The team launching the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge is inviting non-represented staff members to participate in a groundbreaking, campus-wide initiative aimed at understanding, preventing and treating depression. This is one in a series of studies that UCLA researchers are conducting to improve screening and treatment of depression for UCLA employees, students and health system patients.

For the first study, eligible staff will be recruited by e-mail and asked to complete a brief online survey designed to screen for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Participants may have the opportunity to take part in other Depression Grand Challenge studies, including a long-term monitoring study as well as treatment studies. Participation, as well all responses, will be kept confidential.

To participate, eligible individuals must be over 18 years of age and a current policy-covered (non-represented) UCLA staff member. Email invitations will be sent out on an ongoing basis. 

Consider participating in this important initiative to improve the lives of many who suffer from depression. Read more about the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge here. If you have questions, you can contact the DGC team at