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Earn $35 and Become a Mason: Health Starts Here Champion

Student participants will help better understand students’ mental and physical health, experiences and perspectives, and a variety of factors that may affect college success. Sign up to be a Health Starts Here Champion today by emailing us at!

Video created by: Veronica Garrison-Joyner, PhD Student, Writing and Rhetoric and Jonathan Mendoza, Vibrent Inc. 


Mason: Health Starts Here is a first-of-its-kind transdisciplinary student cohort study to understand and improve the health and well-being of university students. This research will follow a broad sample of young adults, specifically Mason students, over time to capture the diversity of their experiences in college and how it affects their health and well-being.

A unique feature of this study, Mason: Health Starts Here, is that students in the cohort will be informed about their health status along the way and given guidance for maximizing their health.

Mason: Health Starts Here is made possible, in part, by a $500,000, 5-year grant from the Mason Institute for Biohealth Innovation (IBI) and support from the Department of Psychology and the College of Health and Human Services.

Mason is the ideal place to capture the diversity of student experiences and health during college.


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