TODAY2 echo control study

Are you between 18 and 30 years old? Overweight? We need you!

You qualify to be part of this research study if you:

  • Are 18-30 years old

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 (overweight)

  • Are not pregnant

  • Do not have diabetes

  • Do not have high blood pressure

Compensation: You will receive up to $100 for participation. This will come in the form of a check on the day of the study visit. Results for all tests completed will also be mailed to you.

This study consists of:

  • Having height, weight, and blood pressure measured

  • Having blood drawn (must fast for eight hours prior to study visit)

  • Getting an echocardiogram (ultrasound of your heart)

Study Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, conveniently located off I-895 on the east side of Baltimore. There is ample free parking right outside the office for participants in this study.

Study Timing: This study is for one visit only, consisting of about two hours total.

If interested, please contact Meredith for more information and to be asked screening questions. She can be reached by phone at 410-550-6997 or by email at <

PI: João A.C. Lima, MD
Protocol #: IRB00035370