STAR

Are you a part of REACH?  

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be able to help us better understand how allergic asthma and the environment can play a role in a child's development.

Study of Allergic Asthma Risk (STAR) will be a study with a smaller group of REACH participants. It is focused on taking a more in depth look at environmental and dietary factors and the types of bacteria in pregnant women and their newborns. 

Taking part in this study means helping future generations to come. 

Is there any more information about the study?

Women with allergy-related asthma have children at high risk for developing allergic asthma. Both genetic factors and bacteria transferred from mom to baby may lead to this condition. We have found that things such as diet, pet keeping, and breast-feeding patterns all affect the types of bacteria found in infants.  STAR researchers want to find out which bacteria are helpful and which ones are not!

How long will the study last? 

Being a part of the study will last about 30-36 months. This study will start from when the pregnant women says “Yes!” to join the study, until the child is 2 years old.

Who can be take part in this study? 

  • Already a participant in the REACH study
  • Have allergic asthma 
  • Planning to deliver at Henry Ford Hospital
  • Must be patients in the Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) 
  • Live in Metro Detroit or specific zip codes
  • Pregnant women who speak English and are 18 years or older 

How do I join or get more information about STAR?

Our research team is excited to give you with more information or help you in signing up for the study.  Please contact our team at STAR@hfhs.org OR (313) 874-3151

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