Welcome to the NYC FREE Study

About the Study

The purpose of this study is to collect different types of biological samples and information from participants of reproductive age to be used for research on fertility, pregnancy, and risk factors for childhood and adult diseases.

Our Mission

The study is part of the research being conducted within the Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards at NYU Langone Health.

The mission of the Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards is to protect people from adverse health effects of exposure to environmental hazards.

Joining the study

Joining the study

Who is eligible to join NYC Free?

Anyone between the ages of 18-50 who is:

  • Biologically able to have a child,
  • Intending to have a child (or another child) any time in the future, and
  • Living and/or working in one of the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island)

Why should I join?

This study will help us understand how the environment affects reproduction. It will allow for research on fertility, pregnancy, and risk factors for childhood and adult diseases that may lead to better and more effective treatment options and improvement in quality of life.

If you join the study, you will be provided financial compensation, in addition to free body fat analysis and semen analysis (if applicable).

How can I join?

You can reach the study team by emailing us at NYCFREE@nyulangone.org or calling us at 844-743-FREE (3733).

What is involved

What is involved?

NYC FREE is an observational study. This means that we will ask you to complete some questionnaires and attend either one (1) or two (2) in-person visits at our clinic during the course of a year. At those visits, we will take body measurements, blood pressure, and collect biosamples.

Interested in becoming a participant?