Current Studies

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

  • Principal Investigator:

    Ragy R Girgis, MD
    Do you have Schizophrenia, or Schizoaffective Disorder? You May Participate in a Research Study if: between the ages of 18 and 65, willing to take an FDA-approved antipsychotic medication, and do not have an allergy to clozapine. Reimbursement for travel expenses and time for: 3 initial outpatient visits (2-3 hours total), 24 weekly outpatient visits, Questionnaires, and blood draws. For more information about the study, contact: Hannah Hesson at 646-774-5209 or hannah.hesson@nyspi.columbia.edu .
  • Principal Investigator:

    Richard P. Sloan, PhD
    The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of dietary flavanols on brain activity.Flavanols represent a specific group of plant-derived nutrients that are found in cocoabeans, grapes, tea, berries and various other fruits and vegetables. The specificflavanols investigated in this study come from cocoa. You are being asked to participate because you are a healthy subject between the age of 50 and 69 years old. http://cumcmemorystudy.com/
  • Principal Investigator:

    Joanna E. Steinglass, MD
    A research study at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Medical Center is looking for healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 40 to participate in a study aiming to understand how outcomes of computer tasks motivate learning in adults with and without anorexia nervosa. Participants will be asked to answer questionnaires, complete computer tasks, look at and make decisions about pictures in an fMRI scanner, and eat lunch in our eating lab. An MRI uses a magnet to take pictures of the brain (there is no radiation in this study). Come into the lab 3 times over the...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Jermaine Jones, PhD
    Naloxone-induced withdrawal is also common in out-of-hospital settings in which non-medical persons are asked to administer naloxone to save the lives of their peers. Concerns about the adverse effects of naloxone administration may prevent or delay the use of this lifesaving intervention. The goal of the proposed, proof-of-concept study is to test the combined effects of vaporized marijuana Delta-9-tetrahydracannabinol (THC) with naloxone as a proof of concept towards the possible development of a combined overdose reversal agent with improved tolerability.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Suzette Evans, PhD
    RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS: Healthy transgender and gender non-binary individuals (age 18-65) who drink ALCOHOL in moderation are needed for a research study to examine stress reactivity (mood, vital signs, cortisol levels). The study involves 2 screening visits (1 remotely and 1 on-site) and 2 on-site outpatient study sessions. Compensation for your time is up to $170.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Joanna E. Steinglass, MD
    Our mission is to learn about teenagers and eating disorders. All of our research also includes healthy teenagers. This research study is looking for healthy teens between the ages of 12 and 18 years to participate in a study about food. As a participant in our study, you would: (a) complete a series of questionnaires and interviews, (b) complete an MRI (no radiation), (c) eat a meal in our eating laboratory. These procedures would be completed three times over the course of two years. For your participating in our study, you can earn up to $250 each time for your participation for a total of...
  • 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:

    M. Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD
    This research study aims to explore the biological causes of depression using brain imaging (MRI and PET), infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), which is a technique that measures oxygen use in the brain using a special kind of light (near infra-red light), and clinical assessments. Your participation in this study will help researchers at Columbia University better understand the causes of depression. Eligible individuals will be compensated up to $850 and local transportation will be covered.
  • Principal Investigator:

    J. John Mann, MD
    This NIH-funded research study uses brain imaging to explore the biological causes of major depression and suicide. We hope to develop a better understanding of how people who feel depressed and suicidal cope with their feelings so we can improve treatment and prevention. You may qualify as a healthy control if you do not have psychiatric illness. Participation involves a set of diagnostic interviews, brain imaging scans (MRI and PET) and neuropsychological tasks. Eligible individuals will be compensated up to $750. If you also sign up for our companion behavioral study, you could receive up...
  • Principal Investigator:

    M. Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD
    Are you feeling depressed? Researchers at Columbia University are using brain imaging to understand the biological causes of Major Depressive Disorder. Participation in this study would entail brain imaging scans (MRI and PET), infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), which is a technique that measures oxygen use in the brain using a special kind of light (near infra-red light),and clinical assessments. Eligible individuals will be compensated up to $850 and may receive up to 3 months of free doctor visits for medication-based treatment. Local transportation will be covered.

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