Volunteers Needed for Brain Imaging Research Study in Daily Cigarette Smoking

Cholinergic transmission abnormalities associated with smoking behavior in humans

image MD looking at Brain Scan

Who we are looking for:

  • Ages 18-55
  • Daily use of nicotine by smoked route
  • In relatively good health, both body and mind
  • Negative urine toxicology (except for Cannabis)
  • Proficient in English

How to participate:

  • Call or email one of the following to express your interest:
    (631) 495-544

    To determine if you are eligible, you will first be asked a series of questions on the phone

  • Following this, if you are found to qualify, a team member will schedule a weekday for you to come in person for the first visit

Your participation:

  • This study can be completed within 3 visits
  •  Procedures involve the following:
    Confidential interviews
    A physical exam (with blood/urine collection & ECG)
    Surveys & questionnaires
    Cognitive testing and behavioral tasks
    1 MRI scan & 1 PET scan

Benefits & Compensation:

  • You will be compensated up to $340 if you are eligible and complete the study.
  • Other possible benefits include contributing to science that may lead to new substance use disorder therapies and receiving medical procedures- such as a physical exam, diagnostic evaluation, and brain imaging- at no cost to you.

Contact Information:

Multi-Modal Translational Imaging (MMTI) Lab 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health 
Stony Brook Medicine

(631) 495-5441