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What is this project about?

This research study seeks to better understand the relationships among insomnia, weight loss, and breast cancer. We will assess the effectiveness of a sleep intervention prior to a web and phone-based weight loss program.

This study is approved by the Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB00132883). The principal investigator for this project is Janelle Coughlin, PhD.

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Am I eligible to participate?

We are looking for volunteers who had early stage breast cancer and have completed surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy at least 3 months ago. Eligible individuals will also have a body mass index of 25+, a desire to lose 10% of your weight, trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, daily access to the internet and/or smartphone, and (if prescribed) have been on hormonal therapy for at least 3 months (e.g., tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor). If you are currently in a sleep or weight loss program and/or currently taking weight loss medications or a sleeping aid, you will not be eligible to participate. Take our screener here to find out if you might be eligible for this study!

What will I be asked to do for this study and will I be compensated?

Your participation in this study will involve 6 in-person study visits at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus. You will also be asked to complete 18 phone/video sessions over an 8-month period. You will be compensated for your time in this study.

How can I find out more information?

Please contact Alex Kearson for more information at 410-550-9056 or

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