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Adults across central PA can participate in Penn State College of Medicine research right from home

Jonathan Hakun and his team at Penn State College of Medicine want to learn more about the factors that influence our participation in healthy behaviors throughout our daily lives. No in-person visits are required.

Compensation is provided.

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Study overview

Who can join?

  • Adults ages 18 and older
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to use a smartphone
  • Reliable Wi-Fi or cell phone service
  • Able to walk unassisted for more than five minutes
  • Able to climb one flight of stairs unassisted

Additional criteria may apply.

What participants will do

If you are eligible, you will be asked to participate in the following activities at home for 14 days:

  • Wear three activity monitors provided by the study team that will track physical activity.
  • Use a smartphone provided by the study team. You will use this smartphone to answer surveys and play brain games.

The study team will also ask you if you are interested in completing a one-hour noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. This scan is optional. You can participate in the activities above without visiting Hershey Medical Center.


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For more information

Please reach out using the following form for more information about this study:

Contact the study team

This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board, under federal regulations at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine as IRB #00013106.