The Heart of Detroit Study

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Samuele Zilioli

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Daniel Saleh


The main aim of this study is to investigate the effects of stress in everyday life on middle-aged and older African Americans’ cardiovascular health. The research project is designed to identify and model the daily psychological, behavioral, and biological pathways through which daily psychological, behavioral, and biological pathways may exacerbate and protect from cardiovascular risk among middle-aged and older African Americans, particularly those living in urban environments like Detroit.


* This position offers excellent research training for anyone interested in attending graduate school, particularly in psychology, and medical school.
* Previous research experience is desirable, but not necessary (training will be provided)
* GPA >3.25
* Ability to commit to 7-10 hours / week
* Ability to commit to 2 consecutive semesters


RAs will assist the research team with study related tasks that may include but are not limited to:
-Contacting and consenting participants,
-Visiting participants for data collection purposes
-Guiding and instructing participants on various instruments and measures
-Attend research meetings
-Edit and revise coding manuals and protocols
-Data entry and management
-Literature reviews and summaries
-Additional duties as identified

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Last Updated

August 3, 2022