Participate in Research

We are currently recruiting participants for a wide range of research studies, both online and in-person! Our research work is funded in large part by the National Institutes of Health (NIMH) and by private foundations. 

If you are interested in our research studies, please complete this online form here and someone will be in touch with you. 

We will offer you a confidential screening and evaluation to determine whether you are eligible for one of our studies. Through our research, you may receive compensation and or treatment. Any treatment you receive as part of your study participation is provided at no cost to you.

 

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  • Principal Investigator:

    Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
    The goal of the project is to identify brain signatures associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by comparing brain images of (1) individuals with OCD, (2) individuals without OCD, and (3) siblings of individuals with OCD. Eligible participants will be asked about their medical and psychiatric history, perform tasks on a computer, and receive a brain scan using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The study requires one in-person visit and one assessment by telehealth. Participants will be compensated for their time and effort and may also be eligible for treatment (delivered via...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
    The goal of the project is to identify brain characteristics associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by comparing brain images of (1) individuals with OCD, (2) individuals without OCD, and (3) siblings of individuals with OCD who do not themselves have the disorder. Eligible participants will be asked questions about their medical and psychiatric history, perform tasks on a computer, and receive a brain scan using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The study can be completed in one or two in-person visits. This study does not involve treatment. Participants will be compensated for...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Reilly Reyns. Kayser, MD
    The Center for OCD and Related Disorders at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center is seeking individuals aged 18+ with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to participate in a survey regarding their experiences with marijuana/cannabis. We hope this study will lead to increased understanding of how these substances affect people who suffer from OCD, so that we may improve OCD treatments in the future. Participation takes about 20 minutes and all participants will be entered into a raffle to receive a $100 Amazon gift card. No identifying information will be...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
    The goal of the project is to identify differences in learning and memory in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety by looking at computer task performance of (1) individuals with OCD, (2) individuals with anxiety, and (3) individuals without OCD/anxiety. Eligible participants will be asked questions about their medical and psychiatric history and perform tasks on a computer. The study can be completed online in one sitting. Participants will be compensated for their time and effort.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Raphael B. Campeas, MD
    We are seeking individuals without any history of psychiatric disorders to serve as controls in our studies of OCD and anxiety. Studies may involve diagnostic interviews, MRI scans, and computer tasks. Compensation provided for time and travel.