Participate in Research

Thank you for your interest in our research studies!

We are currently recruiting children and parents for our My World My Heart Study. If you are interested in participating, please contact us 847-491-5953 or sign up on our study website.

We are also recruiting youth and undergraduate students who are a part of the Cities Mentor Program for our Mentoring and Health Study. If you are interested, please contact us at 847-467-5650.

Current Research Projects

My World, My Heart
The purpose of this study is to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the emergence of socioeconomic disparities in cardiovascular heart disease (CHD) risk.

Mentoring and Health Study
This study seeks to investigate the health effects of mentoring, both mentees and mentors, as well as psychosocial pathways explaining these effects.

Completed Research Projects

The following studies have now completed recruitment of research volunteers.  Thank you to everyone who took part!

Family Asthma Study
The Family Asthma study seeks to identify multilevel contributors to asthma disparities in youth and explain why youth with low socioeconomic status (SES) experience worse health outcomes.

Stress, Pregnancy, and Health (SPAH)
The purpose of this study is to better understand how maternal stress affects babies’ development during pregnancy.

Early Life Study
The Early Life project is aimed at understanding how the experiences people have early in their lives affect them as adults. We have now completed the recruitment of new research volunteers.

Family LINKS Study
The UBC Family LINKS Study is a research study aimed at understanding how the life experiences of one family member affect the health of another family member. We have now completed the recruitment of new research volunteers.

Caregiver Study
The Caregiver Study is run with the assistance of the BC Cancer Agency and is aimed at understanding how caring for a loved one with a serious illness affects a person’s mental and physical health.  There are two groups of adults participating in this study – those who have a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer, and those who do not have a loved one with a serious illness.

Teen Health Study
PATHways Study
Attitudes Study
Social Contacts Study