We are currently recruiting subjects for a number of studies.  For more information on how to get involved with our research, please call 617-525-6459 or email the clinical research coordinators at kmccormick5@bwh.harvard.edu or jrussell0@bwh.harvard.edu.

Treating Hot Flash-Related Insomnia:

Who: Healthy women ages 40-65 with hot flashes and sleep disturbance

What: Research study looking at suvorexant for the treatment of hot-flash related insomnia. Study comprises 4 visits, 1-2 hours per visit

Where: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

Contact: Kathleen McCormick, kmccormick5@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-525-6459.

Participants will be compensated up to $275 for their time.

Postpartum Depression Trial:

not currently recruiting

Who: Women ages 18-45 with postpartum depression who gave birth within the last 6 months with postpartum depression

What: Research study of an investigational drug to treat postpartum depression.  Study involves 3-4 outpatient visits and a 3-night inpatient stay.

Where: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

Contact: Kathleen McCormick, kmccormick5@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-525-6459.

 Participants will be compensated up to $1,375 for their time.

Hormone Therapies:

Are you planning on starting treatment with tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor?  Are you concerned about getting hot flashes?

The Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is seeking women who are starting tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor as part of their breast cancer treatment or to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. The study DOES NOT involve taking medication.  Women who are about to start taking endocrine therapy may be eligible to participate in a 7-month brief study that involves 9 weeks of hot flash monitoring, and a brief follow-up assessment after 6 months on medication. The study does not require any in-person visits.

Contact: Julia Russell, jrussell0@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-525-9896.

Participants can earn up to $90.