In this study, we want to learn about how a mother's experiences of social stress, such as discrimination, may affect the health of a mother and her young child. We also want to learn if the social support that mothers receive helps protect her children's immune and emotional health. Another question we are asking in this study is if there are some immune genes that turn on or off in young children. We want to learn what environmental influences may trigger these changes. We hope this information will give us more information about how to support the well-being of mothers and their young children.
Thank you for your interest, but this study is not currently enrolling.
North Carolina (Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Lee, Orange, Wake)
School of Nursing
Behavioral or Social
Child and Teen Health
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Mental and Emotional Health
Parents of Children