Current Studies

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

  • Principal Investigator:

    Bret R. Rutherford, MD
    In this research study, you will be fitted with hearing aids that may be fully tuned to improve your hearing (full dose) or may be only partially tuned and not likely to substantially improve your hearing (low dose). You will receive a free hearing aid that will be at full dose at the end of the 12 week study. You will also receive treatment for depression with an FDA approved medication called escitalopram (Lexapro) or duloxetine (Cymbalta). Escitalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication, and duloxetine is a Selective Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Ronit Kishon, PhD
    This study offers 12 individual free sessions of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) orSupportive Therapy to people who suffer from depression. All sessions will be administeredvirtually using HIPAA-compliant video teleconferencing. Participants must have access to theinternet and have video conferencing capabilities. During the study, participants cant be onpsychotropic medications nor attend any other psychotherapy. Participants will need tocome in person once for a urine & blood test (protocol #6669) and twice for anelectroencephalogram (EEG) (protocol #6559). Please exercise caution when...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Alla Landa, PhD
    We are recruiting healthy volunteers to participate in our diagnostic brain imaging study. This new study aims to investigate individuals experiencing persistent pain that was triggered by Lyme Disease. By utilizing brain imaging (functional MRI), we hope to gain a better understanding of why patients have ongoing problems with persistent pain, fatigue, and sensory sensitivity even after antibiotic treatment. We suspect that Lyme disease may change the pattern of an individual's brain activation, making him or her more sensitive to pain than a healthy person. To test this hypothesis, we will...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Ragy Girgis, MD
    Healthy volunteers, age 14-30 years, needed for research study to understand thoughts and feelings young people experience over time. Study requirements: 6-7 hours including interviews, and word tests over the course of 1-2 visits at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUIMC)/New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) Follow-up interview for 6-7 hours after 2.5 years MRI scan of the brain every 6 months (3 hours). As a participant you will receive: $100 for each MRI; $10/ hour for other testing; reimbursement for local transportation to research appointments maximum reimbursement is $1,...