Active Clinical Studies

Volunteers can contact Maxine Fields at 203-785-5691 or at maxine.fields@yale.edu

Mindfulness Meditation and Chronic Symptoms in Teens

The purpose of the program is to test how effective an 8-week meditation and stress reduction class is in helping adolescents with chronic symptoms (including but not limited to fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, chronic fatigue, and others). Participants will attend 90-minute weekly group sessions and a 4-hour retreat with approximately 6-8 other study participants at Yale School of Medicine. The program is designed to improve symptoms by teaching adolescents how to take better care of themselves and participate fully in improving their health and quality of life in conjunction with other treatments they may be receiving. HIC 1201009502. Compensation is up to $200.


Soy Beverage Study

We are looking for obese volunteers between 18-70 years of age with no other major health conditions. The study involves collection of stool and saliva samples and requires 11 visits to the Yale School of Medicine.  The study will take about 14 weeks to complete and requires drinking a fermented soy beverage daily for four weeks.  HIC 1507016139. Compensation is up to $600. 


Human Microbiome Study

We are looking for obese volunteers between 18-70 years of age with no other major health conditions. The study involves collection of stool and saliva samples and requires three visits to the Yale School of Medicine. This is an observational study; no interventions are delivered. HIC 1512016981. Compensation is up to $100.


Blood Sugar Responses to Common Sweeteners

We are looking for lean, healthy volunteers between 18-45 years of age who have no major health conditions. The study involves blood sugar testing after consuming sweet beverages on 9 separate occasions in addition to a screening visit. Participants must be able to come to the Yale School of Medicine in the morning after an overnight fast and stay for 2-3 hours for testing. HIC 1604017520. Compensation is up to $400. 


Microbiome, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

We are looking for lean, healthy volunteers and volunteers with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Fibromyalgia (FM). The study involves collection of a stool sample, a small blood draw, and two visits to the Yale School of Medicine. This is an observational study; no interventions are delivered. HIC 1604017522. Compensation is $100.