Many faculty in the HMS Division of Sleep Medicine conduct research in human subjects. If you are interested in participating in a research study, please call or send an email to the contact person indicated for that study.

For a complete list of sleep research studies at HMS-affiliated hospitals, please visit Rally.

  • Want to know more about your body clock and nutrition? Join this research study to find out!


    We are the Medical Chronobiology Program team at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We are looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a new research study.

    This new research study aims to find out how a person’s genes and their behaviors influence the effect of night work on physiological (how the body works) changes that may link to the higher risks for diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases in night-shift workers. We also want to find out if certain dietary patterns can help prevent or lessen the negative health effects of night work. More information about the research is shown below. 


    If you are interested in participating, please click on the REDCap link below to fill out a quick online survey (5-10 minutes) and we will get back to you. We appreciate your consideration.

    For inquiries, please contact us by phone 617-525-0522 (Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM) or email  mcp_mitigation@BWH.HARVARD.EDU  and one of our study team members will get back to you. 


    REDCap survey link:



    Study Information:


    • 3 screening sessions, at no cost
    • Two 5-day in-laboratory stays at BWH
    • Total duration of study up to 16 weeks
    • Frequent blood sampling
    • Urine, saliva, stool collections, rectal swabs
    • Be paid up to $3,540 for your participation


    Eligibility Criteria:


    • 18-45 years of age
    • White, Black and African American, or Hispanic ancestry
    • Body Mass Index 20.0 – 29.9 kg/m2
    • Healthy with no acute or chronic medical and psychiatric disorders
    • Non-smokers, no current tobacco, or e-cigarette use
    • No drug or alcohol dependency
    • Not pregnant

    For more information please reach out to Megan Munn,

    Protocol # 2021P000683
    IRB that approved this notice: MGB IRB
    IRB approval expiration date: 02/24/24
    Location of the study: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Sleep Medicine, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115
    Study title: Dietary Intervention to Mitigate Adverse Consequences of Night Work
    Faculty member responsible for this notice: Dr. Frank Scheer
    Contact for this notice: Megan Munn,

  • Do you have untreated sleep apnea?

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital seeks male and female volunteers aged 21 to 70, with obstructive sleep apnea or suspected sleep apnea who are not being treated, to participate in a research study investigating how medication may improve sleep apnea in some patients.  

    The study involves one screening visit (about one hour) and four overnights (about 12 hours each) in our Sleep Research Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  

    You will receive up to $900 total for participating in this study.

    For more information please call Nicole at (617) 732-8977 or e-mail

    Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Study title: A Novel Pharmacological Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Faculty member submitting this notice: Scott Sands, PhD
    Contact for this notice: Lauren Hess,, 617-732-8976
    IRB expiration: 3/17/2021