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 email to the contact person indicated for that study. 

 Additional Links for Potential Study Subjects

Important notice: Your Rights as a Research Participant

NIH Clinical Trial search service: ClinicalTrials.gov

Mass General Brigham Hospitals' Research Trial search: Clinical Trials on Rally 

NOTE: If after reviewing this information you have remaining general questions (not about a particular study), please contact the Division.

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Submitting Study Subject Recruitment notices for this page

 

  • 26-Day Sleep Research Study Needs Participants Aged 18-35

    The Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is looking for participants for a research study to examine the effects of different sleep patterns on health, including mood, performance and alertness.

    The study involves screening for 3-5 weeks and then living in our facility for 26 days.
    We are looking for people who are:
    - Healthy
    - Non-smokers
    - Not on any medications (some birth control OK)
    - Ages 18-35

    Receive up to $9,000.

    Interested? Contact us!

    (617)-732-4311

    light@research.bwh.harvard.edu

    or fill out our survey at https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=LP7KTKXDH9 

    Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Study title: Influence of sleep regularity on circadian rhythms, learning, performance, and mood
    Faculty member submitting this notice: Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD
    Contact for this notice: Matthew Mayer, light@research.bwh.harvard.edu, (617) 732-4311
    IRB expiration: 10/25/2019

  • Are you a healthy 18-30 year-old? Do a 2-day research study!

    The Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is looking for participants for a research study to examine the effects of daytime light to improve alertness, performance and learning.

    The study involves a 1-2 week screening process, up to 2 outpatient screening visits and then 2 days (1 night) living in our facility (< 36 hours).

    We are looking for people who are/have:
    - Healthy, male and female
    - A college degree or are currently enrolled in college
    - Non-smokers
    - No sleep disorder
    - Not on any medications (birth control OK)
    - Ages 18-30

    Receive up to $525.

    Interested? Contact us!

    (617)-525-8862

    lightproject@partners.org

    or fill out our survey at https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=77PLYL93XA 

    Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Study title: Effects of daytime light conditions on student’s cognitive performance
    Faculty member submitting this notice: Shadab A. Rahman, PhD, MPH
    Contact for this notice: Matthew Mayer, lightproject@partners.org, (617) 525-8862
    IRB expiration: 4/15/2020

  • Do you have 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 ncalianese@bwh.harvard.edu.

    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, lhess1@bwh.harvard.edu, 617-732-8976
    IRB expiration: 10/25/2019

  • Do you have obstructive sleep apnea?

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital is looking for volunteers diagnosed with obstructive
    sleep apnea to take part in a research study. We are investigating several treatments.
    Men and women, aged 21 to 79, are eligible.

    The study involves five overnight stays in our sleep physiology laboratory.

    You will receive $100 per overnight stay, and a $100 completion bonus (up to $600).

    For more information please call Lauren at (617) 732-8976 or e-mail lhess1@partners.org.

    Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Study title: Combined upper-airway and breathing control therapies for obstructive sleep apnea
    Faculty member submitting this notice: Scott Sands, PhD
    Contact for this notice: Lauren Hess, lhess1@partners.org, 617-732-8976
    IRB expiration: 6/30/2020

  • Interaction of Melatonin and MTNR1B Genotype on Glucose Control

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers need you!  Looking for adults between the ages of 21 - 55.
    This study will be performed in healthy individuals with genetic variation in a gene called MTNR1B. This gene influences the regulation of blood sugar and has been associated with type 2 diabetes risk. Your genes are passed down from your parents and then passed on to your children. If you are eligible and interested in enrolling in our research study we collect a saliva or blood sample to test your genetic material for the MTNR1B genetic variation.

    Requirements: 
    Prospective subjects must be healthy Caucasian non-smokers between the ages of 21-55, live in New England, and off most medications (birth control is acceptable).

    Study Description:
    •    Medical Screening at no cost to you.
    •    3 - 4 short screening visits
    •    Must live in New England
    •    One 5-day in-laboratory stay, and/or three 2-day in-laboratory stays at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    •    Willing to take melatonin
    •    Payment approximately $1,700 for your time.” to “Payment Total for research visits: $1700 for 5-day stay,       $2100 for three 2-day stays, $3,800 for both protocols

    To see if you are eligible, please fill out our online survey at
    https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/melatonin  and indicate interest as “Melatonin Study”.

    Location of the study: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Study title: Interaction of Melatonin and MTNR1B Genotype on Glucose Control
    Faculty member responsible for this notice: Frank Scheer
    Contact for this notice: Lauren Kelly, Lkelly17@bwh.harvard.edu
    IRB expiration: 3/14/2020

  • New MyApnea.Org Surveys: Leveraging data to improve lives

    Visit MyApnea.Org to connect with patients and contribute to research. Complete the NEW online research surveys today!

    The Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Outcomes Network (MyApnea.Org) is a network of over 10,000 sleep apnea patients. It was created by people with sleep apnea and health care providers and researchers to empower you: the patients. On MyApnea.Org, you can get the answers you want from other patients living with sleep apnea as well as learn about sleep apnea from our research and education blogs. MyApnea.Org just released new research surveys that ask patients about sleep, symptoms, and health. Completing surveys will help make sleep apnea research, treatment, and care better reflect patient values.

    If you participate:
    •    Surveys can be completed in 30 minutes or less (for most people)
    •    Surveys do not have to be completed all at one time
    •    Surveys may be completed on a smart phone, tablet or computer
    •    Be entered into a $50 gift card sweepstakes (when surveys completed)
    •    Receive a personal sleep report to print and share with your health care provider
    •    Begin the surveys today: https://myapnea.org/research!

    Please contact us (rrottapel@bwh.harvard.edu) if you have any questions about participating.

    Location of the study: Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Study title: MyApnea Surveys
    Faculty member submitting this notice: Dr. Susan Redline
    Contact for this notice: Rebecca Rottapel, rrottapel@bwh.harvard.edu
    IRB expiration: 02/09/2020

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