Current Studies

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

  • Principal Investigator:

    Sandra Comer, PhD
    Have an Opioid Use Disorder? We need your help for an inpatient clinical research study! Help the New York State Psychiatric Institute research better treatment options for those with opioid use disorder.You could earn up to $12,017.00.You must meet the following criteria: - Age 18 -59 years old- Have opioid use disorder- Be currently taking an oral daily methadone therapy at a dose of 60-120 mg Call: 646-774-6243 to learn more
  • The Neurocognition of Language Laboratory is seeking children from 6 12 years of age to participate in a brain study of visual-sensory processing. We will use a technique called electroencephalography (EEG) to measure the brains electrical activity by placing small electrodes that rest on the scalp. EEG is pain-free, safe, and non- invasive. We are looking for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who do not take psychiatric medications and neurotypical children without psychiatric diagnoses. The purpose of this study is to determine if some children with autism have a neurochemical...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Kate Dimond Fitzgerald, MD
    This study aims to understand if Camp Kidpower, a training using either structured games orchild-led play, lowers anxiety in 4.0 to 5.99-year-old children. The training will be deliveredover 5 sessions to small groups of children at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Beforeand after camp, parents will participate in clinical assessments about their child (remote), andchildren will get an EEG (electroencephalogram; a non-invasive way to look at brain activity)and perform other activities to assess behavior (in-person). Your family will receivecompensation up to $275 for participating in...
  • Principal Investigator:

    M. Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD
    This research study uses non-invasive brain imaging called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). For fNIRS, a small infrared bulb shines light through the skull, and a special light detector is able to measure oxygen use in the brain. Our goal is to understand oxygen use by brain mitochondria cells in major depression and how this is affected by past COVID exposure. Participation includes screening and psychological interviews conducted remotely by phone or video, and one 1 hour visit for a blood test and the fNIRS procedure. For in-person procedures, we follow rigorous medical...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
    Studies show that hormones affect the brain's fear extinction network, which is relevant for therapy involving exposure and response prevention (EX/RP), a first-line treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This study will examine the effect of delivering EX/RP to women during different phases in their menstrual cycle to determine the effects of hormones on the fear extinction network and on their OCD symptoms. Men will also be recruited for this study to further explore biological sex differences.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Suzette Evans, PhD
    RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS: Healthy male and female (age 21-60) MARIJUANA SMOKERS needed to study effects of marijuana on brain activity and decision-making. The study involves 2-3 outpatient visits and a 5-day/5-night stay at the NYS Psychiatric Institute and includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans. Compensation for time could be between $870-$1230 (generally $990). Call (646) 774-5125 or (646) 774-6161 for information.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Jeremy M Veenstra-Vanderweele, MD
    We are recruiting healthy volunteers between the ages of 13-35 to participate in a study at the New York State Psychiatric Institute to obtain biosensor date from typically developing individuals. It will involve questionnaires, eye tracking, an electroencephalogram (EEG), and electrocardiogram (ECG). There are two cohorts for this study: Cohort 1 requiring only one visit; Cohort 2 requiring two visits. On study completion, you may receive up to $100 for participation in Cohort 1; and up to $300 for participation in Cohort 2.