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AHS Study Participation

Updated 4/14/2022

The College of Applied Health Sciences is home to vast and varied research agendas in the areas of public health, injury prevention, tourism, marketing, management, healthy lifestyles, speech and hearing science and more. If you want to take part in any of our studies, please check our current listings below.

STUDY PARTICIPATION

Seeking Toddlers 12-18 Months for Nutrition Study

The BCNN Lab is launching a study called ELIAS, which is focused on the cognitive and nutritional development of infants beginning at 12-18 months. You will be asked to come to 6 visits (1.5 hours each) over the course of 12 months and will receive $420 in Amazon e-gift cards. Additional compensation will be provided for those traveling over 30 miles. Contact elias.uiuc@gmail.com if interested.


Eye health and school performance nutrition study in 8- to 10-year-olds

The iCONS research study involves seven 2-hour visits & a daily gummy for 9 months.  Activities include height, weight, & eye health measurements, reading & math related questions, computer tasks, & parent questionnaires. Families will receive up to $300, plus $10 per visit for travel costs. Parking provided. To learn more, email iconstudy@illinois.edu or 217-300-1667.


Individuals 18-30 years of age needed for research study

Participants needed for research study on effects of aging on brain activity and behavioral performance. Participants must be 18-30 years old, native English speakers, right-handed, and have at least a high school education (or equivalent). Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact the Aging and Neurocognition Lab at mudar.lab@gmail.com or (217) 265-6574.


Get Involved in Paid Research into Sitting and Brain Health!

Looking for adults aged 21-64 years with high weight for height to participate in a study into prolonged sitting and how adults think. The study involves 3 visits to Freer Hall, wearing activity monitors, and screening. Measures include cognitive tests, electroencephalography, a body scan, maximal exercise test, and blood draws. Compensation up to $350. If interested, click here!


Stretch Robot Interview Study

Researchers at the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory are recruiting participants for a study that explores older adults’ perceptions of a novel mobile robot designed for the home. Participants must be 65-85 years old and will partake in an interview to discuss their perceptions about the robot. The interview will be ~1 hour. For more info, please contact Megan Bayles at mbayles2@illinois.edu.


Recruiting Males and Minorities Ages 55-79 for a Free Exercise Program

Are you looking to get physically active? Researchers at Illinois are conducting a 6-month research study of stretching-toning, aerobic exercise and yoga. Participants will engage in free supervised exercise classes from August through February. We are recruiting males and minorities ages 55-79. Researchers will gather data before, after six months and a year later. Compensation is up to $240!


Chronic kidney disease may not present with any symptoms until it is too late. Our study aims to increase awareness of & screen for CKD and involves 3 surveys (<15 mins each) & a free at-home urine test. You will receive a $20 Amazon gift card when you complete the study! See if you are eligible at the link provided. Email ckdprescreening@gmail.com or text 'STUDY' to (650) 523-4963 for more info. Study Eligibility Survey


This study will investigate the relationship between diet, gut health, and metabolic health. Participants will consume a pre-packaged snack twice per day for 12 weeks and will be asked to visit the lab three times for testing and blood draws. In addition, 6 stool samples will be collected. For your participation, you can receive up to $300. Interested? Contact us at SNACKingStudy@illinois.edu


This study involves adults ages 45-75 years consuming two different supplements daily for two separate four-week periods. Participation involves collection of stool samples and diet records. Participants will complete surveys and computer tasks (over 6 visits of 1.5 to 2.5 hours each) to assess thinking ability. The study will take ~13 weeks total. Compensation of $350 provided upon completion. Contact Twinkle Mehta for more information.


We are recruiting older adults (70-89 years) for a study on the effects of aging on brain waves. Individuals should be native English speakers, have a minimum of high school education, and normal or corrected hearing and vision. The study requires cognitive testing and EEG sessions. Participants will be compensated. For more info, contact Lizzy Lydon at elydon2@illinois.edu or 217-265-6574.


The BCNN Lab is launching a study called ELIAS, which is focused on the cognitive and nutritional development of infants beginning at 12-18 months. You will be asked to come to 6 visits (1.5 hours each) over the course of 12 months and will receive $420 in Amazon e-gift cards. Additional compensation will be provided for those traveling over 30 miles. Contact elias.uiuc@gmail.com if interested.


We are recruiting Latinos 50 and older for a FREE dance, nutrition, and health program. The program is virtual and in Spanish. To enroll or learn more about the program, please call (708)-820-8010 or email aguinagalab@gmail.com.


A current research study is seeking student-athletes to participate in an interview to understand opinions and use of substances athletes use to manage their performance. Participants are eligible to receive a $25 Amazon gift voucher. For more information, contact Barny Zoob Carter at BXC869@student.bham.ac.uk


Your 8- to 10-year-old child will participate in seven, two-hour visits and take a daily gummy over nine months. Activities include height, weight and eye health measurements, reading and math-related questions, computer tasks and parent questionnaires. Families will receive up to $300, plus $10 per visit for travel costs. Parking provided. To learn more, email iCONStudy@illinois.edu or call 217-300-1667.


Participate in GAMEPLAN Study! Seeking participants 20 to 45 years of age for a six-week study on fiber, exercise and gut microbes. Blood and fecal donations will be required. Sedentary adults without GI disease, diabetes, or previous gallbladder removal surgery may qualify. For your participation, you will receive a check for $300. To find out it you qualify, please contact: game-plan@illinois.edu


This study seeks to understand the attentional demands of wheelchair propulsion for adult manual wheelchair users. Participants will receive a $20 Amazon gift card for completing online surveys (~30 min) and one in-person testing session (~1.5 hr). Testing will be at Freer Hall, with offered onsite parking. If interested, please contact the researchers at mikaela5@illinois.edu or 217-333-4650.