Research study participant opportunities

The College of Health and Human Sciences researchers are seeking participants for various studies from nutrition and health to lifespan development.

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Decreasing pain intensity and disability related to pain

The Promoting Healthy Aging and Families Research Laboratory is seeking participants for a study that is testing a unique intervention of gentle exercise and education for pairs who experience chronic pain.

Am I a candidate?

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • You are an adult who experiences chronic pain, and so does your caregiver
  • Or, You are an adult who experiences chronic pain, and so does the person who provides care to you.

Please call (970-491-8204) or email my-exerciseANDeducation@colostate.edu for additional information.

Wellness as a busy mom

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Join us for a self-care workshop and remote health coaching session on a topic of your choice. Participants will receive up to $40.

Am I a candidate?

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • You are the parent of a pre-school aged child
  • You are a resident of Larimer County, a similar study is available throughout Eastern Colorado.

Visit the health behaviors lab website for more information.

Parent-Child Active Play

We are interested in learning about how parents interact with their preschoolers during active play. Participants will receive up to $100.

Am I a candidate?

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • You are the parent of a pre-school aged child
  • You are a resident of Larimer County

Visit the health behaviors lab website for more information.

Home pantry survey

A survey for parents asking what types of foods and activity equipment are in your home. Participants may receive up to $100.

Am I a candidate?

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • You are the parent of a pre-school aged child
  • You are a resident of Larimer County

Visit the health behaviors lab website for more information.

Cardiovascular Health in Postmenopausal Women

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The Functional Foods & Human Health Laboratory in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University is seeking volunteers to participate in a study investigating the ability of blueberries to improve cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women with elevated blood pressure or stage 1-hypertension. Participants will receive up to $200.

Am I a candidate?

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Postmenopausal women aged 45-65 years
  • Elevated blood pressure or stage 1-hypertension (systolic blood pressure 120-139 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg)
  • Exclusion criteria apply and will be evaluated through a phone and in-person screening

Visit the functional foods and human health laboratory website for more information.

Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal Health

The Functional Foods & Human Health Laboratory in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University is currently seeking participants for a research study examining the dose-dependent effects of an aronia berry dietary supplement (also known as chokeberry) on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health. Participants will receive up to $300.

Am I a candidate?

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Men and postmenopausal women between the ages of 45-75 years
  • Body mass index (BMI) between 18.5-30 kg/m2
  • Exclusion criteria apply and will be evaluated through a phone and in-person screening

Visit the functional foods and human health laboratory website for more information.

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Human Development and Family Studies, and Occupational Therapy are a part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.