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The Environmental Health Study for Western New York


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.

Recruitment started in 2018 and we are excited to announce we have over 13,000 participants!  Follow the progress and get updates with our newsletters, progress reports and meeting minutes, and community resources, workshops. Click here to enroll in the study and start the survey.

COVID-19 updates

We are slowly and safely starting up in-person workshops and community engagement activities. We look forward to see you in the community!  In-person bio specimen collection at UB began again on March 17, 2021 with COVID safety protocols in place. 

The American College of Epidemiology has assembled this list of COVID-19 resources.  Additionally, here are local resources and websites to help with stress or anxiety related to COVID-19.

Survey Gift Cards

To our Environmental Health Study Participants, .

We thank you for your participation. Payment for those who have completed a follow-up survey will come in the form of a US Bank prepaid debit card valued at $10. The envelope will come directly from US Bank. It will not be addressed from the Environmental Health Study. All incentives have been issued and mailed. Please see picture below. If you have not received your debit card or have accidently thrown it out, please contact our research team at 716-829-5625 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We apologize for any inconvenience!


About the study

The study will follow residents of the City and Town of Tonawanda and Grand Island over many years to learn more about the impact of pollutants and other environmental factors on the community. This information may help us identify ways to improve health and prevent disease in the future.

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Our goal is to voluntarily enroll adult residents (past and current) of the City and Town of Tonawanda and Grand Island. Anyone 18 and older is invited to participate. 

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