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The Women and Their Children’s Health Study (WaTCH)

WaTCH stands for Women and Their Children’s Health, a five-year project at LSU School of Public Health in New Orleans. We are a local group learning about the potential long-term health effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on women and children in Louisiana.Thank you to the many women and children who have taken time to share their experiences with us! Very little research has been done on this ever, anywhere. There’s a lot we need to learn so we’re better prepared in case of future spills—things like: how do communities bounce back after something like this? How can we protect future generations?

Are you a WaTCH participant?
Have you moved in the last two years?

Your contact information can only be seen by LSU study staff. This form is only for women who have completed a telephone interview with the LSU WaTCH study. If you are not sure if you completed one, please call our toll free number 1-855-455-3170.

New WaTCH Research Study Opportunities!

Click here to learn more about how you can participate in WaTCH-related research. Studies focus on stress among women who live in coastal Louisiana.

Here’s what some of our participants have said:

“I’m just so excited that the information you get from me really helps!”

“I wouldn’t do this for anyone except LSU!”

“I’m involved in mental health, I think that the general public doesn’t realize how affected they were. I think everyone was affected, we live in a disaster-prone environment.”