• Car Seat Study for Parents/Caregivers of Children Ages 0-2

    Official Title

    Phase 2 - safety-enhancing motor vehicle child safety seat

    Purpose

    We are searching for adults who are willing to practice installing a child safety seat (“car seat”) into a provided vehicle and give us their feedback and opinions on the design of the car seat. The car seat includes some new features. We are collecting information on how caregivers navigate the new features and what they think about them.

    This study includes one appointment which will last about 30 minutes. Your child does not need to attend the appointment with you.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Age 18 or older
    • Be a parent or care provider to a child who is 0 to 2 years old
    • Have installed a child safety seat in the last 2 years 
    • Able to lift and install a child safety seat into a vehicle
    • English-speaking

    Age Range

    18 - 100 years
  • Study Evaluating the Tears of the Eye

    Official Title

    Lipid Composition of the Tear Film in Healthy Participants and Dry Eye Disease Patients

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to explore the lipid concentration of the tear film in healthy participants and those who have dry eye disease. 

    Could this study be right for you?

    Inclusion criteria:

    • At least 18 years of age (30 years of age for dry eye disease cohort).
    • Good general health (defined by medication use that has not changed within the last month and the absence of medical conditions or treatments that are deemed confounding to the data as determined by the PI)
    • Ability to give informed consent
    • Willing to spend time for the study; approximately one hour for study assessments
    • Either gender

    Exclusion criteria:

    • Use of any ocular prescription medication (such as but not limited to, glaucoma medications, anti-inflammatory eye drops and Restasis) used within 14 days of the screening visit or started prior to the measurement visit(s).   
    • Currently having punctal plugs inserted in lacrimal puncta

    Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria varies, please contact Study Coordinator for more information. 

    Age Range

    18 years and up
  • Booster Seat Features that Influence Pediatric Posture and Comfort During Extended Time Periods: On-Road Assessment

    Official Title

    Booster Seat Features that Influence Pediatric Posture and Comfort During Extended Time Periods: On-Road Assessment

    Purpose

    This study will help identify how booster seats influence children’s comfort during car rides and their behaviors. Car seat footrests will also be used to see how children engage with them. Data will be collected during car rides in the caregiver’s personal vehicle. 

    Could this study be right for you?

    Child is currently riding in a booster seat during travel in the car 

    Age Range

    5 - 12 years
  • Characterizing Occupational Therapy Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Official Title

    Characterizing Occupational Therapy Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Purpose

    We are conducting a comprehensive study at The Ohio State University, aiming to enhance our understanding of effective occupational therapy strategies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Your participation could make a significant impact on the lives of children and families affected by ASD.

     

     

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Parents and Children Dyads: Children diagnosed with ASD, aged 6-13, receiving outpatient OT services. Parent-child dyads willing to participate.
    • Occupational Therapists (OT): OT practitioners with at least 3 years of experience in treating children with ASD. 

    Age Range

    6 - 13 years
  • Booster Seat Study

    Official Title

    Shoulder Anthropometry and Reclined Postures of Children on Booster Seats

    Purpose

    We are seeking child volunteers to sit on booster seats on a mock-up vehicle seat. Measurements will be made of the position of seatbelts, booster seats, and child’s shoulders and hips. We aim to understand how booster seats and vehicle seat settings influence good vs. poor seat belt fit.

     

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Children between 4–12 years old in good health
    • Willing to attend one 3-hour appointment (per child) 

    Age Range

    4 - 12 years
  • Project Limb Rescue

    Official Title

    Project Limb Rescue: A pilot study evaluating the feasibility of transcutaneous sensors for the detection of cancer-related lymphedema.

    Purpose

    The goal of the study is to test the success of using two types of sensors at rest after a bike exercise on volunteers with and without lymphedema, to look for differences in their readings. This part of the study will be testing persons who do not have lymphedema.

     

    Could this study be right for you?

    • No history of cancer related to lymphedema, cancer in your arm, or the lymph nodes in the arm
    • Able to complete a brief biking exercise for about seven minutes
    • No metal implants
    • Willingness to take off shoes and any metal jewelry
    • Not currently pregnant
    • Not currently incarcerated
    • Your participation will involve completing an online or over the phone screening.
    • This visit will take approximately 2.5 hours.

    Age Range

    18 - 90 years
  • A Study about how the Menthol Cigarette Ban impacts the African American community

    Official Title

    Assessing the Impact of an FDA Ban on Menthol Cigarettes on Tobacco-Related Health Disparities in African American Smokers

    Purpose

    The main reason this study is being done is to assess the impact of the FDA’s (and Columbus) menthol ban on African American (AA) communities. This information will provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with needed information on the impact of a menthol ban on the population most affected by such a policy. The study will focus on collecting survey data on AA menthol smokers’ perception of a menthol ban, their awareness/accessibility to quitting support, and their willingness to enroll in a future study.

    Could this study be right for you?

    All participants must be self-identified AAs and then sorted into the following categories:

    • A Current Menthol smoker is defined as someone who regularly smokes menthol cigarette smokers, at least 5 cigs/day for > 1 year.
    • A Former menthol smoker is defined as someone who quit menthol cigarette smoking for >6 months, who previously smoked >5 cigs/day for >1 year.
    • Never-smoker is defined as someone who smoked < 100 cigs in their lifetime (CDC definition) and none for >1 year.

    Additional eligibility criteria include:

    (1) between 21 and 50 years old; (2) access to a smartphone or email, and (3) reading and speaking English.

    Age Range

    21 - 50 years
  • Sleep Restriction and Ketone Supplements

    Official Title

    Strategies to Augment Ketosis: Ketone Conferred Resiliency Against Sleep Restriction (STAK-Sleep)

    Purpose

    To examine if drinking a ketone supplement, twice a day, can improve brain, digital shooting, and physical performance during short-term sleep restriction (4 nights, 50% of normal sleep).

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Healthy
    • Age: 18 - 40 years old
    • BMI: 20-35 kg/m2
    • No diagnosed sleep disorders
    • Not consuming a ketogenic diet

    Age Range

    18 - 40 years
  • Exogenous Ketone Study

    Official Title

    Strategies to Augment Ketosis: Optimization of Ketone Delivery Strategies (STAK: OK'd)

    Purpose

    This study is intended to evaluate the effects of different dosing measurements for different ketone products in healthy male adults. After giving consent to this study you will schedule 9 testing sessions about 3 days apart. During these sessions you will come into the Physical Activity and Education Services (PAES) building in the morning, having had no food that day and take a study product. Various tests will be administered after ingestion. You will have blood draws to tell us more about your metabolic response to the product.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Have a BMI >18 kg/m2 or ≤29 kg/m2
    • Do NOT smoke or have diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or any form of endocrine dysfunction
    • Do NOT currently consume a low carbohydrate diet

     

    Age Range

    20 - 30 years
  • Neurodevelopmental Effects of Youth Tackle Football

    Official Title

    Understanding the Neurodevelopmental Effects of Youth Tackle Football Participation

    Purpose

    In this study we are aiming to identify risk factors for higher exposure to football-related neurotrauma in youth tackle football players and to determine the effects of football-related neurotrauma exposure on neurodevelopment in children with no previous tackle football participation.

    For this specific posting, we are looking for boys ages 8-12 who are non-athletes or athletes who play non-contact sports to serve as control subjects for our fMRI study. 

    Could this study be right for you?

    We are looking for boys ages 8-12 who are either non-athletes or do not participate in any contact sports

    • Boys must have no metal implanted in the body
    • Have no prior history of head trauma
    • Have no serious health or mental health diagnoses
    • Must not have a fear of enclosed spaces

    Age Range

    8 - 12 years