Participate

Who can participate?

We conduct studies that include children with asthma and one of their parents or guardians.

To be eligible for participation, children must:

  • Be 8-17 years old
  • Have physician-diagnosed asthma, and no other chronic illnesses
  • Have current prescription medication for asthma
  • Come in to lab visit with one parent or guardian

What does participation include?

Parents and children come in to our research center for a 3.5-hour lab visit, consisting of:

  • interviews about their health and their lives
  • various computer questionnaires and tasks
  • health assessments (e.g., lung function, blood draw, blood pressure)

If you would like detailed information about what study participation involves, click here

What are the benefits of participating?

Benefits to participation include:

  • Compensation: each family will be compensated up to $400 for their time, and reimbursed for travel or parking expenses
  • Every family will receive feedback about their child’s asthma and about both the parent’s and child’s health
  • Opportunities to learn about the latest scientific discoveries in our research center

Interested in participating? 

Contact our study team at (847) 467-5650 or familyasthmastudy@northwestern.edu or invite us to get in touch with you by filling out this brief information form.