Current Studies

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

  • Columbia University Medical Center is presently recruiting healthy individuals to participate in an fMRI research study. For your participation, you will receive up to $270 and an opportunity to advance research in the area of trauma and PTSD. This study involves two visits.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We are currently enrolling individuals with social anxiety disorder to participate in this study. The purpose of this study is to assess whether a brief computer-based research treatment helps improve social anxiety symptoms. For eligible participants, this study will involve a brief, novel research treatment for social anxiety, delivered in 8 or 12 sessions over the course of 4 or 8 weeks. Participants will receive payment for completing study assessments.
  • 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.