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Your Environment. Your Health.

NIEHS Studies - Closed for Recruitment

Title Topic / Condition Location Participants Contact
Agricultural Health Study The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) is a prospective study of cancer and other health outcomes to help farmers and their families live healthier lives Iowa City, IA and Research Triangle Park, NC Licensed private pesticide applicators (mostly farmers) from Iowa and North Carolina Agricultural Health Study 800-424-7883
Bisphenol A (BPA) Pharmacokinetic (PK): Controlled Exposure Study This is a study on the controlled exposure of BPA and its effects on the body. Research Triangle Park, NC

Healthy males or females between the ages of 25 to 45 years

Nicole Edwards at (919) 316-4976

Black Cohosh Study Black Cohosh is an herbal supplement that is taken by some women to treat hot flashes, cramps, or other related symptoms. Researchers are studying the health effects of black cohosh in women who have been taking the supplement for at least 3 months. Researchers are investigating whether black cohosh may affect folate and B12 levels, anemia, and metabolomics profiles. They are also investigating whether black cohosh induces genetic changes.

Research Triangle Park, NC

Females, 18 years and older

Nicole Edwards
(919) 316-4976

Blood Vessel Study Researchers want to study healthy adults who have genes that may affect their endothelial function. More information on these genes may provide more information on genetic risk for certain diseases. Research Triangle Park, NC

Enrolling by Invitation Only

Nicole Edwards at (919) 316-4976

BPA Monitoring Study in Cashiers The study was designed to measure BPA levels before and after occupation exposure to cash register thermal paper. Research Triangle Park, NC Cashiers Nicole Edwards at (919) 316-4976
Cockroach Allergen Intervention The purpose of this study was to determine how intensive an effective extermination must be. Research Triangle Park, NC Adults 21 years or older living in multi-unit rental homes in North Carolina.
Detroit Study of Environment, Lifestyle & Fibroids (SELF) SELF was the first and only research study of uterine fibroids to use ultrasound screening for women who have not been diagnosed with fibroids. Detroit, MI

African American/black women: 

  • Between the ages of 23 and 34 
  • Have never been diagnosed with fibroids 
  • Live in the United States and can travel to Detroit for study visits 
  • Are able to commit to the study for 5 years
toll-free 800-692-SELF (7353)
Dust Mite Reduction Study The study delved into whether in-home test kits decreased dust mite allergen levels in homes with children who are sensitive to dust mites. Bethesda, MD


Michelle Sever at (919) 541-2999

Exposure to Indoor Allergens in Day Care Facilities The study evaluated allergen levels and their predictors in day care facilities.

Eighty-nine day care facilities in two North Carolina counties.

Healthy Homes The purpose of the study is to learn how to make homes more supportive of healthy eating and physical activity. Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition

Qualified participants

Inhaled Nanosilver Study The goal of the Inhaled Nanosilver Study is to assess the impact of inhaled silver nanoparticles on immune responses in the lung. Research Triangle Park, NC

Healthy, non-smoking, males or females between the ages of 18-60 years

Nicole Edwards at (919) 316-4976

Inner-City Asthma Study (ICAS) ICAS Study evaluates the effectiveness of two types of interventions to reduce the prevalence and severity of asthma in children. Research Triangle Park, NC 937 inner-city children, ages 5-11, with moderate to severe asthma.
National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) NHANES allowed researchers to examine the role of diet, obesity, diabetes, and genetics in the development of allergic disease. Qualified participants
National Survey of Lead & Allergens in Housing (NSLAH) NSLAH measures levels of lead in dust, soil, and paint, and the levels of various indoor allergens in floor and bedding dust. Research Triangle Park, NC Approximately 1000 homes in at least 100 primary sampling units (PSU, a metropolitan area or cluster of counties).
NIEHS-EPA Pilot Study of Exposure to Chemicals in Consumer Products This study intends to test and improve the ways that studies gather data about how chemicals in products come in contact with consumers.

Research Triangle Park, NC

Healthy women aged 35-74 Kristina Thayer, Ph.D.
Plasma Study This project will look at how oxidative stress occurs in smokers compared to non-smokers.

Research Triangle Park, NC

Males and Females, aged 18-50

Nicole Edwards
(919) 316-4976

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Twin Sisters The goal of this study is to find out whether polycystic ovary syndrome in twins is caused by genetics, environmental triggers or a combination of both. Research Triangle Park, NC Twins with polycystic ovary syndrome
Psoriasis Study Researchers are studying the differences in immune response between a person with psoriasis, a person with chronic inflammatory disease and a healthy person.

Research Triangle Park, NC

Males and Females, aged 18-70

Nicole Edwards
(919) 316-4976

Sister Study or el Studio de Hermanas The purpose of the Sister Study is to learn how the environment and genes may interact to affect the chances of getting breast cancer. The Sister Study completed enrollment in March 2009. Research Triangle Park, NC Sisters of women who have had breast cancer, ages 35-74 toll-free 877-4SISTER (877-474-7837)
The GuLF STUDY (or Gulf Long Term Follow-Up Study) The GuLF STUDY (or Gulf Long Term Follow-Up Study) is a health study for individuals who responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Research Triangle Park, NC Adults 21 years of older who did oil spill clean up for at least one day, supported the clean-up effort in some way, or completed oil spill worker training toll-free 855-NIH-GULF (855-644-4853) or Email Us today
The Ovarian Health Study Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced in the ovaries. Researchers are investigating the possibility of developing lab assays to measure AMH in urine.

Research Triangle Park, NC

Females between the ages of 25-29 years.

Nicole Edwards at (919) 316-4976

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