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Research Surveys

These are the active surveys being conducted by faculty and Doctorate of Social Work candidates at the Tulane University of Social Work. Should you feel you meet the qualifications of the study, please click the survey's link and proceed through the questions. Your responses are appreciated and will be kept confidential.


Racial Trauma, COVID-19, & Social Workers

DSW candidates are engaging in a study to understand the following: 1. Are the levels of anxiety and depression higher among social workers of color during the COVID-19 Pandemic? And, 2. Does racial historical trauma impact the levels of anxiety and depression? They hope to create awareness of the impact that racial trauma has on social workers and provide future directions for research studies. The study is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old, live in the United States, have a bachelors, masters, or doctorate in social work, and must be currently working as a social worker. If you choose to participate, there will be a raffle drawing for all participants who complete and submit the survey in entirety. Participants will be eligible to win gift cards to various vendors including Amazon, Target, and Starbucks. If you fit these requirements and are interested in participating, sign up for the study here. For questions or concerns, email Judy Fernandez,LMSW, at jfernandez@tulane.edu, Valerie Alvarez, LMSW, at valvarez1@tulane.edu, or Faculty Advisor, Dr. Shahnaz Savani at ssavani@tulane.edu.


A Pilot Study of Childhood Experiences of Race-based Trauma from Colorism: Messages of Skin Tone and Hair Type

Children have a variety of experiences that impact how they develop into adulthood. Faculty and doctoral students at Tulane University are interested in quantifying how the messages children hear about skin tone and hair type affect their thoughts and behavior as they mature. Through an anonymous online survey, researchers hope to understand how adult memories of childhood experiences of colorism and hair type discrimination produce race-based trauma. The survey asks adults to recall their childhood experiences with questions focussing on colorism, racial resentment, childhood hair type, tender headedness, adverse childhood experiences, and parent acceptance. The knowledge gained from this study may benefit future research and improve the development of race-based trauma coping skills as research-based ways to reduce such trauma. Read the full announcement about the survey here. People over the age of 18 of any race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, or sexual orientation are welcome to complete the anonymous online survey titled, “A Pilot Study of Childhood Experiences of Race-based Trauma from Colorism: Messages of Skin Tone and Hair Type.” The questions are a mixture of multiple-choice and short answer. The survey will take approximately 35 to 45 minutes to complete. The survey will be open from May 1 through May 31. Click here to take the survey.

Please direct questions to Dr. Marva Lewis.


Asian Americans’ Experience of COVID-19: Well-being, Resilience and Coping Survey

Dr. Xiaochuan Wang from University of Central Florida and Dr. Irang Kim from Tulane University are conducting a research study on the impact of COVID-19 on Asian Americans’ well-being, and factors lead to resilience and coping to the changes. The study is open to individuals who self-identified as Asian Americans or of Asian descent in the United States and over the age of 18. If you choose to participate in the study, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Click here to take the survey.

Please direct questions to Dr. Irang Kim.


Predictors of COVID-19 Resilience Study

This online research study investigates the factors that result in disaster preparedness and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We invite individuals throughout the United States and over the age of 18 to participate in this anonymous survey. This survey asks questions on the participants' previous disaster experience, how they handle stress and change, their current living situation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some background information. No penalty exists for withdrawal nor will participants receive any direct benefits. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. No identifying information will be requested, and individual responses will be kept confidential. The information will assist with essential disaster research on preparedness planning for future events. Click here to take the survey.

Please direct questions to Dr. Reggie Ferreira.


COVID-19 Behavioral Health Survey

This online survey conducts a needs assessment to better understand behavioral health and the challenges people face during this pandemic. We invite individuals throughout the United States and over the age of 18 to participate in an anonymous survey regarding behavioral health. The survey asks questions concerning well-being and substance use, and participants can skip any questions that they do not want to answer. No penalty exists for withdrawal nor will participants receive any direct benefits. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. No identifying information will be requested, and individual responses will be kept confidential. Results of the study will be used to improve services and well-being following COVID-19. Click here to take the survey.

Please direct questions to Dr. Tonya Hansel.