Join our ongoing research studies!


Biology and Experience of Eating (BEE) Study

We are currently recruiting women who feel out of control when they eat.

To find out if you're eligible: please click here

Can't walk away rom food, even when you want to?

Volunteer for a study on the biology of overeating. With your help, University of California, San Francisco scientists may someday develop treatment for people who chronically overeat.

We are looking for women who are:

  • 18-45 years old
  • Overweight

P.I.: Ashley Mason, PhD
Co-Investigators.: Elissa Epel, PhD and Rick Hecht, MD
Study Coordinator: Alison Hartman, BA

Research on Expecting Moms and Sleep Therapy (REST)

We are currently recruiting pregnant women from across the country who are having sleep difficulties to participate in the REST study! 

To find out if you're eligible: please click here

If you are pregnant and experiencing sleep difficulties, you are not alone! We want to find out if an online program can improve sleep and mood during pregnancy.

Cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia is an effective program for improving sleep. In order to make this program more widely available, researchers have recently made it into an online program. The online version that we are studying is called Sleepio. The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of Sleepio to Usual Care for pregnant women. This study does not use medication.

  • Receive access to an evidence based online program to improve sleep.
  • Receive up to $60 in gift cards.

We are looking for women who are:

  • Up to 28 weeks pregnant
  • Have regular access to the internet
  • Are 18 years or older

P.I.: Jennifer Felder, PhD
Co-Investigators.: Elissa Epel, PhD and Aric Prather, PhD
Study Coordinator: Alison Hartman, BA