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Women's Health Awareness Vaccine Confidence Study

Vaccine Confidence: Understanding Perceptions in Communities of Color

Studies Seeking Participants Icon Studies Seeking Participants Location icon Residents of North Carolina 18+ Ages 18+ Gender Icon All Genders Interested in Enrolling?

The Women’s Health Awareness Vaccine Confidence Study aims to understand public opinion, concerns and beliefs about the COVID-19 vaccine and immunizations within the Black community in North Carolina. By participating in this study and providing your personal perspective on vaccines, you will receive $50 compensation. We are eager to hear from you and others in your community! Your voice is integral in advocating for positive change and empowerment in the Black community.

Who Can Participate?

  • Identify as Black, African American, African or Afro-Caribbean.
  • Have not received any COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Are at least 18 years of age.
  • Are a resident of North Carolina.
  • Have access to stable internet connection and the Zoom app.
  • Are able to understand and speak English or communicate using American Sign Language (ASL).


Participation is limited to 130 participants.

What Is Required?

All participants will register for the study and be committed to actively engage in a 2-hour online activity. Compensation will be provided once participants complete all study activities.

Who Is Running the Study?

A team, led by Joan Packenham, Ph.D., at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Lead Researcher

Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D.

Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D., is founder of the NIEHS Women’s Health Awareness, Women’s Wellness Conference and Principal Investigator for the Women’s Environmental Health Across the Lifespan (WEHeAL) Program. She is a passionate and strong advocate for women’s health as it relates to discovering the root causes of environmental health disparities in underserved, understudied and underreported populations. Her goal is to empower women to promote wellness, improving their overall health and resiliency through disease prevention, control, and management. Her program aims to advance environmental public health and health equity by improving women’s access to health care as well as affecting environmental public health quality and policy.

Dr. Packenham graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. from North Carolina Central University, and received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Pathology Department. She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis. Dr. Packenham is currently the Director for the Office of Human Research Compliance, Clinical Research Branch.

Research Webpage

Study Coordinator

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