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Do you have jaw muscle pain?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ/TMD) Research.  Researchers at Johns Hopkins are looking for female volunteers with TMJ/TMD pain to participate in a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate how sleep and unhelpful thoughts about TMD impact pain sensitivity and symptoms related to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).  You may be eligible if you: Are a female between 18-65 years of age, have had jaw muscle pain for 3 months or more, have sleep difficulties. 

Study Includes: A dental evaluation for TMJ/TMD, completing interviews and questionnaires, 2 ambulatory sleep studies that you can do in your own home, completing sensory testing procedures, 8 total study visits over 3 months and 1 telephone follow-up 3 months after completing the study.  Earn up to $650.00. 

Please contact: Michelle Polley at (410)550-7000.

Anorexia Research Study

The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program is seeking adults aged 18-55 to participate in a placebo-controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of a research medication in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Participants will be offered 16 weeks of medication (active or inactive) and weekly outpatient medical monitoring by a psychiatrist. The treatment will be provided at no cost and participants will receive up to $250 for completing all parts of the study.

To participate, you must have anorexia nervosa, be 18-55 years old, be medically stable for outpatient treatment, and willing to complete assessments (interviews, questionnaires and medical evaluations) at intervals throughout the 16-week study and at 1- and 2-month follow-ups. All information gathered will remain confidential.

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For more information please call (410)955-3863 or email Angela Guarda at

Bulimia Nervosa

We are seeking female subjects (18 yrs old and older) with bulimia nervosa to participate in an outpatient research study. This study requires you to drink a chocolate shake, place your hand in an ice bath, and have your blood drawn. Participation involves an initial 30 min screening and two (approx. 3.5 hour each) morning sessions. You will be paid up to $120 for your participation.

For more information call Dr. Margaret Seide (410)955-8003 or email at

Principal Investigator: Angela Guarda M.D.

IRB application: NA_00032632

Are you getting a Total Knee Replacement?

Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are conducting a research study to look at pain following Total Knee Replacement surgery. You may be eligible for this study if you: have knee arthritis, planning a Total Knee Replacement surgery, 45 years or older, and are generally healthy.

Participation includes up to 2 visits to Bayview for a series of evaluations before your surgery and follow up evaluations during your recovery period. There is no cost for participating. Participants may earn up to $1,025 for completing all study related visits and components and will be reimbursed for parking.

If interested, please contact Megan Markland at (410)550-7902 or

Sleep, Pain, and Aging Studies

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are looking for individuals to participate in research examining the relationship between sleep and pain due to knee arthritis. You may be eligible if you: are 50 years or older and are generally healthy with no serious medical conditions.

Study includes a clinical sleep evaluation and screening visit, one overnight sleep study conducted in your home, x-rays of the knee, pain and sensory testing, optional blood draws and physical tests. Volunteers with knee arthritis and insomnia may be eligible for additional studies designed to treat insomnia and improve pain. All examinations are free of charge. Compensation up to $870.

If interested, please contact: Jim Stone at (410)550-7906, or visit

Do you have Sickle Cell Disease?

Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are looking for participants with Sickle Cell Disease to take part in a study looking at the pain associated with SCD.  You may be eligible for this study if you are: at least 18 years of age, African-American, diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease, are not pregnant. 

The study includes two in-person sessions involving sensory testing and questionnaires, as well as a follow-up period including diary entries and phone surveys. There is no cost for participating. All participants will be reimbursed for parking, provided with a meal voucher, and compensated for their time.

If interested, please contact Kasey Bond at (410)550-6240 or

Are you healthy and interested in research?

Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are looking for volunteers to participate in a study looking at responses to sensory stimuli. This study requires one in-person visit where responses to sensory stimuli will be measured and blood will be drawn at intermittent time points. 

You may be eligible if you are: at least 18 years of age, African American, very healthy, do not have chronic pain, are not taking any medications, and are not pregnant. 

For more information, or to find out if you qualify, please contact Kasey Bond at (410)550-6240 or


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