If you lived, worked, or attended school in lower Manhattan during 9/11, are 25 years old or younger, and have enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry, you may be eligible for two separate research studies being conducted by the New York University (NYU) and Columbia University.
The two studies are as follows:
- The Stress and Well-Being Study, which focuses on adolescents and young adults who were 0-12 years of age on 9/11, is being conducted by Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with the WTC Health Registry. Participants will be asked about their health, mental health and well-being, including how they deal with stress in their daily lives. A parent or guardian will also be interviewed if the youth is currently under 18 years of age, as well as parents or guardians of those over 18, with the youth’s consent. Parents or guardians are asked about their own experiences on 9/11, including which coping skills were employed and what disaster planning is now in place. Study interviewers are available seven days a week, including nights and holidays, and go to the participant’s home, or to another convenient place, to conduct the interview(s), and each participant is compensated.
- The World Trade Center Adolescent Health Study, conducted by the NYU School of Medicine in collaboration with the Registry: This study will help fill in the knowledge gap about post-9/11 adolescent physical health, and will also give participants the opportunity to learn about their lung and heart health in a non-invasive and unique way. Appointments are available five days a week, including Saturdays and week nights. Parents will also answer a short survey and will be paid as well.