Texas Tech University

Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative

Research Studies Currently Recruiting

Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences is looking for research participants!

Below is a list of research studies currently recruiting research subjects. Various labs are conducting all studies independently. Please contact EACH study individually if you are interested (Note: The TTU Institutional Review Board has approved all studies).


Comfort during moderate exercise

Behavioral Medicine & Translational Research (BMTR) lab

Attend ONE Appointment; Get free body composition assessment PLUS additional total possible compensation of $20. If you do not regularly exercise more than 150 minutes per week, you may be eligible.

For more information contact the BMTR lab.
No obligation, brief screening
Email: bmtrlab@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.5194

(Provide your name, phone number, and the best times to contact you).

Non-Diabetic individuals needed for a study on Dietary Patterns using remote food photography method (RFPM)

Obesity and Metabolic Health lab

Non-diabetic individuals (male of female; age 18-65; BMI:20-60kg/m2) needed. Need to take and send photographs of food consumed throughout the day on 7 consecutive days plus 2 visits with breakfasts, blood draws and questionnaires. Compensation $100.

For more information contact Samudani Dhanasekara.
Email: rfpmstudyttu@gmail.com
Phone: 281.235.2280

Women interested in weight loss needed. Breakfast and body measurements.

Obesity and Metabolic Health lab

Healthy women ages 18-44 are needed. Weight los counseling and free breakfast for 2 weeks. Stay 1 morning (5-6 hours) per week; questionnaires and lunch will be provided.  Compensation up to $150 will be included.

For more information contact Yaqiong Zhu.
Email: yaqiong.zhu@ttu.edu
Phone: 352.215.5409

"Whey" To Go Study- Protein Supplementation study

Nutrition Lab- Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

You may be eligible if you are: healthy but overweight, 19-55 years old, and not doing regular exercise or lifting weights. Participants randomly selected for the protein group, will consume protein drinks before lunch and dinner for 12 weeks.
Requires 5 visits (~1-2 hours per visit) during the 13-week study period.
Participants will receive up to $60 as compensation. 

For more information contact Dr. Nadeeja Wijayatunga.
Email: nadeeja.wijayatunga@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.834.6191


Contact NMHI

Phone: (806) 742-NMHI (6644)