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Diesel exhaust, stress and health

Diesel exhaust, stress and health

We are interested in understanding how air pollution from traffic sources, like diesel exhaust, and mental stress affect your heart. We are looking for healthy men and women ages 20 – 49 years old. If you decide to take part in the study you will be asked to:
• Come into our office in the University District for a 45-minute screening visit. We do this to make sure you are a good fit for the study.
• If you are a good fit for the study we ask that you come back to our office 4 times over the next few months. You will be asked to spend most of the day (from 8 AM – 3 PM) participating in study activities such as filling out questionnaires, providing saliva, urine and blood samples and having your blood pressure taken. On two of the visits you will be exposed to diesel exhaust for two hours and/or be asked to perform a mental stress test.
• The morning day after your visit you will be asked to come back to our office to give a blood sample and take a few other tests. This will only take about 30 minutes.

You will be paid $30 for the screening visit. After completing each visit and follow-up visit, you will be paid $150. If you complete all 4 exposure sessions, you will receive an additional $100. In total, you will be paid $730 if you complete the whole study.

Participant Eligibility

We are looking for healthy men and women ages 20 – 49 years old that are
• Not smokers
• Not pregnant
• Do not have high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol or a history of PTSD or other chronic conditions that require medication


Karen Jansen
(206) 616-6525

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Interaction of Air Pollution and Psychosocial Stress on Cardiovascular Disease

Study ID: 00002051
Start Date: 01/25/2018
End Date: 02/09/2023

Anjum Hajat, PhD
Joel Kaufman, MD MPH

Accepts Healthy Volunteers?

Study Site(s)

University of Washington

4225 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98105


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.