We are currently recruiting young adults to participate in paid research Nutrition and Disruptive Behavior in Young Adults
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are conducting research on nutrition in young adults. Participation in this research will involve completing an interview about your living situation, behavior and mental health, and diet. You will also have blood drawn. Participation will involve two remote sessions over the phone or video conference and a follow-up in-person visit once it is permitted by University of Massachusetts Lowell policies and approved by the Principal Investigator. To be eligible to participate, you must:
Be 18-20 years of age at the time of the first session
Not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Not have a history of fainting during blood draws or around needles or injections
Must reside in the greater Lowell area (including Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford) at the time of the first study visit
Not have a diagnosed pervasive developmental disorder or intellectual disability
Weigh at least 110 pounds
In appreciation of your time, you will receive a $40 Amazon e-gift card after completing the first two remote study sessions. You will also receive $50 in cash after completing the in-person visit and an additional $15 in cash to cover transportation costs ($65 total). Your decision whether or not to participate in this research is completely voluntary.
Participation in the first virtual study session will last about 2 hours. The second virtual session will last about 20 minutes. The on-campus visit will last about 30 minutes and will take place on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.
Participating in this study will require you to provide a 20 mL blood sample (approximately 4 teaspoons) during the in-person visit. Blood draws will be performed by a trained, certified phlebotomist. Having blood drawn is mandatory to participation.
This research is being conducted by Jill Portnoy, Ph.D., School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell (IRB #: 19-089-POR-XPD, approved on 4/14/2021)