POWER PROJECTS
University of Southern California

Active 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.

 

PREG-VAPE

This study is about investigating electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use during pregnancy. The study will provide information about the biological effects of different tobacco products (ENDS, combustible cigarettes) on the developing placenta 

 

 

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.

 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 were invited to participate.