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Research/Studies: Eating disorders researchers are always seeking subjects for their studies. We assist by promoting their work through our networks.
By learning more and developing more effective diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies for eating disorders, we can better help the millions of people who struggle with an Eating Disorder.
We support researchers in their testing of theories and treatments and their quest for data. If you’re a researcher looking to promote your study and solicit candidates to participate, please contact us.
Participate in studies: If you’re an individual who struggles with or is in recovery from an eating disorder or a family member/loved one supporting someone with an eating disorder and would like to participate in a study for which you meet the criteria, please see below.
1. ADOLESCENT BRAIN IMAGING STUDY
Do you have or think you may have a low-weight eating disorder?
If you are a low-weight female between the ages of 10 and 21 years old you may be eligible for a research study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the relationship between hormones, brain activity and appetite. MRI is a non-invasive way to view brain activity without using X-rays.
This study includes one screening visit to confirm eligibility and three morning visits which will include a meal, questionnaires, blood draws and two MRI scans. Visits will be spread over 18 months and will occur at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and at the Martinos Biomedical Imaging Center in Charlestown, MA.
Eligible participants will receive up to $550 for completing the study. Local transportation and parking costs will be reimbursed.
In order to be eligible, participants must be willing to not take oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other medication containing hormones and must be able and willing to participate in MRI scans.
Please follow the link below to fill out our survey or contact Meghan Slattery, NP, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (617) 643-0267 for more information.
2. ADOLESCENT BONE HEALTH STUDY
IGF-1 and Bone Loss in Girls with Anorexia Nervosa
Evaluating the effects of two medications on bone density, structure and strength in girls with anorexia nervosa.
- 14-22 years old
- 10 outpatient visits over 12 months
- Bone density scans, physical examinations, nutritional and hormonal evaluations
- Up to $910 compensation, as well as reimbursement for parking and transportation.
For more information, contact study nurse practitioner Meghan Slattery via email at email@example.com or by phone at (617) 643-0267 and please fill out our eligibility survey https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=LEum7A.
3. ADULT BONE HEALTH STUDY
IGF-1 and Bone Loss in Women with Anorexia Nervosa
Evaluating the effects of two medications on bone density, structure and strength in women with anorexia nervosa.
- 18-45 years old
- 10 outpatient visits over 12 months
- Bone density scan, physical examination, nutritional and hormonal evaluations
- Up to $1000 compensation, as well as reimbursement for parking and transportation.
4. Supporting Eating Disorder Recovery in Young People
Have you used an online group for those living with an eating disorder and are aged 16-25? Researchers at Nottingham Trent University would like to hear from you. Click here to view the Study Flyer.
Click the link to take part in the survey: https://ntupsychology.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/supporting-eating-disorder-recovery-in-adolescents-3
You can also contact their research assistant, Elizabeth, if you would like to take part in an email interview: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Do you consider yourself a “picky eater”? Do you forget to eat or worry that eating will make you vomit or choke?
We are conducting a research study at Massachusetts General Hospital using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the effects of eating a limited variety of foods on hormones and brain activity.
COMPENSATION UP TO $150
The study includes:
- Measurement of hormones and safety labs
- Physical and psychological assessments
- Neuroimaging MRI scans
- Sensory tasks
- 1 brief screening visit, main study visit and 2 brief follow-up visits
You may be eligible to participate if you are 10 to 21 years old. Contact our team at email@example.com
6. Transdermal Estrogen in Older Women with Anorexia Nervosa
The Neuroendocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking women, ages 30-50, with low body weight and low bone density. We are studying the use of hormones as a treatment for bone loss in women with anorexia nervosa. This study includes a screening visit, a baseline visit, two additional outpatient visits and four ten-minute phone check-ins over the course of six months.
Research study participants receive physical examinations, nutritional analyses, hormonal evaluations, blood tests, and bone density scans. Participants will administer the hormones themselves via a patch that sticks to their skin. There is no cost for participation in the study, and participants will receive up to $450 in compensation. Parking and/or public transportation costs will be reimbursed for each visit to MGH.
For more information and to find out if you’re eligible to participate, please contact Kimberly Skokin at 617-724-5406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.You can also fill out our confidential preliminary screening questionnaire at https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=GepGJ67UYo.
7. Childhood life events and eating behaviors
Are you struggling with eating issues? Are you over the age of 18? We are seeking volunteers for an online research study looking at how childhood life events affect eating behaviors. You will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires that will take about one hour. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of several $100 Amazon gift cards. The study is completely confidential and anonymous.
The study is being conducted through Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY and has full IRB approval.
If you or someone you know is interested, please CLICK HERE
8. Eating Attitudes
The purpose of this study is to investigate eating attitudes and behaviors of individuals aged 18-40. Anyone who is between the ages of 18 and 40 living in the United States is invited to participate in the study. Please take the next 10-15 minutes to complete the online survey.
9. Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors
Did either one or more of your grandparents survive the holocaust? Are you over the age of 18 and living in the United States? If so, you are invited to complete this 10-15 minute online survey