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Lay Description

Our community is facing lots of stressors that may affect your health. We invite you to participate in a study to better understand how stress affects health and talk about the ways that help coping with life stressors. If you are 18 years or older, Latino or non-Latino White, we invite you to participate in a health interview that will last between 1 and 3 hours depending on your stress and life experiences. During the interview, we will ask questions about your health, your life experiences and stressors, and how you cope with stress. We will also do a brief health exam and ask you for a blood sample using a finger stick to learn how stress is affecting your health. The information gathered will help develop health interventions for our community. All information will be confidential and anonymous.


  • Healthy Subjects Needed
  • Behaviors and Mental Disorders
  • Family Health
  • Minority Studies
  • Skin Conditions
IRB Number
NCT Number
ct.gov registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
18 - 70
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

Participants are adult Latinos or non-Latino Whites ages 18-70, and must be able to speak English or Spanish.

Exclusion Criteria

Participants with evidence of liver or kidney failure, major medical conditions involving the immune system (i.e., autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases), or those taking steroids. Also, those who are on medications for angiotensin type I receptor blockers and those who are taking statins will be excluded. Individuals with auditory problems or cognitive impairment will also be excluded.

Study Design

Study Contact

Regulatory Point of Contact
Luz Garcini

Regulatory Point of Contact
Sarah Lill

Overall Recruitment Point of Contact
Luz Garcini

Principal Investigator
Luz Garcini