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Study #21: Computerized Personalized Feedback Intervention for Low Income Smokers

This study is designed to help low income smokers in their quest to quit smoking. Participants will take part in a brief electronic treatment that includes a personalized feedback intervention. Smokers between the ages of 18-65 who smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day may be eligible to participate. Compensation will be provided for those who participate throughout the study.

Investigator: Michael J. Zvolensky
Phone: 713-743- 8056 (**Mention study #21 when calling**)
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com

Study #31: Pain Experience and Emotion Regulation

The purpose of this study is to examine the connection between emotion and moderate to severe pain. Specifically, this study aims to observe how choice of emotion regulation strategies following a painful experience. Students from the University of Houston, between the ages of 18-65 may participate for course credit through the SONA system.

Investigator: Andrew Rogers, B.A.
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #31 when calling**)
Email: houstonahrl@gmail.com

Study #33: Sensitivity to Threat

The purpose of this study is to understand the role of sensitivity to unpredictable threat in smoking lapse and relapse behavior. This study involves 3 visits to the lab, and compensation up to $200 is available. Smokers 20 years and older who smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day may be eligible to participate.

Investigator: Michael J. Zvolensky, Ph.D.
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #33 when calling**)
Email: houstonahrl@gmail.com

Study #38: Personalized Feedback for Stress and Smoking

This study is designed for individuals who smoke and experience stress. Participants will take a computer-delivered treatment that includes personalized feedback on smoking and stress. You may be eligible to participate if you (1) are at least 18 years old, (2) smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day, and (3) experience stress. Participation requires up to one visit to our lab at the University of Houston. Participants may earn up to $60 for their participation.

Investigator: Brooke Y. Kauffman
Phone: 713-743- 8056 (mention Study #38 when calling) 
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com

Study #42: Mental Health and Physical Activity among College Students

The purpose of this study is to examine the construct of heart focused anxiety and how it relates to mental health functioning and rates of physical activity among college students. Students from the University of Houston, between the ages of 18-65 may participate for course credit through the SONA system.

Investigator: Kara Manning, B.S.
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #42 when calling**)
Email: houstonahrl@gmail.com

Study #44: Computer-Delivered Intervention for Individuals who experience stress and are overweight

This study is designed for people who experience stress and are overweight. You may be eligible to participate if you (1) are at least 18 years old, (2) are overweight, and (3) experience stress. Participation involves four visits to our lab at the University of Houston. Participants will earn up to $80 for their participation.

Investigator: Brooke Y. Kauffman
Phone: 713-743- 8056 (mention Study #44 when calling)
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com

Study # 45 E-cigarette use among college students

The research is being done to better understand e-cigarette use among college students. Specifically, we are interested in examining the effects of e-cigarette use on a number of constructs, including substance use, overall mood and mental health. By understanding the role that e-cigarettes play in these problems, we may be able to better understand e-cigarette use among college students

Investigator: Michael J. Zvolensky
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (Mention study #45 when calling)

Study #59: Weight and College Students

The purpose of this study is to better understand obesity among college students. Students from the University of Houston, between the ages of 18-65 who have a BMI of ≥ 35 may participate for course credit through the SONA system.

Investigator: Brooke Y. Kauffman
Phone: 713-743- 8056 (mention Study #59 when calling)
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com

Study #55: Project Health Intervention among Latinx Young Adults

This study is designed for Latinx young adults interested in making improvements in their health habits. You may be eligible to participate if you (1) are between the ages of 18-25, (2) self-identify as Latinx, (3) can read, write, and communicate in Spanish, and (3) express concerns about your weight. Participation involves nine visits to our lab at the University of Houston. Participants will earn up to $90 for their participation.

Investigator: Brooke Y. Kauffman and Michael Zvolensky
Phone: 713-743- 8056 (mention Study #55 when calling)
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com