Research Agenda

Research Mission

The mission of the WTC Health Program research includes the following broad areas:

Areas of Interest

Research mentioned in the Zadroga Act includes epidemiologic and other research studies on WTC-related health conditions or emerging conditions among (1) enrolled WTC responders and certified-eligible WTC survivors under treatment; (2) sampled populations outside the NYC disaster area, in Manhattan (as far north as 14th Street) and in Brooklyn; and (3) control populations, to identify potential for long-term adverse health effects in less exposed populations.

The WTC Health Program major areas of interest for research include, but are not limited to:

Relevant diseases or conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:


The Research-to-Care Logic Model is used by the WTC Health Program to evaluate the effectiveness of the WTC research program.