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Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about child health. This page lists child health studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

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Seattle Children's Studies

Seattle Children’s offers a number of pediatric-focused studies.

Active Studies

  • The aim of this study is to understand how the virus affects the health and immune responses of exposed infants and young children, and whether infant feeding practices influence infection outcomes. We are recruiting volunteer mothers who have recently been infected with COVID-19, and who......

  • The aim of the proposed study is to examine the experience of parents of school-age children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are filling multiple conflicting roles during this pandemic as they juggle their own jobs and the new role of teacher to their child(ren), while......

  • This protocol includes studies investigating the mechanisms involved in the integration of sensory information and central motor commands for the control of speech. Various hypotheses are being investigated with the common aim of improving our understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying normal and disordered......

  • The purpose of the research study is to empower young people disabled in the activity of dressing for greater independence and self-expression by identifying current needs in the clothing industry and developing prototypes based on the identified needs. Quantitative and qualitative data will be gathered......

  • Ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) walk predominately in low intensity stride rates with little variability, thus limiting their walking activity and ability to participate in daily life. In contrast, typically developing (TD) children engage in short bursts of intense walking activity interspersed with varying......

  • Ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) experience walking limitations which negatively influence their ability to physically participate in day to day life. The investigators propose that impaired muscle power generation is the key limiting factor affecting walking activity and participation. This proposal represents a combined......

  • Ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) demonstrate altered lower limb biomechanical alignment in walking (e.g. excessive hip/knee flexion or equinus during stance) and experience walking activity limitations that negatively influence their ability to participate in day to day life. Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO) are a......

  • The WONDER research study uses technology and behavioral assessments to monitor and map social brain development. The study consists of 5 in-person study visits during the first three years of life at our research lab in Seattle. During visits, researchers will record brain activity and......

  • The University of Washington Institute for Language and Brain Sciences is recruiting hard of hearing infants between 2 and 12 months of age who have a mild-to-moderate hearing loss. This study looks at the effects of hearing loss on early brain development and learning. The......

  • The Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, is a research study of brain development in infants and children. The IBIS Network is a consortium of researchers across North America, including the University of Washington, that work together to discover early changes in brain development of......

  • The Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, is a research study of brain development in infants and children with autism. The IBIS Network is a consortium of researchers across North America, including the University of Washington Autism Center, that work together to discover early changes......

  • University of Washington researchers, led by Natalia Kleinhans, are recruiting pregnant participants who have not used marijuana during their first trimester and those who have used marijuana during their first trimester for a new study of prenatal development. Participants are not required to use marijuana......

  • Our team is the NeuDLL (Neurodevelopmental Disorders Language & Learning) Lab in the UW Speech & Hearing Department. We are seeking families to participate in research related to spoken language in children with and without developmental disorders. Our current study focuses on how children learn......

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