Research Cooperative Agreements

Research Group

NIOSH has funded research projects and epidemiologic studies designed to help answer critical questions about physical and mental health conditions related to the September 2001 terrorist attacks. The areas of interest for these studies include: biomarkers of exposures or health outcomes; epidemiologic studies; exposure-response relationships; improvements in diagnosis and treatment; patterns of illness (age, gender, etc.); risk factors for disease; and other research studies on WTC-related health conditions or emerging conditions.

Below is a list of projects and studies currently underway. Included in the list is a description, the name of the principle investigator, and contact information for each project:

Agreements Awarded in FY 2014
Agreements Awarded in FY 2013
Agreements Awarded in FY 2012
Agreements Awarded in FY 2011


Information on Research Funding Opportunities

At the current time, there are no research funding opportunities available for the WTC Health Program. We do anticipate that opportunities will be available during 2014. Please refer back to this page for additional information when the opportunity becomes available.

Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01) (FOA Number PAR-12-126)expired on December 3, 2014. A new announcement soliciting project proposals for 2016 and beyond is being considered contingent on re-authorization of the Zadroga Act.


Research Meeting Proceedings

Through funding made available by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, NIOSH has awarded research grants to dozens of researchers to study the mental and physical health consequences of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. View the results of that research

Agreements Awarded in FY 2014


  • Assessing the Impacts of Epidemiologic Biases in WTC Health Studies (See more / See less)

  • Biorepository of Cancer Tissue Samples from WTC Responders (See more / See less)

  • Deciphering Biological Linkages between PTSD and Respiratory Disease in WTC Responders (See more / See less)

  • Evolution of Risk Factors for Sinusitis in WTC Exposed Firefighters (See more / See less)

  • For How Long is WTC Exposure Associated with Chronic Rhinosinusitis? (See more / See less)

  • Mental Health Impact and Service Use among Asian Survivors and Rescuers Exposed to the WTC Attack (See more / See less)

  • Post-9/11 Cancer Incidence in FDNY Firefighters (See more / See less)

  • Renal and Cardiovascular Impairment in WTC Responders: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment (See more / See less)

  • The Daily Burden of PTSD and Respiratory Problems in World Trade Center Responders (See more / See less)

  • WTC-Heart: A Cohort Study of Heart Diseases in Word Trade Center Responders (See more / See less)



 

Agreements Awarded in FY 2013


  • Early Identification of World Trade Center Conditions in Adolescents (See more / See less)

  • Mind Body Treatment for WTC Responders with Comorbid PTSD and Respiratory Illness (See more / See less)

  • Post-9/11 Incidence of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases in the FDNY Cohort (See more / See less)

  • Prostate Cancer Risk and Outcome in WTC Respondents (See more / See less)

  • Trace Elements in Autopsy Tissues from World Trade Center Decedents (See more / See less)

  • Uncontrolled Lower Respiratory Symptoms in the WTC Survivor Program (See more / See less)



 

Agreements Awarded in FY 2012


  • Biomarkers of Psychological Risk and Resilience in World Trade Center Responders (See more / See less)

  • Bronchial Reactivity and the Course of Lung Function (See more / See less)

  • Epigenetic Linkage between PTSD and Respiratory Disease in WTC Responders (See more / See less)

  • Extension of the World Trade Center Health Registry (See more / See less)

  • For How Long is WTC Exposure Associated with Incident Airway Obstruction (See more / See less)

  • Health and Socioeconomic Sequelae of the WTC Disaster among Responders (See more / See less)

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in WTC Responders; Role of Nasal Pathology (See more / See less)

  • Prognosis and Determinants of Asthma Morbidity in WTC Rescue and Recovery Workers (See more / See less)

  • Pulmonary diseases in WTC Workers: Symptoms, Function, and Chest CT Correlates (See more / See less)

  • Service Need and Use among Youth Exposed to the WTC Attack (See more / See less)

  • The Impact of 9/11 on Youth: Mental Health, Substance Use & Other Risk Behaviors (See more / See less)



 

Agreements Awarded in FY 2011


  • Burden of Mental-Physical Comorbidity in World Trade Center Responders (See more / See less)

  • Cancer Among WTC Responders: Enhanced Surveillance, Exposure Assessment, and Cancer Specific Risks (See more / See less)

  • Cardiovascular Health Impact and Prediction of Incident (primary and subsequent) Cardiovascular Events among WTC Responders (See more / See less)

  • Cohort Studies of Incident Cancers in the FDNY WTC Responder Population (See more / See less)

  • Enhanced Smoking Cessation Intervention for WTC Responders (See more / See less)

  • Evaluation of Distal Airway Injury Following Exposure to World Trade Center Dust (See more / See less)

  • Pulmonary Function Abnormalities, Diastolic Dysfunction and World Trade Center Exposure: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment (See more / See less)

  • Trajectories of Psychological Risk and Resilience in World Trade Center Responders (See more / See less)
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