Participate in COVID-19 Research

You can make a difference.

All medical advances depend on volunteers to participate in research.

Researchers need your help now more than ever! 

Explore the opportunities below to learn more and get involved. 

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WHY and COVID-19
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Wellness, Health & You (WHY) is a research study that wants to understand how our ongoing experiences with COVID-19 may be affecting our health. Everyone aged 18 - 89 is invited to join WHY and share their voice by taking a short, electronic survey. 

Make a difference by joining WHY and taking the COVID-19 survey by clicking here. To find more information about WHY and its continuing mission to improve the health of everyone, visit

How is the Pandemic Affecting You? 

Complete a survey from the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute about how your life has affected and how you're coping.

This project may help researchers and policymakers learn how to better support people during this challenging time. 

We are studying the psychological, social, physical, and emotional effects of social/physical distancing during this time, and what activities people are engaging in.  

People who complete the 30-minute survey can enter to receive a $100 VISA gift card.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

• Are an adult between 18-70 years of age
• Have access to a computer or smartphone

 Take the survey here. »

For more information, contact Amanda Glueck, PhD, at or 859-323-7962.

PIPPII Clinical Trial 

This trial is testing the effectiveness of a well-known antiseptic, formulated as nasal spray and gargle, to prevent infection among UK frontline healthcare workers and pre-operative patients at UK. 

If you are in one of those groups and are interested in participating, please see Participants Invited for COVID-19 Prevention Study webpage and complete submit information. 

Sleep, Stress, and Alcohol Use in the Time of COVID-19

Our research team at the University of Kentucky wants to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting people’s stress, sleep, and alcohol use. We are conducting a research study of adults 21 years or older who have Internet access and are able to read and respond in English. You do not need to drink alcohol to take part in our study. The survey may be accessed here:

Please feel free to share this link with others! Questions? Contact Dr. Mairead Moloney at or 859-813-0094.