The NIEHS is leading the GuLF STUDY – a health study for oil spill workers and volunteers following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
The GuLF STUDY is a health study specifically for people who helped clean up the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.
- The GuLF STUDY includes people who actively worked in oil-spill clean-up related jobs as well as those who took the worker safety training, but did not get to do cleanup work.
- The GuLF STUDY will help us learn if oil spills and exposure to crude oil and dispersants affect our physical and mental health.
- Over time, the GuLF STUDY will generate some important data that may help provide information on policy decisions on healthcare and health services in the region.
- The GuLF STUDY is the largest study ever conducted on possible short- and long-term health effects of oil spills.
- The GuLF STUDY is run by scientists at the world’s top medical research organization, the National Institutes of Health.
The study has completed enrolling new participants. As of March 31, 2013, nearly 33,000 people joined the GuLF STUDY.
If you completed the telephone interview but have not yet completed your home visit, please contact the GuLF STUDY to schedule your visit. If you want more information or would like to update your contact information, call toll free at 1-855-NIH-GULF (1-855-644-4853) or visit http://www.gulfstudy.nih.gov .
Dale P. Sandler, Ph.D. (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/epi/chronic/index.cfm)
Principal Investigator and Chief, Epidemiology Branch
Tel (919) 541-4668
Fax (919) 541-2511