About Us

Mahalo to You!

It’s hard to believe many of you have been in regular contact with us for over twenty years now! We have all had to learn in different ways during this pandemic. While we’d like things to stay the same, not everything can. Some things are changing with the Lifestyle, Culture, and Health Project (LCH).
The major upcoming change is that the Hawai‘i clinic site and the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) in Eugene, Oregon will be changing the way we are working together on this study. The Hawai‘i site will no longer be part of the Lifestyle, Culture, and Health Study at this time. ORI will continue working with you on this project – sending questionnaires, birthday cards, and will now be contacting you directly regarding your interest in participating in a telephone interviews . As always, your participation is voluntary, but we sure do appreciate your contributions!
Although this is a change, what is most important (and staying the same) is how grateful we are for all you have done to contribute to the LCH study over the last several decades. We have been able to advance science and improve health, based on what we have learned from you.
The Hawai‘i staff wants to truly thank you for the time spent “talking story,” sharing ono island food recommendations, dropping off local snacks for our staff, helping to locate classmates, and many other special moments over the last 20 years. Those of us at the Hawai‘i site will miss you! Those of us in Oregon are excited to continue this important project with you!
If you have any questions, you are welcome to call the Oregon team at 541-520-9506 or the Hawai‘i team at 808-432-4688.
The most recent Newsletter is being mailed to you. If you haven’t seen the previous Newsletter please click here.  For your continued participation we would once again like to offered you another gift card–please click here to select your card and have it mailed directly to you. 
We have included new jokes and brainteasers in the recent newsletter – click here to read the brainteasers and see if your answers are correct.
Our goal is to contribute knowledge about the relations among lifestyle, personality, culture, and health over the lifespan with the help of the LCH project. We continue to try and locate people who participated in the earlier study during the years 1959-1967 as elementary school students in Hawai’i. People associated with the project receive phone interviews and complete surveys by mail or online.

Overall benefit of participating in the study:

  • Be part of a respected research study that has been going for over 20 years
  • Create knowledge that will help future generations
  • Be part of a unique longitudinal study of children in Hawaii

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Contact Information

Oregon Office

Oregon Research Institute
1776 Millrace Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97403-2536
Phone: 541-484-2123, x2286
Toll-free: 800-261-4997, x2286
Fax: 541-484-1108
Email: Katie Clawson