Current Studies

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

  • Principal Investigator:

    Lawrence S. Kegeles, MD
    PAID RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Healthy volunteers, age 18-35 years, needed for a research study. Study requirements:- 2-3 hours of clinical assessments and neurocognitive testing -1 hour MRI As a participant you will receive: $100 for the MRI; $10/ hour for other testing; participants can make up to $200.00 For further information about the study and your eligibility, please contact Melissa at the NewYork State Psychiatric Institute at 646-774-5557.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Ragy Girgis, MD
    Have you ever had unusual thoughts, experiences or feelings, or do you have a family member with schizophrenia or psychosis? If so, you may be eligible for our clinic and research program. Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute are interested in how these experiences may change over time. Study requirements: 6-7 hours including interviews over the course of 1-2 visits at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)/New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) Follow-up, one-hour interview every three months for up to 2.5 years You will also be asked to participate in...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Guillermo Horga, MD, PhD
    This study intends to learn more about the symptoms of psychosis and beliefs. The study takes around 2-3 days to complete and involves clinical interviews, clinical chart review, computer tests, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Diana M. Martinez, MD
    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. Our...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Evelyn Attia, MD
    Help us learn about how people eat by participating in one of the studies at the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders. We have a range of studies that compare healthy volunteers with individuals with eating or weight disorders.
  • Principal Investigator:

    David Pagliaccio, PhD
    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.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Richard Foltin, PhD
    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.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Rachel Marsh, PhD
    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.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Joshua T. Kantrowitz, MD
    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.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Joanna E. Steinglass, MD
    A research study at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Medical Center is looking for healthy teens and adults between the ages of 16 and 40 years to participate in a study about food. Participation includes computer tasks, brain imaging (MRI), and a measure of eating behavior. Come in to the lab 5 times over the course of two months and get up to $350 for your participation.

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