Research Participant Opportunities

*These studies are not endorsed by the University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center. Studies have IRB approval from University of Pennsylvania and their home universities. The LGBT Center follows strict research protocols, find more information here.

Research experiment on HPV prevention recruiting participants:

Researchers are looking for participants in Outsmart HPV, an online research study that was created to help guys protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus). If eligible, you can earn up to $95 for participating.  For more info and to see if you qualify, visit:


Link for eligibility questions here.

Researchers from the University of Washington and La Salle University are recruiting participants. We are inviting participants to share their story about being estranged/distanced with a parent or parents because of their gender/sexual identity. Specifically, we are interested in your experience with being distanced from your parents and how you coped with that distance. This research could help other people better understand and make sense of their difficult family relationships.

To participate in the present study, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  1. Are between the ages of 13-19,
  2. Feel comfortable speaking English,
  3. Live in the United States or Canada, and
  4. Identify as being estranged /distanced from at least one parent because of their sexual/gender identity.

If individuals choose to participate, they will be asked to take a short demographic questionnaire and share their story with an interviewer for about 45-60 minutes via Zoom or phone.

After the interview is complete, participants will be compensated with a $50 gift card that you can use at a variety of businesses of your choosing such as grocery stores, amazon, restaurants, etc.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: Kyle Kubler, at

If you have any questions about this study, please contact Dr. Kristina Scharp (

Penn Dental is conducting a survey about the oral health of students on a university campus. The purposeis to determine existing oral health status and access to dental care. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Students who complete the survey and wish to be entered in a raffle to win one of 100 $25 Amazon gift cards will have the option to enter their email address at the end of the survey. 

To participate, we request that you complete the survey by Monday, September 14. The survey can be accessed via this link, or by copying and pasting the text below into your internet browser:

For questions about this research survey, please contact the Principal Investigator, Beverley A Crawford DDS at

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