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Research Opportunities 

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The Texas Childhood Trauma Research Network (UTMB IRB: 20-0200; PI: Cody Dodd, PhD) and The Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network (UTMB IRB: 20-0215; PI: Melissa Defilippis, MD) are seeking research participants for two longitudinal studies examining the outcomes of youth with histories of trauma, depression, or suicidality. Participation involves a series of surveys and interviews about physical and mental health completed over the course of one year. 

 Youth may be eligible to if they:
    • Are between the ages of 8 - 20 years, inclusive;
    • Have a history of a traumatic event exposure, depression, OR suicidality;
    • Are able to dedicate time to virtual OR in-person assessments; and
    • Speak English or Spanish
Participants will be compensated up to $300 for their time.
Patient and providers can contact the research team for more information: or 409-747-8353.  To have the research team contact you complete this form