Buffalo Behavioral Medicine is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the following ongoing research studies:
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of food and activity preferences on weight gain in 6-9 year olds over a 3 year time period.
Children ages 6-9 years old and their parent/legal guardian.
Participants and parents will be reimbursed $240 for completion of the study.
The study involves three visits to the University at Buffalo South Campus, lasting 60-90 minutes, one home visit lasting about 90 minutes and one lab visit per year for two years.
Phone: (716) 829-5142
Overweight 8-12 year old children and their parent/legal guardian.
Families will be reimbursed for completion of the study.
Phone: (716) 829-6122
PLAN with families
PLAN program encourages healthy eating habits and promotes healthy lifestyle changes for families. Families will have an opportunity to learn fun ways to eat healthier and get active. The program is available in pediatric practices located in the Buffalo, Rochester, St. Louis, and Columbus areas.
Overweight 6-12 year old children and their parent/legal guardian.
Parents and children attend varying weekly, bi-weekly and monthly sessions for 2 years.
Phone: (716) 829-6697
The purpose of the research is to examine decision making in adults with prediabetes.
We will recruit adults at risk for Type 2 diabetes ages 18-60 years.
Participants will complete 3 sessions, lasting approximately 90-120 minutes. Participants will complete some questionnaires, play some computer games, wear an activity monitor for a week, and complete an fMRI scan.
Participants will be reimbursed for their participation in the study.
Study Website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/mindd-study/
Phone: (716) 829-2445
The Supermarket Selections Study
The Supermarket Selections Study is currently looking for parents of children between the ages of 2 and 15 who are interested in buying healthier foods for their family.
Parents who have at least one child between the ages of 2-15 years.
The study requires one lab session lasting about 2 hours.
If you qualify, you will be paid $20 for your time in the form of a gift card to Wegmans. Participants will also have a 1-in-10 chance to receive a gift card covering the total cost of the groceries they select in the study task.
Phone: (716) 829-3400
The UBET Study
The UBET Study is currently looking for African Americans ages 18-64 to participate in a study about financial decision-making.
African Americans between the ages of 18-64.
The study requires one lab session lasting about 1 hour.
If you qualify, you will be paid $25 for your time.