PEERS (Perimenopausal Effects of Estradiol on Reward Response Study)

Principal Investigator: Crystal Schiller, PhD; Department of Psychiatry

Recruitment Length: ongoing through 2019

PEERS StudyStudy Brief: The UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders is seeking women to be part of a research study. The PEERS study involves wearing a low-dose estrogen patch for 3 weeks, having 2 brain scans, and coming to UNC for a total of 6 appointments. 

You may be qualified if the following applies to you:

  • You are between the ages of 44-55
  • Your period has recently become irregular
  • Your last period was less than 12 months ago

Point of Contact: For more information or to see if you are eligible for the PEERS study, please call our study coordinator at (919) 966-5243, email Erin Richardson at

Compensation Available: $500 for completing the full enrollment protocol.

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