Healthy Volunteers

In addition to participating in research studies when you have a particular health condition, you can also participate in many as a healthy volunteer.

Often, healthy volunteers are used as a comparison to a similar person with a condition. This helps scientists understand differences and similarities in people and how diseases affect them differently.

Several such studies are listed below. If you are interested in participating, you may call the Clinical Trials Office or fill out our Volunteer Form and someone will contact you about potential studies of interest.

Does a high salt diet affect blood pressure? (IRB# 33907)

Status: Active



  • Kevin Monahan, M.D., Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute



Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute researchers want to determine if a high salt diet changes the way the body regulates blood pressure.

Healthy volunteers may be eligible to participate in this study.



Who may be eligible:

  • 21-35 year olds
  • free of any type of disease
  • not taking any medications
  • nonsmoking




Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute



For more information contact:

Cheryl Blaha at 717-531-1605 or

Aimee Cauffman at 717-531-1617 or

Toll free at 800-585-9585

Study director: Kevin Monahan, M.D.    

To view flier click here.                                                




  • Healthy volunteers