Got a Clinic Appointment Coming Up and Several Minutes You Can Spare? Help Us Learn How Children’s Heads Grow by Letting Us Take Your Child’s Photo

Why are we doing this research?

The purpose of this study is to better understand how head shape normally grows in infants, children and teens. Information collected during this study will be used by physicians to help correct injuries or birth defects of the head in future children. 

Who can participate?

Infants, children and teens 0-17 years old who meet all of the following requirements may be eligible to participate:

• Are willing to have a three dimensional photograph taken of his/her head 
• Do not have any injury or birth defect of the head 


  • Healthy Babies Children and Teens

What will happen in the study?

Participation involves one study visit of about 20 minutes and can be planned with your already scheduled appointment at Cincinnati Children’s. We will take a three dimensional photograph of your child during which your child will sit in a chair placed to allow multiple cameras to take a picture at one time. Your child will always be in your view.  A detailed list of procedures will be provided to you if you are interested in knowing more about this study.   

What are the good things that can happen from this research?

Your child might not receive a direct medical benefit.  However, the information gained from this study may help patients with injuries or birth defects affecting the head in the future.

Will I get all the facts about the study?

You 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 pay, 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.  

What are the bad things that can happen from this research?

There are minimal risks associated with this study.  Your child may experience discomfort during the photo at having to sit separately from you for a few moments. 

Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?

Participants will not be paid for participation but you will be able to view the photographs taken of your child during the session. Also, you will be told about any new information gathered from this study that may affect your child’s health or welfare.


Contact Us.Donna Jones
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Plastic Surgery
3333 Burnet Ave.
MLC 1020
Cincinnati, OH  45229-3039 

Study Doctor

Contact Us.Donna C. Jones, PhD
Division of Plastic Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center