Welcome to the PRIME Research Program at UNC-Chapel Hill








Prevention through Risk Identification, Management, and Education.

We are part of the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC.  The program has been established to better understand the causes, course, and treatment of "clinical high-risk symptoms." Participation in the research program offers opportunities to discuss concerns about these symptoms and to have symptoms fully evaluated and monitored over time.  If you are not eligible or do not want to participate in our research program we will be able to provide you with the results of our initial evaluation, address your questions and, if indicated, help you get treatment.


People experiencing the following symptoms are at increased risk for psychosis.

(The definitions will appear by placing your cursor over each symptom)
Unusual Thinking Perceptual Abnormalities
Suspiciousness Disorganized Thinking
Grandiose Ideas Social Anhedonia or Withdrawal

The video below is a dramatization of what it may be like to be experiencing clinical high risk symptoms.
 If you have difficulty viewing the PRIME video, click here to download it.


To find out if you might be eligible for one of our current studies please contact one of our research clinicians:

Jennifer Nieri, LCSW 
(919) 966-8341


For general information regarding our current studies, including scheduling questions for current research participants, please contact our research coordinator:

Dylan Grewen, BA, CPT
(919) 843-3421