Influence of Hormones on the Brain in Smokers with a Regular Menstrual Cycle

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Study Overview

The purpose of our research is to examine the influence of hormonal status on brain responses to smoking cues. Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, will be used to measure brain responses at three distinct time points during your menstrual cycle, across approximately three separate menstrual cycles. We are interested in the brain and behavioral responses of women who smoke cigarettes while viewing videos or pictures of a variety of things, including smoking. Participants in the study will be healthy women, between the ages of 18-45, with a normal length menstrual cycle, who smoke cigarettes. Participants will need to be using a form of birth control that is non-hormonal. This is NOT a QUIT smoking study.

Study Description

Explanation of Visits/Compensation: This study begins with an initial phone screen so we may give you a brief description of the study, let you know what is expected of you, and also to ask you some questions to see if you initially qualify.


  1. Visit 1: Consent, 1 hr, $25 plus $10 travel
  2. Visit 2: Screening, 2 hrs, $25 plus $10 travel
  3. Visit 3: Baseline, 2.5 hrs, $25 plus $10 travel
  4. Around 3 Verification Visits (Blood Draw): 30 mins, $30 plus $10 travel
  5. 3 Test Days (MRI Scans): Test Day 1: $100, Test Day 2: $125, Test Day 3: $150 plus $10 travel
  6. Final Visit: End of Study, 30 mins, fishbowl draw of either $30 or $250, plus 10 travel and any additional incentives that remain.


Additional Information:

There are also additional payments/rewards for the study that would be explained more in-depth during your initial visits. Not including these payments/rewards, you could earn up to $930.

  • Study Identifier: 822385

Recruitment Status

Open

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