Current Studies

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

  • Principal Investigator:

    Rachel Marsh, PhD
    This research study aims to explore learning and memory in children who have not been diagnosed with any neurological or psychiatric disorders. This study will take place at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Participation in this study includes two parts: interviews, games and puzzles, and an MRI scan. Your child will receive compensation up to $200 in the form of a gift card for participating in this study.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Guillermo Horga, MD, PhD
    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.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Gaurav H. Patel, MD, PhD
    Our lab is conducting a series of research studies that investigate how specific brain regions are related to functioning in work, school, and in other social situations. As a study participant, you will be asked to complete clinical and neuropsychological assessments, an eye-tracking task, and a non-invasive MRI scan. Study participants earn between $15-50/hour for their time.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Gaurav H. Patel, MD, PhD
    Our lab is conducting a series of research studies that investigate how specific brain regions are related to functioning in work, school, and in other social situations. As a study participant, you will be asked to complete clinical and neuropsychological assessments, an eye-tracking task, and a non-invasive MRI scan. Study participants earn between $15-50/hour for their time.
  • 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:

    Kate Dimond Fitzgerald, MD
    This study aims to understand if Camp Kidpower, a training using either structured games or child-led play, lowers anxiety in 4.0 to 5.99-year-old children. The training will be delivered over 5 sessions to small groups of children at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Before and after camp, parents will participate in clinical assessments about their child (remote), and children 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 receive compensation up to $275 for...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Kate Dimond Fitzgerald, MD
    This study aims to understand if Camp Kidpower, a training using either structured games or child-led play, lowers anxiety in 4.0 to 5.99-year-old children. The training will be delivered over 5 sessions to small groups of children at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Before and after camp, parents will participate in clinical assessments about their child (remote), and children 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 receive compensation up to $275 for...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Joanna E. Steinglass, MD
    The Columbia Center for Eating Disorders is an internationally recognized research and treatment program. Our mission is to advance the care of patients through advances in understanding causes and characteristics of eating and weight disorders. Our program is unique in its ability to offer treatment at no cost as part of our clinical research program. Insurance is not necessary. We have the following treatments available at no cost for individuals with eating disorders who are interested in and eligible for research participation: (a) inpatient treatment aimed at normalization of eating...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Joanna E. Steinglass, MD
    The Columbia Center for Eating Disorders is an internationally recognized research and treatment program. Our mission is to advance the care of patients through advances in understanding causes and characteristics of eating and weight disorders. Many of our studies need healthy volunteers to provide a comparison group for the individuals with eating or weight disorders. Help us learn by participating in a research study! Our research studies are looking for healthy individuals over 18 years old. Participating in these studies may include (a) questionnaires and interviews, (b) a functional MRI...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Sandra Comer, PhD
    Healthy heroin users (men and women, ages 18-59) are needed for an inpatient and outpatient study investigating medication effects at the NY State Psychiatric Institute. Earn approximately $7,250. Call the Substance Use Research Center at (646)-774-6243.

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