few studies have assessed which factors are the greatest drivers of COVID-19 disparities from a wider perspective.


To understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on minority women and their families to assist in developing community-based programs to help in recovery.


Healthy people aged 18 and older who reside in North Carolina.


Participants will take a 45-minute online survey. The survey will cover their demographics, community, health, lifestyle, household, and environment.

Participants may choose to have tests. They may visit the Clinical Research Unit. They may also have a home visit for these tests. In some cases, they may mail samples to the study team in prepaid envelopes.

Participants may take an optional 15 minute survey about their reproductive history.

Participants may give a blood sample.

Participants may give urine samples. They will be asked to give 4 samples on 2 consecutive days. They will fill out a log with each sample they collect.

Participants may give saliva samples.

Participants will give toenail samples from each toe.

Participants will give dust samples. They will be given 8 alcohol swabs. Two will be for testing. They will be asked to swipe a total of 3 door frames. Each door frame should be in a different room of the house.

Participants will be given silicone wristbands to wear for 1 week. This is to measure their exposure to air pollutants.

Participants may be contacted in the future for follow-up. They may be contacted by phone, email, or letter.

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In order to be eligible to participate in this study, an individual must meet all of the following


1. Females who are African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

2. Aged 18 years or older.

3. Reside in North Carolina.

4. Be willing to provide photo ID


An individual who meets any of the following criteria will be excluded from participation in this study:

-Any condition that, in the investigator's opinion, places the participant at undue risk for complications associated with required study procedures.

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Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Building 109, Modular Clinic, Room 110
111 T W Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 541-0766

Jaslyn A. Grullon
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health
Building 109
Room 122
@@Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(984) 287-4999

Jaslyn A. Grullon
National Institutes of Health
Building 109
Room 122
@@Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(984) 287-4999

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