Research

The UIC Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to provide excellence in psychiatric research that includes basic neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, health services, and interventions.

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Dr. Judith Cook et al. publish study results on outcomes of peer-provided…

Dr. Judith Cook and colleagues published the most rigorous study to date of peer-delivered Individua...

Dr. Judith Cook et al. validate a scale to assess management of homophobic…

Interpersonal management of homophobic stigma is an understudied area of resilience among sexual min...

Dr. Judith Cook et al. publish study results on worklife burnout in the mental…

Certified peer specialists are a growing workforce that uses their lived experience of a behavioral ...

Dr. Cope Feurer awarded National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) K23 grant

Dr. Cope Feurer was awarded an NIMH K23 grant. This project will utilize fMRI and ecological momenta...

Dr. Judith Cook, Jessica Jonikas, and colleagues invited to present a poster at…

Dr. Judith Cook and colleagues conducted a national online survey of young adults with mental illnes...

Dr. Judith Cook's team awarded a grant to study an immune health…

Federal agency NIDILRR awarded a Field-Initiated Research grant to Dr. Judith Cook, her staff, and c...

Dr. Judith Cook interviewed for Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans…

Dr. Judith Cook was interviewed by Samantha Olds Frey of the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health...

Dr. Judith Cook, Dr. Lisa Razzano, and other CMHSRP staff are collaborating…

Dr. Judith Cook, Dr. Lisa Razzano, and other CMHSRP staff are collaborating with faculty from the Ja...

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"The tech industry needs to invest in developing platforms and devices with active, consistent, and ...

Study Shows Gene Editing May Hold Promise for Reversing Effects of Adolescent…

Gene editing could one day help reverse anxiety and excessive drinking caused by adolescent exposure...


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Depressed Adults Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Heide Klumpp (PhD) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on depression. In this study, we are testing to see what behavior and brain function can tell us about treatment success in depression using a standard psychotherapy (talk therapy) treatment for depression disorders.

Anxious Adults Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Heide Klumpp (PhD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on anxiety.

Individuals Who Have Cut Down or Stopped Drinking Alcohol Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Stephanie Gorka at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study involving young adults ages 21-30 who recently quit drinking or cut down their alcohol use.

Individuals Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Stephanie Gorka at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study involving young adults ages 21-30 who regularly drink alcohol. In this study, we are looking at how different patterns of drinking relate to brain function and psychophysiology.

Mothers with a History of Feeling Sad or Down Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Katie Burkhouse (Ph.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mothers, ages 18-65, and their daughters, ages 12-16. In this study, we are looking at brain responses to emotional information among mothers and their daughters.

Are you a Healthy Female who Currently Takes Birth Control? Are you interested in volunteering for research?

Dr. Mohammed Milad of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study to investigate the neural mechanisms of emotional learning and memory.

Healthy Adults Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Mohammed Milad of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study to investigate the neural mechanisms of emotional learning and memory.

Young Adults, 17-19 years old, Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Stephanie Gorka at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study involving young adults ages 17-19. In this study, we are looking at how brain function and psychophysiology relate to behavior over the next 1-2 years.

Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial of Self-Directed Care for Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities

We are currently recruiting participants for a study of mental health self-directed care in the Jacksonville-Daytona, Florida area. For information, contact Katie Kessler or Sarah Davidson at Lutheran Services Florida (813-875-1408).

Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery (NEW-R)

We are currently recruiting participants for a study of a new weight management program for people with mental health challenges in Chicago, Illinois. For information, contact Marie Hamilton (312-413-0371) at UIC.

Illinois Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Initiative

We are currently recruiting participants for an evaluation of supported employment services for people with psychiatric disabilities in Chicago, Illinois. For information, contact Pam Steigman (312-413-80) at UIC.

Developing a Model to Promote Health and Recovery after Medical Hospitalizations

We’re getting ready to start recruiting participants for a study of successful discharge from the hospital following treatment for a medical condition in Chicago, Illinois. Check back soon for the start of recruitment.

Evaluation of Self-Directed Career Accounts on Vocational Outcomes of Supported Employment Recipients

In the coming year, we’ll be recruiting participants for a study of career financial accounts that are accessible to vocational rehabilitation clients in Chicago, Illinois. Check back in early 2018 for the start of recruitment.

Pregnant Women receiving prenatal care at UI Health

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are studying factors that affect a woman's mental and emotional health during pregnancy. For more information, click the flyer below:

Effects of Psychoactive drugs on mood and behavior - do not publish

At the UIC HAPPY Lab, we conduct research studies examining the effects of commonly used psychoactive drugs on mood and behavior. All of our studies are compensated. If you are:

Effects of Psychoactive drugs on mood and behavior

Our research studies examine the effects of commonly used psychoactive drugs on mood and behavior. All of our studies are compensated. If you:

Mothers and their Daughters Needed for Research Study

Dr. Katie Burkhouse (Ph.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mothers and their daughters. In this study, we are looking at brain responses to emotional information among mothers and their daughters. The study hopes to learn how mothers’ and their daughter’s moods can affect each other. You may be eligible if you:

Participants needed for Hot Flash research study

Dr. Pauline Maki, Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Chicago, with Dr. David Walega, MD, MSCI at Northwestern Medicine, is conducting a research study to investigate hot flashes.

Research study looking at the effect of thyroid hormone on brain structure

Dr. Olusola Ajilore (M.D/Ph.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study looking at the effect of thyroid hormone on brain structure.

Participants needed for paid study on the biology of depression and suicide risk

The CLEAR Lab at UIC is seeking participants for a paid research study on the biology of stress, depression, and suicide risk. We aim to make our study as inclusive as possible by recruiting participants of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. If you think you know someone who may be interested in our study, please feel free to forward this message.

Adults Age 60 or Older Needed for Paid Research Study!

This study is examining why people experience another episode of depression after successful treatment. We hope to determine what clinical, social, and biological factors predict future depressive episodes or may be warning signs of the return of depression.

Healthy Lifestyle Program for College Students

Are you interested in a virtual healthy lifestyle program? We are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program – Enhanced Project Health – at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Virtual Wellness Recovery Action Plan (V-WRAP)

We will recruit from our participating study sites for this randomized controlled trial study.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Blended Telehealth Patient Navigation

We will recruit from our participating study sites for this randomized controlled trial study.

Testing an Intervention to Promote Financial Wellness Among Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities

We are recruiting from our participating study sites for this randomized controlled trial study.

Pivot Toward Wellness: Impact of Disrupted Life Transitions on Young Adults’ Health Status & Well-Being

We are recruiting from the networks of our study collaborators.

Healthy ReStart: National Web Survey on the Status of Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities, Intervention Development, & Pilot RCT

We are recruiting from our participating study sites for the pilot randomized controlled trial study.

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