Research participants wanted for the Charisma study

This study is looking at the risks of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, based on differences in ancestry.

Participants, who must be between ages 12 and 21 and be from African American and white groups, will come to Johns Hopkins Hospital for two half-day visits and complete at-home assignments.

Contact Sequoia Jackson at or 443-287-8997 to schedule a quick phone screening to see if you are eligible. Compensation of up to $475 is in the form of cash and Target gift cards. Parking vouchers are available for each visit.

Study number: IRB00178127

Principal investigator: Dr. Sheela N. Magge