Institution: Harvard University

Lead researcher: Dr Maryanne Senna

Project title: Parent preferences for alopecia areata treatments: A discrete choice experiment

Type of alopecia studied: parents of children with alopecia areata

Researchers at Harvard University in the United States of America are looking for parents of children with alopecia areata to participate in a research study. This study is conducted by Dr. Maryanne Senna, an American board-certified dermatologist at Beth Israel Lahey Health, and the director of Lahey Hair Loss Center of Excellence, and her research team. The purpose of this research study is to better understand how parents of children with alopecia areata select treatments and what trade-offs parents are willing to make.

If you agree to take part in this study, click on the link below and you will be asked to complete a 20–30 minute survey. The survey is anonymous and approved by Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Institutional Review Board. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. You are free to skip any question you choose.

You may not directly benefit from this research; however, we hope that your participation in the study may help inform dermatologists on how to incorporate individual parent needs in the shared decision-making process.

If you have questions about this project or if you have a research-related problem, you may contact the researcher, Isaac Li-Chi Chen by email on [email protected] or by phone on (+1) 857-540-6981 (note this is a US phone number). 

Survey link:

Note: the survey contains a question on household income in USD, you can opt not to answer this or convert your income in GBP to USD (1 GBP is roughly 1.25 USD).