Join a research study at the University of California, San Francisco

Click here to take our eligibility screener. 

The BEE Study at UCSF aims to learn more more about the biological and psychological experiences of eating tasty foods. With your help, University of California, San Francisco scientists may learn more about how people differ in their experiences of eating.

Recruitment for the study is currently closed, but we invite you to take the eligibility screener if you wish to provide us with your information so we may contact you about future studies.

Who is qualified for the BEE Study?

Participants must be women, aged 18 to 45, with a BMI of 30 or more. Take our 10 minute survey to see if you qualify!

What are the participation requirements?

One phone screening conversation, 25 minutes of online questionnaires, and two in-person visits to the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine to provide a urine sample, complete a taste test of foods, and receive a nasal spray.


Contact BEE team members at or call (415) 476-7634. The Principal Investigator is Ashley Mason, PhD. Participants will be compensated for their time.