Participate in our Research Studies

We usually have several research studies running and are always looking for adult participants. Our research relies on people volunteering and your participation is greatly appreciated and vital to the continued success of our research.

We are currently looking for research participants for the following studies:

Carolina Daily Health Study

The purpose of this research study is to learn about how emotions, through meditation, alter bodily systems in ways that promote healthy lifestyle behavior changes. Therefore, we are looking for people who are interested in making lifestyle changes. In addition to the meditation classes, a web portal provides tools to improve your success in these lifestyle changes. At the beginning of the meditation classes, you will have access to a personalized report on your health behaviors and to interactive exercises that scientific research has shown help increase your chances of success in your chosen healthy lifestyle changes.

You must be between the ages of 35 and 64 years old. Duration of the study is for 18 months and includes 6 weeks of meditation classes, lab visits at Baseline, 3 months, and 18 months, daily surveys for 11 weeks, and quarterly surveys at 6-, 9-, 12-, and 15-months.

For more information or to register please visit the CDHS study page.

Meditation and Decision Making

The purpose of this research study is to learn about how emotions alter bodily systems in ways that facilitate positive behavior change.

You must be between the ages of 35 and 64 years old. Duration of the study is for 4 weeks and involves a 90-minute laboratory testing session, 3 weekly online questionnaires, and a 45-minute follow-up visit at Week 4.

For more information or to register please visit the Meditation & Decision Making study page.