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Children's Cohort Studies

Many Centres in the WHO CC Network for Children’s Environmental Health (Network) use population-based epidemiologic cohorts to study how environmental exposures affect children’s health. Data from these cohort studies can help scientists better understand the key determinants of environmentally-related diseases, especially as they occur in certain locations or in population subgroups. Because epidemiologic cohorts are time-consuming and expensive to establish and maintain, it is important to share protocols, data, and findings from cohort studies with scientists around the world. The Network fosters communication among researchers and promotes the sharing of resources, data, and expertise to launch collaborative children’s environmental health research projects.

Browse the table below for an overview of the various cohort studies conducted by researchers in the Network, and click on the links in the table to learn more about a specific cohort.

Cohort Cohort Location Institution
Air Pollution in Karachi Pakistan Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/pakistan/) Karachi, Pakistan University at Albany
Air Pollution in the Holy Cities of Saudi Arabia(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/arabia/) Mecca, Jeddah and Medina, Saudi Arabia University at Albany
Anniston, Alabama Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/alabama/) Anniston, Alabama University at Albany
Children’s Environmental Health Clinic Patient Population(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/edmonton/) Edmonton, ChEHC Clinic at the Misericordia Community Hospital Misericordia Community Hospital
ELEMENT (Early Life Exposures in Mexico and Environmental Toxicology)(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/element/) Mexico City, Mexico Mount Sinai
Hokkaido Birth Cohort on Environment and Children’s Health Cohort- Large Scale Hokkaido Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/hokkaido/) Hokkaido, Japan Hokkaido University
Hokkaido Birth Cohort on Environment and Children’s Health Cohort- Sapporo Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/sapporo/) Sapporo, Japan Hokkaido University
Indoor Air Quality and Health in Japan(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/japan/) Six areas in Japan, including Sapporo Hokkaido University
Lead Poisoning and Exposure Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/exposure/) Montevideo, Uruguay University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Mercury Levels in Pregnant Women and Newborns(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/mercury/) Uruguay University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Mohawk Tribe Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/mohawk/) Northern New York, USA Southern Ontario and Quebec, Canada University at Albany
Mother’s and Children’s Environmental Health (MOCEH)(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/moceh/) Seoul, Cheonan, and Ulsan, Republic of Korea National Institute of Environmental Research
NIEHS Funded Cohort Studies(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/niehs/) Website can be queried based on location National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Neurobehavioral Effects of Lead Exposure, Montevideo Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/montevideo/) Montevideo, Uruguay University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
New York State Hospitalizations Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/hospitalizations/) State of New York University at Albany
PROGRESS (Programming Research in Obesity, Growth, Environment and Social Stressors)(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/progress/) Mexico City, Mexico Mount Sinai
Slum Communities in Uganda Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/uganda/) Kampala, Uganda University at Albany
St. Lawrence Island, Alaska Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/alaska/) St. Lawrence Island, Alaska University at Albany
Timis County, Romania Cohort(https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/partnerships/network/cohorts/romania/) Timis County, Romania University of Albany
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