Past Research Projects

2018 Research Projects

Study Title Eligibility Investigators / Department Estimated Enrollment
(# of 5-hour shifts)
Elderly Health Care Needs Ages 16 + Hossein Akhavi-Pour, PhD
Hamline University, School of Business
254 (2)
Swishin’ and a Swabbin’ for Science Smokers, vapors, & smokeless tobacco users ages 18 +
OR non-tobacco or e-cigarette users age 8 +
Silvia Balbo, PhD
SPH, Environmental Health Sciences
191 (4)
Like Share Follow: #MNResearch MN resident, ages 18 + Joyce (Joy) Balls-Berry, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Community Engagement in Research Program
487 (3)
Feel the Good Vibrations! Ages 18 + Victor Barocas, PhD
Amy Moeller, MD
CSE, Biomedical Engineering
102 (4)
CLIMB the pathway to better illness management Children under 18 years of age
diagnosed with a lifelong health condition
and their family
Barbara Beacham, PhD, MSN, RN
School of Nursing
95 – Recruitment
Only (5)
Is Precious Metal Mining Sustainable in Minnesota? Ages 18 + Ryan Bergstrom, PhD
Afton Clarke-Sather, PhD
UM Duluth, CLA, Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies
117 (1)
Let’s (NOT) make a baby: Perspectives on Long-Acting Birth Control Women aged 18-40
not currently pregnant
never had a hysterectomy or tubal sterilization (‘tubes tied’)
sexually active with male(s) in last 12 months
not desiring to be pregnant for at least a year
Christy Boraas, MD, MPH
Medical School, Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health
421 (3)
Got Staph? Ages 18 + Amanda Brosnahan, PhD
Taylor Mach, PhD
Concordia University, Department of Science
330 (1)
Sunday Sales: the Good, the Bad, and the Boozy MN resident for at least 3 years
Ages 21 +
Collin Calvert, MPH
SPH, Epidemiology & Community Health
1385 (4)
Teach the Computer How U Moove Youth 8-17 and parent/guardian 18+
with or without a tic disorder
Christine Conelea, PhD
Gail Bernstein, PhD
Medical School, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
35 (1)
Build-A-Brain: What’s the Connection? Youth 8-17 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian Christine Conelea, PhD
Medical School, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
26 (1)
Knock, Knock, Who’s There? Parent or caregiver of child(ren) aged 6-17 who are enrolled in primary or secondary education (grades 1-12) Clayton Cook, PhD, LP
CEHD, Educational Psychology
133 (2)
Name that Emotion Children aged 5-13 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian Clayton Cook, PhD, LP
CEHD, Educational Psychology
161 (2)
Games for brains: How does your brain make decisions? Ages 10-29 Kathryn Cullen, MD
Medical School, Psychiatry
315 (5)
Check it and fix it…hear! Ages 18 + Evelyn Davies-Venn, PhD
CLA, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
412 (4)
A Look at your Liver and Poop may Lengthen your Life! Ages 18 +
For liver screening, must be at risk for fatty liver disease
Piet de Groen, MD
Amar Mahgoub, MD
Medical School, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
460 – Recruitment
Only (5)
What Women Want: How Do Women Want to Make Health Care Decisions? MN resident, females born 1982 to 2000
have seen a health care provider (e.g., doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) in the past 12 months
Priyanka Desai, MSPH
SPH, Health Services Research, Policy and Administration
185 – Recruitment
Only (2)
How’s Your Muscle? Males aged 6-30 William Durfee, PhD
DeWayne Townsend, DMV, PhD
CSE, Mechanical Engineering
311 (4)
Kid Talk Study Children aged 3-10 years
typical development
Lizbeth Finestack, PhD
CLA, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
169 (5)
Please don’t make me cough, laugh or sneeze! Women aged 18 + John Fischer, MD
Cynthia Fok, MD
Medical School, Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health
1568 (6)
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Families Adults aged 18 +
with Type 2 diabetes OR a history of gestational diabetes
must have children aged 2-17
Jayne Fulkerson, PhD
Muna Sunni, MBBCh, MS
School of Nursing
106 (6)
Are you caring for someone with memory loss? Ages 18 +
provide care for an adult with memory loss
Joseph Gaugler, PhD
School of Nursing
36 – Recruitment
Only (3)
Would you take a ride on the giant ‘Brain Research’ slide? Aged 18 +
has been a parent or caregiver of a child OR is planning to have a child/children someday
Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT
Michael Georgieff, MD
Medical School, Rehabilitation Medicine
650 (2)
Mind the Gaps: Help us make smart devices smarter Aged 50 +
OR severe visual impairment
Maria Gini
Wilma Koutstaal, PhD
CSE, Computer Science & Engineering
Psychology
176 (2)
The PREC(ar)IOUS Family Study Aged 18 +
currently employed or looking for work
provide primary financial & caretaking support to a child, elder, or disabled family member
Renada Goldberg
CEHD, Family Social Science
255 (1)
The Brain Games Ages 12-25
can use iPad independently for games (visual and audio)
Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, PhD
Medical School, Adolescent Psychiatry
410 (6)
A Stroke of Genius: Who knows more Aged 18 +
ND/OR adult strokesurvivors & their caregivers
Niloufar Hadidi, PhD, APRN
School of Nursing
211 (2)
Research Starts with Respect All are welcome! Bethany Hansen
Community Oversight Board
Community Engagement (5)
Step Up and Mooove! Kids aged 8 to 18
able to walk on your own
able to step up & down an 8 inch step
don’t have any chronic illnesses
can answer questions
Mary Hooke, PhD, APRN
Carole Tucker, PhD, PT
School of Nursing
99 (2)
Saving Voices for People Who Have ALS: Your Opinions, Please! Ages 18 + Jolene Hyppa Martin, PhD
UM Duluth, CEHSP, Communication Sciences & Disorders
886 (5)
Fashion at the Fair! Women 18-64
no fabric or food allergies
Deborah Roedder John, PhD
Yajin Wang, PhD
Carlson School of Management, Marketing
155 (2)
Tickle Your Taste Buds Females 18-64
no food allergies
Deborah Roedder John, PhD
Maria Rodas, MBA
Carlson School of Management, Marketing
239 (1)
Me, My Meds, and I Aged 18 +
receipt of at least 1 prescription medication in the past year
Erin Krebs, MD, MPH
Medical School, Mpls VA Health Care System
1749 (9)
EAT, Talk, and Connect at the Fair! Ages 18 +
past completion of a Project EAT survey at school & by mail/online
Nicole Larson, PhD, MPH, RDN
Katie Loth, PhD
SPH, Epidemiology & Community Health
376 (7)
Babies R Us MN resident, ages 18 + Bonnie LeRoy, MS, CGC
CBS, Genetics, Cell Biology & Development
95 (2)
Sun’s Out, Thumbs Out Healthy hands
females & males aged 4-12
males aged 13-21
Corey McGee, PhD
Center for Allied Health Programs, Program in Occupational Therapy
(2)
How sleepy are you? Ages 18 +
20/40 vision or better
not suffering any lingering effects of stroke, tumor, or head trauma
does not have epilepsy
does not suffer from any visual disorders (e.g., color blindness, cataracts, macular degeneration)
Nichole Morris, PhD
CSE, Mechanical Engineering
184 (4)
Corporations in your community: Do they make a difference? MN resident, ages 18 + Amy O’Connor, PhD
CLA, Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication
1788 (10)
WISE Women’s Study Females aged 18-44 Ashley Oglesby
Ruby Nyugen, PhD
SPH, Epidemiology & Community Health
922 (4)
ACHIEVE Healthy Aging Ages 70-84 James Pankow, PhD, MPH
SPH, Epidemiology & Community Health
56 – Recruitment
Only (2)
Create Your Own 3D avatar Ages 10 + Hyun Soo Park, PhD
CSE, Computer Science & Engineering
167 (2)
Moo Matters! Ages 5 +
able to read & write
Rielle Perttu
Marcia Endres, PhD
CFANS, Animal Science
1788 (5)
Let’s Talk About Health! Ages 18 + Andrew Petzold, PhD
UM Rochester, Center for Learning Innovation
149 (1)
Let your Genes Treat your Hypertension: Precision Medicine Made Available! Aged 30-80
BMI between 19-50
BP 140/90 to 170/110 (ages 30-59)
BP 150/90 to 170/110 (ages 60-80)
not currently taking more than 1 class of hypertension medications
does not have cardiac disease
Pam Phelps, PharmD
Fairview Medical Group, Fairview Health Systems
14 – Recruitment
Only (3)
Potholes and politics! How to patch them up? MN resident, ages 18 + Kathryn Quick, MCP, PhD
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
751 (4)
Jiminy Crickets: What’s In These Chips? All ages Sujaya Rao, PhD
CFANS, Entomology
192 (1)
Are you sleeping like a baby? Yvette Reibel, PhD
School of Dentistry
646 (2)
Do you consider yourself disfluent? Tell us why Children & adults who either stutter or do not Jayanthi Sasisekaran, PhD
CLA, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
75 – Recruitment
Only (2)
The Great Minnesota Sports Concussion Study Youth ages 8-22
parents with children living in the house
Francis Shen, PhD, JD
Law School
482 (2)
10,000 Families Study Families with young children Logan Spector, PhD
Bharat Thyagarajan, MD, PhD, MPH
Medical School, Pediatrics
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
702 – Recruitment
Only (9)
Connecting the Dots: Brain Mapping and Mental Health Ages 18-59
good general physical health
Scott Sponheim, PhD
Medical School, Psychiatry
138 – Recruitment
Only (3)
Autism: show what you already know, grow what you don’t know Ages 18 + Sheri Stronach, PhD, CCC-SLP
CLA, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
494 (5)
Going Viral Women ages 18-44 Katie Tastad, MPH
Mark Schleiss, MD
SPH, Epidemiology & Community Health
Medical School, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology
851 (5)
Whose (HPV vaccine) decision is it anyway? Parents/guardians of adolescents aged 9-17
adolescents aged 9-17 accompanying the parent/guardian
Deanna Teoh, MD
Medical School, Gynecologic Oncology
424 (3)
Listen to your body: measures of body awareness for kids Children aged 5-17 Lucie Turcotte, MD
Juergen Konczak, PhD
Medical School, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
153 (7)
All Aboard the Brain Train Ages 18-80
fluent in English (learned before age 12)
able to use an iPad to complete visual & audio tests without assistance
Sophia Vinogradov, MD
Medical School, Psychiatry
347 (5)
Brains on a Stick! Youth ages 8-16
parent/guardian of an 8-16 year-old
no braces
Jeff Wozniak, PhD
Medical School, Psychiatry
19 – Recruitment
Only (1)

2017 Research Projects

Study Title Eligibility Investigators / Department Estimated Enrollment
(# of 5-hour shifts)
Help change the way we think about our health! Ages 18 and over Robin Austin, DNP, DC, RN-BC
Nursing
606 (2)
Let us pay for your State Fair food! Ages 18 and over
English or Spanish language
Stacie Bosley, PhD
Marc Bellemare, PhD
Applied Economics
452 (2)
Are You A Rock Star? Ages 18 and over Michael Borofsky, MD
Urology
Everybody Hurts – What do you know about chronic pain? Ages 18 and over Diana Burgess, PhD
EpiCH
Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Mpls Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
1268 (10)
Keep Calm & Play On Ages 6-14 Clayton Cook, PhD, LP
Educational Psychology
143 (2)
Brain Booth Girls, ages 12-14
no braces
Kathryn Cullen, MD
Psychiatry
Recruitment
Only
Got MILK? Pregnant women who plan to breast feed their infants
Women who are currently exclusively breast-feeding, and their infants
Ellen Demerath, PhD
EpiCH
Recruitment
Only
See Your Optic Nerves at the Driven to Discover Building Ages 12-65 Luai Eldweik, MBChB
Opthalmology
280 (6)
Kid Talk Study Children 3 through 9 years
Typical development
Child and one parent must speak English
Lizbeth Finestack, PhD
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
173 (5)
Caregivers Count: Helping Loved Ones with Memory Loss Ages 18 and over
Provide care for an adult with memory loss
Joseph Gaugler, PhD
Nursing
Recruitment
Only
How Do You Moove? Aged 8 to 18
Able to walk
Able to talk and answer questions
Casey Hooke, PhD, APRN, PCNS, CPON
Nursing
356 (3)
Earn cash and participate in world-renowned research! Ages 18 and over Hubbling, Shelly
Carlson Behavioral Labs
Recruitment
Only
Tickle Your Taste Buds! Females 18-64
No food allergies
Deborah Roedder John, PhD
Maria Rodas, MBA
Marketing
294 (2)
Fashion at the Fair! Females ages 18-64
No fabric or food allergies
Deborah Roedder John, PhD
Yajin Wang, PhD
Marketing
Sun’s Out, Thumbs Out! Ages 13 -21
No history of hand problems
Leah Johnson, MA, OTR/L
Program in Rehabilitation Science
225 (2)
SCIENCE SURVEY Ages 18 and over
Fluent reader of English
Miriam Krause, PhD
Chemistry
233 (2)
Better Numbers for Better Health! Ages 18 and over Sohye Lee, PhD Candidate
Nursing
228 (3)
Social Work: A FAIR assessment Ages 12 and over
Any gender or background
Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD
Social Work
1357 (4)
Unravel the Silent Dental Epidemic in Minnesota Ages 18 and over Naty Lopez, PhD, Med
Primary Dental Care
1543 (4)
Brain Fever Ages 18 and over
Parent of a child who will be attending high school in the 2017/2018 academic year
Dawn Nederhoff, MPH
Nicole Basta, PhD, Mphil
EpiCh
445 (4)
Be Part of Tomorrow’s Health Care Breakthroughs! Everyone Timothy Presley
CTSI
Recruitment
Only
Share Your Voice and Make a Difference! Ages 18 and over
Current Minnesota resident
Lynette Renner, MSW, PhD
Melissa Heinen, MPH
Social Work
1840 (10)
Let’s Talk About Sex! Age 13-17 years
OR
Parent/guardian of a 13-17 year-old
Kari Schneider, MD
Pediatrics
1206 (6)
The Great Minnesota Sports Concussion Study Youth athletes ages 12-22
Parents with school-aged children
Francis Shen, JD, PhD
Jessica Brown, PhD
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
733 (4)
Beyond Rain Man: Understanding Autism Ages 18 and over Sheri Stronach, PhD
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Spit on a Stick Healthy females 0-60
No illness, major injury, or vaccination in past 2 weeks
Frank Symons, PhD
Educational Psychology
159 (3)
Going Viral Women aged 18-44
Minnesota resident at least 6 months of the year
Not currently pregnant
AND
EITHER Never been pregnant OR Pregnant at least once within the past 10 years
Katie Tastad, MPH
EpiCH
Center for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Translational Research, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology
733 (5)
#HPV messaging on @Instagram: Help us go viral! Young adults ages 18-26 Deanna Teoh, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
1132 (4)
Where Brains Make History: the Human Connectome Project To participate in the studies:
-Ages 8-21
-Ages 36 and older
-In good health
To learn about this exciting new project:
-Everyone!
Melissa Terpstra, PhD
Kamil Ugurbil, PhD
Essa Yacoub, PhD
Kathleen Thomas, PhD
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research; Radiology; Child Psychology
Recruitment
Only
Let Your Genetics Treat Your High Blood Pressure Age 30 to 70
History of high blood pressure (hypertension) or confirmed high blood pressure
Willing to travel to select Fairview clinics
Dang D. Tran, MD
Recruitment
Only
Why do you buy? Ages 18 and over
Involved with making or helping with food purchasing decisions
Uses social or traditional media sources for news/current events
Lisa Trimble, PhD
Debra Freedman, PhD
The Food Protection and Defense Institute
521 (2)
Hair Today Robert Turesky, PhD
Medicinal Chemistry; Pediatrics
176 (3)
Poop..it Happens & We Study That! Ages 18 and over
-Diagnosed with a GI health issue
OR -Have a family member with a GI health issue
OR -Healthy volunteers for GI research
Byron Vaughn, MD
Piet de Groen, MD
Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Recruitment
Only
All Aboard the Brain Train! Citizen Scientists at UMN Ages 18-70
Can use an iPad for visual and auditory tasks without help
Fluent in English
Sophia Vinogradov, MD
Psychiatry
279 (5)
How to Build a 21st Century Village Ages 18 and over
Parent/guardian of one or more minor children
Lindsey Weiler, PhD
Family Social Science
425 (3)
Families Living With Technology Age 5-12 with one adult family member
Age 13-18
Age 18 or older
Lana Yarosh, PhD
Sarah McRoberts
Computer Science & Engineering
412 (4)
Your Health, Your Research, Your Choice Age 18 or older
English-speaking
Heather Zierhut, PhD
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development; Educational Psychology
952 (5)

2016 Research Projects

Study Title Eligibility Investigators / Department Estimated Enrollment
(# of 6-hour shifts)
10,000 Families Study Ages 18 and up
At least one child (or grandchild) under the age of five who lives in MN.
Heather Nelson, PhD
Logan Spector, PhD
Pediatrics
Recruitment Only
ABC’s and One to Threes 1-3 year olds and their parent or guardian Sheri Stronach, PhD
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
135 (8)
Agritourism: The Final Frontier in Agriculture Ages 8 and up Carrie Klumb
Joni Sheftel, DVM
Bruce Alexander, PhD
MN Dept. of Health
Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
UMN Division of Environmental Health Sciences
1141 (6)
Are Your Hands “Hulk Smash” Strong? Men and women aged 21-49
Men aged 50-69
Men and women aged 70+
Corey McGee, PhD
Occupational Therapy – Rochester
230 (4)
Autism Treatments: Fads and Facts Ages 18 and up
You do not need to have personal experience or knowledge of ASD to participate.
Veronica Fleury, PhD
Educational Psychology
648 (5)
Brain Booth! Ages 8-18
Patient Group: Diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression or bipolar disorder
Healthy Control group: No history of any psychiatric diagnoses
Gail Bernstein, MD
Kathryn Cullen, MD
Psychiatry
Recruitment Only
Cancer & U: What Do You Know About This Deadly Disease? Ages 18 and up
No cancer history
Hee Yun Lee, PhD
School of Social Work
725 (9)
Food for Tot Children ages 3-5 and a parent or guardian Amy Gross, PhD
Megan Flynn, PhD
Claudia Fox, MD
Pediatrics
174 (4)
Food Matters Ages 18 and up
English-speaking
Able to complete a survey using an iPad
Mary Jo Kreitzner, PhD
Roni Evans, DC, PhD, MS
Jenny Breen
Center for Spirituality & Healing
660 (4)
Genetics Hide and Seek Ages 18 and up
English-speaking
Bonnie LeRoy, PhD
Heather Zierhut, PhD
Genetics
Cell Biology & Development
864 (5)
Heart of the Matter 2016 Ages 18 and up
Not pregnant
Sara Love, PhD
Fred Apple, PhD
Medical School
300 (4)
How Are You Feeling? Ages 18 and up Mary Butler, PhD
Robert Kane, PhD
School of Public Health
1016 (4)
How Good Are Your Eyes? Ages 18 and up
Smokers and nonsmokers
Andrew Lee, MD
Yao Wang
Medical School
108 (4)
How Well Do You Know Your Body? Ages 65 and up Ann Van de Winckel, PhD
Manda Keller-Ross, PhD, DPT, PT
Physical Therapy
111 (6)
If You’re Happy, How Do You Show It? Ages 18 and up
No history of facial paralysis
Emily Walsechuk, MD
Sofia Lyford-Pike, MD
Medical School
225 (7)
Information Overload Ages 18 and up Chris Weight, MD
Medical School
394 (4)
Looking for ADAPT-able Military Families Has served or is serving in the U.S. military
Has experienced at least one overseas deployment since 2001
Has a child aged 5-12
Abigail Gewirtz, PhD
Amy Majerly
Chris Bray
College of Education and Human Development
Recruitment Only
Make the GRADE in Diabetes Control Type 2 Diabetes patients with less than 10 years duration
Ages 20 and up
Taking only Metformin to treat Type 2 Diabetes
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD
Medicine / Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Recruitment Only
My Doctor Said What?! Ages 18 and up
MN resident
English-speaking
Nicole Theis-Mahon
Shanda Hunt
Bio-Medical Library
273 (2)
Ready-to-Eat or Ready-to-Cook? Ages 18 and up
You regularly shop for groceries for yourself or your household.
Gianna Short, PhD
Hikaru Peterson, PhD
Applied Economics
500 (4)
StudyFinder: Find Research Opportunities and Share Your Perceptions of Health Research Everyone is invited to check out StudyFinder and play trivia!
Must be age 18 or older to participate in the survey
Melissa Mueller
Timothy Presley
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Recruitment Only
Sun Safety in Children Ages 18 and up
Parent (or guardian) of a child entering K-8th grade
Ingrid Polcari, MD
Erin Dodd
Medical School
409 (4)
The Kid Talk Study Children 3 through 8 years
Typical development
Child and one parent must speak English.
Lizbeth Finestack, PhD
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
292 (10)
The Smile Study: What Matters in a Smile? Ages 18 and up Sofia Lyford-Pike, MD
Medical School
500 (5)
Try Out the Videochat of the Future! Ages 18 and up
Normal or corrected vision
Ability to use at least one hand
Lana Yarosh, PhD
Computer Science & Engineering
114 (4)
Unpack Your Parenting, Get a Backpack Parent of at least one child aged 3-25 Xiang Zhou
Advisor: Richard Lee, PhD
Psychology
866 (5)
What Have You HEARD about the HERD? Ages 18 and up
MN resident for at least 6 months per year
Nicole Basta, PhD
Jacqueline Logan
Fareed Awan
Dawn Nederhoff
School of Public Health
1047 (5)
What Is Wellbeing and How Do You Get it? Ages 18 and up
English-speaking
Pamela Jo Johnson, PhD
Todd Rockwood, PhD
Roni Evans, DC, PhD
Center for Spirituality & Healing
1106 (4)
What We Buy, What We Eat Ages 18 and up
Regularly shops and prepares food for the household
Hikaru Peterson, PhD
Vaneesha Dusoruth
Applied Economics
339 (4)
What’s in Your Glass? (Part 2) Ages 18-74
Parent of a child aged 6-12
Primary responsibility for providing food for the child
Access to a computer or a smart phone
Speak and read English
Arwa Zahid
Marla Reicks, PhD
Food Science & Nutrition
195 (3)
Whether You’re 5 or 95: Help Us Explore the Science of Attention and Memory! All ages welcome
Parent or legal guardian needed for children under 18.
Yuhong Jiang, PhD
Psychology
Recruitment Only
Whoop(ing Cough), There It Is! Ages 1 and up (children under 18 must have legal guardian present)
Minnesota resident
Not immunocompromised
Erinn Sanstead
Shalini Kulasingam, PhD
School of Public Health
104 (3)

2015 Research Projects

Study Title Eligibility Estimated Recruitment
ABC’s and One to Threes 1-3 year olds and their parents  70
Animals and Human Health, from City to Silo Ages: 21 and older, live in MN, and are not pregnant  626
Blue Ribbon Snacking Study  Ages: 18 and older and have eaten at least one thing at the fair  306
Brain Based Therapy for Motor Recovery after Stroke 3-12 months post-stroke and in stable condition.  Ages: 18-70  NA (recruitment only)
Brain Booth Ages 8-17.  OCD subjects not on treatment.  Control subjects too!  54
Can You Crack the Health Care Code? Ages: 18 and older  371
Can You Detect a Liar? Ages: 18 and older  620
Do You Hear What I Hear? Ages: 18 and older  268
 Do You See What I See? Ages 6-35.  No diagnosis affecting social perception.  46
Eczema, Allergy and the Skin: Itchy Insights Ages: 18 and older.  Parent of a child under the age of 18.  398
Exploring the Exciting World of Science Ages: 18 and older  484
FINDing Connections Everyone is eligible!  NA (recruitment only)
Got Iron? Women, ages 18-45  190
Growing Healthy Kids: Little Sprouts Garden Study Parents: 18 and older.  Kids: 3-5  92
Hand Strength on a Stick Ages 13-30 or Ages: 50 and above  319
Heart of the Matter Ages: 18 and older.  Can’t participate for certain medical conditions  366
Help CONTROL Autoimmune Diseases! Ages: 18 and older.  No autoimmune disorder diagnosis  235
If You’re Happy, How Do You Show It? Ages: 18 and older  1,352
Join us for a Ride on the Reading Railroad! Ages: 8 and older.  No dyslexia  173
Make the GRADE in Diabetes Control Type 2 Diabetes patients < than 10 years duration, ages 20 & older  NA (recruitment only)
Minnesota Risk Preferences Ages: 19-70  400
Minnesota Sibling Support Ages: 9-17 with a sibling.  Does not have developmental disability.  53
MinnWorks: A Job Market Study Ages: 18 and older  490
Musicality Study: Test Your Musical Ability! Ages: 18 and older  368
Sunscreen Dispensers at the Fair Everyone is eligible!  2,187
Path to Math Survey Kids ages 8 and older.  Parents of school-aged kids.  533
POP Quiz: Enlighten your Mind and Save a Life Ages: 18 and older  1,488
Resilience Games Parent/Child pairs.  Kids: ages 4-12.  Parents: ages 18 and older.  320
Safe Schools Survey 2015 Ages 15-23.  Current high school or college student in MN.  956
Shifting Gears: Survey of Service Members’ Reintegration onto American Roads Anyone who served in the military between 2001 to the present  30
 Social Science on a Stick  Ages: 18 and older  1,134
 The Game Buffet  Parents of kids ages 2-4  97
The Gift of Grandparenting Grandparents  220
The Kid Talk Study Kids ages 3-8  232
The Real Life Game of Chance Ages: 18 and older  900
Tickle Your Taste Buds! Females, ages 18-50.  No food allergies.  450
TrainMeUp MN at the Fair Ages 18-40.  BMI > 25.  Sedentary, otherwise healthy.  NA (recruitment only)
UFFDA Study Ages: 18 and older.  Don’t have certain medical conditions.  579
What’s in Your Glass? Ages 18-74.  Parent of kids ages 6-12.  380
Where is My Arm? Ages 18 and younger  229
Wise and Well Ages 55 and older  413

2014 Research Projects

Study Title Eligibility Estimated Recruitment
Safe Schools Survey Ages 14-19  788
The Kid Talk Study Ages 3-7  220
 FIND Your Way. Develop Your Brain  Autistic Spectrum Disorder Patients  67
Choices, Choices, Choices Kids: 4-7, Adults: 18-35  122
Cooking with Kids in Rural MN Parents of 8-12 year-olds.  Live in Rural MN  176
Minnesota Munchkins with Microbes Ages 3-70, at least 2 family members participate  207
Dental Therapists: Tooth or Consequences Ages: 18 and older.  Live in Minnesota  410
Rainbow Heart Health Ages: 18 and older  252
MN Veterans Coming Home Study OEF/OIF/Veterans deployed overseas OR spouses/partners of eligible veterans  91
Take it 2 Heart.  Learn Your Lipids. Ages: 18 and older.  Can’t have certain medical conditions  973
Make the GRADE in Diabetes Control Type 2 diabetes patients with less than 10 years duration. Ages: 20 and older.  15
Mythbusting Unreasonable Entrepreneurship Ages: 18 and older.  Are or intend to be an entrepreneur.  127
R U @ Rsk 4 T1D? First degree relatives of Type 1 Diabetes patients, ages: 1-45  12
State Fair Justice Ages: 18 and older  284
Social Science on a Stick Ages: 18 and older  457
Minnesota Taste 12 Ages 50-80  135
Faces at the Fair Ages 8-30  81
Brain Power Ages: 18 and older  399
Know Your Drink Study Kids: 9-12 and their parents, ages: 18 and older  392
Fitness After Fifty-Five Ages: 55 and older  434
Bipeds and Bad Dreams Ages 20-80  187
Food (Alert!) Ages: 18 and older  47
Spill the Bean Study Parents (ages: 18 and older) of children ages: 5-18  283
UFFDA Study Ages: 18 and older.  Can’t have certain medical conditions.  778
Distracted Driving Simulator Ages 16 and older  203
Colon Cancer. iPrevent. iTreat. iBeat. African American men, ages 18-65  310
Gopher Kids Study Previous participants in Gopher Kids.  207
What’s Behind Your Food? Ages: 18 and older  260
Blue Ribbon Snacking Study Ages: 18 and older  224