Life Experiences and Well-Being in Adults Study

The Life Experiences and Well-Being in Adults Study is being conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and NORC at the University of Chicago. The researchers are Judith A. Richman, Ph.D., and Kathleen Rospenda, Ph.D., from the UIC Department of Psychiatry, and Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., from NORC at the University of Chicago and the UIC Department of Public Administration.

We received funding from the National Institutes of Health to study life experiences and well-being among adults aged 40 to 60. The study will look at various experiences, such as unemployment, other job situations, living situations, health benefits, physical and mental health, and use of health care services.

Please see below for some frequently asked questions about this study. If you have other questions not answered here, or would like more information, you may contact us in the following ways:

  • For questions about completing the survey or technical issues with the web questionnaire or incentive payments, please contact the NORC at the University of Chicago project team at (877) 777-4982 or
  • To talk to the researchers who are conducting the study, please contact Dr. Judy Richman at (312) 413-4527 or, or Dr. Kathleen Rospenda at (312) 413-4528 or
  • For concerns about the study or questions about your rights as a research participant, please call the UIC Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) toll-free at (866) 789-6215, or email

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    Phone: (877) 777-4982

    Primary Investigators

    Judith Richman
    (312) 413-4527

    Kathleen Rospenda
    (312) 13-4528

    Timothy Johnson
    Senior Fellow

    Project director

    Daniel Lawrence
    Research Director
    (312) 325-2544

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