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Seed Grant Awardee: Giac-Thao Tran

Looking forward to college student-athletes’ mental health: A 5-year national analysis of racial/ethnic trends

Giac-Thao Tran | School of Integrative Science and Arts
Giac-Thao Tran was a recepient of Global Sport Institute's Inaugural Year Seed Grant Program.

This study uses national college student data to document and compare the trajectories of mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation/attempts) of racially/ethnically diverse student-athletes groups over a 5-year time period.  By casting a spotlight on student-athlete mental health over time, across racial/ethnic groups, and in comparison with non-student-athletes, this research will help us to understand if student-athlete participation has been tied to better or worse mental health in recent years and how race/ethnicity factors into the portrait of student-athlete mental health.

Last updated June 2019.