Get Involved in the Charisma Study

The researchers behind the Charisma study are actively recruiting individuals for a clinical research study and are compensating $400 for participation.

The purpose of Charisma is to learn more about the risks for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes based on ancestry. The study involves two half-day visits to Johns Hopkins Children's Center for various minimal-risk procedures.

The study is actively enrolling individuals who are:

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

The primary investigator is Sheela N. Magge. To participate, contact study coordinator Dalton Nichols at 443-287-8997 or email