Northern Colorado volunteers sought for oil/gas impact study

Volunteers who live in Fort Collins, Greeley or Windsor are being sought to participate in a study on how people respond to oil and gas development in their communities.

Participation should take no more than one hour at a time for up to six visits to offices in Fort Collins or Greeley over a six- to nine-month period.

During the office visits, researchers will ask participants questions about their health, collect height and weight data, measure blood pressure and blood vessel health, collect a blood sample, collect a small hair sample, and collect cheek cells from the inside of the mouth with a swab. Participants will be compensated with a $30 Visa gift card for each visit completed.

Qualifying criteria

To qualify for the study, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be a non-smoker (tobacco and marijuana)
  • Cannot live with anyone who regularly smokes at home
  • Cannot be pregnant
  • Cannot have a history of diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Cannot be taking statins or any anti-inflammatory medications
  • Cannot be regularly exposed to dust, fumes or solvents
  • Those living in the Greeley or Windsor area should be living within two miles of an active well

Those who would like to participate in this study, or have any questions, can call 970-829-7490 or email

The project is funded by NIH and is a collaboration between investigators at University of Colorado Denver and Colorado State University. More information about the project is available online.