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Current Studies

We are currently recruiting for the following studies. You can see a list of other CORE research here.

Sleep for Health Studies

Study 1

Researchers at Temple University are conducting a research study to learn more about how improving children’s sleep and other health behaviors affects their weight status and overall health.

To be eligible, your child must:

  • Be 8-11 years old
  • Sleep 9.5 hours or less each night

All families will learn how to improve their child's sleep. Some families will also learn strategies for improving eating and activity behaviors. Families who are eligible and enroll in the study will be compensated for their time. 

Please call 215-707-5782 or email sleepforhealthstudy@gmail.com to see if you and your child qualify for our study.

Study 2

Researchers at Temple University are conducting a research study to learn more about how improving children's sleep affects their weight status and type 2 diabetes risk. We’d also like to hear your thoughts on how to help children get a good night’s sleep and improve their overall health. 

To be eligible, your child must:

  • Be 8-14 years old
  • Sleep 9.5 hours or less each night

Families who are eligible and enroll in the study will be compensated for their time. Assessments can be scheduled at either: 

  • Temple University (3223 N. Broad Street) or
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP; 34th St and Civic Center Blvd)

Please call 215-707-8998 or email sleepforhealthstudy@gmail.comto see if you and your child qualify for our study.

#Snapback program

Temple University is conducting an 18-month Weight Loss Research Study for moms who had babies less than 5 months ago. We are studying whether a healthy lifestyle program, that uses personal health-coaching and text messages, will help mothers #SnapBack to their pre-pregnancy weight.

We are looking for African American moms:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Own a cell phone with unlimited texting 
  • Have a baby less than 5 months old
  • Able to attend 5 study-related visits

Compensation is provided. Call or text us at 267-209-0840 to learn more.

Snacks and Smiles

Mothers and their children (3-6 years) are needed for a research study. The goals of the 5-month research study being conducted at Temple University (3223 N. Broad Street) and Monell Center (3500 Market Street) are to learn how children grow to like new foods and have healthy smiles. We will compensate mothers for participation and travel costs at each study visit.

If interested or to learn more, please call 267-428-7883.