Welcome to the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study

The Flight Attendant Health Study, launched in 2007, is the longest running longitudinal health study focused on understanding the health effects on flight attendants of working in the airplane cabin environment.

Flight attendants are some of the most understudied workers, yet flight crew are exposed to many physical and psychosocial stressors, such as cosmic ionizing radiation, higher ozone levels, stressful interactions with passengers, hypoxia/reduced oxygenation, potentially severe circadian rhythm disruption, and other exposures.  As such, through the Flight Attendant Health Study, we aim to advance knowledge that can improve working conditions for flight crew in the U.S. and internationally.