Find a Study


Evidence-based research is at the foundation of CHADD's efforts to improve the lives of individuals affected by ADHD. CHADD is committed to supporting researchers who study the many facets of ADHD. Researchers often seek human subjects to participate in these studies as they learn more about ADHD's diagnosis, treatment, and its implications across the lifespan for children, adults and families.

As a service to CHADD members and the general public, CHADD is happy to provide this list for those who wish to particpate in a research study. This list is not a comprehensive list of all studies. In each case, the researcher conducting the study has requested to be listed here, and the studies listed have been approved by CHADD's Professional Advisory Board.

To learn more about participating in research studies and clinical trials see:

- Patient Information on Clinical Trials (from The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation), or
- FDA 101: Clinical Trials and Institutional Review Boards

Current Research Studies (listed alphabetically by State)

Internet Survey
Date Posted Active Until
Study Name


Internet Survey Anywhere 4/2/14 August 18, 2014
Study on Sustained Attention Control Training 1-310-794-5641
Internet Survey Anywhere 3/19/14 Mar-Jun 2014
Oct-Dec 2014 (if needed)
Parent Survey - Children with ADHD Sports/Exercise and Homework 1-303-871-3482
Internet Survey Anywhere - Ongoing Parents' knowledge about ADHD and academic achievement  
Internet Survey Anywhere - Ongoing Thinking Styles and Mood of Children with ADHD  
NIMH   Study Nationwide - - Children & Adolescents with Severe Mood Dysregulation: Brain Imaging, Non-Treatment and Treatment Studies  
Phoenix AZ 1/14/14 May 5, 2014 Executive and motor function as well as emotion regulation in adolescents with ADHD following an innovative exercise intervention 1.602.430.0525
Los Angeles
CA 4/7/14 August 18, 2014
Study on Sustained Attention Control Training 1.310.794.5641
Los Angeles CA 2/10/14 April 2015 Neurophysiological Assessment Test for ADHD 1.310.794.5641
Los Angeles CA 12/17/13 April 30, 2014 Multimodal Study of Attention Control & Its Impairments 1.310.794.5641
Los Angeles CA - - Genetic and Environmental Influences on ADHD  
Westwood CA - Ongoing The LA5C Project  
Washington DC - - Integration of Brain Imaging and Genetic Analysis of ADHD  
Tallahassee FL - - How children pay attention  
Chicago IL - - Making Sense of the Parent's Decision to have their Child Use Stimulant Medications for ADHD  
Lexington KY - - Study of reaction time, decision-making, and simulated driving  
Boston (or Chicago, IL) MA - Ongoing Understanding parent and child everyday experiences with ADHD  
Cambridge MA - - Prevention of Cigarette Smoking in ADHD Youth: A Controlled Clinical Trial  
Baltimore MD - July 1, 2014 Anomalous Motor Physiology in ADHD  
Baltimore MD - - ADHD and Memory: Behavior and Brain Imaging Studies  
Bethesda MD - Ongoing Genetic Analysis of ADHD  
Bethesda MD - - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Study  
College Park MD - - Parental ADHD and Parenting: Child Treatment Implications  
Detroit MI - - ADHD on the Bender Gestalt Test  
St. Louis MO - Ongoing Studies of Attention in Autism and Related Disorders  
Flushing NY - - Training Executive and Attention and Motor Skills (TEAMS)  
Flushing NY - - The Queens College Preschool Project (QCPP)  
New York NY - Ongoing fMRI Neuroimaging Project