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Women's Health Awareness Vaccine Confidence Study

Study Background

This is a cross-sectional population-based survey designed to characterize the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in under-studied, under-represented, and under-reported (U3) populations. We hypothesize that U3 women are experiencing and will have experienced a worsening of mental, physical, and socio-economic status (SES) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and that pre-pandemic indicators of U3 status and related exposures will be associated with adverse mental, physical, and SES effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study ultimately seeks to collect baseline data for a long-term follow-up study of U3 women, as well as identify high impact targets for public health interventions to build resiliency in U3 communities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Black/African American women and men, aged 18 and older
  • Live in North Carolina
  • Access to a stable internet connection and Zoom
  • Able to understand and speak English or communicate using American Sign Language (ASL)

Principal Investigator

Joan P. Packenham
Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D.
Director, NIEHS Office of Human Research Compliance (OHRC);
Tel 984-287-4413
Fax 919-541-9854
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-02
Durham, N.C. 27709
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