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Requests for Research Participants

Researchers from UH and other institutions may seek college students to participate in studies. The list below includes such requests submitted to the UH College of Education. Please review requests carefully. Listing a request does not signify our endorsement. The most recent posting is always listed on top, and we will keep the listings for up to three months.

If you would like to have a request posted to this page, please fill out the Research Participant Request Form. Studies must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to be listed.

Submitted Requests

Language and Identity Skills
Posted: 11/15/2023


  • Must be enrolled in a degree program in the College of Education.
  • Must be available for both steps of the participation below.​

Participation will take 90 - 165 minutes, divided as follows: ​

  • An initial 30-minute individual virtual interview ​
  • A 60-minute math session and focus group interview on UH's campus on one of the following days:​
    • Wednesday 29th November: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm​ OR
    • Thursday 30th November: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm​.

To participate in this research, you must be available on one of these specified days. ​
A possible 45-60-minute online individual second interview. ​

If you consent to participate in this study, you will receive compensation in the form of a $30 gift card ​for participating in the initial interview, the math session, and the focus group. ​

You will also receive another $20 gift card if you participate in the follow-up interview.​

Sign up here: 


Principal Investigator 
Melissa Gallagher
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
University of Houston
College of Education
Houston, TX 77204 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number

Antidepressant & Depression Neuroimaging Study
Posted: 11/13/2023

Participants will complete a pre-screening form to determine eligibility.

If eligible, participants will complete a task during a 1-hour MRI scan where they will be shown a variety of images and asked questions about each image. Participants will also complete a series of questionnaires.

Location: Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CAMRI) at Baylor College of Medicine (Smith Research Wing)

Duration: the session will take approximately 90-120 minutes.

Compensation: $50 Amazon Gift Card or $50 cash

Eligibility clarification: Participants can either be taking antidepressants and have a clinical depression diagnosis OR solely have a clinical depression diagnosis/depressive symptoms. You do not need to be taking antidepressants to be eligible.

Phone: 713-348-8164 

Principal Investigator 
Dr. Stephanie Leal
Rice University
Houston, Texas 77030

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number

Are Teachers Prepared to Train Paraprofessionals? A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Teacher Preparation Programs and Faculty Perspective
Posted: 10/19/2023

The purpose of this study is to investigate faculty experiences with type and rigor of training provided to preservice teachers related to working with paraprofessionals.

Principal Investigator 
Melissa Savage, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas 76205 

Christine Walker 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number


Posted: 9/15/2023

The purpose of this study is to test a group-format in-person intervention about weight and healthy behaviors. Individuals may be eligible to participate if they 1) identify as Latinx, 2) are between 18-25 years of age, 3) can read, write, and communicate in Spanish, 4) are concerned about your weight, and 5) feel that there is room for improvement in your personal habits. Participants will be expected to complete a phone pre-screener, an additional assessment, an in-person group intervention across six weeks coupled with 6 assessments, and two follow-up assessments. Participants may be compensated up to $90 for completing the full study.


Principal Investigator 
Aniqua Salwa
Research Coordinator
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204 

Keila Gonzalez
Research Assistant 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number