Current Studies

We are currently recruiting participants for a wide range of research studies! Our research work is funded in large part by the National Institutes of Health (NIMH) and by private foundations. If you are interested in participating in one of our research studies, please call (646) 774-8062 to speak with a research coordinator. We will offer you a confidential screening and evaluation to determine whether you are eligible for one of our studies. Any treatment you receive as part of your study participation is provided at no cost to you.

You can view and inquire about our current studies by visiting RecruitMe and searching "OCD".

  • Principal Investigator

    Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
    For this study, eligible participants will be asked questions about their symptoms and complete a medical evaluation. You will receive a medication, and be monitored by medical professionals. You will also be asked to complete questionnaires. The purpose of this study is to assess to evaluate a medication for the treatment of OCD.
  • Principal Investigator

    Michael G. Wheaton, PhD
    The purpose of this study is to learn more about how individuals with anxiety respond to a stress reactivity task. This study may help us to better understand the brain basis of anxiety so that we can improve anxiety treatments. You will be asked to complete a stress reactivity task and questionnaires about your symptoms and health for compensation of up to $100.
  • Principal Investigator

    Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
    The Center for OCD and Related Disorders and the Institute of Genomic Medicine is conducting a study to look for genetic causes of OCD. Our goal is to look at the genes of individuals with OCD to see if we can identify what may have put those individuals at risk for OCD. Participants will receive a clinical evaluation at no cost, a blood draw (up to 2 tablespoons) and compensation for their time. Significant findings from these genetic tests will be reported back to participants (if they chose to be notified of results).