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Preadolescent Stress and Health Study

This study will examine the effects of stress on physical and mental health during early adolescence. We are recruiting 11- and 12-year old boys and girls to participate in three yearly visits at the PennStateHealth Pediatric Clinical Research Center. At the visits, a youth and one of their parents or guardians will participate in interviews related to stress, coping, and everyday life. They will also complete some puzzles and cooperative activities both together and separately.Youths will also provide blood, urine, and saliva samples to measure stress hormones and other health indicators such as cholesterol and glucose levels. Participating families will receive compensation for completing surveys at the three timepoints.
Martha Wadsworth at mew27@psu.edu or 814-865-2878
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Younger than 18 years old
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NCT03436706
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Medical assistance or low-income
child age 11 or 12 years
able to commit to two year study
able to read and write English
Exclusion Criteria:
intellectual disability
cancer or congestive heart failure
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Hershey, PA

Stress, Gene Expression, & Disease Susceptibility

This research is being done to investigate the mechanisms linking early life stress to disease susceptibility. In order to better understand the underlying mechanism, we need to identify how target cells respond and adapt to stress. One way to test this mechanism is to see how specific genes are activated over a short period of time.
Megan Zinobile at muz144@psu.edu or 814-689-9017
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT03637751
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Between the ages of 18 and 25
Must currently be a non-smoker
Cannot use medications on a regular basis besides oral contraceptives
Females must use oral contraceptives
Exclusion Criteria:
Cannot have a significant medical illness or endocrine illness
Cannot have had a recent infection or illness
Females cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding
Cannot be a current smoker
Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA

Decreasing Stress in Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial (DE-STRESS T2D)

The purpose of this study is to find out how two different stress reduction programs affect blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will attend eighteen study sessions where they will take part in one or more of the following activities: breathing exercises, meditation, stretching exercises or health education activities. Participants will undergo questionnaires, blood tests, and a brief physical exam at baseline, eight weeks, six months, and one year. Compensation is provided.
Ellen Stoute at estoute@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-8395
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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04016415
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Age 18 years or older
Type 2 diabetes diagnosed for one year or more
Hemoglobin A1c 8% or greater
Have a smartphone
Able to attend 14 study treatment sessions
Exclusion Criteria:
Current suicidality, history of significant psychopathology such as bipolar disorder or psychosis
History of an inpatient admission for psychiatric disorder within the past two years
Active alcohol or drug abuse
Inability to read, write or speak English
Current enrollment in a stress reduction program, or in any other investigative study
Mental & Behavioral Health, Diabetes & Hormones
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Diet and stress responses in low-income rural adults under the dynamics of food insecurity

The study is recruiting adults in rural Central Pennsylvania to understand how their food environment in fall and winter predicts diet, stress, mood, and health in everyday life. Participants will use a provided survey phone to answer the survey questions and will use a provided chest belt to measure heart rate for 5 mins every day in the morning during the study period. There will be up to 2 training session in State College, PA or a community center in Woodland, PA. Data collection will take place at participant's home. Study compensation and travel compensation will be provided.
Muzi Na at muzi.na@psu.edu or 814-865-2919
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18 year(s) or older
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Adults between 20-50 years
In general good health
If female, prior to menopause
Household income <= 185% of the poverty level
Exclusion Criteria:
Has any physical, mental or emotional disabilities
Is pregnant
Non-English speaking
Food & Nutrition, Heart & Vascular, Mental & Behavioral Health
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DuBois, PA
State College, PA

A Comparison of Physiological Response to a Social Situation in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Neurotypical Controls

The goal of this experiment is to assess the sympathetic response and recovery time of individuals with ASD when stressed in social situations compared to neurotypical controls.
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18 year(s) or older
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A primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or not for Neurotypical Controls
Between 18 and 35 years of age for both ASD and Neurotypical controls
English as primary language spoken for both ASD and Neurotypical controls
Ability to fluently speak in full sentences for both ASD and Neurotypical controls
Ability to self-report (i.e. understand and answer assessment questions written at a third grade comprehension level) for both ASD and Neurotypical controls
Exclusion Criteria:
Inability to provide consent
A significant language delay
Diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, as indicated by the Social Phobia Inventory
Use of the following medication classes in the two weeks prior to the study: beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, antiarrhythmic, cardiac glycoside, alpha adrenergics.
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Daily Experiences and Health Behaviors

This study will investigate the relationship between daily experiences, including different types of stress, and health behavior choices among undergraduate students at the daily level.
Cara Rice at cara.rice@psu.edu or 814-863-9724
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18 year(s) or older
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18 or older
25 or younger
Undergraduate at one of following PSU campuses (Abington, Altoona, Behrend, Berks, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, University Park)
Exclusion Criteria:
Under age 18
Over age 25
Not an undergraduate at one of qualifying PSU campuses
Addiction & Substance Abuse, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Integrating AAT into TF-CBT for Maltreated Youth: A Randomized Feasibility Trial

This is a randomized clinical trial designed to test the feasibility of integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) into standard Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for the treatment of posttraumatic stress and associated symptoms of maltreated youth.
Brian Allen at ballen1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-4100
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Younger than 18 years old
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03135119
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Child between the ages of 6 and 17
Child has a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or other type of maltreatment
Child displays posttraumatic stress symptoms
Primary caregiver willing to participate in treatment
Exclusion Criteria:
Child has a developmental or intellectual delay.
Uncontrolled allergy to or fear of dogs on part of either the child or caregiver.
CHild or caregiver has a history of aggression toward animals
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Harrisburg, PA

Understanding the Well-being of Advanced Counseling Students of Color

The primary objective of this study is to increase our understanding of the ways in which perceived discrimination, coping strategies, competence, stress, social support, and self-efficacy in counselor education programs relate to overall well-being for advanced counseling students of color.
Kyesha Isadore at kmi5@psu.edu or 337-326-3788
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18 year(s) or older
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Currently enrolled as a master’s or doctoral student in a counseling education program
18 years of age or older
Capable of providing informed consent without the assistance of a legal guardian
Identify as a racial or ethnic minority
Able to understand written and spoken English at the time of the survey
Exclusion Criteria:
Adults unable to consent
Individuals who are not yet adults (infants, children, teenagers)
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Families Being Supportive Together

This project studies the different ways that caregivers respond to their teens when teens ask for support. The study focuses on youth with and without a risk of developing depression and anxiety. We study how youth ask for help from their caregivers and how caregivers respond in their daily lives by observing family interactions at home. The ultimate goal of this study is to reveal how modern families support their teens and how communication among immediate family members can impact stress, mood, and mental health.
Sunny Bai at sub1164@psu.edu or 814-867-6488
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Family has youth between ages 12-15 yo
Parent and youth live together at least 5 days/week
Parent has an active driver's license
Family has car that they use regularly
Primary language spoken at home is English
Exclusion Criteria:
Youth or parent has current diagnosis of severe mental illness (ex: Bipolar, OCD, Alcohol/Substance use disorder, Eating disorder, Psychotic disorder)
Youth has developmental disability (Autism spectrum disorders)
Youth or parent has had a suicide attempt, or intensive care (inpatient, partial hospitalization, daily outpatient) care for emotional or behavior problems in the past 12-months
Other social (ex: homelessness) or medical conditions that make participation difficult
Children's Health, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Harrisburg, PA
State College, PA