Studies for adults

About: This study involves taking a nasal spray medication for 7 days, then coming to our laboratory to complete assessments under a stress induced condition.

Who:  Participants who have been on a stable dose of Buprenorphine/Naloxone/Suboxone for at least 3 months, and are between the ages of 18 - 65.

Time Involved: Study participation involves 5 outpatient visits over 10 days.

Compensation: You may receive up to $350 for your time.

For more information please call (401) 863-6646, or email [email protected]

All calls/emails will be held in strict confidence

About: This study is a non-treatment study that involves receiving the oral administration of a medication under a stress-induced condition.

Who:  For participants who drink alcohol that are interested in seeking treatment, and are between the ages of 18 - 70.

Time Involved: Study participation involves 11 outpatient visits over 16 weeks.

Compensation: You may receive up to $650 for your time.

For more information please call (401) 863-6646, or email [email protected]

All calls/emails will be held in strict confidence

About: We are studying whether smokers are able to switch to an electronic cigarette (e-cig) in place of their usual brand cigarette. You will be provided with an e-cig and e-liquid at weekly visits - provided to you at no cost.

This is NOT a treatment study to help you quit smoking or vaping. 

Who: HIV-positive smokers who are unable or not ready to quit smoking. 

Time Involved: 8 study visits.

Compensation: You may receive up to $260 for attending all study visits.

Contact Person: Cathy - (401) 863-6680.

Want to Quit Smoking? 

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study by Brown University investigators examining a medication to help alcohol drinkers who want to quit cigarette smoking. If eligible, participants receive, at no cost, a 6-week supply of nicotine patch and 6 individual sessions with a smoking cessation counselor, and study medication. In addition, participants may earn up to $150 for completing questionnaires and interviews. To learn more about the study, call 401-863-6681.

Have you received treatment for drinking or drug use in the past year? A 6-month research study is being conducted to compare the effects of smoking cigarettes that vary in nicotine content for 6 weeks. May earn up to $599 in store gift cards.

If interested call: (401) 863-6464 or toll-free at 1-877-374-6577

Do You Drink Alcohol?

  • A non-treatment research study involving individuals who are heavy alcohol drinking individuals is being conducted at Brown University.
  • Study participation involves 6 outpatient visits over NINE weeks.
  • Study involves receiving the oral administration of a medication under stress-induced condition.
  • Participants must be between 21 and 65 years of age.
  • Participants may be compensated up to $348 for their participation.

For more information (401) 863-6646 or email at [email protected] 
All calls/emails will be held in strict confidence.

Are you a guy that likes guys? Brown University Study on Men's Health. Participation involves: 

  • Coming to our offices in downtown Providence for one appointment (takes about 30 minutes)
  • Downloading a study “app” onto your smartphone
  • Taking a home HIV test kit with you and trying it out within 1 week
  • Receiving a follow-up phone call from a counselor
  • Completing a 30 minute phone interview about your experience
  • You will be paid $50 for participating

To see if you're eligible for this study, please click the link below to complete an online survey. It takes 5-10 minutes to finish. We ask for some contact information at the end of the survey. This information is only used for scheduling purposes and will never be connected with your answers to survey questions. After you finish the survey, if you're eligible, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

If you have questions about this study, contact Erik at 401-863-6684 or [email protected]. Thanks again for your interest!

Alcohol dependent men and women are being sought to participate in a brown university research study. The study will examine the effects of a medication given orally under induced-stress condition on alcohol craving and drinking.

Eligible participants must be between twenty-one and sixty-five years of age. Participation in the study involves six outpatient visits over an eleven week period. Though participants need to be almost daily heavy drinkers they must not be seeking treatment for alcohol problems. Eligible study participants could receive up to $323. For more information please call (401) 863-6646.

All calls will be held in strict confidence.

Name: Project Milestones: Cognitive Interviews (IRB #2006002736)

Who: Young adults ages 18-24 years old

About: Participation in this confidential study by researchers at Brown University involves attending a 1 hour, online cognitive interview, in which you will take a survey and provide feedback on your answers. You will provide feedback on your understanding of a newly developed measure of developmental milestones.

Compensation:  Participants will be compensated $25 in an electronic Amazon gift card for attending the cognitive interview.

Where: Cognitive interviews will be conducted online via Zoom videoconference. Participants must have access to WiFi, a camera for their laptop/computer, and must download the videconference software Zoom.

Contact Person: Matthew Meisel by email: [email protected]


To see if you may be eligible, take the online screener at

Tell us about your experience with HIV prevention and treatment!

Eligible participants must be:

  • Black/African American or Hispanic/Latino
  • Men who have sex with other men
  • 18 years or older

We are currently seeking participants for a focus group with other men who have sex with men.

If eligible, you could earn $40 in compensation as well as $10 for your transportation/childcare costs.

If you are interested in seeing if you are eligible for the study, or have any questions, please call 401-837-3335 or email [email protected].

Project MAP is a Brown University School of Public Health Research study.

Who: Participants must be: ages 21-55; free of health problems that require medication; able to consume alcohol safely; and able to attend 4 visits at our lab.

About: Interested in participating in research on alcohol use? Brown University is conducting a study on drinking and the immune system. This study does not involve medication or treatment. 

Time Involved: Up to 4 study visits

Compensation: Participants will be compensated up to $350 for their time and effort. 

Contact Information: Email: [email protected]; text: 401-523-8130; voice: 401-863-6640

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All participants must be age 21 and over

Are you interested in reducing or stopping your alcohol use? The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University is testing whether a medication reduces alcohol use.

  • Weekly visits over an 10 week period·        
  • Answer questions about your health, alcohol use, and participate in 2 laboratory sessions
  • You are compensated for your time·        
  • Participation is confidential

If you’re interested, call Brianna at: (401) 863-6687 or email [email protected]

Marijuana and Alcohol Research Study (Project M.A.R.S.) is looking for volunteers ages 21-44. Eligible participants must be current alcohol drinkers and marijuana users to participate in confidential research on the effects of marijuana and alcohol at Brown University. Receive up to $407 by completing the study. Call 401-863-6688 or email [email protected]

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