Participate in Research - Steele Lab

Are you interested in participating in research that uses cutting edge technology to improve treatments for substance use disorders? 

The Steele Lab is running multiple studies using non-invasive techniques that image, stimulate, and monitor the brain and its activity. Techniques include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and/or event-related potentials (ERPs). Studies are designed to test and establish efficacy of novel treatments for substance use disorders.

Who can participate?

Participants must be:
  • individuals who use cocaine or opiates (e.g., heroin, pain medications, etc.) OR community members who have not used either substance
  • between the ages of 18 and 60
  • right-handed
  • (Other criteria may apply, depending on the study)

What do I get out of this?

  • Participants will be compensated $20 per hour and may receive an additional bonus for completing all parts of the study
  • Your participation contributes to ongoing efforts to improve treatment outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders

How do I get involved?

  • If you meet the above qualifications, please call 860-545-7965 or email steele.lab@hhchealth.org to let us know you are interested in participating! 
  • When you contact us, a member of the lab will
    • describe study procedures 
    • ask you a few questions to determine your study eligibility
    • answer any questions you have about participation
    • schedule your visit, if eligible
  • Information you provide is confidential