African American/black Male Experiences With Mental Health

I am seeking to interview African-American/Black males who have used mental health services while on Medicaid. The aim of this study is to investigate how racial, gender, and socio-economic identities intersect to affect mental healthcare access for African American males. The study is being conducted to fulfill dissertation requirements of Adler University.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as an African American/Black Male
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 37
  • Have one of the following Illinois Medicaid Health insurance plans and used it within the past 2 years to access mental health services.
    • BlueCross Community Health Plan; IlliniCare Health; Meridian Health Plan; Molina Healthcare; CountyCare Health or NextLevel Health Partner

I need approximately 1 hour of your time for an in-person/over the phone/Skype interview. The interview will be audio-recorded and ask questions about your thoughts, expectations, and experiences accessing mental health services. All information will be de-identified and remain confidential. Participants who qualify and then complete the interview will receive a $20 Visa or Amazon gift card for their time.

If interested please contact Sandra Pahnke, M.A. at or at 773.696.5249. 

Compensation: $20 Visa or Amazon gift card upon completion

Location: Chicago


Sandra Pahnke at Adler University

Recruitment Began

2019-05-03 00:00:01




$20 Visa or Amazon gift card upon completion


  • Age: 18 to 37
  • Gender: Male, Trans Male, Rather not say
  • Ethnicity: Black, African American
  • Country: United States
  • City: Chicago, Evanston, Skokie
  • Language: English