Participate in Research Studies

The Osher Center is collaborating with a number of different institutions to recruit for integrative medicine research studies. Please review the current studies below which are actively seeking study participants. Please click on the links below to express interest to the research teams.

Active Research Studies

Are you experiencing pain?

The Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine is seeking participants aged 18-85 to learn about the effects of pain on walking characteristics such as walking speed, step length, and balance. Click to learn more.

Are you stressed?

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine is seeking individuals 30-65, who self-identify as having high stress to participate in a randomized study using mindfulness-based, stress-reduction interventions and PET-MR imaging. Click to Learn More. 

Project CHAMP (CBT for Healthy Aging and Symptom Management among PWH).

The MGH Behavioral Medicine Program is seeking individuals over 50 for their assessing whether newer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) coping skills can help people over 50 living with HIV who experience health problems associated with aging, such as psychological distress or inflammation in the body. Click to Learn More.


Project MI-HHEART is seeking participants age 50+ to complete either participate in quantitative surveys or qualitative focus groups to explore mindfulness and cardiovascular health in individuals with HIV.

Click to learn more about the quantitative study.

Click to learn more about the qualitative study.

The Migraine Relief Study

The Migraine Relief study is looking for any individuals ages 18-65 with migraines to participate in a study that involves multiple visits over 6 months. You will complete an 8-week stress reduction treatment that includes a medical device worn in the ear and attend MRI and PET scans. You will also complete daily migraine diaries online. Click to Learn More.

The Migraine Relief Study is also looking for healthy volunteers ages 18-65 WITHOUT migraines to participate in the study. Click to Learn More.