Healthy Volunteers


The Rodriguez Lab is seeking healthy volunteers to participate in clinical research studies involving the understanding of the brain. We are exploring the function of healthy brain and your participation will help us discover therapies for OCD and Hoarding Disorder.

You participation is vital in medical research.



You can participate if:

  • You are 18 years of age and older
  • You have the capacity to provide informed consent

You cannot participate if:

  • You have any current or lifetime psychiatric disorder
  • You are a pregnant or nursing female
  • You have major medical or neurological problem that makes participation unsafe
  • You have metallic device or dental braces that will prevent you from receiving an MRI scan

Active Studies

MKET Clinical Study

The goal of the MKET Clinical Study is to understand how ketamine (a drug that blocks a receptor in the brain called NMDA) changes the brain in patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to relieve repetitive thoughts and behaviours. You are NOT going to receive the drug. The information will be used as part of research to better understand the brain basis of OCD.

  • Study Time (following the screening visit): 1 Day - 6 Hours
  • Study Compensation: $200
  • Assessments: Clinical and Behavioral assessements, fMRI, MRS, EEG

BITS Clinical Study

The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility of adding ten in-home decluterring sessions (2 hours per session) to the BIT workshop. We will assess whether this intervention will reduce both hoarding symptoms and clutter.

  • Study Time (following the screening visit): 2 Days - 4 Hours Each
  • Study Compensation: $200
  • Assessments: Clinical and Behavioral assessements, fMRI, DTI

ELSS Clinical Study

This SURVEY ONLY study seeks to expand our knowledge about how Early Life Stress affects the disease course of Hoarding Disorder.

  • Study Time (following the screening visit): 1 Day - 20 to 40 minutes
  • Study Compensation: none
  • Assessments: Clinical and Behavioral assessements

Contact us


401 Quarry Rd

Stanford, CA 94305-5715


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