What is the SAGHA study?
We want to support more South Asians in Australia to take part in health and genetic research, as this will help improve the health of future generations of South Asians living in Australia. To do this, we will:
Have discussions with South Asian community members in Australia to understand what things may stop them from taking part in health and genetic research.
Develop guidelines for doing health and genetic research that are respectful of South Asian culture.
Assess heart disease risk in 200 South Asians living in Queensland. This will involve collecting a DNA sample and information on their health.
Who can join?
We are looking for Queensland community members over the age of 18 years who have the following heritages: Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, or Bangladeshi. You can choose to take part in the first stage of the study (Focus Group discussions), or second stage (genetic study to assess your heart disease risk), or you may take part in both stages.
Why join our study?
You will help improve the health of future generations of South Asians living in Australia.
Who is funding and sponsoring this study?
This study is funded by the Australian Government Medical Research Future Fund and The University of Queensland is the sponsor.
The Human Studies Unit at the University of Queensland is supporting the SAGHA study. At HSU, we combine laboratory and computing expertise to generate genomic data, and provide data management solutions, to advance understanding of common complex diseases and benefit those affected by them.