Participate in a Research Study

Below is a list of all the research studies for which the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine is currently enrolling participants.

3D Ultrasound Study
Examining how mothers' behaviors and feelings during pregnancy influence the behaviors and brain development of their babies

Purpose/Goal of Study

This study will examine how mothers' behaviors and feelings during pregnancy influence the behaviors and brain development of their babies.

Description of Study

After an initial telephone screen, participants may be asked to take part in an interview about their habits and feelings during pregnancy. They will also be asked to give saliva samples. They may then participate in up to three 3D non-diagnostic ultrasound sessions and receive a DVD of their baby. After delivery, a researcher will complete newborn and infant exams.

Requirements

Participants must be healthy, smokers or non-smokers, and pregnant.

Additional Information

Participants will be compensated for their time and receive a DVD of their baby.

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about the 3D Ultrasound Study, please contact us at 401-793-8120 or ultrasound@lifespan.org.

Let's Talk About Hookah
Understanding the impact various flavors and features of hookah have on pregnancy

Purpose/Goal of Study 

The Let’s Talk About Hookah study is designed to understand the impact various flavors and features of hookah have on pregnancy.

Description of Study

Eligible participants will be asked to complete three interviews, two during pregnancy and one after the birth of the baby. These interviews include questionnaires about the participant's experience and thoughts about using hookah. Researchers will also collect pictures of the hookah the participant uses and where she uses it and saliva, urine and breath samples. Study participation will last approximately twelve months.

Requirements 

The study is open to women who are between the ages of 18 and 40, are pregnant, have used hookah during their pregnancy or up to three months before becoming pregnant.

Additional Information

Participants will be paid up to $170 for their time. Payments are $50 for each of the three interviews and $20 for photos.

Contact Information

To participate in the study email hookah@carene.org or call 401-954-4244.

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