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Allergies & Immune System

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about allergies and the immune system. This page lists studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

Active Studies

Would You Like to Donate Blood for a Study about Allergies and/or Asthma?

Asthma and allergies are very common health problems. Cells in the blood that are called “inflammatory cells” are involved in the development of asthma and/or allergies, but we do not know exactly how these cells are involved in asthma and/or allergies. In this research study,…

Smartphone App Health Study (REMOTE)

What if we could detect whether or not you’re getting sick just from information you already collect on your smartphone? The University of Washington is recruiting 25,000 volunteers age 19 and older to help us see if information from your smartphone can help us detect…

Immune Response in Asthma

Asthma is a condition where people experience symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath in response to exposures such as allergens and exercise. There are many people who have allergies to substances in the environment such as pollen or grasses, but only some of the…

The VIVA Trial

The VIVA Clinical Trial (Vaccine to Interrupt Progression of Vulvar and Anal Neoplasia) will test whether the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can improve the health of people who have been previously diagnosed with pre-cancerous lesions. We plan to enroll men and women in the Seattle…

TB and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) study

The purpose of this study is to understand why people have different susceptibility to infection, how the immune system fights infections, and differences between individual’s immune systems. We’re looking for people who have been diagnosed with tuberculosis or another Mycobacterium. Study procedures involve a blood…

Malaria Infection Screening for People Who Grew Up in Areas Where Malaria is Widespread

Malaria is a deadly disease that affects 300-500 million people every year. We hope to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and limit malaria disease and deaths. The Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center is looking for volunteers to take part in an upcoming research study…

The CANNABIS Study: Impact of Cannabis on Inflammation and Viral Persistence in Treated HIV

Could cannabis help us treat HIV? Despite being undetectable, people living with HIV have ongoing inflammation, which is the body’s reaction to infection, a state where some of your immune cells remain constantly activated. As well, HIV damages the lining of your intestines soon after infection….