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.
Postpartum Affect and Infant-Mother Regulation (PAIR) study - Baby
Are you the birth mother of a baby younger than 5 months? You and your baby may be eligible to participate in a research study with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on how postpartum mood may influence mother-baby play. Compensation is provided.
Digital Mindfulness for Adolescents with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Teens 15-17
Are you the parent of a teen with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Carnegie Mellon University is currently recruiting participants for a research study testing whether a 2-week digital mindfulness program can be beneficial for adolescents diagnosed with IBS. Compensation is provided.
DAYLight - Adolescents 12-17
Are you the parent of a 12-17 years old who is feeling down or depressed? Is your child right handed? Your child may be eligible to participate in a research study to test the effects of bright light on mood and circadian function. Compensation provided.
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.
DRIVE -Teens Currently Experiencing Depression
Are you the parent of a teen 16-17 years old? Has your teen been sad or unmotivated? You and your teen may be eligible to participate in a research study to understand the way depression develops in young people. Compensation is provided.
BEAM Trial -- Adolescents
Is your child between ages 13-17 and diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? You and your child may be able to participate in a research study to help young people with prediabetes/type 2 diabetes increase their daily physical activity. Compensation is provided.
BEaM Study - Child
Do you have a child 11-14? Does your child have a biological parent or full biological sibling who has ever experienced symptoms of depression 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 & mood in children and adolescents with a family risk for mood disorder.
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.