Our Projects

Learn more about the projects made possible by the COMPASS study.

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Impact of genetics and the environment on PSA

Genetic and environmental correlates of serum prostate-specific antigen among African American men.

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Smoking cessation

A randomized clinical trial of varenicline augmentation to standard smoking cessation treatment in underserved minority drinker-smokers.

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Air pollution and cardiometabolic health

The impact of air pollution in Chicago on racial disparities in biomarkers of cardiometabolic risk.

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Barriers and facilitators to research

Neighborhood-level contextual factors and bio-specimen research study participation in predominantly African American communities in Chicago.

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Community health assessments

Community environmental health assessment in COMPASS.

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