Updated Research Participant Registry Helps Trauma Survivors Make a Difference

Empowered Woman


by Megan Wendling


The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience has recently launched a new and improved Research Participant Registry. The previous registry, known as the Trauma Health and Hazards Center Trauma Registry, had over 1,300 participants registered. With the help of team members including Dr. Heather Littleton, Director of Research Operations, Megan Wendling, Graduate Research Assistant, and Dr. Carrie Yeager, Manager of Technology Integration and Support, the former registry has been updated to include more relevant information and moved to a new platform to increase user accessibility. The new version of this registry is hosted on Qualtrics and includes more inclusive demographic questions, and an optional trauma exposure screening. Individuals interested in joining the registry can do so by visiting https://surveyuccs.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3NPwEDnK7ukUOou and answering a few simple questions. The information asked in the registry will help us match participants with studies they may qualify for. When studies are actively recruiting, participants will be notified via email with a chance to participate. While some studies are volunteer-based, others will compensate participants for their time, typically in the form of gift cards.

The information gained through our research helps us to better understand trauma-related factors, ultimately informing more robust treatment interventions. By participating in this research, you can help us accomplish this goal!  While many of our studies are focused on studying the effects of trauma-related events such as natural disasters, sexual assaults, combat, etc., you do not have to have experienced trauma to sign up for the registry. The information in the trauma registry is confidential and will only be used to contact you for research purposes. We are excited to grow our registry and are actively recruiting through a variety of methods including emails, flyers, texts, and attending events. We hope you will join us!


Tags: Newsletter April 2023