Welcome to the HIPACE study webpage. HI-PACE is a research study at East Carolina University (ECU) looking at how exercise affects health in African Americans. The study involves 6 months of on site exercise training at ECU as well as several study visits.

To be eligible for the HI-PACE study, you need to be an African American adult between the ages of 35-65 years old, not currently participating in an exercise or weight loss program, body mass index between 25-45, not type 1 or type 2 diabetic and have not had a previous heart attack or stroke.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the HI-PACE staff at 252-737-4376. You may also find out if you’re eligible by taking the HI-PACE webscreen.

Recent HI-PACE News: Interview about the HI-PACE study on Public Radio East

  • Dr. Swift was interviewed by Chris Thomas from Public Radio East about the HI-PACE study and research aimed at reducing risk of diabetes in the African American community