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We’re currently recruiting for the following studies:
Roo Study on Mom and Baby Well-Being
The Roo Study examines potential effects of a mindfulness intervention, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), during pregnancy. MBCT connects women with training in skills that promote well-being, reduce mood symptoms, and improve emotional responding during pregnancy and postpartum. We collect data on mental stress and well-being during pregnancy, as well as infant brain development and well-being postpartum. We examine infant brain development with an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). This data will provide important information on mood and stress during pregnancy, and how it relates to infant brain development.
Learn more about our study by visiting our FAQ page.
Funded by NIMH and Medical Research Foundation of Oregon.
Coronavirus and Perinatal Experiences Study
The COPE Study is a study that aims to learn more about people’s experiences and feelings during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are currently recruiting pregnant people and new mother of children younger than 12 months.
Participation includes a series of surveys that take 15-20 minutes to complete. The surveys are sent every two weeks to see how feelings and experiences may change.
You will not be paid for being in this study, but at the end of each survey you will be entered into a drawing for a $120 Amazon gift card. One out of 40 people that participate will win. You will be notified by email and/or phone if you are the randomly selected winner.
This study is in collaboration with NYU and is part of a larger, international COVGEN collaboration, read about this here.
The PENGuIN Study
The PENGuIN Study, part of a NIDA Center of Excellence with the University of Oregon, looks at thinking and mood in individuals from pregnancy through the first year postpartum. We are interested in how thinking patterns and mood may change when individuals are in treatment for opioid use. We collect information on thinking, feeling, and the brain during and after pregnancy, as well as infant and parent interactions and infant development. This information may help us find ways to better support parents throughout the postpartum period.
To learn more about the PENGuIN Study, visit our FAQ page.
Funded by NIDA (P50DA048756-01).
Investigation of Pregnancy, Environment, and Neurodevelopment
The iOPEN Study is interested in working with pregnant people and infants to learn more about pregnancy, parenting, and infant brain development. If you are pregnant or you have an infant under one year, you may be able to participate in the infant brain development part of the study. Participants may be compensated for participating in the study.
Maternal Well-Being Study
Postpartum depression is a major public health concern, with consequences that can be enduring for women and their children. However, few evidence-based preventative interventions are available for women at high risk for developing postpartum depression.
The focus of the Maternal Well-Being Study is to connect women with training in skills that promote well-being, reduce mood symptoms, and improve emotional responding during pregnancy and postpartum. We are currently using neuroimaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI) to examine how a mindfulness-based intervention, MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), for pregnant women who may be at heightened risk for developing depressive symptoms may work to reduce mood symptoms postpartum.
Funded by the NIH (1R21AT010292-01) and Medical Research Foundation of Oregon.