Research Volunteers

Research Volunteers

The role of study volunteers is invaluable in furthering the research on integrative approaches to health and wellness. If you would like to find out more about volunteering for a specific clinical trial at the Duke Center for Integrative Health Research, please contact study coordinator Elizabeth Bechard at or 919-660-6762. Studies that we are actively recruiting for are listed below. To be notified of new studies that are recruiting volunteers, please sign up for our email list.

Everyone at Duke was fantastic – I will actually miss driving from Charlotte to come here! The study was truly life-changing for me. My perspective on things has shifted so much.

Study Volunteer

This study was life-changing for me... I can't tell you how much things have improved. My life is completely different now.

Study Volunteer

Want to volunteer to be a part of our research?

Currently Recruiting

  • PRIMIER: Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Study
  • Study Dates: None set
  • (Bravewell Collaborative funded) PRIMIER is an innovative registry study designed to help illuminate current “best practices” in integrative medicine. In collaboration with a network of integrative medicine clinics across the country, PRIMIER follows the impact of integrative medicine on patients over time. Individuals who have been seen at Duke Integrative Medicine are eligible to participate. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Matteson Bechard at 919-660-6762 or You can also view more information about the study at
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  • Vigorous-Intensity Interval Training Study
  • In collaboration with the Duke Hepatology Clinic, recruitment began in January 2018 for the Feasibility of Vigorous-Intensity Interval Training in Adults with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis study. Led by Director of Research Oliver Glass, PhD, this study examines the feasibility of delivering a vigorous-intensity interval training (VIIT) intervention to patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and related fibrosis. Eligible subjects include individuals who have NASH-related fibrosis (stage 1-4) and are able to complete a single VIIT session on an indoor rowing machine. A cohort of healthy controls will be recruited as well. For more information, please contact investigator Oliver Glass at
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Interested In Volunteering?

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