University of Miami Seeking Participants for National Study on Hispanic Health
The University of Miami is spearheading a nationwide study that will examine and compare the health and risk factors for chronic diseases among Hispanic subgroups, the Miami Herald reports.
Researchers are looking for 18,000 Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and other Hispanics to participate in the study. Over the next three years, researchers will recruit participants from Hialeah, Fla.; Miami; the Bronx, N.Y.; Chicago; and San Diego. Participants will undergo a thorough health examination and be followed for two years through phone interviews concerning their health status.
Brendaly Rodriguez, recruitment and outreach manager for the UM study, said, "It's kind of like taking a picture of the health status of Latinos" (Pineiro, Miami Herald, 5/5).