The John B. Pierce Laboratory

Research Studies

Pierce Laboratory scientists frequently conduct research that depends upon the participation of human participants. All such studies are approved by the Human Investigation Committee of the relevant Yale University biomedical institutional review board. Below are the titles, brief descriptions, and compensation rates of research studies that are currently underway for which participants are being recruited.

Participation is by appointment only and is subject to inclusion and exclusion criteria that are specific to the objectives and design of each study. To learn more about a study and to inquire about participation, please contact the study coordinator or research assistant via the indicated email address.


Participants needed for a taste perception study involving sampling solutions and making intensity ratings.  The stimuli you will be sampling do not contain any harmful substances and all information is confidential.

The study can include up to four sessions that take approximately 30-45 minutes each.  You will be compensated $20 per session.

Before contacting us, please make sure you meet the following criteria for our study:

  • I am between 18 and 45 years old
  • I speak English fluently
  • I am a non-smoker
  • I am in good general health
  • I have no deficits of taste or smell
  • I am not pregnant
  • I do not have any tongue, cheek, or lip piercings.

If you are interested in more information, contact Danielle at or (203) 562-9901, ext. 220.

HIC# 2000025319


Do you smoke cigarettes and not looking to quit?  Are you between 18-24 or 35-50 years old?  Interested in trying an e-cigarette?

Earn $480 by participating in a Yale research study!

Call or text (203) 605-5803  All calls are confidential.

HIC# 2000023077


If you are a woman, 18–40 yrs and overweight (BMI, 27–35 kg/m2) with/without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (#PCOS), you may be eligible to participate in our study examining hormone effects on blood pressure at The John B. Pierce Laboratory.

You receive $800 for completing the study.

We are interested in racial differences, so the participation of minority women is encouraged. (@jbpierce_lab @Yalemed #research #womenshealth #insulinresistance #diversity)

COVID-19 disclosure: The health and safety of our participants is always a top priority.  Our policies and safety guidelines for this study follow Yale University and have been approved by the Human Subjects Research Committee for research during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Any questions and concerns regarding our cleaning policy can be addressed during the initial phone inquiry.

Contact Tori at or (203) 562-9901, ext. 256. 

HIC #2000020950