Paid research study! Brain imaging of trauma and stress

Have you experienced a trauma or extremely stressful life event?

Would you like to contribute to science?


The Fonzo Lab is a team of researchers and clinicians affiliated with the Dell Medical School at UT Austin.  We are looking for individuals who:


  • Have experienced a life-threatening or traumatic event (e.g., assault, car crash, combat, etc.)
  • Are either currently mentally healthy OR are experiencing difficulty feeling happy, having anxiety, depression, etc.
  • Are between the ages of 21 and 50, predominantly right-handed, and fluent in English
  • Are currently NOT taking daily psychiatric medications and are currently NOT in psychotherapy on a regular basis
  • Are NOT current regular tobacco, nicotine, or e-cigarette users


Study participants will undergo clinical assessments and brain scans in an MRI machine while completing certain behavioral tasks.  There are currently multiple studies ongoing in which individuals can be enrolled.  You may participate in one or both studies.  You can receive monetary compensation up to $250 for one study and up to $175 for the second.  Individuals eligible to undergo the MRI will also receive free images of their brain!


If you're interested in our study, please contact us!



UT Austin IRB Approved: 2/20/19

Friday, May 12, 2023 at 8:00am to 9:00pm

Health Discovery Building (HDB)
1701 Trinity St, Austin TX, 78712

Event Type

Health & Wellness, Research Opportunities & Studies


Dell Medical School

Research Opportunities




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