Participate in a Research Study

Interested in participating in a Sarcoidosis research study?

If you are interested in participating in one of our UCSF Sarcoidosis Research Program’s clinical studies, please send an email to [email protected] to get more information. Please visit our Research Studies page for a full review of our open studies in the Sarcoidosis Research Program.

What to expect after you send us an email?

We will set up a time to call you to review questions regarding your medical history to determine whether you will be eligible for the studies. You may qualify for more than one study but are not required to participate in any or all of them.

A biopsy to diagnose sarcoidosis is required for eligibility for all open studies. If we are unable to enroll you due to certain study eligibility criteria, we want you to know how grateful we are for your interest and encourage you to check back at a different time for new studies for which you may qualify.

Studies enrolling now

Risk Indicator of Sarcoidosis Evolution - Unified Protocol Study (RISE-UP)

There are two locations that are currently enrolling participants: 

University of Maryland

Principal investigator: Dr. Wonder P. Drake
Contact email: [email protected]

UT Southwestern 

Principal investigator: Dr. Connie Hsia
Contact email: [email protected] 
Study Contact Coordinator: Fabiola Gianella
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (214) 648-7875
Fax: (214) 648-2526

Mailing address: James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center
5303 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390


This study takes place at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) | Parnassus campus.
Principal investigator: Dr. Laura Koth 
Contact email: [email protected]