New Participants! We are recruiting!
- How can I join?
You can be part of this study by contacting us directly through email, phone or social media.
Why should I join?
By participating, you contribute to the creation of health programs and policy that considers the recent health needs of people living in Puerto Rico. Additionally, we offer a $50 gift card for the first visit and a $25 gift card for the second visit. If requested, we may reimburse up to $10 in transportation for both visits. We can send you a letter with the vitals, body measurements and blood laboratory results which you can use to consult with your doctor. Exams can also be done at your home. Please know that these are not official clinical results or a clinical diagnosis; and you should follow up with your doctor or healthcare professional for any questions.
*This study is not intended to treat or diagnose any disease.
How do I know if I am eligible?
You may qualify for the study if you are 30-75 years old, non-institutionalized (i.e. not commited to a prison, hospital, in-patient center, psychiatric hospital, rehabilitation center, or addiction recovery center, etc.), have stable housing, living in Puerto Rico at the time of the first visit and have lived there the previous year, not planning to move from the island in the next 3 years, and if you can answer questions without assistance.
What should I expect?
To see a summary of what participation involves, click here. We follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure protection against the virus.
How can I learn more about the study?
Contact our team and we will be happy to offer an orientation.
PROSPECT is recruiting participants using a multi-stage sampling strategy that combines household enumeration and community-wide approaches.
Examinations are done at one of more than 55 partner clinics located across the island.
Trained research assistants conduct an in-person comprehensive interview to probe for sociodemographic and medical information, implement validated questionnaires, measure anthropometric characteristics, and obtain hair, urine, and fasting blood and saliva samples for laboratory analyses.