Our vision is to use scientific discovery to ensure optimal health through individualized nutrition. To do this, we need your help! Many of our research studies rely on volunteers to help us learn how nutrition science works in differing people. As a study participant, you may be asked to eat or drink certain nutrients or provide biological samples such as blood or urine. We may record your physical measurements or have you take some cognitive tests. Each study is unique. Being a study participant is voluntary and you can choose to end your participation at any time. Read through the opportunities below to learn more. As a participant, you are typically paid for your time based on the activities and time commitment required.

Oral Health Study: UNCoVer the Connections to General Health

Study Purpose: To evaluate the impact of regular, professional, non-surgical Intensive Periodontal Therapy (scaling, root planning, and optimal oral hygiene with associated professional oral health behavior advice) to find out whether the effects of oral health are...

The HONOR Study

Do you feel out of control around food? Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? If so, the HONOR study may interest you! Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are conducting a research study where participants will be interviewed about their eating concerns, and their...

Infant Nutrition and Cognition Study

Study Purpose: To show how nutrition helps babies grow and learn. Recruiting 18 to 35 year-old women who are •   pregnant and plan to breastfeed •   breastfeeding babies younger than 3 months of age Participation Includes: •   a 3-month diet intervention (consuming...

Fructose-Liver Fat Study

May 4, 2018 – The purpose of this study is to identify genetic and dietary factors that affect the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Children’s Health Study

March 1, 2017 • Study Purpose: To identify genes and lifestyle factors that affect children’s health status and overall well-being.