The study has the following objectives:
- To evaluate how socioeconomic status (SES) influences maturation of the inflammatory response, and pinpoint disparities at the genomic, cellular and systemic level.
- To determine how SES influences maturation of the brain’s corticolimbic and corticostriatal circuitries, which are important in threat perception, self regulation, and other processes relevant to maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle.
- To identify psychosocial dimensions and experiences, such as having positive social influences, that may shift low-SES youth off CHD risk pathways.
We are currently recruiting healthy 8th graders and their parents for this study. For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or visit the MWMH Website.
Principal Investigator: Greg Miller, PhD
Please click here to watch an informational video about the MRI portion for your child.