Welcome to The AAKOMA Project! A Community Engaged Clinical Research Lab

Mission: The AAKOMA Project is designed to meet the needs of African American and other youth of color who struggle with depression, mental illness, mental health concerns and worries about their psychological well-being.

Vision: With our mission in mind, we utilize the methodologies of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and traditional behavioral clinical trials to develop culturally relevant interventions that inform:

  1. The public about the unique mental health needs of African American and racially diverse youth (especially in the areas of depression and treatment engagement)
  2. The mental health field about the unique perspectives of African American and racially diverse families regarding depression, treatment engagement and mental health disparities.

You can reach out to us for more information by clicking the email address at the bottom of the page.