Current Studies

Here is a list of some of our current studies. For additional studies, please visit RecruitMe.

  • Paclitaxel is frequently used to treat breast cancer, but it can also cause neuropathy where the nerves of the hands and feet stop working properly. The symptoms of neuropathy can include pain, numbness, and difficulty with everyday activities like walking or typing. Paclitaxel-induced neuropathy is common and there are few treatment options. Our study will test the effect of cannabis (marijuana) capsules on neuropathy caused by paclitaxel (or docetaxel) in breast cancer patients. The capsules are provided by Tilray, a certified medical cannabis producer and the protocol is FDA approved.
  • We are seeking children ages 7 - 12 to participate in a research study on irritability. The study consists of two lab visits. During the first lab visit, we will interview you and your child. During the second lab visit, your child will complete 3 tasks on the computer while electroencephalography (EEG) data are collected. We will also ask you to complete two short surveys 6-months and 12-months from the first lab visit. If your child participates, your family may be compensated up to $120.
  • For inquiries, please call (646) 774-6104. Emails and online submissions are not monitored. Male and female cocaine users (age 18-30) needed for a research study involving answering questionnaires and completing performance tasks. Earn $180-$210, depending on the number of visits. For more information, call (646) 774-6104, do not email. Online submissions will NOT be monitored. Confidential.
  • This research study aims to identify brain differences that underlie OCD in children by assessing changes in the brain after treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This study includes a thorough diagnostic evaluation, a full course of CBT (12 sessions), and fMRI scans before and after treatment. All study procedures, including the evaluation, treatment, and fMRI scans are at no cost. In addition, your child will receive compensation up to $350 in the form of a gift card for participating in this study.
  • The purpose of this study is to learn more about how individuals with OCD and anxiety disorders respond to a stress reactivity task. This study may help us to better understand the brain basis of OCD and anxiety disorders so that we can improve treatments. You will be asked to complete a stress reactivity task and questionnaires about your symptoms and health for compensation of up to $100.
  • The purpose of this study is to determine whether the brain wave patterns are improved after administration of CVN058 compared to placebo in subjects with schizophrenia. The study uses electroencephalography (EEG) to measure naturally occurring brain waves as you listen to recorded sounds.
  • The Columbia University Irving Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is conducting a clinical research study at the New York State Psychiatric Institute looking at depression in adults ages 18-75. Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to either treatment with medication or a sugar pill. The medication is called escitalopram and it is an FDA approved medication indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder. A placebo is a sugar pill.
  • The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of dietary flavanols on brain activity.Flavanols represent a specific group of plant-derived nutrients that are found in cocoabeans, grapes, tea, berries and various other fruits and vegetables. The specificflavanols investigated in this study come from cocoa. You are being asked to participate because you are a healthy subject between the age of 50 and 69 years old.
  • This NIMH-funded research study examines whether there are differences in the brain when people with eating disorders make decisions about food. We hope to understand the neurobiology of eating disorders so that we can improve treatment. Participation includes computer tasks, brain imaging (MRI), and a measure of eating behavior. Eligible individuals will receive inpatient or outpatient treatment at no cost.
  • A research study at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Medical Center is looking for healthy teens between the ages of 12 and 18 years to participate in a study about food. Come in to the lab three times over the course of two years and get up to $250 each time for your participation. For more information and to see if you are eligible, call the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at 646 774 8066.