Healthy Minds Program

Our lab is seeking paid volunteers for a study which examines how mindfulness practice may reduce stress and improve well-being among emerging adult (age 18 - 29) sexual and gender minorities of color. 

The study is conducted entirely online and through the Healthy Minds Program, a mobile application loaded with educational content and guided mindfulness exercises. Volunteers are asked to participate in two Zoom calls, a baseline survey, five days of mindfulness practice and brief "daily diary" surveys each evening, and a follow-up survey. Eligible participants can earn up to $47 for compliance with the protocol. Their responses will be deidentified and kept confidential.


Research Study with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

Are you a teen (or a parent of a teen) who identifies as transgender, nonbinary, or gender-diverse (i.e., non-cisgender)? Have you (or your teen) experienced suicidal thoughts or behaviors in the past year? You may be eligible to participate in a paid research study aimed at understanding how parent-teen relationships impact suicidal thinking among TGD (transgender and gender diverse) teens! Please contact our study team at [email protected] or visit our webpage at to learn more

*Families must live in New York State for the duration of the study. Study is funded by the American Psychological Foundation and has been approved by our safety and ethics committee at University of Rochester (RSRB STUDY00005555).​


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Call For Participants For A 15-Minute Survey!

Call For Participants!


Gary Stein, a professor at Yeshiva University, is conducting a study to better understand how LGBTQ+ persons and their spouses/partners are treated while receiving care for a serious illness. The ultimate goal is to plan training for doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy that will reduce discrimination and increase respect for our community. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is the second survey on this topic - the first survey was directed to clinicians who provide care to the seriously ill. Finding LGBTQ+ patients and their families who have had or are currently struggling with a serious illness can be difficult.


The Survey Is Here.


LGBTQ+ Community and Allies Survey


Research Study on Advance Care Planing


HIV Prevention for men 18-34

The Henne Group is inviting people to participate in a survey about HIV prevention messages and draft advertisements. RTI International, a nonprofit research institute in North Carolina is conducting the survey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, in Atlanta, Georgia is funding it. Participants will receive a $20 gift card within a week of completing the survey.

Some of the questions will be about gender identity, sexual orientation, recent sexual activity, and HIV status. Participants can refuse to answer any question or stop at any time. All information will be kept confidential. After completing the survey, they will not be contacted in the future about this survey.

This survey will be closed January 17, 2022. Anyone is welcome to call 415-348-2931 or fill out a short questionnaire here:

Eligibility Questionnaire

Based on information provided in the eligibility questionnaire, we will contact people who qualify to take an additional 15-minute online survey. Participants who complete this longer survey will receive this $20 electronic gift card.


Embodies (Exploring Multidimensional Body Image and Intersectional Experiences Study)

Alison Goldblatt, a doctoral candidate, is focused on understanding more about the body image experiences of Black cisgender* sexual minority women. 


Do you identify as…?

·      A Black queer, lesbian, or bisexual, etc., woman


·      A Black heterosexual or straight woman


·      A White queer, lesbian, or bisexual, etc., woman


If so, please consider participating in my dissertation research study about body image experiences among different groups of women. We want to represent your experiences in body image research, and we want to hear from you. 

The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. As a thank you for participating, you can choose to enter a raffle to win one of ten Amazon gift cards valued at $25. If you indicate interest at the end of the survey, we may also offer you a 1-hour follow-up interview, compensated with a $20 Amazon gift card.

Your participation in this study is voluntary, you are free to withdraw from the study at any time, and you may choose not to answer any specific questions.

Your participation is confidential. In order to enter the raffle, you will have to provide a valid email address, but this email address will be stored in a separate database that will be connected to your data only via a participant number generated by the survey software, and only authorized members of the study team will be able to connect them. IP addresses will also be collected to help identify fraudulent responses.

This study is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Psychology and has been approved by the UMass Boston Institutional Review Board with IRB number 2021025. 

To locate this study online click here:


The Principal Investigator of this study is Alison Goldblatt, M.A., [email protected], and the faculty advisor is Dr. David Pantalone [email protected]. This project is also mentored by Dr. Jennifer B. Webb and Dr. Tangela Roberts.


*(Due to the scope of this study, and because of how much gender can influence body image, we are only recruiting participants who identify as cisgender at this time. However, in the future we hope to continue body image research that is inclusive of more gender identities.)



Transgender Health Care Experience Research Study

Doctoral Candidates' at the Washington State University Dept. of Psychology are creating a questionnaire that will help researchers and health care providers better understand transgender patients’ needs and experiences.

Participating in this study would include having a video interview with one of the study creators, who identifies as a transgender man, to discuss the questionnaire and your thoughts about it (about 1 hour). All participants who complete the interview will receive $25 for their time in the form of an Amazon gift card. Your answers will not be identifiable, and your interview will not be linked with your personal information. 

You are eligible to participate if you identify as transgender, are over the age of 18, are located in the United States, and have had a health care visit in the past year.
If you are eligible and would like to participate, please go to this link to complete a short survey: 

Our study has been approved by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board, and we are happy to answer questions you might have about the study. Please reach out to Kyle Schofield ([email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns. 


Trans Parents Needed!

Couples are invited to take part in this research study to offer their perspectives on navigating foster parenthood and/or adoption experiences, including the motivations and decisions involved in pursuing parenthood. The information will be used to gain a better understanding of trans-parented families.

To qualify, participants must meet the following criteria:

  1. currently be in a relationship and living with their partner,

  2. at least one parent must identify as trans*,

  3. the couple must reside in the United States,
  4. the couple must be foster parenting, be currently pursuing adoption, or have adopted through a U.S. foster care/adoption institution, and
  5. both parents must be actively involved in parenting a child(ren) younger than age 18.

Note: eligible participants may include anyone identifying under the “trans umbrella"; this includes (and is not limited to) participants who are agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, transgender, or transsexual.

There will be one interview with each couple conducted online via Zoom. It is expected that each interview will last around 90 minutes in duration. Participants will be individually paid in the form of a $50 digital Amazon gift card for their participation.

* Note: You are encouraged to practice behaviors to protect your privacy during this study. Encouraged behaviors include closing your web browsers after completing any surveys, avoiding the use of public devices when possible, and finding a private location where you complete the interview.

For more information contact Maya Bartel via call or text at (515) 329-4139 or via email at [email protected].

If you meet the criteria above and would like to enroll now, please click here.


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