Alcoholic Hepatitis Network Observational Study - Heavy Drinkers
Do you actively consume alcohol - do you consume at least 20 drinks per week (women) and at least 30 drinks per week (men) and have no known history of liver diseases? Participants will undergo a physical exam, blood draws, provide urine and stool samples, and complete questionnaires.
Are you between the ages of 21-30 and drink alcohol weekly? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about the effects of alcohol on thoughts, decisions, and behaviors. Eligible participants need to identify as Latine/Hispanic, African American/Black or European American/White. Compensation is provided.
The Alcohol Survey Knowledge (ASK) Study
Are you between the ages of 21 and 60 and would you say that you have been a heavy drinker (i.e. 4 or 5 drinks twice/month for a three month period) within the past 2 years? You may be able to participate in a research study that will help to understand how people describe their experience with impaired control over alcohol use.
Cannabis Reactions, Effects, Acute Thoughts, and Experiences (CREATE) Study
Do you use cannabis? If you are between the ages of 18 to 25 and use cannabis at least weekly, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. The CREATE Study examines cannabis use, mood, experiences, and behaviors in the lab and throughout your day. We offer evening hours and weekends for study visits to fit your schedule.
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.
Benzodiazepine Discontinuation Study
Are you currently receiving opioid maintenance treatment (methadone or buprenorphine)? And do you regularly take benzodiazepines (such as Valium, Klonopin, or Xanax) and are interested in discontinuing benzodiazepine use? You may be able to participate in a research study that will help you to slowly stop taking benzodiazepines by teaching you skills to help with withdrawal.
MAPS Research Study – Teens Age 18
Are you an 18 year old who has been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or substance use disorder? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study to help find out if smartphone technology can be used to better understand suicidal thoughts and behaviors in high-risk teens. Compensation provided.
Mood, Alcohol Response, and Sleep
Are you aged 21-30 and do you drink alcohol on a weekly basis? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study to help better understand how sleep relates to your mood, thoughts, and behaviors, including drinking alcohol. Involves 3 lab visits, 2 separate overnight visits, answering questionnaires on a smartphone, and wearing an activity tracker wristband. Compensation provided.
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.
Using Smartphone Assessments for Alcohol Use
Are you 19-25 years old and own a smartphone? You may be able to participate in a research study to understand drinking behavior in young adults. Study involves 1 in-person visit, completion of twice daily online questionnaires for 120 days, use of a Breathalyzer to record your blood alcohol content each evening and after drinking, and 3 follow-up phone/internet sessions. Compensation provided.