Mental Health & Behavior

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
UW Medicine

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

  • This applied dissertation was designed to provide online training tools for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many children with ASD have complex communication deficits that require some form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to assist in receptive and expressive language. Implementing......

  • 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......

  • This study explores the relationship between pet ownership and quality of life for women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), to better understand the roles of pets in well-being among women with FMS. Specifically, in this study I will compare the quality of life of women with......

  • 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......

  • The health and well being of military personnel, and consequently the capacity for optimal functioning of military units, are compromised by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is associated with high personal and societal costs. Post-deployment rates of PTSD range from 5-20%; approximately 8% of combat......

  • This study aims to study normal speech production in children so that we can better understand the mechanisms behind speech disorders. The study involves two visits to our lab. During the first study visit, the child’s speech development will be evaluated by a Speech and......

  • We are doing this research study to better understand the impact of treating a father’s Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has on treating the child who is at high risk for ADHD or has ADHD. Participating in this study involves coming to a no cost 10-week......

  • I am a graduate student at the University of Rochester. I’m asking for your help on my master’s thesis! Please consider taking this 30 min online survey to help researchers and thousands of couples improve the quality of romantic relationships. The Experiences of Relationships Study......

  • Researchers at Fred Hutch are developing a website to help people quit smoking cigarettes. We are looking for adult smokers who smoke to feel less anxious during social situations to help with our research. Participants will be asked to: Come to Fred Hutch (1100 Fairview......

  • Hi, we are researchers from the University of Washington and we are conducting an online study to understand how technology design can support teenagers and family members to collaborate on managing stress. You are eligible to participate if you are a parent of a teenager......

  • We want to find ways to learn more about how brain networks work together, and how this changes during development, with typically-developing and developmentally delayed children. There will be 2-3 study visits. The first two visits involve the child and a parent or guardian meeting......

  • The CREATIV Lab at the University of Washington is conducting a study to learn if playing “Brain Games” can improve mood, memory, and concentration. Participants play brain games on an iPad at home for four weeks. We will ask you to complete assessments in our......

  • You may be eligible to participate in an anxiety research study which will offer FREE symptom assessment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and depression. The study also examines the role of personal strengths. Participants will be asked to complete interviews and surveys, as well......

  • You are invited to participate in a University of Washington School of Nursing research study about sleep in children with asthma. Researchers at UW want to learn more about sleep problems in children with asthma and their parents and find ways to help. Many children......

  • My name is Sarah Kopencey, and I am a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England. I am completing my dissertation, which focuses on mindfulness training with psychotherapists. I am requesting your participation in my dissertation research, which will ask you to......

  • In order for children with epilepsy, Down syndrome, and muscular dystrophy to thrive, caregivers also need support. To find out what support is needed we are creating a new measure that will help society understand the impact of providing care for a child with medical......

  • We are looking for participants between the ages of 15 and 20 years old to participate in a study on health behaviors, social networking site use, personality and sleep. If a good fit for the study, individuals will be asked to schedule an in-person session......

  • 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......

  • The Bernier Lab is investigating how genetic differences impact behaviors and other symptoms of Autism in individuals between the ages of 8 and 17. In the Zeroing in on the Examination of Brain and Behavior Research in Autism (ZEBRA) Study we are using EEG/ERP and......

  • This protocol includes studies of the control and coordination of speech production. Various hypotheses are being investigated 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 of recording the......

  • We are interested in learning how 6-12-month old infants respond to other people’s emotions and social interactions. We will measure their heart rate and pupil size as they watch different types of videos that include other babies and adults. Your infant will also interact with......

  • The READi Lab is investigating the effectiveness of Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers), a parent-implemented early intervention for infants at risk for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) between 12-18 months of age. This study examines how at-risk infants may benefit from low-intensity treatment......



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