Who is conducting the study?

EMMI is being conducted by research scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. Intervention practices are designed with input from experts and advisors in stress and meditation. Learn more about our research team here.

Will information about me be kept private?

We will do our best to make sure that the personal information gathered for this study is kept private.  However, we cannot guarantee total privacy.  Your personal information may be given out if required by law (e.g., threat to self).  If information from this study is published or presented at scientific meetings, your name and other personal information will not be used.

How is this study funded?

This study is being sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.

Where is this study located?

This study is conducted either remotely, via Zoom, or in person at the University of California, San Francisco, Laurel Heights and Parnassus Campus. The in-person study visit may be at one of the two sites in San Francisco, easily accessible by public transportation or by car. Starting October 2020, the study may also be conducted at UCSF Mission Hall.

How much time will my participation take?

Participation in this 30-day study will take a total of approximately 14.5 hours.

You will complete two meetings with the study team (60 minutes each) and short daily surveys and interventions (about 25 minutes/day) for 30 days.

Does it cost to participate in this study?

No costs are associated with your participation in this study.

Can I stop being in the study?

Yes. PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH IS VOLUNTARY. You may choose to end your participation in the study at any time, and you will be fully compensated for the time spent during the study.


If you feel uncomfortable at any time during the experiment, please tell us immediately so that we can either address the situation or stop the experiment. You are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time without any penalties.


Also, the study researcher may stop you from taking part in any study at any time if he or she believes it is in your best interest, if you are unable to follow the study instructions, or if the study is stopped.

Who can answer my questions about the study?

Please contact us with any questions or concerns you have about this study.

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