about the researcher.

My name is Brittany Miller, PhD, and I am a graduate of the Moyer Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. I was inspired by breast cancer awareness efforts at an early age, as it was the first time I remember seeing women from all walks of life unite for a common cause. I then learned that women of color, particularly Black women, were disproportionately affected by this disease.  I went on to pursue graduate studies in psychology with a focus on psychological aspects of breast cancer and risk among women of color. I currently research and have published on mammography screening participation among ethnic minority women.

about the study.

I am continuing my dissertation project that looks at how young Black women interact with recommendations and guidelines for breast cancer detection methods. The goal of this study is to better understand what may prevent or facilitate young Black women participating in breast cancer prevention and detection. The study will be a series of questionnaires completed online and at participants’ convenience. Results from this study  will be reported for the group of respondents as a whole. The link to the study will bring you to a short set of questions to determine eligibility for the study. If you are eligible, you will have the opportunity to read a consent form before consenting and beginning participation. 

Your participation in this study may help improve breast health care for women like you. 

Study Essentials

Stony Brook University




~60-80 minutes


To participate in this study you must be:

  • a cis-gendered woman (assigned female at birth and identify as a woman),

  • of African descent,

  • between 21-35 years old,

  • never have had a mammogram,

  • never have undergone BRCA1/2 genetic testing, 

  • never have had a cancer diagnosis,

  • and live in the United States.

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This study was approved by Stony Brook University's Institutional Review Board on August 16, 2019. 

Last Updated: August 2020

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