Participate in Research

The San Francisco VA Health Care system (SFVAHCS) has over 200 active researchers with research projects currently conducted at the SFVAHCS. Their research would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of the volunteers who participate in the studies in partnership with scientists and researchers to advance the health of Veterans.
If you are interested in participating in a SFVAHCS study, please call the number listed for that study.
Listed below is a representative selection of current studies:

VGX: Veterans Group Experience Study

This study will offer two kinds of classes to help Veterans manage stress syemptoms: Integrative Exercise, incorporating aerobic strength training with mindful breathing. PTSD Recovery Classes, offering practical facts about PTSD treatment and recovery.

Compensation: up to $400 

Contact 415-221-4810 ext. 24578

LED Study for Gulf War Veterans with Memory and Cognition Issues

Transcranial, Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Therapy to Improve Cognition in Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness. Requires comeing to the SFVAHCS 2x/week for 8 weeks during the hours of 9am-5pm, M-f.

Compensation: up to $1,115 

Contact: 415-22-4810 ext. 24602

Pilot Test of Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia for Veterans with Gulf War Illness

Seeking Gulf War Veterans (Persian Gulf War 1990-91) who are currently experiencing difficulty falling or staying asleep and other symptoms of Gulf War Illness. All procedures and treatments will be conducted by telephone or by mail.

Compensation: up to $355

Contact: 415-221-4810 ext. 24602

REST: Researching Effective Sleep Treatments

Do you suffer from nightmares due to a traumatic experience? If you are between the ages of 18 and 69 with symptoms of PTSD you may be a good candidate for a new study at the San Francisco VA Medical Center testing doxazosin, an FDA-approved medication which may help alleviate symptoms of PTSD including distressing dreams.

Compensation: up to $490

Contact: 415-221-4810 ext.23809

Insomnia Treatment Study: Telephone-Facilitated Insomnia Treatment in Primary Care for Veterans

Are you having trouble sleeping? If you are a Veteran who is 18-75 years old, you may be eligible to participate in a study of a new non-pharmaceutical treatment for insomnia. Participants will undergo 4 brief treatments and monitor their sleep for 5-6 weeks.

Compensation: up to $390

Contact: 415-221-4810 ext. 24850

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