Student working on a research project.

Environmental Health Study For Western New York

The project: The Environmental Health Study for Western New York is a prospective cohort study of current and former residents of the City and Town of Tonawanda, and the Town of Grand Island. The primary objective of the study is to investigate environmental exposures in relation to health and identify ways to prevent disease in the future. For complete information on the study, pilots studies, research team, etc., please go to our study website:

Our needs: It is an exciting time as we are at the very beginning of enumerating our cohort. In a few weeks we will be mailing out over 100,000 questionnaires to the residents of the City and Town of Tonawanda, and Grand Island. We need help open, sort, and enter the questionnaires as they come back. We will also begin planning for biospecimen collection and follow-up studies. This is a great opportunity for students to experience the complexity of data collection and gain an intimate understanding of the interworkings of cohort studies. We are looking for motivated, detail- oriented students who want to be part of a collaborative research team.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Public Health, Environmental Health
Student Skill-Set Needed: Detail oriented, able to work independently, interest in public health and/or environmental health, previous research experience is beneficial
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Denise Feda
Title: Select a Title
Department: Epidemiology And Environmental Health
Office: 270 Farber