Last updated: February 6, 2024
by: Community Engagement Core


A team of researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles are conducting a study to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 in people under 25 years of age who are suspected of having or have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

They want to understand...

  • How COVID affects a child's body
  • How many children continue to feel sick after getting COVID-19
  • Why some children feel sick for so long

Participants will be compensated for their time and participation in the study.

To obtain more information, please get in touch with Natayla Seals at or call (323) 447-7905.


The Research In Virtual Environments Study (THRIVE) is looking for teenagers to participate in a research study where they will explore a virtual city!

Along with parental consent, you may be eligible if you are:

  • Between 14-17 years old
  • Fluent in English
  • Can control a joystick
  • Have at least 1cm of hair
  • Not pregnant
  • Good physical and mental health (i.e., no history of high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease)

The goal is to examine how adolescents' minds and bodies respond to different city environments to better understand how neighborhoods affect health.

Eligible participants will be compensated for their time. 

View flyer here for more information.

For more information, please call (213) 821-9501 or email

All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. They welcome participants from all backgrounds. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle, and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease.

Learn more and sign up here.

USC - Environmental Health Study

USC study about how environmental chemicals in drinking water can effect someone's health. This study wants to understand levels of environmental chemicals in Los Angeles communities. 

Residents of East and South Los Angeles are eligible.

Questionnaire: Participants will be asked to fill a questionnaire about your diet and lifestyle.
Sampling: Sampling of the water, dust, and soil at your home. It will be analyzed in the lab for environmental chemicals.
Results: Participants will receive results about environmental chemicals in their home. 
Filters: Filters will be distributed to participants to help reduce chemical exposures in drinking water. 

Call (323) 687-1817 if interested.

$50 gift card for participating in one-hour study at your home. 

CHLA & SCCLH - Infant Feeding and Activity Study

Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Southern California Center for Latino Health is conducting a study titled, "Infant Feeding and Activity Study." This study is about the effects of different feeding styles on infant growth and development. They will compare the effects of these feeding styles on 24-hour glycemic response over 7 days, physical activity over 7 days, sleep patterns, and infant growth at 6-7 months. 

Participants will be asked to complete a 1-3 hour long visit when their infant is 6-7 months old; and a follow up visit a week after to return the equipment. 

The visit will take place at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles in the Saban Research Institute. 

Participating in this research study is voluntary.

Contact Sinthia Arcadia for more information at (323) 208-1689 or email

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