About The Study
The Emory Healthy Aging Study is the largest clinical research study targeting Atlanta ever conducted at Emory University. It is a game changing effort to further our scientific understanding of how we age, and to learn more about diseases that occur more commonly in later years. The Emory Healthy Aging Study hopes to build an extremely large database by recruiting a large number of participants to take part in the study over a long period of time. We will keep involvement as simple and easy as possible. The data we collect may help you and your physician learn more about your overall health.
Emory is an academic medical center. That means that the physicians that care for you are also researchers and educators. Many important medical discoveries have been made right here, thanks to their work and to study participants like you.
If you participate in this study, you’ll be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about your and your family’s medical history. You may also be asked to periodically complete other surveys, take cognitive tests similar to memory games, and with your permission allow for any activity tracker you may have (such as a Fit Bit or Jawbone) to share the data that it collects with us. You will have control over how much information you share via your activity tracker. If you’re an Emory patient, we’d also like to gather some information from your electronic medical records.
We’ll then follow up with you over time and ask you to re-take or update those same measures. We may also use this information to identify you as a potential study participant for other scientific studies. Over time, we’ll collect a lot of information about many people’s health, which our diverse team of researchers will use to study many age-related diseases. Examples include cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and more. Along the way, we’ll make it easy for you to see your own information and to share it with your primary care physician.
Participation in this study is an easy way to help others while learning more about your own health. Time commitment is minimal and registration is voluntary.