Participate in a research study
Ages: 6-9 months
Autism, ADHD, ASD, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, ADD, typically developing, infant, baby
Learning about Autism and ADHD Markers in Babies, LAAMB study
Are you pregnant or have you had a new baby? Come learn about your babys’ development!
Researchers at the MIND Institute on the UC Davis Medical Center campus in Sacramento are conducting a study of early social, language, cognitive, self-regulation, attention, and motor development of infants and toddlers from 6 through 36 months of age.
From Sept. 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025
Ages: 15–20 years
Sleep, hours needed, teenage years, children, adolescents, sleep schedule, sleep lab
Adolescent Sleep Study
We need participants to help with our sleep research!
Researchers at the UC Davis Sleep Lab are seeking to answer the question about how much sleep children need and if this need changes across the teenage years. We are looking for participants who are 15 to 20 years old and live in Davis, Dixon or Woodland.
Currently open and offering financial compensation for participation.
Ages: 2–17 years
autism spectrum disorder, ASD, developmental disability
KidsFirst Research Network
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute are collaborating with the Hartwell Foundation, to reach thousands of families who are managing the challenges of caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a developmental disability.
KidsFirst is a series of online surveys consisting of simple behavioral and medical questions. Each unique response will help researchers further understand the challenges associated with autism and other developmental disabilities, which may lead to more tailored treatment and intervention.
Currently open to families with children or teens with developmental disabilities. All participation is online.
Ages: 8–14 years
autism, autism spectrum disorder, ASD, anxiety, medication, cognitive behavioral therapy
Specifying and Treating Anxiety in Autism Research, STAAR study
The goal of STAAR is to better characterize anxiety in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and evaluate if medication or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective for children with ASD and anxiety. Participants will be offered medication, CBT, or pill placebo. If put into pill placebo, participants will be offered their choice of complimentary CBT or study medication after completion of the study.
Currently open and seeking participants.
Visit the UC Davis Mind Institute STAAR study page for more details
IN THE NEWS
MIND Institute study of anxiety in children with autism now includes online treatment
April 20, 2021
Ages: 8–13 years
virtual reality, children, teenagers, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Virtual Reality Attention Management, VRAM study
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute are using a virtual reality environment to test whether a new intervention can help persons with attention problems or who have ADHD with significant inattention, learn to ignore distractions, e.g., peers talking, clock ticking.
We are actively recruiting young children and teenagers with ADHD to participate in the this study.
Ages: 15–30 years
ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, teens, young adults, self control, impulsivity
MINT Study, Mapping Impulsivity Neurodevelopmental Trajectories
Are you 15 to 30 years old? Help science learn about self-control and decision making in the growing brain!
We are studying brain development in teens and young adults to discover more about how self-control develops. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with even higher rates of impulsivity and self-control problems. Findings from this study may help us better understand the development of self-control in adolescents and young adults with and without ADHD.
We are actively recruiting teenagers and young adults to participate in this study. Compensation is available.