Christina Glenn

Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Alabama

2 active projects

Barmumeze

Are experiences of discrimination/racism associated with substance use and cardiovascular disease among African American young adults? It is important to understand the relationship between discrimination/racism and health outcomes to be able to make recommendations for health changes in these populations.

Scientific Questions Being Studied

Are experiences of discrimination/racism associated with substance use and cardiovascular disease among African American young adults? It is important to understand the relationship between discrimination/racism and health outcomes to be able to make recommendations for health changes in these populations.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Social / Behavioral
  • Educational

Scientific Approaches

Descriptive and Bivariate Analyses will be used to describe the cohort and assess relationships between racism and health outcomes as well as substance use outcomes.
We are interested in datasets containing young adults from historically underrepresented groups

Anticipated Findings

We hypothesize that racism leads to worse outcomes, i.e. greater substance use and worse cardiovascular outcomes.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity

Data Set Used

Registered Tier

Research Team

Owner:

  • Christina Glenn - Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Alabama

AOU MS Grant

How does depression/anxiety severity along with health behaviors such as sleep, relate to health outcomes in people living with multiple sclerosis? Do these outcomes change over time? How does depression/ anxiety severity relate to health outcomes in people living with…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

How does depression/anxiety severity along with health behaviors such as sleep, relate to health outcomes in people living with multiple sclerosis? Do these outcomes change over time? How does depression/ anxiety severity relate to health outcomes in people living with multiple sclerosis? Are these relationships mediated by health behaviors such as sleep? How do depression scales compare in terms of their consistency in detecting depression and anxiety symptom severity? How do Likert scales relate to clinical severity? Are there depression medications that make health outcomes worse or increase disease worsening? What are valid clinical cut points for depression severity? Is sleep a mediator

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (multiple sclerosis)
  • Population Health
  • Methods Development

Scientific Approaches

Descriptive statistics will be used to describe the cohort. Inferential statistics will be use to assess cross-sectional data for relationships. We will also investigate depression/anxiety and in relation to health outcomes over time. We are interested in people living with multiple sclerosis along with their health behaviors, namely those who are often excluded from clinical trials, which include: older adults, adults with multiple comorbidities, adults with the relapsing-remitting disease subtypes.

Anticipated Findings

We anticipate that more severe depression/anxiety is associated with worse health outcomes, both cross-sectionally and over time. We hope to identify gaps in the literature regarding depression components and MS disease activity and make public health recommendations for screening, comprehensive health care, and clinical study designs for people living with multiple sclerosis.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Age
  • Access to Care

Data Set Used

Registered Tier

Research Team

Owner:

  • Christina Glenn - Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Alabama
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