The Nurses’ Health Study Needs 100,000 Nurses!

A new study that is currently recruiting male and female nurses and nursing students from across the United States and Canada: the Nurses’ Health Study 3. Investigators at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, are asking nurses born on or after January 1, 1965 to join this study. Their goal is to recruit 100,000 nurses. The study is conducted entirely over the internet.

We encourage you to visit where you can find more information about the study and instructions to join.

The goal of the Nurses’ Health Study 3 is to investigate how lifestyle factors (including diet, exercise, birth control, pregnancy, work exposures, etc.) during people’s 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s can influence both their health later in life and the health of their children.  Over 230,000 of our colleagues are already participating in the first and second phases of the Nurses’ Health Studies.  Their participation has led to major advances in our understanding of disease prevention over the past 40 years.  Information about these studies and key findings can be found at