March 5, 2021

Researchers in various studies looking for participants

Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants.

Subjects needed for auditory research

Adults with normal hearing are needed for a study of how the auditory system processes dynamic sounds.

The task consists of listening to sounds over headphones and responding on a computer keyboard for one to two hours at a time. Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), small sounds emanating from the ear canal in response to sound, will also be measured. For this part of the experiment, the subject will get to watch their choice of a show or movie on Netflix or Hulu.

The testing will be completed over several sessions during the course of the semester, totaling approximately 16 hours to complete the study. The schedule can be arranged around school/work schedules, vacations, etc.

Participants will be paid $10 per hour and will receive a free hearing test. All research will be performed in the Psychoacoustics Laboratory in Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3039.

The principal investigator is Beth Strickland, professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences. Those interested in participating should contact Strickland at estrick@purdue.edu. IRB#: 504002493.

 

Tendon health research study

Purdue researchers in the Department of Health and Kinesiology are seeking men and women to participate in a research study evaluating the impact of diabetes on tendon. Researchers are seeking participants with diagnosed prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

This study will help determine if diabetes affects tendon health and strength. The study will take a total of three to four hours to complete. There will be six visits that will be separated over three to four weeks.

 For more information, contact Nathan Campbell at campb302@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1710019832.

 

Study on brain activity and relationships

Researchers are looking for volunteers for a study on brain activity and relationships at Purdue. Men and women ages 18 and older who are fluent in English and have concerns about their current relationship may be eligible to participate (partners are not required to participate).

The study involves one visit to the lab lasting up to three hours. Participants will be asked to complete an interview, fill out several questionnaires, and have their brain activity recorded (EEG/fMRI) while completing several simple computer tasks. The tasks will include responding quickly to shapes on the screen and viewing emotional stimuli. Participants will be paid $20 per hour for their time, plus a possible monetary bonus on some of the tasks.

Some eligibility restrictions may apply. For more information, contact CRNP@purdue.edu. The principal investigators for the study are Susan South, associate professor, and Daniel Foti, assistant professor, in the Department of Psychological Sciences. IRB#: 1707019408.

 

Comparative study of video-based and VR-based simulation training in social skills development

Purdue students who are over age 18 are sought to participate in a research study investigating how social skills can be developed through 360-degree video-based and virtual reality-based simulations.

Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card upon completion of all components of the study. Total participation will take about 2.5 hours. Some participants also may be invited for semi-structured interviews and will be compensated with an additional $25 Amazon gift card.

If interested in participating in the study, send an email to Yeling Jiang, project research assistant, at jiang424@purdue.edu with the subject line "Social Skills Development Research Study."

For more information, contact principal investigator Mesut Akdere, professor of technology leadership and innovation, at makdere@purdue.edu. IRB#: 2021-86.

 

Study on household consumer electronics use, recycling and disposal in the United States

The purpose of this study is to collect data about household consumer electronics use, recycling and disposal in the United States. The data will be used to refine a stock and flow model and to estimate environmental impacts of different management strategies of electronic devices. The economic value of various materials and metals in electronic devices in households will also be estimated from the data.

The research team will conduct the study with a Qualtrics survey. Participants will answer questions about what kinds of electronic devices they use or store in their household, how they recycle or dispose of their devices, and other related topics. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and reside in a household located in the United States. Estimated survey completion time is 20-30 minutes.

The principal investigator is Inez Hua, professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering. Questions about the survey should be directed to Matt Gozun at mgozun@purdue.edu. IRB-2020-1626.

 

Study on effects of consuming different proportions of red meat and plant-based, protein-rich foods

This research study is assessing the effects of consuming different proportions of red meat and plant-based, protein-rich foods (nuts, seeds, and soy products) incorporated into a U.S. Healthy Eating Pattern on cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults at high risk of developing a heart-related disease.

The study seeks men and women who are willing to consume a U.S. Healthy Eating Pattern with varying proportions of red meat and plant-based, protein-rich foods for 10 weeks. All food will be provided. Participants are required to attend four study visits at the research site over approximately a three and a half month period. Individuals will be compensated $300 for participating in the study.

Interested subjects should be age 30 to 69, overweight, nonsmokers, and nonpregnant. Those interested in participating in the study should contact Gretchen Wiese at gwiese@purdue.edu and mention the “US Healthy Eating Pattern plant-based and animal protein."

The study adheres to all required COVID-19 standard operating procedures. For more information regarding the standard operating procedures, visit https://protect.purdue.edu.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB#: IRB-2020-587.

 

Study evaluating the effect of concept trainings on appetite measurement

Participants are needed for a research study evaluating the effect of concept trainings on appetite measurement. Men and women ages 18 to 60 with a body mass index (BMI) between 18 and 25 are eligible to participate. Participants will be compensated $100.

The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science. Those interested in participating should contact Eunjin at cheone@purdue.edu. IRB-2020-214.

 

Study on brain activity and depression

Researchers are looking for volunteers for a study on brain activity and depression at Purdue. Men and women ages 18-50 who are fluent in English and have some current symptoms of depression may be eligible to participate.

The study involves one visit to the lab lasting up to three hours. Participants will be asked to complete an interview, fill out several questionnaires, and have their brain activity recorded (EEG/fMRI) while completing several simple computer tasks. The tasks will include responding quickly to shapes on the screen and viewing emotional stimuli. Participants will be paid $20 per hour for their time, plus a possible monetary bonus on some of the tasks.

Some eligibility restrictions may apply. For more information, contact CRNP@purdue.edu. The principal investigators for the study are Susan South, associate professor, and Daniel Foti, assistant professor, in the Department of Psychological Sciences. IRB#: 1707019408.

 

 

Fostering Food Security, Health, and Resilience in Graduate Education at Purdue (FORGE-Purdue)

The Fostering Food Security, Health, and Resilience in Graduate Education at Purdue (FORGE-Purdue) research project seeks to understanding the impact COVID-19 has had on Purdue graduate students' food security, mental health, physical health and academic achievements.

Purdue graduate students' participation will help in understanding the structural and individual factors affecting the student body. Responses will be used to provide on-campus recommendations. 

Graduate students are asked to take an online survey with questions on food security, mental health and physical activity. Completion of this survey should take 20-30 minutes. Participants do not need to complete the survey in one sitting; responses will be saved for individuals to come back to complete at a later time. Participants will be entered to win a $20 gift card.

The principal investigator is Nilupa Gunaratna, assistant professor of public health. The survey is sponsored by Protect Purdue and implemented in collaboration with the Purdue Graduate School. IRB No. 2020-1372.

 

Protein, exercise and muscle health study

Women ages 60-80 are wanted to participate in a study evaluating the impact of a high-protein diet and exercise on muscle and tendon health.

Researchers are seeking:

  • Healthy, nondiabetic individuals.
  • Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) less than or equal to 40.
  • Individuals who do not exercise frequently.

This research study will require:

  • 46 visits to the West Lafayette campus over a period of approximately four months.
  • Completion of 12 weeks of supervised exercise training.
  • A diet provided by research staff.

Individuals with claustrophobia or problems with tendons in the legs may not be able to enroll in this research study. For more information, contact Nathan Campbell at campb302@purdue.edu or 765-357-6717.

The study adheres to all required COVID-19 standard operating procedures. For more information regarding the standard operating procedures, visit https://protect.purdue.edu.

The principal investigator is Chad C. Carroll, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. IRB# IRB-2019-218.

 

Mediterranean diet and mushroom nutrition study

This research study is assessing the effects of including mushrooms as part of a healthy eating pattern on indices of perceived mental health/anxiety/depression along with risk factors for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

The study seeks men and women who are willing to consume a Mediterranean-style diet for eight weeks either with or without mushrooms. All food will be provided. Participants are required to attend three study visits at the research site over approximately a three-month period. Individuals will be compensated $300 for participating in the study.

Interested subjects should be age 30 to 69, overweight yet in general good health, nonsmokers and nonpregnant. Those interested in participating in the study should contact Cassi Uffelman at cuffelma@purdue.edu and mention the “Mediterranean Diet and Mushroom Study."

The study adheres to all required COVID-19 standard operating procedures. For more information regarding the standard operating procedures, visit https://protect.purdue.edu.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB#: IRB-2019-650.

 

Fecal Microbiome Biobank study

The MINION research team in the Department of Nutrition Science is seeking individuals to participate in the Fecal Microbiome Biobank study, which aims to better understand the relationship of the gut microbiota on host health. The study requires approximately one hour of time to fill out a health survey and a fecal sample.

Researchers are seeking individuals of all ages and races who have not taken antibiotics in six months. Participants will receive a total of $15 for approximately one hour of time.

If interested, contact clapp5@purdue.edu. The principal investigator for the study is Tzu-Wen Cross, assistant professor in Department of Nutrition Science. IRB-2020-1403.

 

Telehealth study on speech for individuals with Parkinson's disease

The Motor Speech Laboratory at Purdue is looking for individuals to participate in a telehealth study on speech.

This study has five sessions over a period of a month, and all sessions are completed online. Participants will be asked to interact with a computer-generated interaction, Nina, while producing different facial movements, providing speech samples and completing surveys. Both video and audio will be recorded during these sessions. Participants will be compensated $10 per session with a $20 bonus for completing all sessions. Professor Jessica Huber is the principal investigator for this study.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson disease
  • Age 30-85.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Normal language and cognition.
  • No history of neurological diseases (other than Parkinson disease) or pulmonary disease.
  • No history of head, neck or chest surgery.
  • Have access to an internet and web-camera enabled device.
  • Have adequate hearing (with or without amplification) to process verbal instruction and adequate vision to see the computer screen.
  • Nonsmoking for the last five years.

Individuals interested in participating should contact Sandy Snyder in the Motor Speech Laboratory at 765-494-6488 or email snyder33@purdue.edu for more information. IRB-2020-873.

 

Mushroom ingestion nutrition study

This research study is assessing the effects of consuming different types and amounts of mushrooms on postprandial changes in plasma and urine metabolites.

This study seeks men and women who are willing to consume a test day salad containing various amounts and types of mushrooms. Participants are required to attend six study visits at the research site over approximately a four-month period. Participants will be compensated $500 for participating in this study.  

Interested subjects should be age 30 to 69, overweight yet in general good health, nonsmokers, and nonpregnant. If you are interested in participating in this study, contact Cassi Uffelman at cuffelma@purdue.edu and mention the "Mushroom Ingestion Study."

The researchers adhere to all required COVID-19 standard operating procedures. More information regarding the standard operating procedures is available online

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB# IRB-2019-645.

 

Cognition and perception experiment

The PACER lab (Psychophyiological Assessment of Cognition Emotion and Reward) is looking for volunteers ages 18-35 to participate in a study on brain activity who may relate to some or all of the following questions:

  • Do you ever feel as if things on the TV or radio were meant especially for you?
  • Do you ever think that people can communicate telepathically?
  • Do you feel that you only have few hobbies or interests?

Participants may be paid up to $50 for their time and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Participation includes a brain activity recording, computer tasks that involve responding quickly to shapes and listening to tones, and an interview about the participant’s feelings and experiences. 

The lab visit lasts approximately four hours, and an online survey will need to be completed six months later.

If interested, contact Keisha Novak and her team at thecape@purdue.edu or at 765-496-0377. IRB#: 1808020876. 

  

Study on how exercise may influence thinking and brain function (ages 8-10)

The Physical Activity and NeuroCognitive Health (PANCH) Laboratory in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is looking for children ages 8-10 to participate in a research study on how exercise may influence thinking and brain function.

Participation in this research requires three visits on separate days to the MRI facility at Purdue. The first visit may last approximately three hours and involves health-related and demographic questionnaires, computer games and a fitness test. The second and third visits each may last about two hours and involve exercise and recording of brain activity using techniques such as an MRI. Participation in this study will be compensated by a total of $70.

Individuals who are interested in this research or who have questions should contact baumgarn@purdue.edu or 765-496-7781. Professor Shih-Chun Kao in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is the principal investigator. IRB#: IRB-2019-114.

 

Study on how exercise may influence thinking and brain function (ages 18-30)

The Physical Activity and NeuroCognitive Health (PANCH) Laboratory in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is looking for people ages 18-30 to participate in a research on how exercise may influence thinking and brain function.

Participation in this research requires three visits, each for two hours and 20 minutes, on separate days to the PANCH lab. The first visit may involve health-related and demographic questionnaires, computer games and a fitness test. The second and third visits each may involve exercise and recoding of brain activity using techniques such as electroencephalogram (EEG) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Participation in this study will be compensated by a total of $45.

Individuals who are interested in this research or who have questions should contact nagy17@purdue.edu. Professor Shih-Chun Kao in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is the principal investigator. IRB#: IRB-2019-25.

 

Autism inclusion study

Researchers are conducting a study involving children on the autism spectrum who have participated in extracurricular activities. The experience is an important perspective for understanding how to improve inclusion.

Researchers invite individuals to participate in a 20-minute online survey related to barriers in participation in 4-H. Anyone interested in particpating or who would like to learn more should fill out the Study Interest Survey, email maclab@purdue.edu or call 765-494-8156. IRB#: 1902021736.

 

Protein source study

Researchers are looking for men and women who would like to volunteer for a research study that will look at how protein source influences changes in blood amino acids.

For this three- to eight-week week study, volunteers will come to the Purdue Clinical Research Center for one, one-hour screening day and four individual five-hour testing days. Testing days will include measures of blood amino acid concentrations after the consumption of a provided breakfast.

Participants will receive $300 for completing the study.

Interested participants should be age 55 to 75, in general good health, nonsmokers, and nonpregnant. Individuals interested in participating should contact Gavin Connolly at connolg@purdue.edu or Jan Green at 765-494-7660 and mention the “protein source study” for more information.

The study adheres to all required COVID-19 standard operating procedures. More information regarding standard operating procedures is available on the Protect Purdue website.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB# 1804020520.

 

Nutrition research study

Researchers are looking for men and women ages 30-69 who would like to volunteer for a research study to determine how substitutions of starchy vegetables and refined grains with beef in a healthy vegetarian diet affect cardio-metabolic disease risk factors. 

Participants will be compensated $300 for completing the study. All study foods will be provided at no cost for 10 weeks (two five-week periods).

Interested volunteers should have a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 37 and be nondiabetic, nonpregnant or nonlactating, and nonsmoking.

Measurements taken during the study will include height, weight, blood pressure, blood samples, stool samples and dietary recalls.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science.

For more information, contact Erica Hill at hill155@purdue.edu and/or Yu Wang at wang3651@purdue.edu in the Department of Nutrition Science. Reference study number S53 when responding. IRB#: 1809021091.

 

Flavored sparkling water study

This research study is being conducted as a partnership between Purdue University and Indiana University. The goal is to reduce added sugar consumption from sugary drinks in the diets of adolescents at the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Participants will be supplied and asked to consume flavored sparkling water for 12 weeks as well as to participant in three online meetings of one hour in duration via Zoom or WebEx. 

Individuals may qualify to participate in the study if they meet the criteria below:

  • Are between 10 and 21 years of age.
  • Drink two or more sugary drinks per day (sodas, juices, energy and sports drinks; diet drinks do not count).
  • Are overweight or obese.
  • Are at the risk for developing diabetes or have family history of diabetes. 

Total compensation is $115, in the form of money or gift cards, and will be paid throughout the study. 

The principal investigators for this study are Nana Gletsu-Miller, associate professor at Indiana University’s School of Public Health, and Cordelia Running, assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Nutrition Science. For more information, contact Vinicius (Vinnie) Valicente at vvalicen@purdue.edu or 480-207-8355. IRB#:1908757318.

 

Interview study with mothers

The goal of the Optimizing Innovations Study is to better understand mothers’ experiences with health care and attitudes toward telehealth. Individuals may qualify to participate in the study if they are a:

  • Mother of a child on the autism spectrum.
  • Mother of a child who has been diagnosed with any of the following genetic syndromes: Angelman syndrome, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, or Prader-Willi syndrome.
  • Mother who is autistic.

Participation includes one 90-minute interview that will take place over the phone. Upon completion, participants will receive a $40 gift card.

The principal investigators for this study are Andrea DeMaria, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health, and Carolyn McCormick, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

To participate or request more information, contact Riley Felicicchia at rfelicic@purdue.edu or 765-496-4989. IRB-2019-582.

 


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