About The KEMA Study
We are conducting a new study on kratom entitled “Real-world momentary assessment of kratom use accompanied by product assays: A natural history study toward an interdisciplinary characterization of kratom use and pharmacology”!
That is a long name, so we typically refer to it as our Kratom Ecological Momentary Assessment (KEMA) study. Ecological momentary assessment is a method for collecting information from study participants in real time, in the moment, wherever they are. This is done using a secure app on a smartphone. This way, we can understand where, when, how, and why kratom is being used in people’s everyday lives.
This Research Study is about kratom use in people’s everyday lives. Our goals are to understand kratom use and effects better and to understand the contents of the kratom products that people use.
We are researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—specifically the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program (IRP). The study has been approved by the NIH Institutional Review Board.