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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
- Buprenorphine and Suboxone Study
- Quit Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery
- Cigarette smokers wanting to quit
- Marijuana Users Seeking Treatment
- Help Cutting Down Caffeine
- Alcohol Study
- Attention Cigarette Smokers
- Investigational Research on Heavy Drinking
- Help Us Learn Why Drugs Affect People Differently
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
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
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)
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)
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
Have you tried unsuccessfully to quit or cut down caffeine use? Do you think you may be addicted to caffeine? If you are between the ages of 18 and 70 and are seeking help to quit or reduce caffeine, you may be eligible to receive caffeine treatment at Johns Hopkins Bayview at no monetary cost to you. Participation in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Caffeine Treatment Research Study involves an initial on-site screening session, a treatment session, a follow-up visit, and a possible long-term telephone follow-up.For more information, please call 410-550-0009 or email HopkinsStudy@gmail.com Principal Investigator Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. (Study Number: NA_00051415) Download Flyer More information about caffeine dependence
Healthy men and women aged 21 to 50 are needed for a research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study involves testing the effects of alcohol and other legal drugs. Participation involves an initial screening session (about 2 hours) and 7 experimental sessions (about 6 hours each). You will be paid up to $800 for participation. For more information, please call 410-550-0009 or email HopkinsStudy@gmail.com Principal Investigator: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. (Study Number: NA_00036826) Download Flyer
The Smoking Clinic at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is currently recruiting adult research volunteers who are interested in trying new cigarettes. This research does not provide treatment and is not for people trying to quit smoking. Research participation requires visits to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 1 or 2 times each week. Scheduling is flexible and you will be compensated for your time. If you are interested call us at 410-550-5143 for details. Call us at 410-550-5143 for details. All calls are confidential. Principal Investigator: Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D. (Study Number: IRB00037061) Download Flyer
Do you have a drinking problem? Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus are conducting a research study testing a medication that may help people quit or reduce their drinking.Participation requires 13 visits over about 30 weeks. Participation is confidential. Compensation will be provided for your time.Call 410-550-1916 for more information and to complete a 15-minute phone interview to determine whether you might be eligible. Principal Investigator: Eric Strain, MD. (Study Number: IRB00058551) Download Flyer
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