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Women, Opioid Use Disorder, and Criminal Justice: A Qualitative Study

Opioid-related overdose deaths and incarceration rates have skyrocketed and have disproportionately affected women. Despite having a higher burden of substance use disorders and HIV/AIDS than criminal justice-involved (CJI) men, CJI women are less likely to have access to substance use and HIV treatment. This qualitative study will conduct in-depth interviews with CJI women, MAT providers, and criminal justice professionals to identify facilitators and barriers to illicit opioid use cessation and related issues among CJI women.

No
 

Abenaa Jones
Abenaa Jones - at avj5462@psu.edu
Human Development and Family Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00018974
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Inclusion Criteria:
women
substance use
opioid use
criminal justice
drug treatment

Exclusion Criteria:
Younger than 18 years of age
Addiction & Substance Abuse, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Endometriosis and microvascular dysfunction 3

Endometriosis, is a disorder that occurs in women, is when tissue that should be normally found inside the womb is also found in sites outside of the womb. Endometriosis is a disorder that is associated with systemic inflammation. This disorder impairs the function of the endothelium, the cells that line the body’s blood vessels (endothelium). The endothelium helps to control blood flow in healthy vessels. Women with endometriosis not only have an increased risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, they also have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. With this study, we will learn how systemic inflammation in endometriosis impairs the lining of blood vessels and increases the risk for cardiovascular disease.We will use a short term intervention with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory to examine how inflammation impact endothelial function in women with endometriosis

There will be 4 in person visits, at all visits blood will be drawn. Two of the visits will be experimental visits where we will measure skin blood flow and blood flow in the brachial artery. Participants will be required to take a placebo or the drug salsalate for 4 days prior to each experimental visit.

$450

Yes
 

Lacy Alexander
Susan Slimak - at sks31@psu.edu or 814-863-8556
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05069740
STUDY00018369
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Women, 18-45 years of age
With and without Endometriosis

Exclusion Criteria:
Tobacco consumption (e.g. smoking)
Pregnant and/or breastfeeding
Taking blood pressure medication
Known allergy to Salsalate
Heart & Vascular, Pregnancy & Infertility, Women's Health
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Altoona, PA ,
Harrisburg, PA ,
Hershey, PA ,
State College, PA ,
Williamsport, PA ,

Effects of increased interstitial pressure on venous distension reflex

The purpose of this study is determine if an increase in interstitial pressure has an effect on the venous distension reflex.

This study involves a single visit with 2 trials.You will receive an infusion of saline in your arm before and after a procedure to cause a temporary swelling in your arm.

You will receive $25 per hour for your participation in this research study

Yes
 

Takuto Hamaoka
Cheryl Blaha - at cblaha@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1605
Heart and Vascular Institute (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00019302
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Men and women of any race or ethnicity
Healthy (no major disease)
Between 21-60 years old
Weigh over 110 punds

Exclusion Criteria:
Are not between 21-60 years old
Pregnant or nursing women
Have a major disease (heart, lungs, kidney, diabetes, cancer)
High blood pressure
metal implants or claustrophobic
Men's Health, Heart & Vascular, Women's Health
Not applicable
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Healthy Mom Zone: Control Systems Engineering for Optimizing a Prenatal Weight Gain Intervention Study 2.0

The proposed overall research aims to establish feasibility of delivering an individually-tailored, behavioral intervention to manage gestational weight gain [GWG] that adapts to the unique needs and challenges of overweight/obese pregnant women [OW/OB-PW] and will utilize control systems engineering to optimize this intervention; in other words, make this intervention manage GWG in OW/OB-PW as effectively and efficiently as possible.

You will be randomized into an intervention or attention control group from ~8 weeks gestation to ~37 weeks gestation with a BMI of 25-45 (>40 with physician consent).You will have 1 pre-intervention session that explains the study procedures and to get you ready for the study. Here you will also complete various measures of demographics, behavioral surveys, etc.Over the course of the study, you will weigh yourself each day, wear an activity monitor and complete various surveys. If you are randomized to the intervention group, you may have healthy eating demonstrations and/or physical activity sessions each week.You will have 1 post-intervention session where you will return your devices, complete a 30-60 minute interview and complete the last of the surveys.

$175

Yes
 

Danielle Downs
Abigail Pauley - at healthymomzone@psu.edu
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05807594
STUDY00019075
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Pregnant
Women
18-45
English speaking
BMI 25-45 (>40 with provider consent)

Exclusion Criteria:
Non-pregnant
Men
Younger than 18
Non-English speaking
BMI <25
Pregnancy & Infertility, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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State College, PA ,

Factors Influencing the Decision to Report Sexual Violence on Campus

Research project to understand why students do or do not choose to report sexual assault exposure to police or university officials.

One interview via video conferencing or in person.Optional follow up interview via video conferencing.

$35 for initial interviews; $12 for follow ups

No
 

Kamaria Porter
Kamaria Porter - at porterkb@psu.edu
Education Policy Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00021495
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Woman (cis-gender, nonbinary, Trans women)
experienced unwanted sex, assault, or harassment during higher education study
currently in undergraduate or graduate program
recently graduated, transferred, or pausing higher education program
Racial background is Black, Afro-Latina, Afro-Indigenous, Black Multiracial

Exclusion Criteria:
did not experienced unwanted sex, assault, or harassment during higher education study
Education, Women's Health
Not applicable
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Heart Rate Variability in Orthostatic Hypertension

The study will examine a condition known as orthostatic hypertension, which is a sudden increase in blood pressure when a person stands up. Orthostatic hypertension is a recognized risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. This project will also examine the differences in blood pressure responses to standing between African Americans and other races, since African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure than other races.

If you are eligible, you will be asked to complete the following activities in a single visit:• Lie down for 10 minutes while the team completes anelectrocardiogram (EKG) and blood pressure measurements• Stand up for 10 minutes while the team continues the EKGand blood pressure measurements

$25

Yes
 

Jian Cui
Cheryl Blaha - at cblaha@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1605
Heart and Vascular Institute (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00017924
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21 – 80 years of age
Are capable of giving informed consent
Are of any race or ethnicity
Can stand for over 10 minutes

Exclusion Criteria:
Age < 21 years of age or > 80 years of age.
Are pregnant or nursing women
Have a history of low blood pressure with standing or passing out.
Cannot stand for 10 minutes
History of blood clots
Men's Health, Heart & Vascular, Women's Health
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Efficacy of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Scripts for Social Phobia

This research is conducted to test if virtual reality technology is effective to help people face their social fears and promote the use of adaptive social skills in various settings. You will be immersed in a range of virtual reality environments and work with a research therapist to learn certain skills, such as managing fears of negative evaluation during job interviews, and interacting with peers in common social settings (e.g., classrooms, cafeterias).

Yes
 

Michelle Newman
Hani Zainal - at nvz5057@psu.edu or 814-863-0115
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04850989
STUDY00010344
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Be at least 18 years old
Experiencing significant social anxiety
Able to read, write, and understand English
Not struggling with ongoing ongoing alcohol or substance use
Not actively suicidal

Exclusion Criteria:
Not interested in engaging in mental health treatment
Not socially anxious
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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State College, PA ,

A Phase 3b Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Elagolix in Combination with Combined Oral Contraceptives in Premenopausal Women with Documented Endometriosis and Associated Moderate to Severe Pain

18 month trial of elagolix and combined oral contraceptives for women with moderate to severe endometriosis related pain

Subjects will have a screening period of approximately 45 days. If eligible, there will be a 3 month double blind placebo controlled treatment period followed by an open label period of 15 months where all subjects will receive the study medication. Total treatment period is 18 months followed by a one month follow up.Onsite visits are once a month during screening and up until Month 3 when onsite visits will be every 3 months through Month 18.Tests include blood draws at each onsite visit, one ultrasound, an EKG, and 4 DXA scans.

$1475.00

Yes
 

Stephanie Estes
Barbara Scheetz - at bscheetz@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-4483
Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (HERSHEY)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04333576
STUDY00015216
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premenopausal females aged 18-49
diagnosed with endometriosis with moderate to severe pain
regular menstrual cycles
willing to use non hormonal contraception throughout the study

Exclusion Criteria:
currently pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy in the next 18 months
osteoperosis or other chronic bone disease
other active chronic pain not related to endometriosis
history of hysterectomy or removal of both ovaries
current or former nicotine user if over age 33
Women's Health
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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Psychiatry

This study intends to improve detection of depression and anxiety by examining speech features recorded by a voice app and analyzing the voice data using cutting-edge artificial intelligence approaches. Eligible participants who are interested in this study will speak on various questions related to lifestyle choices, physical health, and mood to the voice app briefly, fill in some questionnaires, and complete a brief clinical interview. All of the procedures for this one-session study will last up to 90 minutes.

Participants who are eligible based on the screening questionnaire will be invited to participate in a single 1.5 hour Zoom session. During this session, you will be prompted to speak about various topics to a voice app for a few minutes, fill in some questionnaires, and complete a brief clinical interview.

Up to $60 can be earned for completing the 1.5 hour Zoom session. No compensation is given for completing the screening survey.

No
 

Michelle Newman
Jiayin Jiang - at jpj5751@psu.edu or 814-863-0115
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00015646
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High or low score on measures of anxiety and depression symptoms.
Meets one of the following criteria: 1) Male 2) Black or African American 3) Hispanic, OR 4) Age 23 or older

Exclusion Criteria:
Not applicable
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Understanding the Relationship between Education and Well-being among College Students with Disabilities

The purpose of the study is to gain an understanding of students’ experiences in college and their engagement help-seeking and healthy behaviors. Participation in the study involves completing a brief online-survey on Qualtrics, which we anticipate will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

No
 

Amber O'Shea
Amber O'Shea - at amo5208@psu.edu or 814-867-5721
Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00011286
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Currently enrolled as a college student
18 years of age or older
Capable of providing informed consent
Diagnosis of a disability
Able to understand written English

Exclusion Criteria:
Adults unable to provide legal consent
Individuals who are not yet legal adults
Pregnant women
Prisoners
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Prospective Cohort Assessing Novel Biomarkers of Early Pregnancy

The purpose of this research is to take and store blood, urine samples from pregnant women diagnosed by a positive pregnancy test or by ultrasound imaging. The purpose of this study is to determine a better way to diagnose the location and/or viability (chance of survival) of a pregnancy, as compared to current clinical care. Many women are found to be pregnant by a hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test which detects a hormone that is indicative of pregnancy. However, in early pregnancy, it is often difficult to see the pregnancy by ultrasound, which is called a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL). In early pregnancy, doctors do many tests (including blood tests and ultrasounds) to try to determine how far along the pregnancy is, whether it is healthy, and most importantly whether the pregnancy is growing in the right place. The doctors running this research project are trying to see if there are substances (biomarkers) in the blood or urine of a pregnant woman that can tell whether the pregnancy is a normal, healthy pregnancy, an ectopic pregnancy, or if pregnancy is not viable (miscarriage). To do this, blood and/or urine samples are being collected from women who have a pregnancy of unknown location, an ectopic pregnancy, women who are having a miscarriage, and women with a healthy growing pregnancy. The study will then look at a pre- determined panel of biomarkers that have been shown to be elevated (higher) or decreased (lower) in different types of pregnancy to determine the effectiveness and accuracy of this test in earlier diagnosing the viability and location of early pregnancy.

There will be one visit at the visit participants will be consented and following consenting blood and urine will be collected.

$25.00

Yes
 

Sarah Horvath
OBGYN Research at OBGYNResearch@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=320358
Obstetrics and Gynecology (HERSHEY)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00018551
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Pregnancy diagnosed by a positive serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test
Live intrauterine pregnancy through 14 weeks, diagnosed by ultrasound demonstrating fetal heart motion
Diagnosed ectopic pregnancy
Pain or bleeding or at risk for ectopic pregnancy
Women seeking confimation of a pregnancy with a urine or serum pregnancy test (less than 14 weeks)

Exclusion Criteria:
Not a Penn State Health Patient
Pregnancy & Infertility, Women's Health
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AWS-PSU: Active Women's Study at Penn State University

AWS-PSU: Active Women's Study at Penn State University This research study is being conducted to evaluate the impact of exercise and reproductive function on bone strength. Eligible young women (age 18-30) are those that are generally healthy and either a) exercising and experiencing regular or irregular menstrual cycles, or b) not exercising and experiencing regular menstrual cycles.

Yes
 

Mary Jane De Souza
Nicole Aurigemma - at nca11@psu.edu or 814-863-4488
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
PRAMS00043507
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Inclusion Criteria:
Regular or irregular menstrual cycles
Age 18-30
BMI between 16-29.9
No hormonal contraception for 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:
Smoking
Currently using medication impacting bone
Food & Nutrition, Muscle & Bone, Women's Health
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State College, PA ,

Driver Training on the Advanced Driving Assistant System

This research aims to study the training knowledge that is essential for drivers to use Advanced Driving Assistant Systems safely and properly and identify the optimal training approaches.

If you participate in the first experiment, you will receive training of the in-vehicle system via videos and manuals, complete a driving task on the driving simulator, and answer questions from questionnaires. If you participate in the second experiment, there will be two visits. In the first visit, you will receive training via watching and interacting with online videos, watching an experimenter operating ADAS at the test track, or practicing the functions of ADAS in a vehicle at the test track. The functions in the training include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and Highway Driving Assist. In the second visit, you will complete a driving task on the driving simulator and answer questions from questionnaires.

$30 for experiment1 and $60 for experiment 2

Yes
 

Yiqi Zhang
Ruby Kim - at rubykim@psu.edu
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00020300
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Being over 18 years old
Being fluent in English
Have a valid driver license for at least one year
have normal vision or corrected vision only wearing contact lenses

Exclusion Criteria:
NA
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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State College, PA ,

Daily Thought Monitoring Study for Anxiety and Depression

This study aims to assess the relations among our daily thought patterns, positive emotions, everyday experiences, and cognitive functioning abilities. Eligible participants will complete a series of online questionnaires, a short 15- to 25-minute psychological interview, and brief cognitive functioning tests at Day 1 and Day 16. All visits will occur via Zoom. In between study visits on Day 1 and Day 16, they will be prompted to complete smartphone-delivered assessments of cognitive functioning, symptoms, and experiences for 14 days, 5 times a day. This is important to inform clinicians and researchers on how best to develop effective digital mental health therapies.

During Day 1, participants will undergo a brief 15- to 25-minute clinical interview over Zoom. After the clinical interview, if participants meet the study eligibility criteria, we will continue with the procedures outlined below. Otherwise, if they are ineligible for the study, we will mention that this study is not suitable for them and provide the contact of mental health treatment services. Eligible participants will then conduct a series of self-report questionnaires and performance-based cognitive functioning tests for the next 35 minutes. Participants will then complete a series of 14-day brief ecological momentary assessments administered on their smartphone five times a day, for 14 days. Last, participants will return for a 35- to 45-minute visit on Day 15 to complete a series of self-report questionnaires and performance-based cognitive functioning tests.

15

No
 

Michelle Newman
Nur Hani Zainal - at nvz5057@psu.edu
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00018534
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Over 18 years of age
Owns an Android or iPhone
Fluent in the English language
Scores on self-report questionnaires suggest person does or does not struggle with depression and/or anxiety
Pregnant women will be allowed to participate

Exclusion Criteria:
Owns a Life’s Good Android phone brand that does not support the app
Unable to consent
Younger than 18 years of age
Reports struggling with suicidal thoughts
Judged to have alcohol, substance use, and/or eating disorder
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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The Penn State Personalized Research for Innovation, Discovery, and Education (PRIDE) Program.

The Penn State Personalized Research for Innovation, Discovery, and Education (PRIDE) Program.The aims of the PRIDE Program are to:1. Create a centralized Biorepository using extra blood obtained from a clinically-ordered, or another IRB approved research protocol initiated blood draw, leftover biospecimens that are removed during medically indicated procedures or a saliva sample from consented participants that do not have clinically ordered blood draws or a medical procedure.2. Construct a dynamic database of health and related data (via both manual and electronic abstraction) from consented participants.3. Establish a mechanism for approving use of the banked biospecimens for future research.

The participant will meet with PRIDE Program team member in person to join the study.The participant with supply a saliva sample for the program.There is no compensation for joining the PRIDE Program.

Yes
 

James Broach
Molly Pells - at IPM@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 855-369-3540
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HERSHEY)
 

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All
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
PRAMS00040532
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Any age
Ability of patient, child and/or parent to understand or complete the consent process

Exclusion Criteria:
Unable to understand or complete the consent process
Men's Health, Children's Health, Women's Health
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Effect of Nitrate Supplementation on Cerebrovascular function and Cognitive Function in Older Adults with Metabolic Syndrome

The aim of this study is to determine the impact of cardiometabolic disease risk factors on cognitive performance and brain vascular function, as well as, to see if beetroot juice supplementation can improve these outcomes and reduce risk of cognitive decline and brain vascular dysfunction that is seen with aging and disease.

Participants with and without high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar will be recruited. These are all considered cardiovascular disease risk factors.Individuals without multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors will have 2 visits and complete cognitive and blood vessel function assessments. There involves a blood draw in each visit. All study assessments are non-invasive. Total compensation is $30. Individuals with cardiovascular disease risk factors will have 5 total visits and complete cognitive and blood vessel function assessments. Additionally, participants will drink beetroot juice for 4 weeks to determine the potential health benefits on cognitive, blood vessel function, and metabolic health. There will involve blood draws and all assessments are non-invasive. Total compensation is up to $170.

$30 -170

Yes
 

David Proctor
Jigar Gosalia - at jzg691@psu.edu or 516-816-1654
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05532423
STUDY00020830
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Inclusion Criteria:
Age 55 - 75
high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol and/or high cholesterol
the above criteria does not apply for the control group

Exclusion Criteria:
Smoking
Severe visual impairment
Individuals with any overt cardiovascular, hematologic, pulmonary, renal, musculoskeletal, and/or neurological disease(s)
Food & Nutrition, Heart & Vascular, Women's Health
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The HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study (HBCD)

This multi-site consortium research study, entitled the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study, willprospectively examine human brain, cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional development beginning prenatallythrough age 10 years. The study will determine the short- and long-term impacts of a variety of potentially harmfulas well as protective environmental factors. These include prenatal substance use, mental health, stress,sociodemographics, biological and genetic factors, and parent/child interaction. The overall goal of this study is tounderstand the neurodevelopmental trajectories of children growing up in diverse environments. A sample of~7,500 pregnant women will be recruited from 25 sites across the U.S. and they and their liveborn children will befollowed for 10 years.

If you agree for you and your child to participate, we will ask you to take part in completing visits from pregnancy through the first 10 years of your child’s life. These visits will take place both in-person and remotely. The length of visits will vary and may last between approximately one to nine hours per visit (which can be broken up into multiple visits). Over the first four years of the study, all study visits will require about 33-37 hours total. This will include interviews, questionnaires and other tests about yourself and your child. We will ask you and your child to wear small devices for a few days to measure heart rate and or movement. We will ask you and your child to provide some biological samples. Because this study is looking at how a child’s brain develops in the first years of life, we will ask that you allow your child to have brain scans and other measures of how your child’s brain is developing. This study is being offered in both State College, PA at the University Park campus and in Hershey, PA at the College of Medicine campus. You may choose to complete this study at either site.

$1,350

Yes
 

Koraly Perez-Edgar
hbcd@psu.edu; hbcd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu 814-863-6018
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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SITE00001129
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Pregnant or recently gave birth
Speaks English or Spanish

Exclusion Criteria:
Is not pregnant or does not have newborn
Does not speak English or Spanish
Children's Health, Pregnancy & Infertility, Women's Health
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Women and Infants' Stress and Health

The goal of this study is to understand how babies and their mothers learn to respond to stress during the early years of the baby's life. Participating women complete questionnaires and do a mildly stressful task alone (during pregnancy) or with their babies (at four different times over the first two years of the baby's life) and collect saliva samples that tell us about stress responses, either at home or at one of our lab sites. We aim to use what we learn to better support expecting parents who may be at risk for stress-related health problems and improve their children's resilience to stress throughout life.

Women are asked to participate in six sessions over Zoom and/or at the PACT Center between their 28th week of pregnancy and when their child is 2 years old. During these sessions, which last up to 2 hours each, mothers and babies will1.participate in mildly stressful tasks (like having the mother leave the room for up to 3 minutes and then return) and games to assess the baby’s emotional and cognitive development2.provide saliva samples by drooling into a tube (for the mother) or holding a cotton swab in their baby’s mouth to get it wet3.fill out questionnaires about themselves and their baby4.take part in clinical interviews that ask about mood and other markers of psychological ill-being

$220

Yes
 

Heidemarie Laurent
Sandra Rosario - at PRISMlab@psu.edu or 814-867-6482
Human Development and Family Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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STUDY00019133
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Inclusion Criteria:
Pregnant (up to 32 weeks gestation)
18 or older
English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:
Unable to participate in either Harrisburg or State College study site at 15-24 months postnatal
Pregnancy & Infertility, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Harrisburg, PA ,
State College, PA ,

Autonomic Control of the Circulation and the Venous Distension Reflex

This study is looking at how blood pressure control is altered by increased volume in veins.

Yes
 

Jian Cui
Aimee Cauffman - at acauffman@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1617
Heart and Vascular Institute (HERSHEY)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03513770
STUDY00006585
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21-40 years old
Fluent in written and spoken English
Capable of giving informed consent
Free of acute or chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, lung disease, neuromuscular disease, kidney disease, diabetes or cancer
Able to visit Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. for study visits

Exclusion Criteria:
Currently smoking
Pregnant or nursing
Currently using opioids or undergoing treatment for opioid use disorder
Living with a chronic disease such as hypertension, heart disease, lung disease, neuromuscular disease, kidney disease, diabetes or cancer
Men's Health, Heart & Vascular, Women's Health
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Smart Connected Water Bottle and Lighting Devices: A Prenatal Pilot Study

We will conduct a pilot study to test feasibility of an innovative light device and blue-light glasses for promoting better sleep and a novel, smart water bottle for proper hydration. We will also examine women’s sleep and hydration behaviors in relation to their perceptions of pain, and obtain feedback from the participants on the overall patient intervention content to reduce prescription opioid use and promote behavioral pain management strategies after delivery.

Currently recruiting pregnant women who are in their 2nd or 3rd trimester.Attend a pre-session (in person OR remote) to explain the use of the water bottle, lighting devices, activity monitors, and weight scaleUse the devices for 22 days and complete surveys in your own homeAttend a post-session (in person OR remote) to return devices and participate an interview about the last 22 days

$100

Yes
 

Danielle Downs
Abigail Pauley - at amp34@psu.edu
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00019938
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Pregnant
2nd or 3rd trimester
18-45
Reside around State College, PA

Exclusion Criteria:
Sleep apnea/diagnosed sleep disorders
Diagnosed eating disorders/extreme dietary restrictions
Currently diagnosed with gestational diabetes
Currently diagnosed with pre-eclampsia
Not pregnant
Pregnancy & Infertility, Sleep Management, Women's Health
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Human-Centric Non-Invasive Physiological Sensing System for Early Detection of Workers’ Heat Stress in the Field

This study will examine different structural designs of stretchable, skin-like sensors on the surface of human skin for workers.

There will be one in person visit;Subjects will first be asked to sit still for 3 minutes and then move their skin by the research team for another 3 minutes.

Yes
 

Larry Cheng
Huanyu Cheng - at huc@psu.edu or 814-863-5945
Engineering Science and Mechanics (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00020880
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no existing skin conditions or open wounds, or other disorders that make them have altered temperature responses
be over 18 years old
must understand English
resources from Penn State, University Park

Exclusion Criteria:
people with a metal allergy
Men's Health, Women's Health
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Mindful Moms study

This study (Mindful Moms) is being done to understand how an 8-week app-based mindfulness program called Calm impacts breastfeeding and maternal well-being. Eligible participants will be asked to complete three online surveys (each survey will take about 20 minutes) and take part in an 8-week app-based mindfulness program. Eligible participants will also be asked to take part in one online interview that will take about 25-30 minutes once the mindfulness program is over.

Participants will take part in one of two groups: A group asked to take part in a free 8-week app-based mindfulness program on their smartphone starting when they are 36 weeks pregnant or 4 weeks after delivery. The program will teach participants about mindfulness and breathing strategies to assist with calming their mind and body. or A group asked to take part in a free 8-week app-based mindfulness program on your smartphone starting 4 weeks or 12 weeks after they deliver. The program will teach participants about mindfulness and breathing strategies to assist with calming their mind and body. Participants will also be asked to complete three online surveys (each survey will take about 20 minutes) and take part in one online interview that will take about 25-30 minutes once the mindfulness program is over.

$130

No
 

Amy Moore
Amy Moore - at amm9107@psu.edu or 814-865-6714
Center for Childhood Obesity Research (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00018380
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18 years of age or older
currently pregnant (12 to 34 weeks) or recently delivered (within the past 4 weeks)
intend to or are currently breastfeeding
daily access to a smartphone
willing to download a free mobile app

Exclusion Criteria:
have a current daily meditation practice
Food & Nutrition, Pregnancy & Infertility, Women's Health
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A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of the Use of Cannabidiol in the Management of Endometriosis Pain

We are looking to conduct a study looking at the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in patients with endometriosis. We believe that CBD will improve both pain and quality of life. The study will last a total of 12 weeks and involve several onsite visits in addition to daily pain assessments.

There will be five in person visitsblood will be drawn at all of these visits

$175

Yes
 

Kristin Riley
Robinn Moyer - at rmoyer3@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-6272
Obstetrics and Gynecology (HERSHEY)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04527003
STUDY00013752
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Females ages 18-45 years at the time of enrollment
Diagnosed with endometriosis by surgical diagnosis with direct visualization and/or histopathologic confirmation of endometriosis

Exclusion Criteria:
Women that are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive
Women with chronic daily opioid use ( > 14 days / month)
Women that are currently using Cannabis based products
Non-English speaking or inability to read and understand English
Pain Management, Women's Health
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TMIST_EA1151

This study is being done to answer the following question:Can tomosynthesis mammography, three-dimensional x-ray imaging of the breast, lower your chance of developing life-threatening breast cancer through routine screening compared with digital mammography, two-dimensional x-ray imaging of the breast?We are doing this study because we want to find out which of the two usual approaches to breast cancer screening are better in the early detection of life-threatening breast cancers.

Yes
 

Rebecca Sivarajah
Swati Shah - at sshah@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Radiology (HERSHEY)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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NCT03233191
SITE00000587
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Women age 45 or older and under age 75 at the time of study entry
Patients must be scheduled for, or have intent to schedule, a screening mammogram.
Patients must be able to tolerate digital breast tomosynthesis and fullfield digital mammographic imaging required by protocol.
Patients must be willing and able to provide a written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:
Women of childbearing potential must not be known to be pregnant or lactating.
Patients must not have new symptoms or signs of benign or malignant breast disease
Patients must not have had a screening mammogram within the last 11 months prior to date of randomization.
Patients must not have previous personal history of breast cancer including ductal carcinoma in situ
Patients must not currently have breast enhancements (e.g., implants or injections).
Prevention, Cancer, Women's Health
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Penn State Exercising Women's Study

This study aims to assess energy status in young sedentary and exercising women as it is related to menstrual status, bone health, psychological health, sleep variables, and cardiovascular function.

There will be three to four visits to the laboratory. Procedures include questionnaires, a blood draw, providing a hair sample, providing two saliva samples, cardiovascular measurements, and bone scans, as well as resting metabolic rate, cognitive, aerobic fitness, and countermovement jump testing. Participants will be asked to collect urine samples throughout one menstrual cycle, or 28 days for amenorrheic females. Exercise and physical activity will be recorded and monitored for seven days via logs and wearables. Food intake will be recorded for three days. Collegiate athletes will be tested twice; in-season and off-season.

Yes
 

Mary Jane De Souza
Ana Carla Chierighini Salamunes - at akc6247@psu.edu or 814-863-4488
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00019437
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Women
Age 18-30 years
Body Mass Index between 16-29.9 kg/m2
For sedentary participants: less than 2 hours of purposeful exercise per week and regular menstrual cycles for the last 6 months (i.e. cycles between 26 and 35 days in length)
For exercising participants: exercise at least 2 hours per week AND/OR participate in collegiate athletics. Exercising participants can have regular or irregular menstrual cycles for the last 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria:
Pregnant or lactating
Currently a smoker or history of regular smoking
Taking any hormonal medication in the past six months, other than oral contraceptives
Serious or chronic health condition (including heart condition, thyroid illness, metabolic disease)
Hysterectomy or oophorectomy
Food & Nutrition, Muscle & Bone, Women's Health
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Testing Responses of Young Adults to Intervention Messages (TRY AIM) Trial

The purpose of this voluntary research study is to determine the effects of different methods of promoting physical activity with wearable devices and technology.

Participants will participate in an 18-month study with virtual study visits.-Use provided digital tools (activity tracker and messages) to monitor physical activity-Set goals to increase physical activity levels based on national guidelines-Monitor weight and complete questionnaires at five times throughout the study (at the beginning, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months)

Up to $235 and a Fitbit tracker and BodyTrace scale

No
 

David Conroy
Gabrielle Ryan - at tryaim@psu.edu or 814-865-7935
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
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NCT05794178
STUDY00019311
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Participants capable of reading, speaking and understanding English and of giving informed consent.
Participants between the ages of 18-29 years.
Participants must be free of visual impairment that would interfere with the receipt of text messages on their phone.
Participants must be willing to wear a Fitbit tracker almost continually (23.5 hours/day) for a 12- month period of time.
Participants interested in setting goals to increase their physical activity levels over the 12-month study.

Exclusion Criteria:
Participants engaging in 150 or more minutes of moderate- or greater intensity PA /week as assessed by a research grade accelerometer.
Participants with contraindications to normal physical activity on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire.
Participants who require an assistive device for mobility or have any other condition that may limit or prevent participation in moderate-intensity physical activity.
Participants with a prior diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
Participants who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant within the next 12 months.
Men's Health, Prevention, Women's Health
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Identifying the Cognitive, Psychological, and Neuroimaging Signatures of Head Trauma in Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

We aim to investigate the impact exposure to head trauma in intimate partner violence (IPV) has on cognitive, psychological, and neural processes. Physical trauma as an outcome of IPV impacts an estimated 10 million people in the United States each year, with up to 90% of women exposed to IPV reporting episodes of abuse with head trauma. Women exposed to IPV are at a high-risk for developing mental illness and impaired cognitive function, which seems to be compounded in those with exposure to head trauma (HT).

The study includes interviews to discuss your any experiences you have had with physical abuse and head trauma, as well as current and past mental health history. Then you will complete questionnaires to see how you feel about your mental and physical health, followed by tests to assess your thinking abilities. Finally you will complete a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) session to examine brain structure and function. All of the testing should take approximately 6 hours to complete.

$90

Yes
 

Frank Hillary
Elizabeth Rebuck - at exr5373@psu.edu or 814-865-0389
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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SITE00000844
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Female
Aged 18-60
Has previously experienced intimate partner violence

Exclusion Criteria:
Male
Currently experiencing intimate partner violence (within the past 3 months)
Non-English speaker
Neurological and developmental disorders
Neurology, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Altoona, PA ,
Hershey, PA ,
State College, PA ,

Effects of amiloride on walking ability in patients with peripheral artery disease

The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of amiloride on the blood pressure response to walking in PAD patients and healthy controls.

In each visit, you will be asked to walk on a treadmill. You will also be asked to take capsules prior to visit 2 and 3. The capsules for one visit will be a drug called amiloride (10mg, in 2 capsules with 5mg of amiloride in each capsule), which was traditionally used to lower blood pressure. The other capsules will be a placebo (no active medication). A blood sample will be drawn at each visit.

You will receive $25 per hour for your participation in this research study

Yes
 

Jian Cui
Cheryl Blaha - at cblaha@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1605
Heart and Vascular Institute (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00018296
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Men and women age 21- 85 years
Any race or ethnicity
Healthy: Free of acute medical conditions
PAD: Diagnosis of PAD, no pain at rest

Exclusion Criteria:
Pregnant or nursing women
Resting blood pressure of 150/100 or higher
Already taking amiloride
Recent heart attack or epilepsy
Peripheral neuropathy
Men's Health, Heart & Vascular, Women's Health
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The Impact of Menstrual Cup Distribution Programming on College Student Perpetuation of Period Stigma

This is a social sciences study to analyze the effect of menstrual cup introduction through the "CampusCup" free menstrual cup distribution program on the tendency of college students to perpetuate period stigma. A survey will be conducted across samples of students who participated in the CampusCup program, students who use menstrual cups independent of the CampusCup program, and students who have never used menstrual cups. The survey will address motivations behind menstrual cup usage and personal attitudes towards periods. The study seeks to investigate relationships between menstrual cup usage &amp; CampusCup participation and impacts on community attitudes towards menstruation.

No
 

Jessica Strait
Jessica Strait - at jls7571@psu.edu
Information Sciences and Technology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00018450
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Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a US-based university
At least 18 years of age
Has experienced a menstrual period in the last calendar year

Exclusion Criteria:
Not currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in a US-based university
Less than 18 year of age
Has not experienced a menstrual period in the last calendar year
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Psychological and Biological Determinants of Eating Disorder Pathology in Endurance and Aesthetic Athletes

The purpose of this study is to investigate psychobiological factors that impact the development and manifestation of eating disorder (ED) pathology in elite male and female athletes before and during their competitive season.

The purpose of this voluntary research study is to assess how changes in stress, cognitive flexibility, response inhibition, and reward delay predict the trajectory of eating disorder behaviors and associated side effects of energy deficiency from the off-season compared to the competitive season. Your participation in this study will last approximately the duration of one season of your sport, specifically 4-weeks of data collection prior to season commencement (baseline), 4-weeks of data collection during peak competition season, and 4-weeks of data collection during off-season. The total time spent in the lab will be approximately 10-14 hours. Procedures will occur three times and measurements will be taken twice following baseline measures (once during the peak competition season, once during off-season), if you agree to do so.

$50

Yes
 

Mary Jane De Souza
Emily Lundstrom - at eal259@psu.edu or 814-863-4488
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00018984
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Age 18-25 years
A member of a Penn State NCAA Division 1 Sports team, or Penn State affiliated competitive club team, or competitive community sport team
Exercising without any training modifications that reduce training participation.
non-smoker
No serious of chronic health conditions

Exclusion Criteria:
BMI >32kg/m2 or <16.5 kg/m2
Currently a smoker or history of regular smoking (including nicotine products, e-cigarettes, vaping)
Medications influencing metabolic or endocrine factors (e.g., hormonal use in previous 6 months)
Medical instability or history of psychosis
Vasectomy (male) or Hysterectomy or oophorectomy (female)
Men's Health, Food & Nutrition, Women's Health
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