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Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study

Seeking: Flight Attendants willing to participate in a vitamin D screening study

Dr. Mardi Crane-Godreau is seeking volunteers of former and current flight attendants to participate in respiratory and vitamin D screening studies.

  • Screenings available in the Boston and NYC area.
  • We need volunteers who suspect, or have been diagnosed with respiratory disease as well as healthy volunteers.
  • There are no age limits.
  • If you flew for at least 5 years prior to 1992, and would be willing to participate in this important study, please email: Margaret.A.Crane@Dartmouth.EDU or call (603) 653-9970 and leave a message with your name, email address and phone number.

Thank you in advance for your contribution of time and energy in support of improving human health world wide.

Mardi Crane-Godreau, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Microbiology and Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine
1 Medical Center Drive
HB 7936
Lebanon, NH 03756
603-653-9970
Norris Cotton Cancer Center Investigator
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Inst. Board

2007 Flight Attendant Health Study Results

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health conducted a landmark study in 2007 on this subject, and follow-up today is needed to understand trends in flight attendant health over time.

  • Over 4,000 flight attendants participated in the first study. Help us exceed this number.
  • The prevalence of respiratory disease amongst Flight Attendants was approximately three times that found in the general U.S. population.
  • In addition, sleep disorders, fatigue, depression and heart disease were greatly increased in female Flight Attendants compared to the U.S. population.
  • Release of the FAA Report (Coming Soon!)  Read our presentation at the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology conference, Barcelona, Spain 2011

Take me to the journal article online

Download pdf: Air Transportation and Flight Attendant Health

Join the current updated Flight Attendant Health Study