How to participate

Our goal is to voluntarily enroll current and past adult residents of the City and Town of Tonawanda and Grand Island.  Everyone 18 and older will be invited to participate. The research team will contact residents by mail to complete questionnaires.  You can also access the survey online and enroll on your own.

What will I be asked to do?

Participants will be asked to:

  • Complete either an online or paper self-administered questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask about where you have lived and worked over your lifetime, your medical history, and lifestyle.
  • Complete follow-up questionnaires approximately every two years to update your contact information, medical and occupational history, and any changes in lifestyle.
  • Some participants may also be asked if they are willing to:
    • Donate a blood, urine, or saliva sample.
    • Visit our research lab at UB South Campus for additional questionnaires and measures.

If you have any questions about what we are measuring or why we are measuring it, please check out our FAQ page, or contact us at 716-829-5625 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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