Participate in Ongoing Research

A primary motivation in our efforts to perform clinical research has been to advance knowledge that can be used to improve the care we deliver and the quality of our patients’ lives. These efforts would not have been possible without the immense generosity and selflessness of our patients.

Please consider participation in some of the studies below.

Clinical trial of novel diet for Crohn's disease

In partnership with the Center for Human Nutrition, we are conducting a trial of a UCLA-designed diet for Crohn’s disease.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Have Crohn’s disease with mild to moderate symptoms
  • Between the ages of 18 to 75 years

Some details:

  • Participation will last 9 weeks with 4 clinic visits and 2 video visits
  • The first visit is a screening visit to ensure eligibility
  • Visits include blood tests, stool tests, dietary surveys and dietary counseling
  • You will be randomized into one of two different diets
  • You will be paid up to $150 for your participation

For more information:

Study of dietary composition in Crohn's disease, IRB#20-001120 UCLA IRB Approval Date: Through 4/7/22, Committee: Medical IRB 3, PI: Li


Dietary patterns in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases research

Dr. Berkeley Limketkai, director of clinical research for the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, is conducting a research study to better understand the relationship between the diet and IBD and to help guide us on where to focus the next steps of research to provide better dietary recommendations and improve the care of IBD.

Participants must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease

Participation involves:

  • A 20-minute questionnarie during your clinic visit
  • Electronic diet questionnaire to be done in the convenience of your own home
  • Follow-up questionnaire may be requested at your next clinic visits

For more information: 855-IBD-UCLA / 855-423-8252 or [email protected] 

Click here for an information sheet on the Dietary Patterns in IBD study

UCLA IRB Approved IRB# 19-001299 Committee: Medical IRB 1 Anniversary Date 9/20/23