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Current human research studies

Clinical Research can lead to major breakthroughs in health, wellness, the environment, and many other aspects of human life.  But to be successful, it is critical that more people get involved. Signing up to participate in a research project not only may benefit medical research and help future generations, but in many instances participants themselves gain personal advantages, such as improved disease outcomes or better health.  Some research projects offer monetary remuneration for participation.

Here are just a few of the research projects you can participate in at UGA:

Dual-smoker Couples.  Do you and your partner both smoke?  The Psychology Department is conducting research on smoking in couples.  You are each eligible to earn up to $75.  Email to find out more. 

High Blood Sugar Medication and Exercise Study. Qualifying participants must be 18 to 75 years old and currently taking blood sugar-lowering medication, but not insulin.  Contact Melissa Erickson at or 706-829-2560 if interested.

Type II Diabetes Study.  Eligible participants have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes for 1 to 5 years.  To learn more about the study call 706-542-5153 or email Michelle Vandellen in the UGA Department of Psychology at

The Work and Family Experience Research Lab (WAFER Lab) has many ongoing research projects in which you can participate.  To be considered for future research studies conducted by the lab, you should complete a brief demographic questionnaire on their website.

Family Communication Study. The Department of Psychology is recruiting married couples with at least one child, ages 7-11, to participate in a study on how families talk about emotions and behavior. Families earn $75 for participation, including questionnaires completed at home and a one-time lab visit (1-2hrs) to the Department of Psychology. If you are interested, please email or call 706-542-1299.


Revd. 07.10.18