PiCASO Research Study

PiCASO Staff Contact Information

Are you...

  • between 16 and 22 years of age? 
  • living with a chronic health condition?
  • want support with managing your health condition?

You could be eligible to participate in a paid research study! See below for full details: 

Purpose of Study

We are conducting a study to examine the efficacy of a peer coaching intervention, Peer i-Coaching for Activated Self-Management Optimization (PiCASO), on self-management outcomes for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) living with chronic health conditions. The PiCASO intervention uses a telephone/text based secure interface to allow AYAs access to knowledge, experience, and support from a trained peer coach. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the criteria for participation in the study?

  • Between 16 and 22 years of age
  • Diagnosed during childhood with one of the following:
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Lupus
    • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Severe Asthma
    • Stem Cell Transplant
    • Organ Transplant
    • Cancer Survivor
  • Read and speak English
  • Access to smartphone

What are the criteria for becoming a peer coach?

  • Young adult between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reads and speaks English
  • Access to internet via computer or tablet
  • Access to telephone
  • Available for two two-day, in-person trainings
  • Available to work 6-10 hours per week


For more information about this study, visit the Clinicaltrials.gov website.