Challenges in Response to the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill
SSS researchers Matthew Curry and Steve Ramsey were among the authors of a presentation at the 2018 International Society of Environmental Epidemiology Annual Meeting. The discussion highlighted the issues and challenges of gathering information quickly to inform the design of a large-scale prospective cohort study of over 32,000 individuals involved in the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill response and clean-up efforts. In 2011, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) initiated the Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study to investigate a wide range of chemical and non-chemical exposures and potential physical and mental health effects. Other authors of the presentation included researchers from NIEHS and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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