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Studies Recruitment Opportunities

What do Lebanese Americans Believe? Studying the social and political views of Lebanese Americans.

For Lebanese Americans over the age of 18, who are recent immigrants or descendants of earlier immigrants.

Available: February 10, 2020—February 28, 2020

Over the next 3 weeks you have the opportunity to help the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies conduct critical research about the diverse political and social views held by Lebanese Americans

The purpose of this study is to understand the spectrum of social and political views held by Lebanese Americans as they pertain to the United States and Lebanon, and how these change over time, across generations, gender, income and educational levels. This survey will be conducted annually, and its aggregate results will be published and accessible to the general public. Participants in this study will be asked to participate in an online completely anonymous survey that takes around 10 minutes.

If you are interested in this study please visit: Questions? Contact: Dr. Akram Khater,


How do Arab Americans perceive and participate in politics in the US?

Available: February 2020-April 2020

Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania are conducting a study to explore how Arab Americans think about and engage in US politics. This study is focused on everyday Arab American people and is open to individuals of various religious, educational, gender, and career backgrounds.

Your involvement in this study will entail one interview, lasting approximately 30-40 minutes. During the interview, you will be asked questions about how you think about being Arab American as well as how you see and participate in US politics (e.g., voting, donating to a campaign, protesting, volunteering, speaking to elected officials, and so forth).

All interviews are confidential. No details which may reveal or point to your identity will appear publicly if/when results of this study are presented or published. If you are interested in participating, please visit:


Impact of critical periods on brain development

Inclusion Criteria: children aged 9

This study examines the effects of stress on brain development and emotion processing. Participation in this study includes an MRI scan, computer games, interview, and receiving up to $800 in compensation! This study is conducted by the Detroit Trauma Project, a research group at Wayne State University.

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2023

Questions? Contact: (586) 275-7584 or

If you are interested in this study please visit:


Football Consumption Among Arab American Women in Dearborn, MI

For adult (18+ years old) Arab American women who live in Dearborn, MI and identify as mothers of high school football players and/or consumers of football.

Beginning Date of Study: August 2019

End Date of Study: December 2020

For this study, I will be holding interviews with adult Arab American women who identify as mothers of high school football players and/or consumers of football to find out more about the relationship between their social lives and their involvement in football. The interviews will be voluntary and will include questions about experiences with football, their consumption of sports, and their social lives. Interviews will be 45 minutes to an hour and will be conducted in person. I have a flexible schedule and am willing to meet at a location and time that is convenient for participants.

If you are interested in this study or have any questions, please contact Frances Sutton:

For more information about the researcher, visit:


Social Emotions and Well-being

Must be 18 or older

Available August 2019-January 2020

The purpose of the study is to investigate people's social emotions and well-being. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to answer a number of questions about yourself and your feelings about your social groups.

If you are interested in this study please check your eligibility by taking this brief prescreening:

Questions? Contact:


Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder

Individuals with BIPOLAR DISORDER and HEALTHY COMPARISON SUBJECTS are needed. This study began in 2006 and is currently enrolling participants.

The purpose of this study is to actively investigate the genetics of bipolar disorder, along with illness outcomes, and treatment response by monitoring persons with and without the illness. Participants will be asked to complete structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, questionnaire, blood draw for genetics and biomarkers.

If you are interested in the study, please visit Questions? Contact: 1-877-864-3637 or email


Adolescent’s Responses to Disclosures of Sexual Assault--The Middle Eastern North African Perspective

For college students or recent graduates.

Unfortunately, sexual assault remains a prevalent issue in our society, however, there is very little literature about responses to disclosures of sexual assault within the Middle Eastern North African community. So please help us study this! Our survey will only take 7 minutes and is anonymous.

If you are interested in this study please visit:

If you have questions about this research study, you can contact Ms. Ismail ( or Dr. Blackwood ( at the University of Michigan.