Research Volunteer Registry

To conduct research studies, we need help from volunteers like you – individuals who want to help us better understand eating disorders. You can help by volunteering to join our research registry. Anyone can join our registry. We welcome volunteers with no history of an eating disorder, as well as volunteers with a current or past history of an eating disorder. To learn more, click here.

Anorexia Nervosa: Investigation of Gut-Microbiome & Anxiety (ANIGMA)

This study will examine the bacterial composition of the gut as it relates to eating disorders in low-weight populations. To this end, we will need both healthy volunteers as well as those who are diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and have not yet begun treatment. You may be eligible if you are a female between the ages of 18-45 and have not taken any antibiotics in the past two months. Learn more about ANIGMA here.

Binge Eating Genetics INitiative (BEGIN)

The goal of the BEGIN study is to better understand the genetic factors that may be associated with binge-eating disorder and bulimia nervosa in order to develop better treatments for the millions of people who suffer from these illnesses. Learn more about BEGIN here.

Carolina C.A.R.E.S. (College Assessment for Research and Education in Science)

The purpose of Carolina C.A.R.E.S. is to examine mental health in college students and what factors contribute to how well students do during their college years. This research study has a particular focus on eating disorders and substance use. Learn more about Carolina C.A.R.E.S. here.