Effects of the Flint Water Crisis on Vulnerable Adults

A team of gerontology researchers will study the health effects of lead exposure on other vulnerable populations, such as frail older persons or younger persons with disabilities. The project will use already available, longitudinal, standardized assessment data to examine the epidemiological effects of lead exposure on persons receiving home care services in the Flint area. The Valley Area Agency on Aging from Flint is working with the researchers.

Project Information

Type of Project: Research

Target Population: Adolescents Young Adults Older adults

Start Date: 1/31/17 End Date: 1/31/17

Funding Agency: U-M Ann Arbor Seed Funding

Principal Investigators: Brant Fries

Lead Institution: U of M-AA

Project Partners

Current Community Partners: The Valley Area Agency on Aging from Flint

Contact Information

Email: bfries@med.umich.edu