Join a Hormones & Headaches Research Study!

Researchers at the University of Colorado are evaluating how hormones impact headache and how different parts of the brain talk to each other. Boys ages 9-20 are invited to participate!

Fast Facts

9-20 years old

assigned male at birth, identify as male

With or without history of headache

Compensation Provided

conducted in aurora, CO

Study Background

Headache is one of the most common pain conditions in the world. Here at the University of Colorado we are trying to understand headache better, so we can better help those that are affected. 

Would you like to help us learn about headache? We are partnering with families of boys for a research study aimed at understanding the effect of hormones in puberty on headache. We are looking for healthy kids & teens to participate, who may or may not have headaches.

Additional Information

This study is about how headaches may start during puberty or change during puberty and about the effect of puberty on the structure and function of the brain.

You or your son may qualify for this study if these things are true about you. 

Basic things needed for being in the study: 

  • 9-20 years old
  • With or without history of headache
  • Male sex, male gender identity
  • Healthy (no known neurologic or other disorders) 
  • Able to lie still for at least 30-50 minutes at a time
  • Okay with being in small spaces (MRI)

Being in this study includes 2 MRI scans, which is a safe method of looking at the structure and function of the brain.  

There are also 2 visits with a blood draw, questionnaires, headache interview, and physical exam. People who are in the study will keep a daily headache diary for 1 year.

Compensation is provided up to $900 for completing all parts of the study.

There is no cost to you or your child for participating in the study.