Participate in Research
With the large hub of Asians living in the San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Areas, it is one of the best cities to conduct research relating to the health and healthcare of the various subgroups of Asians. We encourage the increase of clinical research though partnership with the UCSF Research Department’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) and extend our resources to help other researchers recruit Asians for their clinical studies. The following are some of the current clinical studies open to recruit Asian participants:
Health eHeart Study
An online study that anyone can join!!
This ground-breaking Health eHeart Study was covered in the Huffington Post and Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Director of Clinical Research, Division of Cardiology would like to share it with you: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-brown/with-a-few-clicks-you-can_b_5701498.html
Instead of using the link in the Huffington Post article, please click on this link to subscribe to the study for tracking purposes instead: http://hehstdy.org/1g4S3hq.
Other principal investigators in this study besides Dr. Greg Marcus include Mark Pletcher, and Jeffrey Olgin in the UCSF Cardiology Department.
There are very, very few longitudinal clinical studies for Asians in heart disease. I urge you to take part in this large and important longitudinal study! If there are enough Asian American participants in this study, we can do a subgroup analysis later to learn more about how best to tailor our attention to improve the heart health of Asian Americans! And besides, the participatory efforts can be a fun experience for you.
Closed Clinical Studies
Community of Voices
Come Sing in a New Community Choir!Participate in a study to find out if singing in a choir helps you stay healthy, and get paid!
Currently Enrolling at:
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center at 515 Cortland Avenue, SF, or
IT Bookman Community Center at 446 Randolph Street, SF
For more information, please contact the researchers directly:
Dana at (415)476-5903 or go to the study website: www.communityofvoices.org
The PI for the above study is Dr. Julene K. Johnson, Professor and Associate Director at the Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Health & Aging, UCSF.
Culture, Social Support & Quality of Life: Asian American Breast Cancer Survivors
Principal Investigator (PI) : Dr. Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, UCLA
Co-PI : Dr. Qian Lu, UH
Purpose of project : To understand how Asian American cancer support services have assisted Asian American women with breast cancer and their families in overcoming many of the challenges encountered throughout the cancer experience.
Study plan : Using individual interviews and focus group discussions with Chinese-, Japanese-, and Vietnamese-American breast cancer patients and survivors. Cancer survivors will also be asked to complete a survey packet, which can be done at home and then returned by mail.Study Eligibility Criteria:
Study Incentives: Receive a token of appreciation worth $90 for research participants in the study
Contact information : Individuals wishing to sign up or have any questions about the study, please contact the project coordinator, Annalyn Valdez-Dadia, DrPH, MPH at (310) 825-8563 or (310) 794-6604.
Filipino Study - Diabetes research subject recruitment
Pilipino Americans Go4Health Weight Loss Program to Prevent Diabetes
Dr. Melinda Bender, a Filipina research investigator at the UCSF, School of Nursing, Institute for Health & Aging wanted to help Filipino Americans who have one of the highest rates Type 2 diabetes and overweight/obesity compared to most racial/ethnic populations. Filipinos with Type 2 diabetes are at high risk for developing further health complications such as metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
This is an important 6-month randomized controlled trial lifestyle intervention entitled, “Pilipino Americans Go4Health Weight Loss Program to Prevent Heart Disease (PilAm Go4Health),” for Filipinos with Type 2 diabetes on Metformin to reduce their heart disease risks. This culturally appropriate intervention study promotes weight loss through physical activity and healthy eating using a mobile app diary and pedometer every day along with joining a private Facebook group.
We need to recruit 40 Filipinos (men and women) with Type 2 diabetes on Metformin, and need your help to get the word out to the Filipino community about this important Filipino study. More info. as follows:Qualification:
Participants may be compensated up to $80 + keep the Fitbit pedometer ($60 value) for completing all 6-month study requirements.
If interested or if any questions, please contact the study office (Dr. Bender, P.I. or Carissa Villanueva, Study Coordinator): Email: email@example.com or Phone: (415)483-0992
This study was funded by: American Heart Association.