Welcome to the Arizona Study Center for the National Children’s Study. The Arizona Study Center is the administrative and research home for the Pinal County Study location.
The Arizona Study Center is housed at the University of Arizona and includes a team of researchers, data collectors, and support staff from the College of Medicine, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
The National Children’s Study is the largest long-term study of the effects of social, behavioral, biological, community, and environmental factors on human health and development ever conducted in the United States. The goal is to recruit 100,000 children across the country who will represent all children in the United States and will eventually include 105 locations throughout the country.
Mothers throughout Pinal County, AZ will be asked to join the Study as early as possible in their pregnancies, or even before they get pregnant, and their children will be followed in the Study until they reach 21 years of age. The information collected will help researchers explore the causes of a variety of health problems, including obesity, injuries, asthma, and developmental delays.
Ultimately, the National Children’s Study will be one of the richest research efforts geared towards studying children’s health and development and will form the basis of child health guidance, interventions, and policy for generations to come. For more details on the Study, visit the Study Overview page.