Two women with a boy in a red shirt in the Upstate KIDS lab Two women with a boy in a red shirt in the Upstate KIDS lab

Upstate KIDS

A collaboration between the New York State Department of Health, the University at Albany, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The Upstate KIDS Study tracked the growth, motor, and social development of children to examine associations with parental medical conditions and characteristics, including infertility treatments, environmental, and other exposures. From 2008 to 2010, over 5,034 mothers and their 6,171 children born from the 57 counties of New York State (exclusive of New York City) joined this important study.



Questionnaires were collected from mothers when the children were 4, 8, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months old. A subgroup of 600 infants was evaluated at 36-48 months for neurodevelopmental outcomes. In addition, with parental consent, residual dried blood samples were analyzed for inflammatory and environmental chemical biomarkers. The aim of the second follow-up period for children aged 7-10 was to evaluate cardio-metabolic risk factors and development. Parents received annual questionnaires and were invited for clinical exams and saliva collection programs.
  • 5,034
  • 6,171
  • 57
    New York counties represented
Papers from Upstate KIDS