Projects in Recruitment

If you are interested in participating in a research study, please call us at 573-882-8598 or text “sleepy” to 21000!.

iTAP for Veterans

We are recruiting 45 Veterans who served after 9/11/2001 and drink alcohol to participate in an insomnia treatment study. No sleep medication is involved. Part I involves a diagnostic assessment to determine what (if any) sleep disorders you might have. Those who are interested and eligible will be invited to the treatment phase of the study. Remote appointments are available (no in-person meetings necessary). Participants earn $70 for the diagnostic portion of the study and $300 for completion of all aspects of the study.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The Drinking Dashboard Study

Designed for young adults (18-30y) who experience blackouts (memory impairment as a result of drinking). Enrollment starting soon! Call 573-882-8598 to learn more.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Completed Projects Under Analysis

Project SAVE: Sleep and Alcohol use in Veterans

This was a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) among Veterans in treatment for alcohol use disorder at the local VA (N=67). Participants completed three bursts of daily assessments at baseline, post-treatment, and 6-week follow-up. They also completed cognitive tasks (e.g., N-back) and physiological assessments (e.g., overnight HRV).

Funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Project STAR:  Sleep Treatment in Addiction Recovery

This is a quasi-experimental study comparing the feasibility and efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) among adults who do (n=10) and do not (n=10) seek treatment for substance use disorders.

Funded by the Mizzou Alumni Association and Division 50 of the American Psychological Association.

The iTAP Study: Insomnia Treatment and Problems

This was a randomized controlled trial of CBT-I among young adults (18-30y) who drink and have insomnia (N=56). Participants wore wrist actigraphy and completed daily diaries for 7 days at baseline, post-treatment, and 1-month follow-up. Resulting publications include PMC7879415, PMC8131236, and PMC8113078.

Funded by the University of Missouri Research Board.

Project STRIPE: Striving for Research Inclusion and Participant Engagement

This study examined perceptions of health-related research, attitudes toward treatment, and experiences of discrimination in a national sample of Veterans of color (N=330, 36% Black).