Current Studies

Research is a vital part of our department! We specialize in innovative, transdisciplinary work. We have several ongoing studies and invite you to read about some of them below. Please contact our research staff for more information. All research studies are completely voluntary.

Brain & Mood Health Lab

CONVOKE Trial - Advancing Treatment of Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

  • This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of two apps to help in the care of patients with schizophrenia between the ages of 18 and 64 who experience negative symptoms.
  • If demonstrated to be effective, the apps will be advanced for possible approval as an FDA-approved prescribed digital therapeutics for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • Primary Efficacy Endpoint: Change from baseline to Week 16 in negative symptoms, as assessed by Clinical Assessment Interview for Negative Symptoms, Motivation and Pleasure Scale (CAINS-MAP).
  • Total number of subjects to be recruited across North America: 432
  • Total number of visits: 7 (4 in-person, 3 remote).
  • Lab location: College of Medicine – Tucson.
  • Total potential compensation: Up to $1,100 (if all study visits are completed).

Depression Research Study

Our Brain and Mood Health Lab is running a research study for depressed people not currently helped by their existing medications. Antidepressants don’t always fully treat depression symptoms. Our research may help identify depression medications with fewer side effects.

See if you qualify

SCAN Lab Studies

Sleep Deprivation Study

The SCAN lab is recruiting participants for a research study to determine the effects of cognitive fatigue (CF) on neurocognitive assessments and functional brain connectivity through fMRI during a period of sleep deprivation. Results from this study will be used to help develop technology to individualize modeling of cognitive fatigue that would mitigate its risks across military operations.

You may be eligible for this study if you: 

  • Ages 18-39 years old
  • Speak English as your primary language
  • Have no implanted medical devices
  • Are not currently pregnant

Eligible participants will receive up to $1,500 compenstation for completion of all study activities. Call or text "CF" to 520-261-3065 to learn more or click here.


2B Alert
The University of Arizona SCAN Lab is recruiting for a study on the effects of the 2B-Alert App on cognitive performance. You may be eligible for this study if you: 

  • Are 18-39 years old
  • Speak English as your primary language
  • Have a regular sleep schedule

The maximum compensation for this study is $2,500. If you have any questions about the study please email us at for a more detailed description of the study.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

Sleep & Health Research Program

  • Learn more about our Department's Sleep & Health research studies here.