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Researcher receives grant to study Haiti-American emergency preparedness

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Researcher Linda Marc has received a grant from the Harvard School of Public Health to examine public health and emergency preparedness in Haitian-Americans. Marc is based at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard-affiliated health system.

The study will investigate how persons of Haitian ancestry in the U.S. are exposed to messages pertaining to public health emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, and epidemics. It will be conducted in three U.S. cities (Boston, Miami, and New York), and Mg Marketing Research Services, a Haitian-owned company in New York, has been retained to identify, screen, and recruit Haitian participants…

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