Hispanic Community Health Study - Study of Latinos

Institution(s): 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Approx. Sample Size: 
2270

Project:

Disease/Phenotype: 

Asthma

PI: 
Robert Kaplan
Starting Phase: 
Phase 3
Phases Involved: 
3
Co-PI: 
Kari North
Phenotype Liaison: 
Short Name: 
HCHS_SOL
Omics Center(s) Phase 3: 
Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center
Type of Omics: 
WGS
External Funding: 
TOPMed Accession #: 
Description: 

The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is a prospective, population-based cohort study of 16,415 Hispanics/Latino adults (ages 18-74 years) who were selected using a two-stage probability sampling design from four US communities (Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; Bronx, NY; San Diego, CA) (PMID: 20609344; PMID: 20609343). During the enrollment phase, standardized clinical visits were conducted during 2008-2011 at dedicated study field centers by bilingual interviewers and medical technicians. Data collection followed a uniform protocol implemented in the four field centers, overseen by a Coordinating Center, Central Laboratory, and specialized Reading Centers.