Person to Person Health Interview Study


Our health is affected by factors like our social and physical environments, cultures, behaviors, and genetics. Researchers in Indiana want to better understand how these factors fit together to make up our health and what this can teach us about how to improve the health of all Hoosiers. Right now, researchers only have a few pieces of this puzzle. The goal of the Person to Person Health Interview Study is to gather together all of the pieces that researchers need to put together the full picture. In order to reach this goal, the study will need the help of 2,000 Hoosiers starting in fall 2018. Right now, we are in the pilot phase of the study.

Who Can Help?

A study invitation will be mailed to randomly selected addresses throughout the state of Indiana to alert the household that an interviewer will be coming to their home to personally ask them to participate in the Person to Person Health Interview Study. Keep an eye on your mailbox in fall 2018 to see if you are selected as one of the 2,000 Hoosier households to receive an invitation for the study. If you’re interested in being a part of another research study, visit our friends at All IN for Health. To keep up-to-date on how our study is going, check back here.

If you have received an email invitation: Thank you for taking the time to think about being in the pilot phase of the study. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions or concerns, call Dr. Bernice Pescosolido at (812)855-6256 or Hank Green at (812)855-6005. You can also read the study Consent Form here. To make an appointment for a study team member to visit you at your home, call the phone number in your email invitation. Making an appointment does not mean that you have to be in the study. The study team member will visit you at your home to explain the study to you and answer your questions. If you agree to participate, the study team member will take you through the study tasks that day in the comfort of your home. If you choose not to participate, that’s okay. It’s your decision.