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An Analysis of the Lived Experiences of Middle Eastern Heritage OEF and OIF Combat Veterans

Eligible candidates for this study consist of any U.S. combat Veteran who is a descendent of one or more of the following countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Arab Israeli / Gaza / West Bank, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Persian Gulf States, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Participants must have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) for no less than 6 months, and must have participated in direct tactical ground combat.

Available until November 30, 2018.

The study seeks to understand the experiences of Middle Eastern heritage combat veterans who have fought in OEF and/or OIF. Participants will complete an online survey that typically takes Veterans up to 15 minutes to complete. Names and other contact information will not be obtained during the study.

If you are interested in this study please go directly to the survey at:

Questions? Contact:



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.


Exploration of Help-Seeking Behavior Among Arab American Women Who Have Experience Intimate Partner Violence

This study is for women victims or survivors of Arab descent with U.S- born, immigrants, or on temporary visa status (student visa), and who are over the age of 18 and fluent in English speaking and reading. Females who experience any form of violence by their intimate partner such as physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, and financial abuse, or stalking.

Available July 2018 – June 2019


The purpose of this study is to explore women’ experience, health outcomes, and barriers hinder or motivate to seeking help. Participants in this study will be asked to participate in an individual in-person or phone interview based on participants’ preference and fill out one questionnaire.

If you are interested in this study please visit for more information: or have any questions please contact: or (216)309-7655



Discrimination experiences among 1.5 and 2nd generation immigrant-origin Muslim Americans

For current undergraduate student at a U.S. college or university: age 18-25; identify as Muslim; immigrated to the U.S. before age 12, or have at least one parent who immigrated to the U.S.

Available May 2018-October 2018

The purpose of this study is to explore how young Muslim Americans experience their identity within the context of their families, friend groups, and American society more broadly, and in light of stereotypes and discrimination towards Muslims in the U.S. Participants in this study will be asked to complete a brief demographic form and participate in a 45-minute phone interview with a member of the study staff.

If you are interested in this study or have any questions, please contact: Courtney Colgan, Boston College Lynch School of Education, at


fMRI Research Opportunity for Trauma-Exposed Adults

Seeking individuals aged 18-60 who have experienced a traumatic or extremely upsetting event

June 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019

We are conducting a paid (up to $260) research study to examine the effects of a FDA-approved drug on behavior, fear conditioning, and emotions. You can help us learn more about trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder by completing questionnaires, computer tasks, and fMRI brain scans! This research is being conducted through the Translational Neuropsychopharmocolgy lab (TNP2 Lab) at Wayne State University. Check out our brochure, here.

If you are interested in this study please visit:

Questions? Contact: 313-577-5404 or


Muslim Cancer Patients’ Experience in the US: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survivorship

For those (1) age 18 years or older (2) identification as Muslim; (3) able to speak and read either Arabic, English, or Urdu; and (4) one to six years post cancer diagnosis.

Available through December 2018

The purpose of this study is to explore the cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship experiences of adult Muslim cancer patients residing in the United States. Interview will be conducted either in-person or phone to identify the needs of Muslim cancer patients, interviews can be conducted either in Arabic, English or Urdu. 

If you are interested in this study please visit:

Questions? Contact: Fawwaz Alaloul, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN can be reached at The University of Louisville: email: Office: (502)852-8396 or (502) 291-1068