Healthy Volunteers

  1. Do you have pre-diabetes? Participants are needed for a research study to determine whether the muscle tissue in people pre-diabetes is different than those without this condition. You may qualify if you are 18 – 65 & do not use tobacco products. Participants w/ & w/o pre-diabetes are needed. There are up to 5 outpatient study visits. There will be a muscle biopsy. $325 provided. Contact 314-747-3294 or 314-747-0267. (Posted 1/7/15)
  2. Participants 18-50 year old are needed! Dr. Ana Maria Arbelaez is conducting a study to better understand how the brain responses to low blood sugar. You may qualify if you are 18-50 years old, with or without type 1 diabetes & right handed. There are 2 or 3 study visits including an overnight stay. Up to $350 is provided.  Contact 314-362-1000 for details. (Posted 5/5/15)

  3. Participants are needed for a skin mocrobe research study! The purpose of the study is to determine if the microbes on the skin change with a treatment of acne. Participants must be 18-25 y/o, without history of skin disease other than acne, & live in St. Louis, MO. There are 4 study visits that will last 15-30 minutes each.  Up to $40 in gift cards is provided. Contact Dr. McCoy at bmccoy@DOM.wustl.edu. (Posted 6/8/15)

  4. A spelling study seeks participants! Dr. Rebecca Treiman will look at the spelling judgements of adult participants when asked to write real and made-up words. You might qualify if you are 18 or older and do not have hearing loss. There is 1 study visit (about 30 minutes). There will be pen and paper tasks in a group setting. $5 is provided. Contact Kelly at 314-935-9450 or kboland@wustl.edu. (Posted 6/30/15)

  5. Participants are needed for a study to determine how to best measure learning/memory in individuals w/ psychiatric illness. You may qualify if you are 18-55 & healthy OR have diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder. This study will take about 10 hrs (3-5 study sessions). $50 per session is provided. Contact Danielle Kelly at 314-747-6175 or kellyd@psychiatry.wustl.edu. (Posted 7/14/15)

  6. Young adults! Dr. Linda Van Dillen is seeking participants for a study to examine the factors that may contribute to the development of low back pain in healthy individuals. You may qualify if you are 18-30  & do not have history of low back pain. There are 2 study visits (2-3 hours each) w/ standing task & sensory testing. $15 per hour is provided. Contact Ching-Ting at 314-286-2731 or hwangch@wusm.wustl.edu. (Posted 08/18/15)

  7. A lip-reading study seeks participants! The study will look @ how people perform lip-reading tasks when given tasks presented in different types of background noise. You might qualify if you are 22 or older. There is 1 study visit that will last up to 2 hours. Participants will complete lip-reading tasks & possible dementia screening. $10 per hour is provided. Contact Shannon at 314-747-5066 or sides@ent.wustl.edu. (Posted 8/18/15)

  8. Adults 60 and older are needed for a research study! The purpose of the study is to develop a spatial navigation-related task that could be used to help detect preclinical Alzheimer's disease. You may qualify if you are 60 or older. There are 2 outpatient study visits (90 minutes). There will be questionnaires & computer tasks. $20 per visit is provided. Contact Samantha at 314-935-7596 or sallison@go.wustl.edu. (Posted 9/21/15)

  9. Participants needed for 18 month research study examining Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction therapy, health education courses, & exercise as treatments to improve cognition. Must be ages 65-84, no cognitive impairment (eg Alzheimer’s), & not involved in regular exercise. Appx. 10 outpatient study visits and weekly/monthly group classes. Up to $600 is provided. Contact 314-747-1134 or HealthyMind@psychiatry.wustl.edu. (Posted 9/21/15)

  10. 18 – 50 year old participants are needed for a research study! This study will look at brain glycolysis in participants with and without type 2 diabetes. You may qualify if are 18 – 50, with or without diabetes, right handed, and do not smoke. There are 3 study visits. Participation will include a lumbar puncture. Up to $550 is provided. Contact Katherine at 314-286-2339 or Semenkovich_k@kids.wustl.edu. (Posted 10/1/15)

  11. Women! Washington University seeks participants for a research study to examine an investigational medical delivery device. You may qualify if you are not post-menopausal & have delivered at least 1 child. There are 4 study visits (1 visit is via phone). There will be pelvic exams along w/ device dye study w/ fluoroscopic images. Up to $500 is provided. Contact Michele at curranm@wudosis.wutl.edu or 314-747-1331. (Posted 10/1/15)

  12. Participants are needed for a fatigue research study!  This study will look @ fatigue severity using electroencephalogram (EEG). You may qualify if you are 18 – 70 years old and are healthy OR have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Participation will include 1 study visit (2.5 hours) with questionnaires & EEG. A $30 gift card is provided. Contact Pamela Newland @ 314-454-7538 or Pamela.newland@bjc.org. (Posted 10/6/15)

  13.  Exercise study! The purpose of this study is to determine the benefits of beet root juice on exercise performance. You may qualify if you are 18 or older w/ history of heart failure or 65-75 years old (healthy). There are 2 study visits (about 5 hours each). There will be a 6 min. walk, strength testing & an optional muscle biopsy. Up to $250 is provided. Contact  Dakkota at thiesd@mir.wustl.edu or 314-747-3839. (Posted 10/16/15)

  14. A research study seeks participants for a blood draw! The goal of the study is to understand how acute lung injury occurs in lung organ recipients following their lung transplant surgery. You must be @ least 18 & must not have an autoimmune disease. There is 1 study visit (about 15 minutes) w/ a blood draw. A $10 gift card is provided (Barnes & Noble). Contact Jennifer at 314-747-6969 or bellj@wudosis.wustl.edu. (Posted 12/29/15)

  15.  Autism research study! The goal of the study is to learn how autism spectrum disorder influences the development of joint attention & shared engagement during infancy & toddler-hood. Participants must be 12-24 months old without diagnoses of an autism spectrum disorder. There is 1 study visit (2 hours) w/ questionnaires, DOT scan & eye tracking. $40 is provided. Contact 314-286-0005 or mallinj@psychiatry.wustl.edu. (5/18/16)

  16. Healthy participants! The purpose of this research study is to assess how a memory tool improves memory in patients w/ epilepsy & healthy individuals.  The study also assesses how brain networks involved in memory are changed by the memory tool. Participants must be at least 18 & must not have neurologic disease. Participation includes 2 study visits & online memory training. Up to $160 provided. Call 314-362-1546. (Posted 6/7/16)

  17. Washington University is conducting a study to determine how methods influence the ability to learn routes. Participants must be age 60 or older or 18 to 23 and must not have a neurological disorder. There is 1 study visit that will last about 2 hours. There will be questionnaires & computer games. Up to $20 provided. Contact Samantha at 314-935-7596 or sallison@go.wustl.edu. (Posted 6/24/16)

  18. 70 year old participants are needed for a research study! This study will evaluate the response to pain medication in participants with both treated and untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Participants must be 18 – 70 years old & must not have liver disease or use supplemental oxygen at home. There are 2 – 3 study visits. Total participation will take about 5.5 hours. Up to $250 provided. Contact Kristi at 314-747-0421 or

    krausk@anest.wustl.edu (Posted 7/11/16)

  19.  A renal function study seeks participants! The purpose of the study is to evaluate a fluorescent drug for the use of a non-invasive devise to measure kidney function. Participants with and without impaired kidney function are needed. Participants must be 22 or older and must not HIV or hepatitis B or C. There are 3 study visits. Up to $500 is provided. Contact Joann at 314-747-3879 or jlauber@wustl.edu. (Posted 7/12/16)

  20. Healthy participants 6 to 16 years old are needed to help compare the biomarkers of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Results from this study might help to aid in better treatment & diagnosis of IBD. Participants be 6 to 16 & must not have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25. There are no study visits. There will be a stool sample & survey. A $20 gift card is provided. Call 314-362-2308. (Posted 7/15/16)

  21. Men! A Washington University research study seeks men 18-29 years old to see if there is a relationship to exposure to violence & HIV risk behaviors in men who engage in same sex relationships. Participants not be HIV+. This is a one-time survey (computed-based). Participation will take about 30 minutes (no study visits). A $15 gift card is provided. Call/text Donny @ 314-363-3250 or email menshealthstudy@wustl.edu (Posted 7/18/16)

  22. An MRI research study seeks participants! The purpose of this research study is to acquire information regarding how the blood vessels, blood flow, & oxygen consumption in the brain change as healthy people age. You may qualify if you are 0-24 years old & do not have a pacemaker or any incompatible MRI devices. There is 1 study visit (1 hr.). $40 is provided. Contact Angela @ 314-747-2012, campbella@mir.wustl.edu. (Posted 9/26/16)

  23. A learning enhancement research study seeks participants! The purpose of this study is to determine if remote limb ischemic conditioning (RLIC) can increase performance & learning. You may qualify if you are 40-80 year old & do not have a neurological condition or participate in high intensity exercise. There are 9 study visits (up to 2 hours each). $100 is provided. Contact Ellen: suttere@wustl.edu / 314-633-8450. (Posted 10/11/16)

  24. A gambling research study at St. Louis University (SLU) seeks participants to characterize the relation between stress physiology & decision making in people with & without gambling disorder. You may qualify if you are 21-65 years old & do not have a current psychiatric disorder. There are 2 study visits (1.5 hours each at SLU). Up to $100 is provide. Contact Slu.cns.lab@slu.edu or 314-977-2296 for details. (Posted10/27/16)

  25. A depression research study seeks participants with AND without depression. Dr. Charles Conway will examine brain activity via MRI scans before and after nitrous oxide. You might qualify if you are 18 - 65 years old. Participation includes 5 study visits. There will be inhalation nitrous oxide or placebo and MRI scans. Up to $150 is provided. Contact Linda at 314-747-7348 or barnesl@psychiatry.wustl.edu. (Posted 11/7/16)

  26. A focus group study seeks men, 18 -26 years old! The purpose of the study is to examine ways to educate and communicate information about HPV and the HPV vaccine. Participants must not work @ WUSM or BJH. There will be a 1 hour focus group. Participants will receive a $25 gift card, pizza & refreshments. Contact jas4626@bjc.org or 314-454-8573. (Posted 11/14/16)

  27. Adults age 18 and older with Medicaid insurance are needed for a research study to evaluate what matters most in the daily lives of Adults. Participants will complete one online survey. The survey takes about 20 minutes. Eligible participants will receive a $10 gift card for their time. If interested, call Research Coordinator Nikki toll-free at 855-868-7887 or email HCRLhealthInterview@wustl.edu. (Posted 11/23/16)

  28. We want your opinion! Dr. Erika Waters @ Washington University is conducting a research study about different ways of helping people learn about health risks. You may qualify if you are 30-64 years old. Participants will talk with us about their opinions about our study materials. $30 Gift card to Schnucks is provided for completing one 90 minute interview. Contact waterslab@wudosis.wustl.edu, 314-286-2835. (Posted 1/31/17)

  29. Healthy participants are needed! Dr. Philip Spinella @ Washington University is conducting a research study that will evaluate the clot strength of blood. You may qualify if you are 18-60 years old, have not donated blood in the past 8 weeks & are blood type O. Participants will complete 2 study visits (up to 4 hours each). Up to $300 is provided. Contact Tiffany @ 314-286-2563, Medwid_t@kids.wustl.edu. (Posted 2/10/17)

  30. Older adults are needed! The purpose of the research study is to improve the ability to document inner ear problems. You may qualify if you are 50 to 80, do not have neck problems that prevent you from moving your head side to side & don't have dizziness and/or balance problems. There is 1 study visit (1-2 hours). Compensation is not provided. Contact 314-362-7545 or monroeh@wustl.edu. (Posted 3/14/17)