Men's Health


Networks Across the Lifespan

PI: Caterina Gratton, PhD

Looking for participants in a study that looks at how the brain changes across the lifespan. The study consists of collecting behavioral and MRI data.

Who Can Participate:

  • Ages 36-75 years
  • No non-removable metal
  • Native English speaker
  • No history of neurological or psychiatric disorders

Duration:

  • Up to 8 lab visits over 1-3 months

Compensation:

  • Participants may earn up to $540

Primary Contact: Gretchen; grattonlaboratory@gmail.com; 702-203-5302

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Does creatine monohydrate supplementation impact blood vessel health?

PI: Paul Baker, PhD

This research examines the possible benefits of creatine monohydrate (CM), a common sports performance supplement, on blood vessel function. Maintaining proper blood vessel function is essential for proper health and a long life. Advanced age and excess weight can all contribute to poor blood vessel health over time. Participants will consume a high-sugar meal before and after 5 days of creatine monohydrate/placebo supplementation and have multiple measures of vascular health assessed.

Who Can Participate:

  • Men and women who are 18-70 years old with a body mass index that puts them into an overweight/obese category
  • Individuals should be residing in the Tallahassee area
  • Not on any blood pressure or glucose-lowering medication
  • Not smoking or vaping

Duration:

  • Two study periods of 11 days with a 4-week washout period

Compensation:

  • $200 upon study completion

Primary Contact: Paul Baker; pab18df@fsu.edu; 606-547-2521

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Comorbid Mental Health and Cardiometabolic Syndrome Community Study

PI: Tyra Dark, PhD

We are conducting this study to better understand community member perspectives on barriers and facilitators to successful disease management.

Who Can Participate:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have lived in one of the following communities for the last two years:
    • Greater Frenchtown
    • Providence
    • Callen
    • Liberty Park
    • Bond Community South City
    • Apalachee Ridge

Duration:

  • Complete a written survey (30 minutes)
  • Contribute to a round table discussion about experiences with health care system (1 hour)

Compensation:

  • Participants will receive a $25 gift card.

Primary Contact: Tyra Dark, PhD; tdark@fsu.edu; 850-645-7466

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The Effect of Speech Rehabilitation Based on Mobile Application for People with Dysarthria After Stroke: A Single-center, Investigator-blinded, Randomized, Cross-Over Trial

PI: Yunjung Kim, PhD

study develops and tests a smartphone application to be used for speech therapy for stroke survivors. The application allows patients to receive personalized treatment remotely, as an effort to improve accessibility and convenience of speech rehabilitation services.

Who Can Participate:

  • Stroke survivors who are 18 years or older with speech intelligibility deficits.
  • Individuals who have no problems using a smartphone application (physically and cognitively).
  • Native speakers of English who can read and write.
  • Individuals without other neurological conditions (e.g. dementia, Pick's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, or Parkinsonism)
  • Individuals without severe mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, severe depression, alcohol or substance abuse disorders).

Duration:

  • Individuals will actively participate in a 4-week clinical trial of our remote speech therapy program using the application, which will be installed to your cellphone for free.

Compensation:

  • $200 upon study completion

Primary Contact: Courtney Wilkinson; cew19e@fsu.edu; 904-451-7992

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LGBTQ Retirement Planning Study

PI: Koji Ueno, PhD

A research team invites LGBTQ people to participate in an interview study that focuses on their thoughts and plans for retirement as well as their experiences of retirement transitions.

Who Can Participate:

  • Identify as non-heterosexual or non-cisgender
  • Age between 60 and 75
  • Currently working (Those who have previously retired are not eligible for the study, even if they are currently working.)
  • Live in the United States

Duration:

  • One 60 minute virtual interview over Zoom.

Compensation:

  • $25 Amazon gift card

Primary Contact: Koji Ueno, PhD; kueno@fsu.edu; 850-273-8108‬

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How Does My Brain Hear? Speech Understanding and Emotion Perception

PI: Zilong Xie, PhD

A research team invites you to participate in a research study to investigate how our brains process speech sounds as we age. In this study, you will listen and respond to speech sounds in a quiet room. You may also undergo testing of brain responses, in which sensors will be placed on your head to record brain waves specific to hearing.

Who Can Participate:

  • Aged 18 years and older
  • Native English speaker
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Normal or near-normal hearing
  • No history of psychiatric or neurological disorders
  • No history of use of psychiatric medication

Compensation:

  • $15 hourly stipend

Primary Contact: Hayley Krush; hearlab@cci.fsu.edu; 850-645-3174

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The Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on Blood Pressure and Respiratory Function

PI: Joseph Watso, PhD

This training study looks at the effect of inspiratory (breathing) muscle training on fitness in adults.

Who Can Participate:

  • Adults 20-45 years old.
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 kg/m2.
  • Some exclusion criteria include sleep apnea, asthma, or chronic illnesses.
  • Ability to visit FSU campus.

Duration:

  • At-home training for 8-weeks - only 5 minutes per day.

Compensation:

  • $650 upon study completion

Primary Contact: Thomas G Bissen; tgb23@fsu.edu; 850-400-5454

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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 11:40 AM