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Research Participation Opportunity for Educators: COVID-19 and Well-Being

The Center for Healthy Minds seeks individuals interested in participating in a research study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Take part in Study to Understand Well-Being During COVID-19

Take part in an online study to look at emotional and mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study is to better understand how the pandemic is affecting people’s lives and whether the Healthy Minds Program – an app that integrates mental exercises into daily life, with an approach that parallels the way physical exercise becomes a part of healthy living – might improve well-being.

You would take part remotely and take online questionnaires at up to 6 time points over the next 6 months. Each set of questionnaires will take about 30-60 minutes to complete. You may also partake in a four-week well-being training using a smartphone app.

To take part, you must…

  • be 18 years or older
  • be a K-12 education employee
  • have access to a smartphone and the Internet
  • have no significant experience with meditation
  • have not used the Healthy Minds Program app

People who complete the full study will receive $150.

Learn more and see if you’re eligible:

This study is led by the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and is approved by its Institutional Review Board, which is charged with protecting the rights and welfare of people who take part in research studies.

Please contact the study coordinator if you have any questions at or 608-890-3073.