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Maintaining and Expanding the CHAMACOS Epidemiology Cohort Infrastructure for Future Generations

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Eskenazi, Brenda
University of California, Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
Lifestage of Participants:
Exposure: Pre-conception; Prenatal; Adulthood (mother)
Assessment: Adulthood (18+ years, specifically through age 21)
Health Outcomes:
Biological Sample:
Blood; Breast milk; Hair; Saliva/buccal cells; Urine (maintain and enhance the existing biorepository of 220,000+ biological samples)
Environmental Sample:
Dust Sample (maintain and enhance the existing environmental samples)
Genes or Other DNA Products Studied:
Paraoxonase 1

Related NIEHS-Funded Study Populations

Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS)

Principal Investigator:
University of California, Berkeley
Salinas, California
Number of Participants::
~600 Mother-infant pairs
Brief Description::
This is a pregnancy study examining the effects, including the cumulative effects, of chemicals and other factors in the environment on children’s health among pregnant women and children living in the Salinas Valley, California. This study has enrolled approximately 600 participants since 1999.
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