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Center for Healthful Behavior Change Research Participate in a Sleep Health Study

Participate in a Sleep Health Study

We are enrolling volunteers in sleep health clinical studies led by investigators at NYU Langone’s Center for Healthful Behavior Change. Our studies assess linkages between sleep deficiency and sleep health disparities and increased chronic disease risk in medically underserved communities.

Determinants of Insufficient Sleep in Rural–Urban Settings (DORMIR) Study

Latinos and Latinas, the largest minority ethnic group in the United States, appear to be most affected by the rural–urban divide in cardiovascular disease health outcomes. They are unequally more burdened by cardiovascular risks, such as excess weight and obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and cardiovascular mortality, compared with other racial and ethnic groups. Cardiovascular mortality alone accounts for 20 percent of deaths, the second-most leading cause of death, among Latinos and Latinas.

Your voluntary participation in our Determinants of Insufficient Sleep in Rural–Urban Settings (DORMIR) study will allow our research team to provide possible factors that have contributed to these negative health outcomes. These findings can lead to actionable clinical, lifestyle, and policy interventions that can improve the health of the Latino and Latina community.

Who Can Participate

Latinos and Latinas who are 18 years of age or older may qualify to participate. We are enrolling more than 500 volunteers in this 5-year study. If you are interested in participating, please complete our REDCap survey, and a member of our study team will contact you.

Contact Us

For more information and to register as a potential volunteer, feel free to also contact Yakira Pichardo at 646-501-3499, or email dormir@nyulangone.org.

Determinants of Insufficient Sleep Among Blacks and Effects on Disparities in Health Outcomes (ESSENTIAL) Study

Reducing sleep health disparities was recognized as a priority area for intervention by the National Institutes of Health. Insufficient sleep, which unfairly affects minorities, is an important preventable and treatable disease that should be targeted as it is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and disease outcomes, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, and chronic heart failure.

The purpose of our Determinants of Insufficient Sleep Among Blacks and Effects on Disparities in Health Outcomes (ESSENTIAL) study is to develop profiles of Black people who are at increased risk of insufficient sleep through your participation in a home-based study and clinical visit. With the information collected, our research team can determine the combination of psychosocial and environmental modifications that will lead to reducing insufficient sleep and related health conditions among Black people.

Who Can Participate

Black individuals who are 18 years of age or older may qualify to participate. We aim to enroll more than 500 volunteers for the 3.5-year duration of this study. If you are interested in participating, please complete our REDCap survey, and a member of our study team will contact you.

Contact Us

For more information and to register as a potential volunteer, feel free to also contact Janna Garcia at 646-450-2404, or email essential@nyulangone.org.

Mechanisms of Sleep Deficiency and Effects on Brain Injury and Neurocognitive Functions Among Older Blacks (MOSAIC) Study

The Mechanisms of Sleep Deficiency and Effects on Brain Injury and Neurocognitive Functions Among Older Blacks (MOSAIC) study will attempt to look at the interaction between Alzheimer’s disease and sleep disruption. Adults displaying sleep deficiency, defined as poor sleep, sleep apnea, and circadian misalignment, have a greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, or preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep deficiency is a key target for preventing Alzheimer’s disease. This study will investigate a number of factors ranging from social capital to markers on the brain and neurocognitive function.

With your voluntary participation in our home-based study, our research team will attempt to determine some of the causes leading to sleep deficiency and describe their potential role in explaining the observed disparities in markers of brain health of older Black people.

Who Can Participate

Black individuals who are 55 to 85 years of age may qualify to participate. We aim to enroll more than 500 volunteers for the 4.5-year duration of this study. If you are interested in participating, please complete our REDCap survey, and a member of our study team will contact you.

Contact Us

For more information and to register as a potential volunteer, feel free to also contact Janna Garcia at 646-450-2404, or email mosaic@nyulangone.org.