Overview of Study

Please make sure both teen and parent are present to proceed with the next steps.

Determining your teen’s interest in and eligibility for the full study

  • Your teen must be in 9th-12th grade and between the ages of 14 -19 years old
  • Your teen must not be currently diagnosed with any unstable, chronic health conditions
  • You (the parent/guardian) must provide consent and your teen must agree (provide assent) to participate in the screening
  • You can complete the screening online or by telephone, if you prefer.

Information provided will be kept confidential

  • We take your teen’s privacy very seriously!
  • All data will be kept in locked cabinets or secure databases.

Participation is voluntary

  • Your teen’s participation in this research study is completely voluntary. They may refuse to take part in it, or he/she may stop participating at any time.

Compensation Information

  • Your teen will be compensated for each phase of the study, beginning with the in-person screening visit, for up to $515 total.


If your teen would like to participate, click below to begin the screening online.
You may also call (412)-246-6422 and arrange to complete the screening by phone.