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What’s New With the OHS?

Since 2010, the Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working hard to build a platform for chronic disease research. Working together with the research community and Ontarians across the province we are now following the health of about 225,000 people and have collected more than 41,000 blood samples. We’re building a database of health information and a biobank so researchers can better understand the link between genetics, lifestyle and environment—and the role they play in our health.

In this section, you’ll find information about the various Study activities and upcoming initiatives.

Blood tubes in the laboratory centrifuge

Why should participants complete the OHS COVID-19 Questionnaire?

Aug 10, 2020 // Study Updates

Even if you have not experienced symptoms, your participation in the COVID-19 Questionnaire will add to scientific knowledge of the pandemic in real time. Featuring OHS Research Associate Dr. Victoria Kirsh, with music by OHS’s own Matt Campbell.  

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The Ontario Health Study Newsletter, May 2020

May 13, 2020 // OHS Newsletter

In this Issue: Take the COVID-19 Questionnaire What makes our blood age well? What’s behind a cancer diagnosis in women under 50? Do you fib about your age? Epidemiologist joins the OHS Team OHS is part of CanPath, a national health research platform Why did you participate in the OHS?   Take the COVID-19 Questionnaire

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CanPath Launches COVID-19 Initiative

Apr 23, 2020 // Study Updates

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath) is launching the CanPath COVID-19 Initiative to support national COVID-19 related research activities. As Canada’s largest population health study, we have, over the past ten years, built a platform for population-level health research in Canada. We have worked alongside national and global partners to develop a COVID-19 specific questionnaire that

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