Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

StudyFinder - Participate in Research Studies

Much of the research completed at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is made possible by the generous contributions of time by people and families from the community who participate in research studies.

Services and Compensation

Many of these studies offer compensation for participating either through monetary exchange or by providing services that you would otherwise have to pay for.

A researcher attaches an electrode covered hairnet to a volunteer


Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D., Research Registry and Participant Coordinator, (615) 936-0448

See Also...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Website Feedback Survey
    Complete a very short survey to help the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center continue to make improvements to its website. Your feedback is very important!
  • Research Registry and Recruitment
    Consultation on recruitment resources and strategies, web-based recruitment services through Studyfinder, contact with Vanderbilt and community clinics or organizations and staff training.
  • Participant Recruitment and Assessment
    Provides investigators with increased access to clinical research populations through ongoing and new relationships with community and state agencies, medical and psychiatric clinics and hospitals, local school systems, local and state community conferences and events, and written and web-based recruitment materials.
  • Community Liaison
    The Community Liaison coordinates with recruitment service and registries to provide investigators with access to relevant populations and works with a wide variety of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center clinics, Vanderbilt clinics, and community services, e.g., school systems, health clinics, disability and advocacy organizations.

Other Links and Resources

    This site advances depression, bipolar disorder and mood research through encouraging volunteer participation and enhancing community-researcher relationships nationally.
  • NIH Clinical Research Trials and You
    National Institutes of Health website helps people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate. Clinical trials are essential for identifying and understanding ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Research has shown that among the greatest challenges to recruitment of volunteers is the lack of general knowledge about what trials involve, where they are carried out, and who may participate. Visitors to the website will find information about: a) The basics of clinical trial participation b) First hand experiences from actual clinical trial volunteers c) Explanations from researchers d) Links on how to search for a trial or enroll in
  • Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program
    The VVRP is actively involved in each stage of the vaccine development process, for infectious diseases that affect not only the United States, but the rest of the globe.
  • Clinical Trials at the Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Vanderbilt conducts research studies and clinical trials in various divisions throughout the Medical Center. These include the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Trials Program, the Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, the Clinical Trials Center, and the Clinical Research Center.
  • Participate in a Research Study with Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt
    Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt University integrates strong basic and applied research traditions. We consist of two equally strong departments, the Department of Psychology and Human Development in Peabody College of education and human development and the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as faculty in allied departments throughout the University. Vanderbilt psychology combines breadth across the traditional domains of academic psychology with depth in specific programs of inquiry likely to contribute to solutions of major scientific, social, and psychological problems.
  • Research Match is a free and safe national website that matches research volunteers with researchers looking for participants. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of age, or condition. Visit to learn more and to join today.