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Deep Water Horizon: Gulf Resilience on Women's Health

Principal Investigator:
Lichtveld, Maureen
Institution:
Tulane University of Louisiana
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Number of Participants:
640 pregnant women and 1,100 non-pregnant women
Lifestage of Participants:
Adulthood (18+ years, with retrospective reports on childhood/adolescence)
Exposures:
Foodborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (seafood, fish, shellfish; n = 100), Psychosocial stress, Heavy metals (lead, cadmium, and mercury in blood; n=700; funded by Baton Rouge Area Foundation grant), Volatile organic compounds in indoor air (30 VOCs, n=100), Environmental and natural disaster history, Trauma history, Reproductive history, Residential addresses, Personality/psychosocial profile, Environmental worries
Health Outcomes:
Mental health outcomes, Low birthweight, Preterm birth, Fertility
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 250 pregnant and non-pregnant women each, from two affected communities, and an additional 1,000 pregnant women will be recruited to allow examination of the effects of disasters and environmental exposures on birth outcomes.

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: DWHD, Lifetime Adversity and Reproductive-Aged Women

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Harville, Emily Wheeler
Institution:
Tulane University of Louisiana
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
Additional Details

Project 2: DWHD-Real and Perceived Exposures in Reproductive-Age Women

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Wickliffe, Jeffery
Institution:
Tulane University of Louisiana
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
Additional Details

Project 3: Building Community Resillience through Disaster Mobile Health

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Lichtveld, Maureen
Institution:
Tulane University of Louisiana
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
Additional Details
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