The Adolescent Wellness Lab is currently looking for volunteers for the following research studies. Please contact us if interested.
We are conducting a number of different research studies to learn more about programs that lower stress and depression, increase healthy behaviors, and decrease teens’ likelihood of developing physical and mental health problems. Some of our current research interests include prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes and developing effective programs to increase healthy outcomes for pregnant teenagers.
Want to learn more? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to speaking to you!
The MIND Research Project
Mood and INsulin resistance for Diabetes prevention
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado want to find ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.
The study involves a six-week group program with other girls, and two follow-up visits after the program. Teens who take part get up to $665 to thank them for their time.
This study might be a good fit for a girl if she:
- Is age 12-17
- Has family members with diabetes
- Sometimes seems depressed or stressed
To take part in this research study or for more information, please visit: The MIND Research Project.
This study is conducted at Children’s Hospital Colorado, in Aurora, Colorado and is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
BREATHE in Campus Connections
In collaboration with Dr. Rachel Lucas-Thompson, we are testing out the possible benefits of a mindfulness-based program called Learning to BREATHE in adolescents participating in an after-school mentoring program called Campus Connections.
ASSET: addressing Anxiety and StresS for healthier Eating in Teens
This project is a collaboration between Colorado State University and the Uniformed Services University (Tanofsky-Kraff/Haigney) to test out two different group programs for the prevention of excess weight gain in adolescent girls who experience anxiety. One of the programs focuses on improving relationships and the other program centers on improving thoughts and behaviors. For more information, please contact our research coordinators at (970) 286-5210.