Participate in Research

For Community Members & Patients

Are you a patient or community member who’d like to get involved in a clinical trial or research study? We can help connect you to research topics you’re passionate about, including:

  • How to ask research questions.
  • What questions to ask of other researchers/agencies who want to partner with them.
  • How to plan research or other projects.
  • How do develop research/project instruments, such as surveys and questionnaires.
  • Gain knowledge of "human subjects" research protections, the role of the IRB, and IRB applications; become CITI and HIPAA trained.
  • How to lead focus groups.
  • How to analyze data, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • How to write abstracts and manuscriptes, and prepare reports.
  • How to present posters and give oral presentations at conferences.

Please contact Sarah Woolsey at

Join a Clinical Trial

University of Utah Health conducts several clinical trials studies across many areas of health research.

If you’re interested in participating in a clinical trial, please read more about how to join a clinical trial.

Attend a Health Research Conference

The annual Health Services Research Conference is an opportunity for researchers and patients to come together and learn about how to collaborate and improve patient engagement and patient centered outcomes in Utah. Patients, researchers, providers, policymakers, and payors are invited to these conferences. This conference is hosted with support from Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Utah's Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Comagine, and many other community organizations.

Come share YOUR story and help shape health services research in Utah! Meet with patients, community members, researchers, health care providers, and policymakers to learn:

  • How to become actively involved in health research that matters to you
  • Updates on new research results and how they can benefit your life
  • How to connect with researchers on topics you care about
  • Organizations and resources that exist to help support your health needs

Learn more about the Annual Health Service Research Conference.

Contact Us

Sarah Woolsey, MD, FAAFP
Utah Medical Director, Comagine


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