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Gulf Coast Health Alliance: Health Risks related to the Macondo Spill (GC-HARMS)

Principal Investigator:
Elferink, Cornelis
Institution:
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Location:
Gulfport, Mississippi; Biloxi Mississippi; Galveston, Texas; Southeast Louisiana
Number of Participants:
400 subjects, 100 from each community
Lifestage of Participants:
Not Specified
Exposures:
Foodborne petrogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), Smoking, Psychosocial stress
Health Outcomes:
Not Specified
Brief Description:
This is a prospective study designed to assess the long-term health effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The study includes 100 participants from each of the three research sites and 100 from a comparison site.

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.

Project 1: Community Health Assessment of Risks Associated with the Macondo Spill

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Croisant, Sharon
Institution:
University of Texas Galveston
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
Additional Details

Project 2: Exposure Assessment of Macondo Oil Spill in Affected Communities

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Ansari, G.A. Shakeel
Institution:
University of Texas Galveston
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
Additional Details