About this study


HER SQUARED is a research study being conducted in the OPT for health lab at Virginia Commonwealth University. The goal of this study is to help us understand the daily experiences of racism experienced by young African American women.   

Recruitment for this study is currently closed. If you have any questions, contact us (804-827-2250 | for more information.

Study Requirements

Participants will be asked to: 

  • Attend 1 online (zoom) orientation and training session.
  • Use their personal cell phones to answer brief survey questions about racism, eating behaviors, and how they deal with these experiences multiple times a day over a 14-day period. 
  • Compensation is available for eligible participants. 


Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Self-identify as African American or Black
  • Self-identify as a woman
  • Ages 18-25 
  • Body mass index (BMI) between 25-45 kg/m2
  • Live, work or go to school in the greater Richmond area

Interested? Complete our brief survey


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If you prefer to take our screening survey over the phone instead of online give us a call: 804-628-4644