A Study to Assess the Needs of the Somali American Community for Tobacco Use Intervention


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 15-001153
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-001153

About this study

The goal of this pilot study is to better understand the health of the Somali community in the greater Phoenix area. Healthcare access and clinical service utilization will also be assessed in order to inform future reduction and cessations studies. Social networks will be examined in relation to accessing information about health and tobacco use. Long term objectives related to this study are the development of community-based interventions for tobacco use prevention, reduction, and cessation tailored to reduce disparities related tobacco use among the Somali community.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • We anticipate recruiting participants to the study through the community partner site, Somali American United Council of Arizona and Somali businesses.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Janet Okamoto, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Farhia Omar M.P.H.