All of Us wants at least one million people to join. Your participation can help shape the future of health for generations to come. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
People join for many reasons, and we value our participants as partners. Those who join can choose to see their own health information. This may include information from DNA results and health records. We expect this will include information about:
- Your ancestry (where your family comes from)
- Your traits, such as why you might love or hate certain foods
- Whether you may have an increased risk of developing a particular health condition
- How your body might react to certain medicines
- Other health-related information
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- 18 years of age or older
- Reside in United States
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Joining is easy and your data is kept anonymous and secure. When you join All of Us, you will be asked to:
- Create an account
- Give your consent
- Agree to share your electronic health records
- Complete the Consent to Get DNA Results
- Answer health surveys
- Have your measurements taken (height, weight, blood pressure, etc.) and give blood and urine samples, if asked*
All participants will receive $25 after completion of their in-person visit.
*You can also participate from the comfort of your home by requesting an at-home saliva kit. If you choose to participate from home, you may be invited to donate a blood sample in person in the future. You can receive $25 after donating a blood sample.
IRB: 20170520A- All of Us Research Program - All of Us Pennsylvania/All of Us PA
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Steven E. Reis, MD, is associate vice chancellor for clinical research, health sciences, and Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, as well as founding director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh. CTSI fosters collaborative research that advances new medical therapies and technologies in clinical care and ensures greater access to clinical trials for patients and the public. A practicing cardiologist and researcher, Dr. Reis’ scientific interests include heart disease in women and minorities, microvascular angina, endothelial function, and cardiovascular risk. As a former volunteer firefighter, Dr. Reis also has a special interest in studying heart health in firefighters, a group prone to heart disease due to firefighting’s combination of heat, exertion, and dehydration. He and other researchers have explored methods and technologies to regulate body temperature and reduce inflammation and cardiovascular strain on active firefighters. Dr. Reis received his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a cardiovascular fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.