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  • Eligible participants must:
    • be local to Binghamton University;
    • be CIS-female, age 18-35 years;
    • not be pregnant or breastfeeding now or in the past 12 months;
    • not have artificial fingernails;
    • never have been diagnosed with “Long-COVID”;
    • not use hormonal contraceptive, glucocorticoid, anti-anxiety, or antidepressant medications; and
    • complete the baseline eligibility and mental health survey linked below.

    Then, if you are eligible, we will schedule for you to come to Binghamton University for three 30-minute sessions, two weeks apart to:
    • provide fingernail samples for cortisol measurements;
    • provide saliva samples for cortisol and estrogen measurements; and
    • answer anonymous, online mental health questionnaires.

    Eligible participants will receive a $50 Amazon gift card for completing the initial survey, plus all three of the in-person data collection sessions. Partial compensation will not be provided.

    This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    Study coordinator is Mallory Peters at mpeter20@binghamton.edu

    Contact PI Jodi Dowthwaite with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Jodi Dowthwaite PhD or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgJEClL4E3tlGUS