Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease Observational Studies

If you are looking for observational studies for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis you have come to the right place! As researchers, our goal is to discover new therapies and information about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), but most importantly, provide an alternate therapy that helps YOU. We welcome you to the IBD Research Team and encourage you to look at the studies below that you may qualify for. We will update this site periodically, so keep checking this page for new studies. If you have ANY questions or are interested in participating please feel free to call (734) 615-4843 or e-mail higginsSCteam@umich.edu We hope to hear from you soon!


Study Coordinator: Zack Bearinger

Collect various samples from healthy volunteers and those with IBD.

FitBit Steroid Taper

Study Coordinator: Andy Brosius

Track the outcomes of steroid tapers with the use of a FitBit wristband. The FitBit will monitor activity levels, sleep, and heart rate in order to predict the outcomes of steroid tapers and predict future flares. Patients who are tapering off prednisone and have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease are eligible to participate.


Study Coordinator: Andy Brosius

5-year study of adult and pediatric populations to specifically address clinical questions that remain unanswered from registration trials. Please note: Children are not being enrolled in this study at the University of Michigan, although they are in the registry at other sites.