Researchers usually have to get a parent’s permission before enrolling a minor in a study—which can make it hard to do research with gay and bisexual youth. NIMHD-funded researchers found that 14- to 17-year-olds are capable of understanding a hypothetical study on HIV prevention.
Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences Feature Articles
Read about NIMHD-funded research on biological, behavioral, and sociocultural influences on minority health and health disparities.
NIMHD-supported researchers have examined the DNA of African Americans and found three new genetic variants that predict whether African Americans are likely to get venous thromboembolism (VTE).
NIMHD grantee Dr. Mary Jo Trepka has spent seven years researching segregation and its impact on the HIV/AIDS mortality rate among African Americans.