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Studies Recruitment Opportunities

Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder

Individuals with BIPOLAR DISORDER and HEALTHY COMPARISON SUBJECTS are needed. This study began in 2006 and is currently enrolling participants.

The purpose of this study is to actively investigate the genetics of bipolar disorder, along with illness outcomes, and treatment response by monitoring persons with and without the illness. Participants will be asked to complete structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, questionnaire, blood draw for genetics and biomarkers.

If you are interested in the study, please visit Questions? Contact: 1-877-864-3637 or email


Developmental and Risk Status of Toddlers from Arab American Families: What We Know About Today’s Families participate you must be:

  • a parent to a child (18-36 months old).

  • at least one the parents is of an Arab descent

  • currently living in the US

Available Feb 18 th – May 31st

I am interested in looking into the developmental status and risk factors of children 18-36 from Arab American Communities in the United States. Participants will be asked to file a survey on your child’s development and parental stress. (the survey is in both Arabic and English, and it takes approx.30 minutes).

If you are interested in this study please visit: (link to Google Form or study website)

Questions? Contact: (researcher’s email address)

To take the survey, please send your child’s date of birth to Huda Felimban 541.912.3464 or


Teen Participants Needed for a Study Using Photography

We are looking for refugees from ages 13 to 17 to participate in our study. You will be asked to take photos that describe your experiences and then you will talk in small groups about your photos and what they represent. Participants will need to commit to attending two sessions (March 20, 5:30-6:30 pm and April 3, 5-7pm) as well as spending time between sessions taking photographs. In exchange for your participation in all the studies you will receive $90. 

If you are interested in this study, please call/text Andrea Belgrade at (612) 817-7618 or email If you prefer to ask questions in Arabic, Andrea can connect you Noor Saleem who can answer your questions. You can also sign up for the study at:


Adolescent’s Responses to Disclosures of Sexual Assault--The Middle Eastern North African Perspective

For college students or recent graduates.

Unfortunately, sexual assault remains a prevalent issue in our society, however, there is very little literature about responses to disclosures of sexual assault within the Middle Eastern North African community. So please help us study this! Our survey will only take 7 minutes and is anonymous.

If you are interested in this study please visit:

If you have questions about this research study, you can contact Ms. Ismail ( or Dr. Blackwood ( at the University of Michigan.


Exploration of Help-Seeking Behavior Among Arab American Women Who Have Experience Intimate Partner Violence

This study is for women victims or survivors of Arab descent with U.S- born, immigrants, or on temporary visa status (student visa), and who are over the age of 18 and fluent in English speaking and reading. Females who experience any form of violence by their intimate partner such as physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, and financial abuse, or stalking.

Available July 2018 – June 2019


The purpose of this study is to explore women’ experience, health outcomes, and barriers hinder or motivate to seeking help. Participants in this study will be asked to participate in an individual in-person or phone interview based on participants’ preference and fill out one questionnaire.

If you are interested in this study please visit for more information: or have any questions please contact: or (216)309-7655



fMRI Research Opportunity for Trauma-Exposed Adults

Seeking individuals aged 18-60 who have experienced a traumatic or extremely upsetting event

June 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019

We are conducting a paid (up to $260) research study to examine the effects of a FDA-approved drug on behavior, fear conditioning, and emotions. You can help us learn more about trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder by completing questionnaires, computer tasks, and fMRI brain scans! This research is being conducted through the Translational Neuropsychopharmocolgy lab (TNP2 Lab) at Wayne State University. Check out our brochure, here.

If you are interested in this study please visit:

Questions? Contact: 313-577-5404 or