How Housing Vouchers Affect Biology & Health

Project: Research project

Description

Professor Thomas McDade will serve as consortium PI. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of analysis of DBS samples, including management of project personnel in the lab, implementing procedures for quality analysis/quality control, delivering final results to the study team, and collaborating on data analysis and manuscript preparation. Research professor William Funk Funk will assist in each of these capacities, and will have primary responsibility for the receipt and storage of samples, as well as the implementation of lead measurement protocols. A lab technician will perform work on the assays described below.

In this study, there will be 1327 households (one adult per household) and 1725 children for a total n=3052 in the first wave. All adults and children will have dried blood sample (DBS) tests for CRP and IL6. Only children (n=1725) will be tested for lead, mercury, and arsenic. We anticipate a 10% reduction in the sample size in wave 2 (n=2747) and again 10% in wave 3 (n=2472). Across all years, the sample size is n=8,271.

All of the lab work will be performed at Northwestern University as described above. We will be sending samples out to a commercial lab (Geonostics) for the analysis of HbA1c. In this study, there will be 1327 households (one adult per household) and 1725 children for a total n=3052 in the first wave. We anticipate a 10% reduction in the sample size in wave 2 (n=2747) and again 10% in wave 3 (n=2472). Across all years, the sample size is n=8,271.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date5/18/164/30/20

Funding

  • Johns Hopkins University (2003262020 //U01HD075957)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2003262020 //U01HD075957)

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Sample Size
Health
Personnel Management
Manuscripts
Only Child
Arsenic
Hematologic Tests
Mercury
Quality Control
Interleukin-6
Research
Lead