Postprandial Response to Emotion-Diet Interactions in Pregnancy: PREDIP study


Dr. Karen Lindsay and researchers from the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute at the University of California, Irvine are recruiting participants for a research study about the interactions between maternal diet and psychological state in pregnancy.


This study may help us to better understand how a mother’s emotional state in pregnancy affects her biology before and after eating a meal.



  • Currently pregnant with one baby
  • Before 22 weeks in your pregnancy
  • Aged 18-40 years
  • Non‐diabetic
  • Non-smoker

Time Commitment:

Participation involves an initial screening visit (~1 hour) to confirm eligibility, followed by 2 laboratory visits (~4 hours each) at the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute.

The following procedures will be conducted at the study visits:

  • Interview and questionnaires
  • Physical measurements (weight, height, blood pressure)
  • Collection of biological samples such as saliva and blood
  • Eating a breakfast meal
  • Performing a short mental challenge task that involves speaking and counting


If you participate, there is no anticipated direct benefit.


You will receive cash compensation for your time and effort, as follows: $25 for the screening visit and $100 for each laboratory visit, for a total of $225 for full participation.


If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact our team:
Phone: 714-750-6536  |  Email:  |  Lab Website  

Please feel free to circulate this email to family, friends and colleagues that may be interested in taking part in this study.

UCI IRB Approved: 08-13-2020 | APP# 14998 | HS# 2020-5914