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Food Lab WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

About the Food Lab

Welcome to the WSU Food Lab. We are part of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine located at the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus. Our research focuses on human nutrition and health-related outcomes. We are interested in understanding the effects of eating frequency and a variety of food components on physiological processes, markers of health and disease risk, appetite and satiety, sensory evaluations, and food-related behavior.

The Food Lab facilities are used to conduct feeding studies and clinical trials in human volunteers, for collaborative projects led by researchers in the areas of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Crop & Soil Sciences, Biological Systems Engineering, and others. As vital members of the Food Lab, undergraduate and graduate students gain valuable experience in conducting human nutrition trials as part of their dissertation work and for course credit.

Contact Us

For more information on volunteering for studies or to get involved in our research, contact the Food Lab:

Martine Perrigue
509-368-6911 | PROFILE
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We are seeking participants for the REACH (Ready-to-EAt meals and Cardiovascular Health) study. Use the links below to learn more about the study and complete the online screening questionnaire to register. If you have any questions please contact us at

We are looking for men and women with regular eating habits who are:

  • 18 years old or older
  • BMI 18.5-40.0 kg/m2
  • Have access to the internet, microwave, and refrigerator
  • Not on blood pressure medication or drugs that affect blood pressure
  • No history of diabetes
  • No previous cardiac events, congestive heart failure or angina
  • Non-dieting, non-smoking, no food or dietary restrictions including allergies and intolerances
  • Fluent in English

Subjects will be paid $300 upon completing all study protocols.

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