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Volunteer for Research

The ultimate goal of research in the Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program is to improve understanding of eating disorders and develop new treatments for these serious conditions. Our current research includes projects in neuroimaging, decision making and learning, clinical outcomes, and endocrine and metabolic disturbances resulting from eating disorders. We routinely seek participants to help us in these research projects.

The studies listed below are currently actively recruiting participants.

Anorexia Nervosa

Principal Investigator: Joseph McGuire, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins researchers are carrying out a study to find out whether individuals with Anorexia Nervosa learn differently. Females age 13-26 with or without Anorexia Nervosa may be eligible to participate. If eligible, participation may total 6 hours across 2 visits including completion of a computer task using immersive virtual reality. Participants will be compensated up to $100 for their participation. IRB00191605. If you would like more information about the study, please visit our website (https://jhucoach.org/research/#AN). If you are interested in participating, contact our study coordinator by phone (443-327-9864) or email (coach@jhmi.edu).

Anorexia Nervosa

Principal Investigator: Roland R. Griffiths, Ph.D.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are seeking individuals ages 18 - 65 with anorexia nervosa to participate in a research study looking at the effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in certain species of mushrooms. Psilocybin The study will investigate psychological effects of psilocybin, including whether or not it can help with symptoms of anorexia. Confidentiality will be maintained for all applicants and participants. IRB00182516. For more information email HopkinsAnorexiaStudy@jhmi.edu or go to https://hopkinspsychedelic.org/anorexia.

Eating Disorders

Principal Investigator: Angela Guarda, M.D.

We are interested in understanding what factors influence food choice. Adolescents and adults with an eating disorder may be eligible for this study. If eligible, participants will be asked to complete a computer task and provide a saliva sample. Participants will be compensated $10 each for up to two visits. IRB00214417. If you are interested in participating, please contact us by phone (443-287-6853) or email kimberly.smith@jhmi.edu .

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