Clinical Trials

  • Principal Investigator:

    Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
    We are currently looking for healthy, nonsmoking adults ages 45-65yrs who are dissatisfied with their sleep to participate in a sleep study. Participants should find their sleep not refreshing but not taking external sleep aids. Participants must be willing to eat different foods for two periods of 4 days and undergo testing over a 24-hour period at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Compensation of up to $250 will be provided for completing all study measurements. For more information and to see if you may be eligible, please e-mail: lrn2116@cumc.columbia.edu or cd3003@cumc...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
    Study of shift workers: We are seeking metabolically-healthy women between the ages of 20 and 55 who work day or night shifts (8 hours or more) to participate in a study at CUIMC/NYP. This study will include 4 separate visits (once per week) to the inpatient unit of Presbyterian Hospital, with each visit lasting a full 24 hours. During the visits, all meals will be provided, and various non-invasive assessments will be performed, including sleep monitoring. Compensation of up to $800 is provided for completing the study. Interested individuals that work 8-12 hour shifts on consecutive days or...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
    The overall goal of this project is to assess the role of rest-activity patterns on glucose control, body composition, and well-being. We are currently looking for non-smoking men and women, age 25 years or older and with pre-diabetes (HbA1c 5.7-6.4%) to participate in this study. You must regularly sleep at least 6 hours/night and have variable sleep schedule (meaning going to bed and waking at different hours throughout the week). In addition, you must be willing to come to Columbia University Irving Medical Center for testing procedures. The screening process will take approximately 2...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Elizabeth Christine Oelsner, MD, DrPH
    This study is called the COVID-19 Lung Microvascular and Parenchymal Sequelae (LUNG MaPS) Study. The purpose of the study is to learn about the effects of COVID-19 infections on the lungs and heart, and to improve our understanding of why some COVID-19 patients experience ongoing symptoms, or what is often called "long COVID." Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been infected with COVID-19. We still know relatively little about what COVID-19 might do to the lungs and heart in the long term, or why some patients have symptoms for many months after their infection. This study is designed...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
    The overall goal of this project is to determine whether the timing of your meals influences health. We are currently looking for healthy, non-smoking, men and women to participate in this study. You must regularly sleep at least 7-9 hours/night and regularly eat close to wake time. In addition, you must be willing to come to Columbia University Irving Medical Center once a week for two 6-week periods and undergo laboratory testing for 2 consecutive days, twice in each period. Compensation up to $1,675 will be provided. Email cd3003@cumc.columbia.edu and lrn2116@cumc.columbia.edu for more...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Nadia Liyanage-Don, MD, MS
    The Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH) is conducting a study to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) use their inhalers more easily. The study involves participating in a one-on-one interview or a focus group, during which we will ask about your personal experiences using inhalers to manage your COPD, as well as your thoughts about the best ways to help patients with COPD use their inhalers correctly. Inclusion criteria include the following: English and Spanish-speaking adults, age 18 or older, diagnosed with COPD by a physician, taking one or more...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Nadia Liyanage-Don, MD, MS
    Have you ever received treatment in an ICU, do you have a smartphone (iPhone or Android), and are you at least 18 years old? If you answered yes to the above, you may be eligible for the Messy Memories Study. All study activities are completed from the comfort of home, and participants are asked to: 1. use a smartphone to revisit memories of the ICU, and 2. answer four sets of questionnaires. Participants will also receive up to $120 for completing study activities (over a 3-month period). Please copy this link into your browser to learn more and complete our study screening to see if you are...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
    We are currently looking for healthy, nonsmokers, ages 18-49yrs who are satisfied with their sleep to participate in a sleep study. Participants should typically sleep 7-9 hours/night without external sleep aids. Participants must be willing to change their sleep schedule for approximately 4 weeks. Compensation of up to $1000 will be provided for completing all study measurements. In addition, you must be willing to come to Columbia University Irving Medical Center for a baseline visit and once every week for the duration of the study. For more information and to see if you may be eligible,...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Jose A. Luchsinger, MD, MPH
    MAP is a research study looking at whether metformin can help prevent memory decline for people with mild memory concerns. You may be able to join if: you are 55-90 years old, you or your loved ones have noticed some changes in your memory, and you are not already being treated for diabetes or dementia. Potential benefits: You will receive some of your blood test results. We can also share these results with your healthcare provider. Your participation may improve the prevention of dementia for future generations.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Nadia Liyanage-Don, MD, MS
    The Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH) is conducting a study to better understand patient experiences and opinions regarding their prescribed medications. The study involves participating in a one-on-one interview or a focus group, during which we will ask about your personal experiences regarding medications prescribed to you by your doctor, as well as your thoughts about the best ways to help patients take their medications correctly. Inclusion criteria include the following: English and Spanish-speaking adults, age 18 or older, able to take 1 or more prescribed medications...