Methods and tools used to determine a base line blood pressure for African American teens and to determine treatment.
Children often present differently with Sjögren's when compared with adults leading to delayed diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, awareness of Sjögren's in children among clinicians is low, which may further delay diagnosis and treatment. This study would focus on learning how to better identify, manage, and treat Sjögren's in this special population and how disease expression and pathways differ in children compared... more »
I would design a seven-year-long protocol study that would observe children social developmental stages from various demographics from the pre-school to the fifth-grade. As we look at their food-nutrient intake; family social structure-dynamics environment; social interaction; extracurricular activities; and educational resources in order to see how to reduce disadvantage youth while increase child readiness.