Development and Implementation of a Comparison Occupational Cohort for the WTC GRC

Project Number
U01 OH011487-01-A1
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
3 years


This project arises from the need to have a valid occupational comparator cohort against which the health data from the WTC first responders might be measured. To date, very few analyses have utilized occupational cohorts as comparison groups when estimating the risk of exposure to 9/11 toxins and stressors. The goal is to create a cohort that is as similar as possible to the first responders with the exception of 9/11 exposure. At a minimum, the similarities would include occupation, age, sex, and race/ethnicity that will result in more accurate and valid estimates of disease risk amongst the first responders.


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Principal Investigator: Susan Teitelbaum, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai