Cognition and Neuropathology in World Trade Center-exposed FDNY, NYPD, and Construction Worker Responders

Project Number
1 U01 OH012258-01
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
5 year


World Trade Center (WTC) responders were exposed to a mix of tiny dust particles and toxic gases when they participated in rescue and recovery efforts at the WTC. While all responders were exposed, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) responders were more intensely exposed to inhaled particles. Given the magnitude and scale of events surrounding 9/11 and reports of cognitive dysfunction indicative of an underlying neurodegenerative disease, we proposed to examine cognitive symptoms, blood-based biomarkers, and Beta-Amyloid and Tau on positron emission tomography in FDNY responders to compare with Police and Volunteer responders.


Study Design: Cross-Sectional Study.


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Principal Investigator: Sean Clouston, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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