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:


MY TRANSGENDER BRAIN STUDY (MyT “MIGHTY” BRAIN)

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 38 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.

 

Interested?

Fill out this initial survey: https://redcap.ucdenver.edu/surveys/?s=RJ4C8THLH7

If you have more questions about the study, call us at 303-724-1808.

We are located at Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora CO 80045

FEMALES’ AFFECTIVE IMAGE RATINGS STUDY – FAIR STUDY

COMIRB #: 19-2872

PI: Dr. Andrew M. Novick

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is investigating ratings of digital images (pleasant, unpleasant, neutral, and erotic images) across the female menstrual cycle. Knowledge from this study will be used to design future studies, which will focus on improving mental health and quality of life for women.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • A female
  • Between the ages of 18 and 35 years
  • Not taking hormonal birth control
  • Have regular menstrual cycles
  • Not pregnant

Study participants will:

  • Participate in 2 study sessions, done online or in-person, over the course of 2 months
  • Complete interviews, questionnaires, and rate digital images

*Compensation for sessions will be provided.

Interested?

Fill out this initial survey: http://j.mp/2P4Yxbg

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