The CTSI Recruitment Center optimizes recruitment and retention of study participants through consultations, services, and collaborative research.
A top reason for health research study termination is the failure to recruit participants.
You can contact us for a no-cost consultation at any point in your study, even before submitting for IRB approval. Our services include, but are not limited to, assistance with:
- drafting a recruitment plan
- feasibility queries for local and national databases
- creating materials such as advertisements and phone scripts
- utilizing social media to access participants
- referrals for additional CTSI services
Hear from UF investigators
-Emma Weeks, PhD, IFAS
-Lauren Bayliss, PhD, College of Journalism and Communications
-Nikolette Lipsey, MS, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Meet the team
Co-Director of CTSI Recruitment Center, Founder and Director of HealthStreet, and Dean’s Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and UF College of Medicine
Co-Director of CTSI Recruitment Center and Director of STEM Translational Communication Center, UF College of Journalism and Communications
Co-Director of the CTSI Recruitment Center, Professor and Chief, Division of Clinical Research, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, UF College of Medicine
Manager of the CTSI Recruitment Center and Visiting Assistant Professor, STEM Translational Communication Center
A national connection
The CTSI Recruitment Center will serve as UF’s liaison to the national CTSA Trial Innovation Network Recruitment Innovation Centers and will contribute to the science of recruitment with an emphasis on participation of special populations, the use of innovative methods to disseminate messages about research and its findings, and the engagement of communities in methods to recruit and retain participants into health research that is relevant to them.