Participants Needed: Saheli & Boston University Research Study


Boston University and Saheli are conducting a study to better understand the needs of South Asian women and families. Please take a few minutes to participate and help us to identify gaps and improve our services.

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The survey seeks to better understand how often interpersonal violence (IPV) happens in the South Asian community. Any South Asian adult living in the US can complete this survey. We will be using the information we collect to develop program and inform services for South Asian individuals and families living in the US.


The survey will take around 15-20 minutes to complete and is entirely voluntary. If you complete this survey, you will have the opportunity to receive 1 of 5 $25 gift cards for your participation in this survey.


About 150 people will take part in this research study at Boston University. All information collected will be confidential. We will not be asking you to share personal information (such as your name or address). However, we invite you to share your email address if you would like to enter the raffle to receive 1 of 5 $25 gift cards. We will save your email address separately from the information that you share with us and delete it from our records once the gift cards are sent out. All information collected will be stored on a secure server with randomly assigned numbers.


If you are an individual who has intimate knowledge of IPV, you may experience some discomfort. If this happens, you are welcome to utilize the resources provided at the end of the survey. Although there are not personal benefits to participating in the study, we expect our study to benefit the South Asian community through a greater understanding of IPV in this population.


The primary investigator is Uma Chandrika Millner, Ph.D. If you have any questions, she can be contacted at 617.353.3549 or This project was reviewed and approved by the Boston University Institutional Review Board.


If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or want to speak with someone independent of the research team, you may contact the Boston University IRB directly at 617- 358-6115.