Eating Disorders Research: Current Studies

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ACTIVELY RECRUITING STUDIES


Decision-Making in Anorexia Nervosa Study

Are you underweight with symptoms of anorexia nervosa (for instance, feeling fat or fearing weight gain)? The University of Minnesota is seeking underweight adults with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa to participate in a study examining how individuals with anorexia nervosa make decisions on a computer task that involves watching Internet video clips. Participants will complete questionnaires and a brief clinical interview about eating habits, other psychological experiences, and personality traits, will have height and weight measured, and will participate in a computer task. The study will be completed in one visit that will take 2 to 2.5 hours. Participants will be compensated $30 for their time. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact the researchers at 612-273-0912 or afhaynos@umn.edu.

Study on Decision-Making Seeking Healthy Adults

Have you never had an eating disorder? The University of Minnesota is seeking adults who have never had an eating disorder to participate in a study examining how individuals with anorexia nervosa compare to other adults on decision-making on a computer task that involves watching Internet video clips. Participants will complete questionnaires and a brief clinical interview about eating habits, other psychological experiences, and personality traits, will have height and weight measured, and will participate in a computer task. The study will be completed in one visit that will take 2 to 2.5 hours. Participants will be compensated $30 for their time. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact the researchers at 612-273-0912 or afhaynos@umn.edu.

Reward and Eating Disorders Study

Individuals ages 18+ who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder and are currently experiencing eating disorder symptoms are invited to participate in an online research project sponsored by the University of Minnesota. Participation involves completing surveys about personality traits, reward, and eating habits at two time points three months apart. Each survey takes about 20 minutes. Upon completion, you will be entered into a drawing to receive one of five $40 gift cards. Patients who are interested in learning more about this research opportunity should visit our website at: https://surveymonkey.com/r/RewardandED Or contact researchers at 612-273-9743 or email cmpearso@umn.edu

Binge Eating Study

Individuals ages 18-65 who struggle with binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating, or eating in the absence of hunger are needed for a research study offering free psychotherapy. Compensation provided at final evaluation visit.
For more information about this University of Minnesota study, please call 612-625-1542 or email: anpalm@umn.edu.

Control Participants Needed for Online Survey 

Adults who have never had an eating disorder are invited to participate in a University of Minnesota doctoral student research study. This study involves completing a 10-15 minute online survey that includes questions about emotions and past or present eating-related concerns. Survey responses are anonymous. If you are interested in this study, please go to the survey link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/edrecovery. Alternatively, you can contact the doctoral student researcher, Nora Durkin, for more information at 612-625-1586 or umnedstudy@gmail.com.

Are you in recovery from an eating disorder?

Adults with past eating disorders (e.g., anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating) are invited to participate in a University of Minnesota doctoral student research study on eating disorder recovery that involves completing a 10-15 minute online survey. Survey responses are anonymous. If you are interested in this study, please go to the survey link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/edrecovery. Alternatively, you can contact the doctoral student researcher, Nora Durkin, for more information at 612-625-1586 or umnedstudy@gmail.com.

Binge Eating & Emotions Study

Individuals ages 18+ who are currently struggling with binge eating behavior are invited to participate in a research project sponsored by the University of Minnesota. Participation involves completing surveys and participating in a computer-based behavioral task. The total time of participation is about 1 hour. You will be compensated for your time with $30. Patients who are interested in learning more about this research opportunity should contact researchers at 612-273-9743 or email cmpearso@umn.edu

Anorexia Nervosa Study

Are you underweight with symptoms of anorexia nervosa (for instance, feeling fat and/or fearing weight gain)? The University of Minnesota is seeking underweight adults with symptoms of anorexia nervosa to participant in a study of gut bacteria.
If you would like more information, please call: 612-625-1542 or email: anpalm@umn.edu.

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in Eating Disorders Research?

The University of Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research conducts a variety of studies on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity. If you are interested in being a research study participant, please take our brief online survey!

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For other questions, please call: 612-625-1542 or email: anpalm@umn.edu