A Study on Stress, Blood Pressure, & Ethnicity
Did you know that stress and African-American ethnicity are both associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure?
UC San Diego Health System's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is conducting a study to investigate possible reasons for such increased risk and how ethnicity and adversity interact in determining such risks in a population of healthy, working African Americans and Caucasians. Results of the study may affect diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure in the future.
Help researchers learn more about how:
- Stress increases blood pressure response
- Individuals from different ethnic backgrounds respond to stress differently
- Sleep influences blood pressure
Interested in Participating?
Benefits of Participation:
- Free physical exam, laboratory work, and EKG
- Financial compensation of up to $325 upon completion of study
Who Potentially Qualifies:
- Normal weight individuals, 18–50 years old
- African Americans or Caucasians
- Men and women working greater than halftime; no shift work
- No major clinical illnesses
- No prescription medication except anti-hypertensive medication (for high
If you are eligible to participate, you will undergo a complete history & physical (including an
EKG), spend two nights and one day in the hospital, and monitor your blood pressure at home on two separate occasions.
How to Participate:
- Call our Clinical Research Coordinator at 619-543-2502.