About Us

Mahalo to You!

We hope that you are doing well during this pandemic, and during these strange new times.  We have had to modify the study, since we are currently not seeing anyone in person due to COVID-19.  However, you are still able to participate and contribute to the study.  We are still continuing to conduct our annual telephone interviews and the next survey will be sent to you before the end of the year.  We are also looking at ways to alter the clinic visits so that they might be done virtually. We will let you know about these changes, and when the clinic visits might be restarted.
Did you receive the most recent Newsletter?  Did you noticed the new information, interesting facts, and graphics that were included to answer your requests for facts and information on what has been discovered during this study? If you haven’t seen the Newsletter please click here.  We also offered you a gift card for your continued participation –please click here to select your card and have it mailed directly to you.  Last, but not least, we have included a few jokes and brainteasers – click here to see if your answers are correct.

Amy, Joan, Cris, Jonathan, Valentyna, Darlene, Caryn

The Lifestyle, Culture, a‎nd Health Project

Our goal is to contribute knowledge about the relations among lifestyle, personality, culture, and health over the lifespan. The Lifestyle, Culture, and Health Project (LCH) is a joint effort of the Oregon Research Institute and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Integrated Health Care Research located in Hawai’i. We are continuing to locate people who participated in an earlier study during the years 1959-1967 as elementary school students in Hawai’i. People associated with the project visit our research clinic at Dole Cannery in Honolulu, 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

Hawai’i Office

Kaiser Permanente Center for Integrated Health Care Research
501 Alakawa Street, Suite 201
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-432-4688
Toll-free: 800-833-5006
Fax: 808-432-4685
Jonathan Lai