Database of Projects on the Human Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Below you will find information we have compiled on research into the human impacts of the DWH spill. Filter results by selecting a “Focus Area” and/or a “State,” or enter a keyword. Click the Submit button to filter the results, or click the text link to clear all filters. Please note: This database is dynamic and will be updated quarterly. The database was not designed to be an extensive annotative review of human impact–related research studies of the DWH oil spill, thus it is possible relevant studies may be omitted. Due to this limitation, we invite users to send the research team information on studies not yet included in the database. If you know of a project we should include, please submit your suggestion. We will review and add it, or contact you if we have questions. Thanks! To learn how we developed this database, download our Overview paper.
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The Gulf Coast Health Alliance: Health Risks Related to the Macondo Spill (GC-HARMS)

Research of long-term health effects resulting from consumption of seafood contaminated by petrogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs).

The Healthy Gulf Healthy Communities (HGHC) Study

Project sought to conduct research to answer questions for the affected communities along the Florida-Alabama coastline and included communities that were directly and indirectly impacted by oil from the spill.

The Women and Their Children’s Health Study (WaTCH)

Project investigating the health of women and children following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Transdisciplinary Research Consortium for Gulf Resilience on Women’s Health (GROWH)

Five-year program supports population-based and laboratory research to develop the scientific evidence base needed to promote health and well-being for people living along the Gulf Coast who are at greatest risk for potential adverse physical, psychological and behavioral health effects.

Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP)

Created as part of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement, is a series of integrated, five-year projects designed to strengthen healthcare in Gulf Coast communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

The Gulf State Population Survey (GSPS)

Telephone survey of adult residents in 25 Gulf coastal counties/parishes of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Behavioral Health in the Gulf Coast Region Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated a series of data collection efforts to assess the behavioral health status of the coastal population affected by the oil spill.

The BP Catastrophe and Sociological Practice Mitigating Community Impacts through Peer-Listener Training

Researchers from the University of South Alabama implemented a peer listener-training program in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Mental Health Effects on Residents in Heavily Affected Areas

This study assessed the mental health effects on residents of areas of southeastern LA affected by the oil spill.

Health Consequences Among Subjects Involved in Gulf Oil Spill Clean-Up Activities

This study assessed the adverse health effects of the Gulf oil spill exposure in subjects participating in the clean-up activity along the coast of Louisiana.

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