July 10, 2020

Researchers in various studies looking for participants

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

Virtual language study on aphasia

The Purdue Aphasia Research Lab, led by Professor Jiyeon Lee, is looking for participants to be part of a control group for a virtual study on how aphasia affects language. Healthy older adults between 50 and 80 years old who have normal or corrected-to-normal hearing and vision and are native, monolingual English speakers may be eligible to participate. Access to a webcam and high-speed internet is also required.

Participants will receive hearing, vision, and language testing and play a card picture-description game for one to two sessions. Each session will take approximately two hours, and participants will be paid $20 for each session.

Testing sessions will be held virtually on the Webex Meetings platform. For more information, contact the Purdue Aphasia Research Lab at aphasia@purdue.edu or call 765-496-0216. IRB#: 1406014987.

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.


Study on use of shared e-scooter and bike share

A joint study by the schools of Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering is looking for participants to take a survey related to the use of shared e-scooter and bike share. The survey is seeking to study the mobility pattern and user preference of such new mobility systems, and how they have changed the way people travel.

The survey is available online and will take approximately 5-8 minutes to complete. The participants will have the chance to win a $50 gift card. Responses are collected and analyzed anonymously. Responses will be used to analyze the travel pattern and improve the quality and efficiency of such new mobility systems.

For more information, contact Mokammel Sanju at msanju@purdue.edu or Zhaoyu Kou at kouz@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1908022553.


Tele-lactation study

Mothers who just gave birth or who will be giving birth soon (around 34 gestational weeks) are invited to participate in a tele-lactation study. Participants will be given access to a breastfeeding monitoring app, receive tailored education, and have videoconferencing (two or three times) with a lactation consultant for lactation support.

Those interested in participating should email Azza Ahmed at ahmedah@purdue.edu or tele-lactationstudy@purdue.edu.

Participants will receive a $45 gift card upon completing one month of monitoring and submitting a 10-minute survey.

The principal investigators for the study are Ahmed, associate professor in the School of Nursing, and Jeff Brewer, associate professor of computer and information technology in the Polytechnic Institute. IRB#: 1708019497.



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