Alcohol research studies

The following are alcohol research studies being conducted by the Brown University School of Public Health, which are looking for active participants:

Interested in participating in research on the immune system?

About: Brown University is conducting a study on alcohol, the brain, and the immune system.

Who: Ages 21-60. Able to consume alcohol safely. Able to consume nuts & soy safely. Free of metal devices or implants in the body. Able to attend 2 visits at our lab.

Compensation:  Participants will be compensated up to $220 for their time and effort.

This study does not involve medication or treatment

For more information please call 401-793-4317, or email [email protected]

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Protocol Number 1904002429

 

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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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 a maximum of $565 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: A functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research study. This study involves the use of nasal spray.

Who: Adults ages 18-55 years old who  drink more than 14 drinks per week (men) or 7 drinks in a week (women) and have at least 35 cigarettes per week.

Time Involved: 3 Visits

Compensation: Up to $250

For more information please call 401-424-1813, or email alcoholsmokestudy@brown.edu

Drinking and Smoking Study Flyer

Who: LGBTQ+ identified adults (18+) who drink any alcohol

About:  Are you a member of the LGBT community in New England? Participate in a voluntary Brown University research study (study protocol # 2103002932)

Time Involved: Initial baseline survey (20 minutes) and 2 daily surveys (1-2 minutes each) for 30 days. 

Compensation: Participants will receive up to $100 compensation for your time!

Contact: Anthony Surace at [email protected] or (917)453-3451

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Who: Age 18-30

About:  We are looking for research volunteers in the Providence area who drink alcohol and use cannabis regularly to participate in a paid confidential research study from Brown University. 

Time Involved: Participation involves completing interviews, filling out questionnaires, and the use of an alcohol sensor bracelet and smart phones to report on alcohol and other substance use in daily life for four weeks. Procedures will occur remotely (via videoconference).

Compensation:   Participants will be compensated up to $450 for their participation.

Contact: acestudy@brown.edu or (401) 863-6635

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Who: Teens 14-19

About: Are you a teenager thinking about cutting back or quitting drinking?  Brown University is currently looking for teenagers interested in reducing their alcohol use to participate in a voluntary research study. The study consists of 6 weeks of an investigational study medication or placebo, using a smart phone app and weekly meetings.  

Time Involved: 9 weeks with 3 and 6 month follow up

Compensation: $510

Contact person: Audrey at 401- 863-6720 or [email protected] or go to Tinyurl.com/ATOMBrown for more information."

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Developing Assessments for Social Helping

(IRB Protocol #1904002410)

Who: Young adults ages 18-25 years old

About:  Participation in this confidential study by researchers at Brown University involves attending a 1-hour, online individual interview. You will look at questionnaires that measure how people act when others are drinking alcohol in a risky way. You will provide feedback on the questionnaire instructions, items, and response options.

Compensation:   Participants will receive $30 in an electronic Amazon gift card for completing the interview.

Where: Interviews will be conducted online via Zoom videoconference. Participants must have access to a computer/laptop, internet connection and a web camera, and must be able to use the videoconference software Zoom.

Contact Person: Kelli Birch at: (401)863-6336 or email: [email protected].

To see if you may be eligible, take the online screener at https://brown.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aW2JWqLXraj9yaG?Source=CAAS

About: The study is interested in how young adults respond to their environment relating to alcohol use.

Who: For 15-17 year olds who use alcohol about twice a week or more on average.

Time Involved:

  • This includes a 45 minute remote enrollment session on Zoom, and then a 17 day survey window where 4 surveys are sent to your phone using an app.
  • Participants use an app to take 4 surveys throughout the day, and take survey on their own when they start and stop drinking.

Compensation: Participants can earn up to $245, compensation is based on how many surveys you complete.

Contact: Maria Zonfrillo at 401-425-3645 or email [email protected] for more information.

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Who: Teens 16-19

About: Are you a teenager thinking about cutting back or quitting drinking?  Brown University is currently looking for teenagers interested in reducing their alcohol use to participate in a voluntary research study. The study consists of 9 weeks of an investigational study medication or placebo, using a smart phone app and weekly meetings.  

Time Involved: 14 weeks with 3 month follow up

Compensation: $527

Contact person: Audrey at 401- 863-6720 or [email protected]

Project Name: Project RAVEN

Who: We are seeking freshmen, sophomores and juniors at Brown who drink alcohol and want to contribute to an online research study on the development of novel health promotion programs.

About: Help to evaluate novel programs for potential use with other students.

Time involved: One Zoom session and three 30-minute online follow-up surveys

Compensation: Participants will be compensated up to $115 for their contribution to this study.

Complete this 3-minute survey to see if you're eligiblehttps://brown.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6PxBE8H7YcC3MAl 

Contact info: Email: [email protected];  Call: Jake Tempchin (401) 863-6631

Study info: Use of this website for recruiting participants has been approved under protocol #1906002478 by Brown's Human Research Protection Program.

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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]

About: A non-treatment research study involving individuals who use alcohol and other drugs at the same time so that their effects overlap

Who: Participants must be between 18 and 35 years of age

Time involved: Study participation involves a 75-minute remote individual interview

Compensation: Participants will be provided a $50 Amazon.com gift card for their participation

To learn more about the study and see if you are eligible to participate, visit https://tinyurl.com/ProjectSUP-info

You must have a valid form of ID to participate. Regardless of eligibility, completing the screener will enter you into a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

To complete the screener, visit https://tinyurl.com/ProjectSUP-screener

Simultaneous Use Patterns (SUP) Study Flyer

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.

Who: Teens age 15-19

About:  We are looking for teens age 15-19 to participate in a 90-minute group discussion about use of different media sources and exposure to alcohol and drinking in the media.

Time Involved: 90-minutes

Compensation: 

  • Participants will receive $30 to Amazon for participating in the group discussion.
  • Participants will also have a one-in-five chance to win an additional $25 Amazon gift card for completing a brief survey before the group discussion.

Contact: [email protected] or (720) 506-1698

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