Ongoing Research Projects

Have an ongoing obesity-related project? Advertise IRB approved recruitment materials here or just let us know what you’re doing so we can feature it. Send us the information at obesity@uga.edu.

Recruiting Adults for a study about anticipatory responses to various mouth rinses and factors that influence those responses

We want to study how weight, psychological state, taste preference and genetics influence the body’s response to sweet taste and energy containing mouth rinses. Qualifying participants must be healthy adults between the ages of 18-45 with either normal or plus size builds. Individuals must not take anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication, or have diabetes. Subjects must also not have any food allergies/intolerances to gluten, dairy or meat. The research pays $65 upon completion of all visits including 4 study visits.

To learn more about the study, please email/call Ms. Elizabeth Cogan at Elizabeth.Cogan@uga.edu or call 651-528-3138.  

Recruiting Adults for a study about Oils, Health and Cholesterol 

We want to study how diets with olive oil and cottonseed oil affects health markers such as cholesterol. Qualifying participants must be men and postmenopausal women between the ages of 50-75 with high cholesterol. Individuals must not take cholesterol-lowering medications, thyroid medications, or exercise more than 3 hours per week. Subjects must also not have diabetes or food allergies/intolerances to gluten, dairy or meat. The research study pays $175 upon completion of all visits including 4 study visits.

To learn more about the study, please email/call Ms. Alex Marquardt at arm37769@uga.edu or call 414-335-9416.

Recruiting Adults for a study about Pecans, Health and Cholesterol

We want to study how diets with and without pecans impacts health markers such as cholesterol. Qualifying participants must be men and women between ages 30-75 with a bigger build (plus size) or anyone with high cholesterol. Individuals must not take cholesterol-lowering medications, thyroid medications, or exercise more than 3 hours per week. Subjects must also not have diabetes or food allergies/intolerances to pecans, gluten, dairy or meat. Subjects must not habitually eat tree nuts more than twice per week. The research study pays between $70-$145 upon completion of all 4 study visits.

To learn more about the study, please email/call Ms. Liana Rodrigues at Liana.Rodrigues@uga.edu or call 423-596-7708.