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As the scientific arm of the Predictive Health Institute, two core CHDWB goals have been to describe health in social, cultural and biological terms, and to use these tools to understand and predict deviations from health and overall health prognosis. A variety of metrics are used in this process, including a battery of questionnaires, assessments and laboratory tests that are either disease specific (e.g. cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and atherosclerosis) or follow common pathways such as oxidative stress, inflammation, and immune status.  Utilizing this state-of-the-art knowledge, the CHDWB profiles the current health status of participants and design personalized interventions to improve and maintain health by engaging with a certified Health Partner.

Content Details

Questionnaires

  • Demographics
  • Personal and Family Health History
  • Occupational History and Exposures
  • Health Symptoms
  • Tobacco and Alcohol Usage
  • Traditional and Complimentary Medication Use
  • Supplement and Herb Intake

Assessments

  • Perceived Stress Scale
  • Block Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • CAPS Physical Activity Questionnaire
  • SF-36 (v2)
  • Beck Depression Scale
  • Family Assessment Device
  • Enriched Social Support Inventory
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  • Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
  • Mental Health Flourishing Index
  • FACIT-Sp-Ex
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7)
  • NexSig Nexade Neurocognitive exam
  • Resting Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
  • DEXA scan (bone density, fat and lean body mass)
  • Fitness assessment (sub maximal treadmill test)
  • Pulse Wave Analysis and Pulse Wave Velocity
  • Carotid IMT
  • Flow Mediated Dilation
  • Reactive Hyperemia Index, Augmentation Index

Laboratory Tests (blood and urine)

  • Lipid panel
  • Urine Creatinine and Microalbumin
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel w/EGFR
  • Complete blood count with differential
  • C-reactive protein
  • Ferritin
  • Insulin
  • TSH, 3rd generation
  • Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy
  • Testosterone
  • Estradiol

Research Labs

  • GSH, GSSG
  • Cysteine, Cystine
  • CysGSH, CysRedox
  • Serum d-ROMS
  • Serum Protein Nitrotyrosine
  • Urine F2α - isoprostanes
  • TNF-alpha
  • Interleukin-6, Interleukin-8
  • INF-gamma
  • Plasma myeloperoxidase-9

Regenerative Potential

  • CD34+
  • AC133+
  • KDR+ positive cells

Requesting the Data

To request data, please visit our website for more information: http://predictivehealth.emory.edu/research/resources.html
Contact: Jane Clark, Research & Program Manager, jbclark@emory.edu, 404-727-3845

The Predictive Health and Society initiative is committed to rapid and complete data release, and to ensuring that the data remain available to all qualified Emory users at no cost.  A fee may be assessed to Emory users with unusually complex requests.  Notification of any possible fees will be given before data extracts are performed.

Individuals or organizations without Emory affiliation are eligible to request Predictive Health data.  The request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with no assurances given in advance that permission will be granted.  Fees may be assessed depending on the complexity of data requests.

Additional Information

Access to the Predictive Health research database is gained by application to the research access subcommittee. 

A data request form, provided upon request to the Center for Health Discovery and Well Being, is required for consideration.  Indicate on the form by X’ing the appropriate boxes which sets of data you will need.  Send the completed form accompanied by your research protocol or detailed description of intended use of the data.  The request will be reviewed by the Predictive Health data review committee within 10 days of submission.  If approved, the data extraction will be emailed to you within three weeks of submission.  All data extractions are formatted as Excel flat files.

Data is meant for research purposes only.  It is expected that data will be used in support of funded research activity, either in support of a grant or in generating preliminary data for a grant proposal.  Requests that do not, in the judgment of the review committee, adequately support the research purpose will either be returned for revision or rejected.  Individuals who have a request rejected are eligible to submit other requests with each again subject to committee review.

Emory University and the Predictive Health Initiative retain ownership rights to all provided data regardless of the purpose or outcome of any subsequent publications or collateral works.  

Acknowledgements

Any publication, presentation or any document that includes direct or derived information from the Emory Predictive Health Database must include the statement “Information upon which this work is based is from the Emory Predictive Health Participant Database” and “Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR000454. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health”.

Any publication, presentation or any document that includes direct or derived information from the labs (general) must cite Quest Diagnostics.

Researchers will retain rights to their research product but not the primary data.  No restrictions on future, ongoing research work from the database is implied or possible from this agreement.

The Emory University and Predictive Health Institute database will be acknowledged in all publications or communications where primary or derived data is used.