Learn About Your Health: The CHAriSmA Study

We are a research study that is trying to learn more about the risks for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes based on ancestry. The Charisma study is actively enrolling individuals who are:

  • 12-21 years old
  • of South Asian, African-American, or Caucasian ancestry
  • considered to have excess weight based on height and age

All participants who complete the study will receive $400 compensation.

The study involves two half-day visits to Johns Hopkins Children's Center for various minimal risk procedures. There are also three phone calls asking about your dietary intake over the previous day.

Contact Information:

Primary investigator: Dr. Sheela N. Magge
Study coordinator: Dalton Nichols, 443-287-8997 or email dnicho26@jhmi.edu