Get involved in the Charisma study

Researchers are actively recruiting individuals for a clinical research study and are paying $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

Contact information:

Primary investigator: Dr. Sheela N. Magge
Study coordinator: Supriya Dhaurali, 443-759-1619 or email:
Study IRB # 00178127