About Wellness and Lifestyle
A child’s wellness can be impacted by many things; what they eat, how they play and exercise, who their friends are, how they study, and more. Because wellness can include elements of physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing, the whole of a child’s lifestyle matters. Some researchers look at the ways that diet, activity, and weight play a role in the way people relate and interact. Other studies might examine the relationship between stress and health, or they could focus on teenage alcohol or tobacco use. By addressing a wide range of potential concerns, research on wellness and lifestyles could provide children with healthy advice and habits that last a lifetime.
Brain, Emotions, and Mind-Wandering Study
Do you have a child between the ages of 11 and 13? Have you been diagnosed with a major depressive disorder and/or bipolar disorder? You and your child may be able to participate in a study to compare the effects of a mindfulness intervention versus a health and wellness intervention on emotions and mood in children and adolescents with a family risk for mood disorder.
Project REST Study
Are you the parent of an 8-12 year old? Your child may be able to participate in a study to examine thoughts, sleep, and eating behaviors in children. This study involves a visit to determine eligibility and complete questionnaires/games, 2 fMRI scans, and an at-home period where participants will complete games and questionnaires through text and respond to phone calls. Compensation is provided.
Project THINK Study – Overweight Children
Are you the parent of a 9-12 year old who is overweight? Your child may be able to participate in a study to examine thoughts and eating behaviors in children who are overweight. As part of this study, your child will complete questionnaires, cognitive tasks, and an interview. Children may also undergo two fMRI scans. Compensation is provided.
iCARE Study – Children Ages 10-17 and Parent or Grandparent with Cancer Diagnosis
Are you the parent or grandparent of a child ages 10-17? Have you been diagnosed with cancer? Families are needed for a research study to help learn more about how stress from a parent or grandparent's cancer diagnosis affects children. Compensation is provided.