POWER PROJECTS
University of Southern California

Currently Recruiting

MiDAS

Major depressIon, DHEA(s), Affect, and Smoking

This study is about understanding the effects of depression on smoking behavior. This study focuses on depression since depression may increase smoking dependence. All cigarette smokers over the age of 21 are invited to participate. About 240 participants will take part in this study. Participation involves:

  • Taking surveys on a mobile phone or other compliant smart device
  • Completing questionnaires online
  • Completing interviews via video chat and phone

If you are interested in participating, click the button below to fill out our online survey! If you qualify, we will contact you by phone or email within one week.

Upcoming Studies 

SYNC

Synchrony: Smoking Cessation in Sexual Minority Couples

This study aims to better understand attempts to quit smoking in couples. Cigarette smokers in same-sex partnerships are invited to participate. About 100 couples will take part in this study. Participation involves:

  • Completing questionnaires online
  • Completing interviews via video chat and phone
  • Taking surveys on a smartphone for 5 weeks

Compensation is available. If you are interested in participating, click the button below to fill out our online eligibility survey! If you qualify, we will contact you by phone or email.

Completed Studies 

BEEPS

Behavioral Effects of Estrogen and Progesterone on Smoking

This study is about investigating smoking in women. This study will help determine better treatment efforts for female smokers wanting to quit! Participation involved providing saliva samples, completing short surveys on a smartphone for 35 days, and using a carbon monoxide (CO) monitor to accurately detect participants’ smoking level.