Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Research Participation Opportunities

KINETIC Research Study (Cesarean Pain Control)

Are you pregnant and having a cesarean delivery? Are you delivering at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? You may be eligible for the KINETIC research study.

This research is being done to find out if a single, ultra-low dose of a medication will help reduce pain and opioid needs after cesarean delivery. Eligible participants may receive up to $1,500 over the course of the study.

For more information, contact Kelsea LaSorda, MPH at (412) 641-2179 or Lasordakr@upmc.edu.


BRIDGE Research Study (Alternative Postpartum Pain Control)

Are you pregnant and having a cesarean delivery? Are you delivering at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? You may be eligible for the BRIDGE research study.

This research is being done to assess the use of a non-invasive, battery-operated device for improving pain after cesarean birth. Eligible participants may receive up to $50 over the course of the study.

For more information, contact Kelsea LaSorda, MPH at (412) 641-2179 or Lasordakr@upmc.edu.


QUEST Research Study (Interviewing Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder)

Are you currently pregnant and interested in research about improving pain control?

We are conducting a study to assess patient perspectives about pain during and after birth among women with a history of opiate use. Participants will be treated at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and followed for five days after their delivery. Eligible participants may receive up to $50 over the course of the study.

For more information, contact Kelsea LaSorda, MPH at (412) 641-2179 or Lasordakr@upmc.edu.