Clinical Research

Yale researchers have introduced countless medical and health advances over the last century, including the first success with antibiotics in the United States and the first use of chemotherapy to treat cancer. Yale scientists identified Lyme disease and discovered genes responsible for such disorders as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, dyslexia, and Tourette's syndrome. We did early work on the artificial heart and developed the first insulin pump to treat diabetes. Our investigators are also world-renowned for basic science research, including groundbreaking discoveries about how the cell and its components function at the molecular level.

We offer many opportunities to participate in research, ranging from clinical trials of new treatments for individuals with a specific condition or psychiatric illness to studies of healthy volunteers that help to provide insights into brain function and normal mental processes. 

These research studies are all a critical part of our effort to develop new, safe, and effective treatments for psychiatric and addictive disorders.  Studies also afford participants an opportunity to contribute to the process of discovery, to help others who may benefit from the new knowledge gained, and in many instances, to receive new treatments that may not yet be available to the general public. 

To view our clinical research programs.

To view active clinical trials for addition and psychiatric illnesses.

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