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

 

CURRENT RESEARCH STUDIES:


CONTRACEPTIVE HORMONE AND REWARD MEASUREMENT – CHARM RESEARCH STUDY

 

COMIRB #: 21-3530

PI: Andrew M. Novick, MD, PhD

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is examining the effects of hormonal oral contraceptives (OCPs) on brain processes and emotional wellbeing. Knowledge from this research study is important as it will show how oral contraceptives might impact emotional well-being and place certain women at greater risk for neuropsychiatric side-effects. 

You may be eligible if you are:

  • A woman or assigned female at birth
  • Between 18-45 years old 
  • Right-handed 
  • Not taking hormonal birth control 
  • Having regular periods

 

Study participants will:

  • Participate in 3 study sessions, one online and two in-person, over the course of 2 months
  • Complete interviews and questionnaires
  • Take an FDA approved oral contraceptive medication or placebo for 21 days
  • Undergo 2 brain imaging sessions
  • Undergo 2 blood draws 

*You will be compensated for your participation in the research study.

 

Interested?

Fill out this initial survey: https://redcap.link/CHARMStudy

 

 

We are located at Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045

 

IMPROVING SLEEP IN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: EFFECTS OF BOSE NOISE-MASKING SLEEPBUDSTM – BETTER SLEEP RESEARCH STUDY

 

COMIRB #: 21-2676

PI: Dr. Andrew M. Novick

 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is examining the effects of Bose Noise-Masking SleepbudsTM on sleep quality in healthcare providers. Knowledge from this research study will contribute to developing technology that may enhance individuals’ sleep quality.

 

You may be eligible if you are:

  • A healthcare provider
  • Have trouble sleeping
  • Between the ages of 20 and 50 years

Study participants will:

  • Participate in 2 study sessions, done online or in-person, over the course of 2 weeks
  • Wear sleep study devices for 10 nights (at home)
  • Complete interviews and questionnaires
  • *For your participation in the study, you will be able to keep Bose Noise-Masking SleepbudsTM.

 

Interested?

Fill out this initial survey: https://redcap.link/Better.Sleep

If you have more questions about this 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