Individual Study / BYS

Boricua Youth Study

Boricua Youth Study

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Aim to determine key factors influencing the cycle of disadvantage in which so many families get caught for generations. Our outcome of focus is neurodevelopment as indexed by executive functions (EF) and MRI measures of related neural substrates. EF dysfunctions are key determinants of subsequent social and occupational challenges. We also examine protective factors that may contribute to breaking this cycle of disadvantage and yield favorable neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Start Year
2016
End Year
2023
Funding
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Supplementary Information
https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=9726702&icde=31241844
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Cristiane Duarte
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,491
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Originally enrolled children between the ages of 5 and 13 in two sites: the South Bronx, NY, and San Juan, PR.

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Availability of data and biosamples

Data
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