On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. The purpose of this survey is to understand perceptions about the

COVID-19 pandemic among self-identified members of the Black community.

 

The principal investigators of this survey are: 

Dr. Shawn Bediako 

The purpose of this ANONYMOUS and CONFIDENTIAL survey is to obtain information on the psychosocial, economic, and community impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in a national sample of Black or African Americans.  As a participant in this survey you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire that asks about your general thoughts and feelings, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your life and the lives of your friends and family members. You are eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as Black or African American

  • 18 years or older

  • Currently reside in the United States

  • Read and write in English

About The 

Survey

The principal investigators of this survey are: 

Dr. Shawn Bediako 

The principal investigators of this survey are: 

Dr. Shawn Bediako 

Anonymous

&

Confidential

No personally identifying information about you will be recorded with your responses. Your involvement in this survey will begin when you agree to participate and will end when you submit your responses or stop answering questions. The survey may take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary and you are free to withdraw or discontinue participation at any time.

There are no known risks involved in completing the survey. Even though there are no tangible benefits for completing the survey, by participating you may help researchers and community organizers better understand how to develop programs and services to meet the needs of the Black community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All data obtained will be anonymous. There is no way for us to find out who you are, and your responses will not be shared with any other parties under any circumstance.

The principal investigators of this survey are: 

Dr. Shawn Bediako 

The principal investigators of this survey are: 

Dr. Shawn Bediako 

 

Contact Us

This research study has been approved by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Institutional Review Board (IRB). 

IRB #Y20SB20202

The principal investigators are: 

Dr. Shawn Bediako 

[Psychology Professor

University of Maryland, Baltimore County]

and

Dr. Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad 

[Founder and President, Muslim Wellness Foundation]

Dr. Rashad or Dr. Bediako are available to answer any and all questions you might have regarding your participation. If you have any further questions, you can contact:

Dr. Bediako at bediako@umbc.edu and

Dr. Mu'Min Rashad at

kameelah@muslimwellness.com.

The principal investigators of this survey are: 

Dr. Shawn Bediako 

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The principal investigators of this survey are: 

Dr. Shawn Bediako 

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