Located in southern Maine, Cumberland County has a population of about 275,000 residents. It includes the Greater Portland metropolitan area, rural towns, and island communities. There is a growing immigrant and refugee community with more than 50 languages and dialects spoken in the county. These distinct and varied communities of Cumberland County, Maine add to the robust nature of the National Children’s Study.
The Maine Study Center will recruit more than 1,000 children from Cumberland County and their families to participate in this important Study of health, growth, and development.
We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about the National Children’s Study in Cumberland County and the Maine Study Center team that will be leading the Study in this area!
For more information on other Study locations, visit the National Children’s Study Locations list on the national Web site.