Participate in a Research Study

Active Mind Study

An older man and woman joggingCan exercise and/or mindfulness training improve cognitive function in older adults?

The Miriam Hospital is looking for older adults to participate in the research study.

The Miriam Hospital is looking at whether exercise and/or mindfulness training improves cognitive function in older adults.

You could qualify for the research study if you:

  • Are 55 years old or older
  • Are physically inactive
  • Feel that your memory has been worse recently

You will be compensated for your time. Parking is available.

If you are interested in learning more about the Active Mind Study please contact us at:

401-793-8184 or  

Physical Activity Research Center

Taking Control of Type 2 Diabetes

The Miriam Hospital is looking for adults with type 2 diabetes to participate in the HA1C research study.

Researchers will work with qualified participants to help them engage in an active lifestyle to take control of their Type 2 diabetes. Participants will complete a group-based 12-week walking program or a yoga program.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Over the age of  18 
  • Have had type 2 diabetes for at least 6 months
  • Not currently practicing yoga or mindfulness-based therapy
  • Not currently pregnant

Participants will be paid for their time.

For more information call: 401-302-0568 or email:

3D Ultrasound Study

Are You Pregnant?

We are looking for healthy, smoking and non-smoking, pregnant women for this research study.

3D Ultrasound Study

We are interested in learning how mother’s behaviors and feelings during pregnancy influence the behaviors and brain development of her baby.

  • You will be asked to complete up to three 3D non-diagnostic ultrasounds.

You will be compensated for your time and receive DVDs of your baby.

If you are interested in learning more about the 3D Ultrasound Study, please contact us at: 401-793-8120 or