Happigenius Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum in Rochester Public Schools


About this study

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of HappiGenius curriculum in 3rd grade students attending elementary school in the Rochester Public Schools system (Rochester, MN). Convenience samples are selected from students in classrooms receiving the HappiGenius curriculum in their normal school curriculum and students in classrooms that have opted not to have HappiGenius in their classroom this term. For the study, questionnaires will be administered at the start and conclusion of HappiGenius lessons to determine whether HappiGenius curriculum delivers the core competencies of improved attention, positive affect, self-awareness, sociality, and self-kindness.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parent provision of consent.
  • Student provision of assent.
  • Enrollment in one of the 3rd grade classrooms at Gage Community Elementary School or the Rochester Public Schools elementary schools being surveyed.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students who do not assent to participate.
  • Parents or legal guardian of students who do not consent to the study.

Eligibility last updated 8/25/21. Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Bostwick, M.D., MFA

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Catherine Knier

(847) 946-1902


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