Thank you for your interest in the Brain Health Vital Signs ™ Research Study! Thanks to your willing participation, the Brain Health Vital Signs will be the first scientifically validated comprehensive measure of both risk and protective factors that predict the health of the brain across the lifespan (from age 14 up). This is a great opportunity for you to be part of cutting edge research in the field of brain health science!
The links below will take you to the study. It is anonymous, and we don’t ask for any identifying information from you (such as your name or email address). The 2-part study will take you about 1 hour to complete (45 minutes for the Part 1 online survey and 15 minutes for the Part 2 cognitive tests in video-game format). If you decide to participate, please be sure to have one hour of time to devote to the study, as once you begin you cannot leave and return to your responses. Thank you so much for your participation and for joining the movement toward better brain health!
Join the Research Study
To participate in the adult study (age 18+) click on this link.
Or use this Qrcode
To participate in the youth study (age 14-17 ) click on this link.
Or use this Qrcode
If you are between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age, this link will also provide a parent/guardian consent form that needs to be completed for you to participate.
Participation is on a volunteer basis and is entirely anonymous.
More about Brain Health Vital Signs™
Brain Health Vital Signs™ (BHVS) is a short, user-friendly, easy-to-administer screening tool that measures evidence-based factors contributing to brain health and brain illness (protective and risk factors) and cognitive functioning for ages 14+.
An extensive team of global scientists and clinicians from the Brain Health Initiative, Harvard University, and other esteemed institutions with expertise in neuroscience, neurodevelopment, psychopathology, neuropsychology, aging, and brain health developed the Brain Health Vital Signs™ screener.
The screener includes five current and pre-existing condition subscales and ten subscales measuring risk and protective factors. Lifestyle behavior changes can modify and improve all risk and protective factors. Once validated, the screener can be adopted in any setting, including primary care, schools, workplace EAP settings, fitness and wellness centers, community health clinics, community events and centers, libraries, and families at home. The screener will provide users with personalized scores, interpretations, and tips for improvement for each risk and protective factor.
Because Brain Health Vital Signs™ is a screening tool, it is not intended to diagnose any particular illness. It also does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or other healthcare professional. However, the screener may be helpful in the early identification of potential brain health and performance concerns and in identifying areas of strength. Results can provide a baseline that can be used for monitoring brain health across the lifespan, intervention planning, and future comparison. The screener may also indicate when a referral for additional evaluation would be valuable/advised.