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Mental Health & Behavior

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 mental health and behavior. This page lists mental health and behavioral 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.

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UW Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
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The UW Medicine Psychiatry team provides mental health services to patients at UW Medicine primary care and specialty care facilities throughout the Puget Sound region. We also provide clinical consultation to patients with behavioral health problems in a range of UW Medicine medical and surgical programs and to providers in a five-state region known as WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).

Active Studies

  • Study Purpose The Building Research Across Virtual Engagement (BRAVE) Study is a feasibility study of online interactive webinars focused on mental wellness for Black and Asian adults during COVID-19. The purpose of this feasibility study is to: – Examine whether Black and Asian adults living......

  • This study seeks to understand more about decisions that occur during drinking and the factors that influence them that lead to unwanted consequences in young adults. Participant Eligibility Young adults aged 18-24 who live in the Seattle Metropolitan area and who have drank alcohol in......

  • Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center is recruiting participants for an at-home sleep monitoring study. The study is seeking normal sleepers or insomniacs, who are 18-65 years old and have access to an iPhone for daily use. All study-related equipment will be provided.......

  • The purpose of this pilot study is to record the daily human activities, and to develop predictive models of physical activity. We hope this study will enable researchers to test and validate new technologies that may subsequently be used to study and inform researchers and......

  • Do you have bipolar disorder? You may be eligible to participate in a study looking at how your thinking processes and bipolar disorder might make you more likely to do risky things. This study involves 1, 2.5 to 3 hour online session to complete some......

  • We are seeking caregivers who provide care for family members with dementia and pain to participate in a research study at Weill Cornell Medicine. This study is evaluating the “Pain Identification and Communication Toolkit (PICT)”, a novel intervention to help caregivers recognize and communicate about......

  • The University of Washington, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Talkspace are conducting a study to better understand the effectiveness of online counseling for depression. The study involves 9 weeks of online therapy. You will also be asked answer brief surveys and will receive $15 for your......

  • Are you a healthcare worker directly working with COVID-19 patients? We want to interview you to learn about your experiences with mental health and suicide risk during this difficult time such that we can learn how to better support you. Please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/SPUFrontline......

  • The survey will ask questions about you, your health, your home and household, and changes to your thoughts, behaviors, and social interactions potentially related to social distancing. More information may be found at our website: https://sites.psu.edu/stresshealth/participant-information/ Participant Eligibility To participate, volunteers must be… *18 years......

  • The aim of the proposed study is to examine the experience of parents of school-age children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are filling multiple conflicting roles during this pandemic as they juggle their own jobs and the new role of teacher to their child(ren), while......

  • The Patient Activation study offers a telephone- or videoconference-based coaching program that is designed for adults aged 50+ with symptoms of mild-to-moderate depression. Patient Activation is delivered by a trained coach who works with you to create personalized goals and action plans designed to improve......

  • Aging with Pride: IDEA is recruiting adults aged 50 and older with memory loss or other dementia symptoms and their care partners. Either the person with memory loss and/or the care partner needs to be LGBTQ. The participant with memory loss and their care partner......

  • We are examining the experience of family members of individuals with restrictive eating disorders. Specifically, we are interested in understanding any stress or negative emotions you experience. Additionally, we are seeking to learn about other family or treatment factors that might be associated with one’s......

  • The WONDER research study uses technology and behavioral assessments to monitor and map social brain development. The study consists of 5 in-person study visits during the first three years of life at our research lab in Seattle. During visits, researchers will record brain activity and......

  • The Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, is a research study of brain development in infants and children. The IBIS Network is a consortium of researchers across North America, including the University of Washington, that work together to discover early changes in brain development of......

  • The Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, is a research study of brain development in infants and children with autism. The IBIS Network is a consortium of researchers across North America, including the University of Washington Autism Center, that work together to discover early changes......

  • The University of Washington is conducting a research study called the Estia Study to see if playing “brain games” can improve mood, memory, and concentration in adults between 45 and 75 years of age who have symptoms of depression. If you qualify for this study,......

  • Our team is the NeuDLL (Neurodevelopmental Disorders Language & Learning) Lab in the UW Speech & Hearing Department. We are seeking families to participate in research related to spoken language in children with and without developmental disorders. Our current study focuses on how children learn......

  • We are interested in evaluating the effectiveness of a telephone-based wellness program that has been adapted specifically for adults (ages 45-64) who are aging with a physical disability. Participation in this study will last one year. Each participant will be asked to complete a survey......

  • Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent and disturbing symptoms associated with MS. The purpose of this study is to compare non-drug treatments to manage pain via videoconference. Participant Eligibility -MS Diagnosis -18 years or older -Has chronic pain Contact ADAPT Study (855) 320-8230...

  • Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent and disturbing symptoms associated with MS. The purpose of this study is to compare non-drug treatments to manage pain via video conference. Participant Eligibility -Currently diagnosed with MS -Experience chronic pain -18 years or older -able to......

  • Chronic pain is a common and costly condition affecting millions of Americans. Different types of treatment such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive therapy, and activation skills have been used to treat chronic pain in the general population with success, but little is known as to how......

  • This study examines how cannabis use affects processes related to recovery from chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Half the participants will be individuals with chronic PTSD and heavy cannabis use and half will be individuals with chronic PTSD and no cannabis use. This study will......

  • We are interested in understanding how air pollution from traffic sources, like diesel exhaust, and mental stress affect your heart. We are looking for healthy men and women ages 22 – 49 years old. If you decide to take part in the study you will......

  • Following sexual assault a substantial number of victims will go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or alcohol use disorders (AUD). Intervening early, in the initial weeks following sexual assault, can provide victims with coping strategies that can decrease the likelihood of developing chronic......

  • This protocol includes studies of the control and coordination of speech production. Various hypotheses are being investigated in our laboratory with the common aim of improving our understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying normal and disordered speech. The common procedure across these studies consists......

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