Research study seeks healthy female volunteers and female migraine patients

Healthy Caucasian female volunteers:

  • ages 30–45

  • free of daily chronic pain

  • body mass index (BMI) over 30

  • able to undergo an MRI

  • not be pregnant

Female migraine patients:

  • ages 18 to 50

  • BMI of 18.5–24.9 OR greater than 30

Study consists of two visits at Johns Hopkins Bayview campus:

  • Screening and consent visit, questionnaire

  • Abdominal MRI, fasting blood draw, DXA scan (measures body fat percentage)

At completion of study visits, participant receives $200.

Contact: Haley Nitchie at or 410-550-4320.