Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center


Current Studies

  • Sleep for Science this Summer
    With your child’s help, the researchers at the E.P. Bradley Sleep Research Lab will look at sleep and biological rhythms and how they affect behavior, performance, smell, and taste. To participate your child must be 12 to 15 years old and in general good health. The study involves spending 11 days and nights at our comfortable research facility located on the East Side of Providence. The study will be taking place this summer, and spaces are first-come-first-served, so call now to apply. Participants receive payment for their time and effort. For more information, call 401-421-9440 Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM, or visit The Sleep for Science Research Lab is affiliated with Bradley Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

  • Sleep Patterns in Pediatric Patients with Cancer and Blood Disorders Children with cancer and blood disorders face an increased risk for sleep disruptions, although very little is known about the prevalence of sleep problems in this population. This study aims to delineate the sleep habits and behaviors of children and adolescents currently on treatment for cancer.
    Principal Investigator: Julie Boergers, PhD  

  • Prospective Study of Depressed Mood: Short Sleep and Serotonergic Genes
    This prospective study follows students before college through the first semester of their freshman collegiate year in several annual cohorts from Brown University. These studies will examine whether students are susceptible to depression if they have the combination of a certain genetic background and then get too little sleep. Additional tests will examine whether the association of too little sleep and depressed mood is related to the serotonin system and whether sleep structure is affected.
    Principal Investigator: Mary A. Carskadon, PhD