Cognitive Function among World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers - Direct Effect or Mediation through Comorbidities

Project Number
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
1 year


The main goal of the study is to use existing, longitudinal data from the New York City Region Clinical Centers of Excellence to examine the association between World Trade Center (WTC) exposure and cognitive function among the nearly 25,000 rescue and recovery workers participating in the WTC Health Program. First we want to determine whether there is evidence of cognitive dysfunction among rescue and recovery workers. Then if there is evidence of cognitive dysfunction, we will try to tease apart whether the dysfunction is due to WTC exposure (e.g., dust, chemicals), WTC-related illness (e.g., cardiovascular disease, depression), or both.


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Principal Investigator: Roberto Lucchini, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai