The CHERJ is led by DR. LaDrea Ingram and through her families affirming models of emotional healing lab. The multidisciplinary nature of our research has been the major strength of our social justice efforts. Keep reading to find out what we are currently investigating.
Deep South Family Study
We are currently accepting participants in our current area of research that studies the triad relationship
Dr. Ingram’s work focuses on the connection between biopsychosocial factors (i.e., trauma, stress, adverse childhood experiences-interpersonal childhood violence) and co-occurring disorders (substance use, mental illness) in people of color and socially disadvantaged populations. Correspondingly, she explores the racial/ethnic disparities in health-related outcomes.
As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Ingram recognizes the dynamic interplay between research and community change thus, applies a social justice-oriented approach to community-based participatory research (CBPR). She is also interested in implementation science and developing evidence-based interventions that improve psychological wellness and health-enhancing behaviors in young women of color.
Are You Interested in Joining Our Current Study?
*Every participant receives a $20 incentive.
Are You An
Have you ever experienced hard times and/or challenges as a child?
Are you apart of a three generation family including a daughter
(18-24 years old), mother and grandmother
If you answered YES to these questions, you may be eligible to participate in a family based research study.
The purpose of this research study is to help us understand more about families and factors that influence overall health choices and psychological well-being in African American women.
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a 40-45 minute survey. After completing the survey, you may also be invited to participate in a follow-up in-person interview. If you agree to participate, the interview will last approximately 60 minutes and will follow-up on survey responses.
Benefits include the opportunity to make a significant contribution in the development of a family based program that seeks to promote emotional healing. Participants will receive an incentive payment of $20 for their participation. African American women (18 - 24 years of age) and their mother and grandmother are eligible to participate.