MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
Are you age 30 or older? You may be able to participate in an at-home study of muscle training to investigate the effect of muscle strengthening on bone, sleep, and quality of life. This study involves 3 in-person visits to the Duquesne University campus and daily muscle training (15 minutes) over 6 months. Eligible participants must have no condition that would limit their ability to exercise.
Intimate Partner Violence among Women of Asian Descent
Are you a woman who was born in an Asian country and who speaks Mandarin, Korean, or English? You may be able to participate in a study to evaluate a new treatment for women who are experiencing physical assault, verbal/emotional abuse, sexual violence, or financial abuse within a relationship. Participation involves taking part in a 12 week intervention program. Compensation is provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
OPTIMUM Research Study
Are you bothered by chronic low back pain? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to find out if group mindfulness meditation sessions can help people reduce their chronic low back pain. This study involves attending eight weekly sessions and completing surveys and an interview. Study sessions can take place in person or by video. Compensation is provided.
Are you age 60 or older? Did your spouse or partner pass away in the past 12 months? You may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about health behaviors and mood in bereaved older adults. This study involves 7 visits (online or by phone) over 15 months and includes recording daily activity, mood, diet, and sleep behaviors for 12 weeks. Compensation is provided.
RESET BP Trial
Do you know your blood pressure? Do you sit too much at work? Men and women ages 21–65 who have a desk job and higher than normal blood pressure (but are not taking blood pressure medication) may be able to participate in a research study to find out if sitting less during the workday can lower blood pressure. Remote visits may be available. Compensation is provided.
Are you 18 or 19 years old and the mother of one child? If so, you may want to participate in a study that will pair you with a mentor, or Maikuru, to provide you with a support network. Participants will have 5 weekly 2-hour educational sessions, will receive dinner, child-care, bus tickets/parking at each session, and will also receive compensation for completing all sessions.