Paid Research Study on Family Risk for Alcohol Problems: Young Adults Needed

The Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School is conducting a research study that looks at genes and how the brain responds to alcohol using transdermal alcohol monitors.

We are looking for people who:

  • are 21-26 years of age
  • are not pregnant or possibly pregnant
  • have a parent with alcohol problems
  • are able to drink alcohol during study visits


You will come to the laboratory for 3 study visits. Study components include completing diagnostic interviews, mental function (cognitive and behavioral) tests, giving a saliva sample, and completing two sessions during which you drink alcohol while wearing a transdermal alcohol monitoring bracelet. Total participation for first assessment (no alcohol) will take about around 4 hours. Each of the two alcohol sessions will take up to 5-6 hours. You will wear the alcohol monitor overnight following the alcohol sessions.


You will be compensated for study components completed and receive up to $165.


The research study will be conducted at The University of Texas at Austin.


To see if you're eligible to participate, please complete this interest form and a research staff member will contact you:

For more information, call (512) 495-5198 or email

Sunday, October 17

More dates through December 31, 2021

Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA)
108 DEAN KEETON ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Research Opportunities & Studies


Dell Medical School

Target Audience

Students, Staff, General Public

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