Current Studies

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

  • Principal Investigator:

    Amir Levine, MD
    The Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute is currently recruiting healthy volunteers with no previous diagnosis of any psychiatric disorders to provide samples and answer questionnaires. If your child is eligible, he or she will be compensated up to $110.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Joanna E. Steinglass, MD
    Anorexia Nervosa is a serious illness and relapse rates are high. We have shown that behavioral routines get stuck/entrenched. Our newest treatment development research, Relapse Prevention and Changing Habits (REACH+) for Anorexia Nervosa, aims to help patients minimize unhelpful routines and develop more healthful recovery-oriented behavior. Participants will complete initial treatment on our inpatient eating disorders unit at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Following weight restoration, interested participants will meet with clinicians via secured Telehealth platform for outpatient...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Lisa Ranzenhofer, PHD
    We are doing research to understand more about restrictive eating and binge eating in teenagers ages 13 17. As a participant in our research study, we would (1) interview you and your child about current and past thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, (2) collect brain activity using EEG (non-invasive) while your teen plays some computer games, (3) collect data from your childs smartphone for 6 months through an app called the Effortless Assessment of Risk States (EARS; which would be installed during the initial study visit after you learn more about the study and provide permission), and (4)...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Lisa Ranzenhofer, PHD
    We are doing research to understand more about eating disorders and we are seeking healthy control teenagers ages 13 - 17 without an eating disorder to be in the study. As a participant in our research study, we would (1) interview you and your child about current and past thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, (2) collect brain activity using EEG (non-invasive) while your teen plays some computer games, (3) collect data from your childs smartphone for 6 months through an app called the Effortless Assessment of Risk States (EARS; which would be installed during the initial study visit after you...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Barbara H. Stanley, PhD
    Our research team studies the biological causes of depression and suicidal behavior. Our ultimate goal is to improve prevention of suicide. You may be eligible to participate as a healthy control if you do not have psychiatric illness. Participation involves clinical assessments, a week-long phone survey, a stress test and computer games, with compensation of $250. If you also sign up for our neuroimaging study, you could receive up to a total of $1,250. Our rigorous safety protocols minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Martin Picard, PhD
    This study examines how emotions, stress, and physical activity may influence hormones in your body, measured in saliva. Participants will collect saliva every hour on two separate days, wear a chest band and wristband for a total of 6 days, and complete online questionnaires. All portions of the study are completed at home. Supplies are sent to participants by mail, and returned by mail in a pre-paid package. The three main components of this study are: 1) Wearing a comfortable chest band to monitor heart rate, and a wristband that monitors movement for the duration of the study. 2) A 40-60-...
  • 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.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Randy P. Auerbach, PhD
    This study uses smartphone technology to better understand changes in adolescent moods over time. As a participant in our study, we would: (a) interview your child about current and past thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and (b) collect data from your child's smartphone for 6 months through an app called the Effortless Assessment of Risk States (EARS; which would be installed during the initial study visit after you learned more about the study and provided permission). The initial visit would be in our lab at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center, and...
  • Principal Investigator:

    David Pagliaccio, PhD
    This study is designed to understand aspects of brain function that result in some adolescents experiencing difficulties with depression and suicide. We are currently recruiting healthy adolescents ages 13-17 who have NOT experienced any lifetime difficulties with depression or suicide. To participate in our study, we would ask your child to: (a) complete a mental health interview (over Zoom), (b) complete a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan, (c), provide a saliva sample, and (c) collect data from their smartphone for 3 months through a research app, which would be setup during the...
  • Principal Investigator:

    David Pagliaccio, PhD
    This study is designed to understand aspects of brain function that result in some adolescents experiencing difficulties with depression and suicide. We are currently recruiting adolescents ages 13-17 who recently visited the emergency room for suicide-related concerns. To participate in our study, we would ask your child to: (a) complete a mental health interview (over Zoom), (b) complete a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan, (c), provide a saliva sample, and (c) collect data from their smartphone for 3 months through a research app, which would be setup during the initial study...

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