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High blood pressure (hypertension) in children is a growing public health concern due to the significant increase in blood pressure levels among children in the United States. Racial/ethnic disparities have been linked to the prevalence of hypertension in children and Black/African American children, in particular, have an increased risk for hypertension. Black/African American populations develop high blood pressure more often, and at an earlier age, than Whites and Hispanics and more Black women than men have high blood pressure.

Our project, the Intergenerational Blood Pressure Study, is a 5 year research study funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research and led by the Yale University School of Nursing and The Consultation Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry in partnership with Head Start programs across CT. 

We seek to reduce hypertension health disparities among underserved Black/African American children and their mothers by conducting community-based research to better understand the genetic, psychological, and environmental factors that may contribute to high blood pressure.

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Updates

August 8, 2016
In July 2016, co-PI Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor traveled to Cape Town, South Africa for the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing Research Congress,...
August 2, 2016
Dr. Veronica Barcelona de Mendoza, Postdoctoral Associate for InterGEN, recently attended the NINR Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) in June 2016.  SGI is intended to provide...
July 19, 2016
Our second methods paper, “The Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure Study (InterGEN):  Design and Methods for Recruitment and...