About Men's Health
The majority of research studies in Pitt+Me are open to all genders—after all, it’s important to make sure that drugs, devices, and other interventions work for everyone. But in some cases, researchers focus specifically on men’s health issues such as male fertility and certain types of cancer. Studies featured on this page may also include projects that have already enrolled enough females and are currently only open to males.
MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
LEAP (Light, Energy, and Performance) Study – Ages 18-30
Are you an 18-30 year old man who has no sleep problems? You may be able to participate in a research study looking at the effects of bright light on circadian rhythm (our internal biological clock). This study involves up to 4 sleep lab visits, up to 4 weeks of home sleep tracking (via wrist activity monitor and online sleep log), and other assessments. Compensation is provided.
12-hour Clock in Humans
Are you a healthy 18-35 year old male? You may be able to participate in a study to better understand whether humans have a 12-hour clock, like other animals including mice and non-human primates. This study involves a screening visit and a 3-day inpatient stay. Eligible participants are taking no medications and do not use any tobacco products. Compensation is provided.
UPCI #17-095 – Prostate Cancer Study
Did you have surgery for high-risk prostate cancer and currently have a rising PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study to help compare three different hormonal treatments to find out which one is the most effective for lowering PSA levels and slowing or stopping the return of prostate cancer.
HCC 19-054: TALAPRO-2 Study – Advanced Prostate Cancer
Have you been diagnosed with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer? If so, you may be eligible for a research study to help find out if adding an investigational drug called talazoparib to an existing, FDA-approved prostate cancer drug called enzalutamide is a safe and effective treatment.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
Experiences of Men with Cancer - Questionnaire
Are you an adult male with a past or current cancer diagnosis? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help better understand how men with cancer stand up for themselves (called “self-advocacy”). Involves completing questionnaires (paper or online) that will take about 30-45 minutes. Compensation provided.
Diabetes in the Social Environment (DSE Study)
Are you an African American male with type 2 diabetes? Were you diagnosed 5-15 years ago? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to better understand how friends and family help you manage your diabetes. Eligible participants are unmarried and not living with a romantic partner, and must have a friend or family member willing to participate. Compensation provided.