Clinical Trials Office

Research Study for Healthy Infants 2 to 4 Weeks Old

What is the purpose of this study?

The purpose of this study is to understand why infants with complex heart disease have growth problems that are not experienced by healthy infants of the same age. By better understanding these causes, doctors can design more effective nutritional programs for infants with complex heart disease, leading to improved growth and long-term development.  

Who can participate?

Healthy infants 2 to 4 weeks old who were born at full term (after 37 weeks) may be able to participate.  


  • From 2 To 4  weeks old


  • Cardiology/Heart
  • Healthy Infants, Children and Adolescent Studies

What is involved?

Participation in this research study will involve two study visits, occurring approximately one and four months after birth. Each visit will consist of a brief questionnaire and a test that measures how much energy your child spends while resting.  

What are the benefits?

There is no direct benefit from participating in this study, but the information collected will further knowledge that may help infants with complex heart disease in the future.

Will I get all the facts about the study?

Parents interested in having their child participate will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the reimbursement, who to contact with questions or concerns and more. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered. Study procedures will not begin until a parent/guardian has signed this form.

Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?

Families will receive $50 after each of two visits for participation in the study.

Who should I contact for more information?

Michelle Faust


Principal Investigator

Jeffrey Anderson, MD
Principal Investigator
Division of Cardiology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center