Clara Health


A study from the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry

Our study is aimed at understanding more about how rTMS induces change in the brain, and we hope to do so by collecting TMS-EEG recordings throughout the course of rTMS treatment. This will give us a measure of how patients' brains are changing week to week and ultimately develop a clearer picture of changes in neural activity as a result of rTMS.


Currently, rTMS treatment is still poorly understood in terms of how it changes the brain throughout the course of treatment. The BEAM project's aim is to uncover what exact changes are taking place at the neural level and to use this knowledge to develop more pinpoint, personalized treatment for each patient.

Potential Benefits

For each weekly appointment, you will be reimbursed $50. Not only that, you will be helping to progress the treatment of depression, so that, in the future, patients such as yourself will have access to better, more personalized treatments.

Research subjects will be paid accordingly:

  • TMS/EEG- $25 per hour
  • Neurocognitive Assessments at 2 different timepoints- $10 total
  • Mobile Surveys- $20 for completion of all surveys
  • Wearable Activity Tracker- $20 total

Is the TMS study right for me?

Who is this study for?

This study is looking for individuals who:

  • Are 18 to 60 years old
  • Planning to undergo clinical TMS treatment for depression.
  • Have no history of neurological disorders or seizures


What should I expect?

This research study is expected to take approximately 4-6 days of active participation by each participant.

If you choose to participate, Dr. Corey Keller and his research study staff will ask you to undergo one or more of the following procedures. You may be asked to repeat some procedures if the original data collected is not useable for some reason. Procedures may take place at Stanford University.

  • Neurocognitive Assessments (~30 minutes)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Slation (TMS)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Audio, video recording and/or photographs
  • Mobile Survey (5 minutes/day)
  • Wearable activity tracker
  • 3D head scan


Frequently asked questions

What are my rights as a participant?

You should not feel obligated to agree to participate. Your questions should be answered clearly and to your satisfaction. You will be told of any important new information that is learned during the course of this research study, which might affect your condition or your willingness to continue participation in this study.

Interested in participating?

Fill out the form, or contact the Corey from the Etkin Lab at (650) 336-0753.