Current Research Studies

Pregnancy – Seattle Water & Environment Early Life Longitudinal Study (SWELL)

Condition or Therapy:

Healthy Pregnancy

Category:

Adolescent Medicine

What is the goal of this study?

The Seattle Water & Environmental Early Life Longitudinal (SWELL) research study is being conducted by Seattle Children’s Hospital. We want to learn how chemicals in the water and the environment in pregnancy and in early life affect the health and development of children.

Who can join the study?

This study might be a good fit for you if you live in Washington or Oregon and:

  • You are pregnant and at least 8 weeks along, or
  • You have an infant 2-4 months old, or
  • You have an infant 9-15 months old

Fill out the screening survey to see if you are eligible.

What will happen if my child takes part in this study?

For pregnant women:

  • Over 24-hours, you would
  • Capture all your urine
  • Record all your food and drink
  • Record all your dental care (e.g. toothbrushing)
  • Complete a survey
  • Take & send us photos of your dental products
  • Collect tap and bottled water samples
  • Collect a oral swab
  • Collect a fecal sample

For mother-infant pairs:

  • Over 24-hours, you would
  • Collect your infant’s urine from his/her diapers
  • Record all your infant’s food and drink
  • Record all your infant’s dental care
  • Complete a survey
  • Take & send us photos of your child’s dental products
  • Collection tap and bottled water samples
  • Collect breastmilk and formula samples
  • Collect a oral swab from you and your infant
  • Collect a fecal sample from you and your infant
  • Collect information about how you brush your infant’s gums/teeth

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact the research coordinator by email or phone 206-884-7563.


Study Location(s):

Participation is done via mail.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Christy McKinney
Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development