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Research Volunteer Opportunities

Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

The Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit has a number of opportunities to participate in clinical studies as a research volunteer. Eligibility requirements vary depending on the study but are generally open to both men and women at least 18 years of age. These research projects are currently looking for people who are:

Buprenorphine, Suboxone and Methadone Study

Volunteers between the ages of 18 and 60 who are prescribed 12-16mg of buprenorphine or 80-100mg of methadone are needed for a research study at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Volunteers must not be using any other drugs. Participants also must be healthy, pain free, and willing to stay overnight on a research unit. Compensation is provided up to $675. Please call 410-550-0490 to see if you may qualify. Principal Investigator: D. Andrew Tompkins, M.D. (Study Number: NA_00071459) Download Flyer

Buprenorphine and Suboxone Study

Volunteers between the age of 18 and 60 who are prescribed 12-16mg of buprenorphine are needed for a research study at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Volunteers must not be using any other drugs. Participants also must be healthy, have stable chronic pain, and willing to stay overnight on a research unit. Compensation is provided up to $675. Please call 410-550-0490 to see if you may qualify. Principal Investigator: D. Andrew Tompkins, M.D. (Study Number: NA_0093537) Download Flyer

Quit Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery

Are you a cigarette smoker who is scheduled to have bariatric surgery? Did you know that smoking before and after surgery significantly increases your chance for health complications from your surgery? Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus are conducting a 12-week research study to help you quit smoking. The study will provide access to FDA approved smoking cessation medication and counseling to help you stop smoking before your surgery and to stay quit even after surgery. The study requires once weekly visits for 12- weeks, and you can earn up to $950 for your time. All information is kept confidential. Please contact us for more information or to see if you may be eligible at 410-550-9497 or click this link to complete a brief survey and see whether you may be eligible!  Principal Investigator: Kelly Dunn, Ph.D. (Study Number: IRB00071969)

Cigarette Smokers Wanting to Quit

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking cigarette smokers who would like to quit smoking for participation in a scientific research study. The study involves free counseling and treatment provided in a comfortable, supportive setting. Transdermal nicotine patches, an FDA approved smoking cessation treatment, may be provided in the study. Cognitive behavior therapy and ongoing interpersonal support will be provided in order to help volunteers quit smoking. Questionnaires, interviews, MRI scans, and biological measures of smoking will be used to assess the treatment’s effects on mood, and smoking. Volunteers must be right handed, must be between the ages of 21 and 65, and must live within travel distance of the Hopkins Bayview campus in Baltimore. If you would like to discuss the possibility of volunteering, please call 410–550–1972 and ask for Albert, the study’s research coordinator or go to www.smoking-insight.org­. Confidentiality will be maintained for all applicants and participants. Principal Investigator: Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D., (Study Number: NA_00016166) Download Flyer

Marijuana Treatment Study

Marijuana users 18-55 years old are needed to take part in a research study of marijuana use and sleep at Johns Hopkins. Study volunteers will complete a 12-week program designed to help stop use of marijuana.  Study includes investigational medication and advanced assessments of sleep. Call (410) 550-2695 for details. Principal Investigator: Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D. (Study Number: NA_00068969). Download Flyer

Help Us Learn Why Drugs Affect People Differently

Are you over 21 years old, healthy and willing to live at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for five days? Researchers at Johns Hopkins are conducting a research study to learn more about how drugs affect people differently. If you qualify, you will be compensated for your time (up to $750). Call 410-550-9799 to learn whether or not you are eligible. See if you qualify here. Principal Investigator: Kelly Dunn, Ph.D. (Study Number: NA_00047423) Download Flyer

Healthy Volunteers Needed

If you’ve ever experienced pain, you know it can really interfere with your life. Help us to help others who are in pain. This research study will evaluate whether different combinations of FDA-approved medications will reduce pain. If you are over 18 years old, do NOT have current pain, and are willing to attend 8 total visits, you may be eligible to participate! You can earn up to $1230 for your time. All participation is completely confidential. To learn more and to see if you may be eligible, please call 410- 550-9799. See if you qualify here. Principal Investigator: Kelly Dunn, Ph.D. (Study Number: IRB00097937)

Buprenorphine Maintenance Volunteers Needed for Research Study

Are you currently being treated with buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone®, Bunavail®, or Zubsolv®? Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus are conducting a clinical research study to transition individuals from buprenorphine treatment to long-acting naltrexone. This investigational treatment may reduce your withdrawal symptoms. You must be between the ages of 18-60 and currently on buprenorphine maintenance. Participation requires an inpatient stay and clinic visits within a period of 8-10 weeks. Qualified participants may receive free study-related care as well as compensation for time and travel. Call 410-550-0998 for more information and to see if you may qualify. Principal Investigator: Eric Strain, M.D. (Study Number: IRB00100194) Download Flyer