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Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS)

Principal Investigator:
Ahsan, Habibul; Graziano, Joseph
Institution:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Location:
Araihazar, Bangladesh
Number of Participants:
~35,000 recruited; Recruitment goal of 50,000
Lifestage of Participants:
Youth (1-18 years), Adulthood (18+ years)
Exposures:
Arsenic, Nutrition/Supplements
Health Outcomes:
Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes, Immune function, Lung function, Skin cancer, Skin lesions
Brief Description:
This large prospective cohort study is based on individual-level data from a population exposed to a wide range of inorganic arsenic from drinking water in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Since 2000, the study has recruited more than 35,000 men and women.

Related NIEHS-Funded Projects

Projects listed supported initial development of the epidemiological resource, added study participants, collected additional information or samples from study participants, and/or used samples or datasets derived from the resource.

Identifying arsenic susceptibility variants using a functional screening approach

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Principal Investigator:
Pierce, Brandon Lee (Contact); Argos, Maria
Institution:
University of Chicago
Most Recent Award Year:
2015
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Arsenic Exposure, Impaired Respiratory Function, and Immunosuppression

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Principal Investigator:
Parvez, Muhammad F
Institution:
Columbia University
Most Recent Award Year:
2015
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Arsenic Exposure, Gut Microbiome, and Arthrosclerosis

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Principal Investigator:
Chen, Yu (Contact); Ahsan, Habibul
Institution:
New York University
Most Recent Award Year:
2014
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Molecular and clinical endocrine impacts of arsenic exposure in children

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Principal Investigator:
Argos, Maria
Institution:
University of Illinois
Most Recent Award Year:
2014
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Preclinical Indicators & Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Effects of Arsenic Exposure

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Principal Investigator:
Farzan, Shohreh F
Institution:
Dartmouth College
Most Recent Award Year:
2014
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Nutrients involved 1-carbon metabolism and the methylation of arsenic and DNA

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Principal Investigator:
Hall, Megan Nina
Institution:
Columbia University
Most Recent Award Year:
2012
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A Study of Telomeres in an Arsenic-Exposed Bangladesh Cohort

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Principal Investigator:
Pierce, Brandon Lee
Institution:
University of Chicago
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
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Theory and methods for sufficient cause interactions

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Principal Investigator:
Vanderweele, Tyler
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2010
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Biomarkers for Arsenic Toxicity: Genetics, Epigenetics and Folate

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Principal Investigator:
Gamble, Mary Velesca
Institution:
Columbia University
Most Recent Award Year:
2010
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Genetic Susceptibility to Cardiovascular Effects of Arsenic Exposure

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Principal Investigator:
Chen, Yu
Institution:
New York University
Most Recent Award Year:
2009
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