What is Study Search?

StudySearch is an online listing of research studies that are seeking volunteers at Washington University School of Medicine. Participating in a clinical study is a rare opportunity to make a great contribution to humanity. The information scientists gain through medical research helps to improve medical care for everyone.  

Recently Added Studies?

Chronic Stress, Intrusive Cognitions, and Risky Decision Making in Addiction

The CNS Lab at Saint Louis University is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study on stress, cognition, and decision making in addiction. Knowledge gained from this research will be used to improve addiction treatment.

Uterine peristalsis imaging

The primary purpose of this study is to characterize the electrical activity of uterine contraction patterns in non-pregnant women during different phases of the menstrual cycle.

Neuroimaging of TBI

This study will complete a series of cognitive assessments and MRI scans on patients with mild to moderate TBI, or concussion, from the point of their initial injury until either the patient is recovered or 6 months has passed since the date of injury.


The purpose of this research study is to determine how Parkinson’s disease (PD) and deep brain stimulation changes the function of the brain’s cortex and how these changes relate to behavior.


The purpose of the research study is to better understand childhood stress and resilience, and to look at how early life stress in the form of family separation or divorce affects a child’s development.

Featured Studies

Community-Associated Drug-Resistant Microbes Study

The purpose of this study is to learn more about drug-resistant microbes in the community (including how often people have them, who is most likely to have them, and places in the home where they may be present).

Brain Biomechanics Measurement

The purpose of the study is to examine how the brain moves in response to skull motion.

Chronic Venous thrombosis Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy (C-TRACT)

The C-TRACT Study is comparing two treatment strategies for patients with leg symptoms following a blood clot diagnosis, such as post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).