Research and Clinical Trials


The Colorado Center for Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness offers opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials on women’s health and mental health. Drs. Neill Epperson and Andrew Novick are committed to conducting research aimed at improving women’s health and wellbeing. Our faculty research interests include:

  • Hormone effects on memory and mood during menopause
  • Effectiveness of the post-partum depression drug Braxanolone
  • Medication to improve cognitive difficulties experienced by women after removal of ovaries
  • How oral contraceptive pills impact reward processing in women
  • Testosterone administration in transmasculine spectrum individuals and the impact on memory and attention

For more information about current or upcoming research studies, please contact us at 303-724-8316 or email us here




Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine want to learn more about how gender-affirming hormone therapy (testosterone) affects thinking and behavior in transgender males and transmasculine non-binary individuals. The goal of this study is to contribute to the existing medical knowledge and to help clinicians better understand and treat transgender individuals and the LGBTQ+ community.


You may be eligible if you are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 45 years
  • Assigned female at birth but identify as male or masculine
  • Right-handed
  • Not currently using Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (testosterone)
  • Do not have any serious, untreated medical or mental health issues

Study Participants will:

  • Participate in 3 study visits over the course of 4-5 months
  • Complete interviews, questionnaires, and memory tests
  • Have their blood drawn and tested for drugs via urine drug screen
  • Undergo two magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRIs)

*Compensation for time and parking vouchers will be provided.



Fill out this initial survey:

If you have more questions about the study, call us at 303-724-8316.

We are located at Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora CO 80045

Contact Us

Colorado Center for Women's Behavioral Health and Wellness

13001 E. 17th Place

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1646