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Participate in Our Studies

To learn more about opportunities to participate in our research, email medlabvanderbilt@gmail.com or call/text 615-450-6606.

Our work aims to reduce the burden of mood and behavior disorders on children, adolescents, adults, and families. We are so grateful for our research participants and their families who make this work possible.

We are currently looking for volunteers for the following research studies:


Predicting Adolescent Transition after Hospitalization (PATH) Study

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We are conducting a research study to examine predictors of teen outcomes after acute psychiatric treatment. Participants must be admitted to Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s partial or inpatient units, be between 13 and 17 years of age, and participate with their parent or guardian. Teens can receive up to $295, and parents can receive up to $75 for participating. If you’d like to participate or learn more, please contact our friends in the REST Lab by text or phone at 615-601-2048 or restlab@vumc.org.


Happy Families Study

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Mothers and their children (ages 8-12) are needed for a study testing a new intervention to try to prevent the development of depression in children. You may be eligible if you are a mother and have experienced symptoms of depression at some time in your life. Families will be paid up to $390 for their participation. If interested, please complete the following screening form: https://redcap.link/happyfamiliesr61. If you have any questions, call or text us at 615-450-6606 or email us at medlabvanderbilt@gmail.com.


Pregnancy to Parenthood Study

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We are recruiting pregnant people for our study focused on changes in emotions and mental health during and after pregnancy. Eligible participants can be paid up to $595 for their participation. If you have any questions, you can email us at medlab@vanderbilt.edu.

Link for screening form coming soon!


Coming to our lab for an EEG? Check out our guide and video to see how to prepare for your visit and what you can expect to see!

MED Lab EEG Preparation Guide

MED Lab EEG Introduction Video


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