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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

Dr. Taylor, Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of RWJF, and Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, National Program Director, RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars, Professor and Anna D. Wolf Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
December 2, 2016
From 11/30/16 to 12/2/16, Dr. Jackie Taylor, co-PI of InterGEN, attended the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) Nurse Faculty Scholars (NFS) Meeting in Baltimore,...
October 24, 2016
Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor, co-PI, and Dr. Veronica Barcelona de Mendoza, Postdoctoral Associate, recently attended the 2016 American Academy of Nursing Conference in Washington,...
Dr. Taylor at CANS 2016
September 20, 2016
Both Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor, co-PI, and Dr. Veronica Barcelona de Mendoza, postdoc, attended the 2016 State of The Science Congress on Nursing Research (CANS) meeting in...