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Participate in Research

Scientists at Washington State University Spokane are conducting research studies that are helping to improve the health of Washingtonians and people around the world. Both healthy volunteers and participants with specific health conditions are needed for studies conducted on our health sciences campus. Below is a listing of research studies that are currently seeking participants.

Goldenseal-Metformin Interaction Study
Type 2 diabetic participants needed for a goldenseal-metformin interaction study. The study will help establish the safety or risks of combining herbal products with conventional medications. Click here for full details.

Healthy Hearts Among Pacific Islanders (HHAPI)
Are you Native Hawaiian or Pacific islander and have high blood pressure and/or diabetes? You may be eligible to participate in a 6-month long study to determine if 4 bi-weekly educational classes help to improve cardiovascular disease risk factors. Click here for full details.

In Vitro Analysis of Gut Microbiota Response to Quinoa Cultivars
Our lab is recruiting 24 volunteers to provide human stool samples for this purpose. Participants must be 18-50 years old and in good metabolic and digestive health and not to have consumed quinoa in the previous 7 days. Click here for full details.

Nutrition Research Study on Elderberries, Blood Sugar & Fat Metabolism
Patrick Solverson, PhD, from the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is recruiting volunteers who are 22-75 years old (BMI >25) for a nutrition research study. You may be eligible for this study to determine the ability of elderberry juice consumption to enhance blood sugar and fat metabolism. Click here for full details.

Substance Use/Mental Health Studies
For ongoing studies in the Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative, please see here.

Sleep Studies
For ongoing studies in the Sleep and Performance Research Center, please see here.