Project Baseline Health Study

Project Baseline is a long-term quest to map human health. The Project Baseline Health Study, launched in 2017, is the first initiative of Project Baseline and is a collaboration between Verily Life Sciences, Duke School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine, and the California Health and Longevity Institute. The Project Baseline Health Study is an observational study that is collecting, organizing, and analyzing broad health data from thousands of participants over the course of at least four years.

The study is designed to develop a well-defined reference, or “baseline,” of good health, as well as a rich data platform that may be used to better understand the transition from health to disease. Participants are joining together with a team of experts from across academia, medicine, science, technology, engineering, and design to better understand how health can change over time.

Participants are asked to visit a study site up to four times yearly, test new technologies and wearable devices daily, and participate in interactive surveys and diaries by using a smartphone, computer, or call center. Data collected include clinical, imaging, self-reported, physical, environmental, behavioral, sensor, molecular, genetic, and other health-related measurements. Biospecimens collected include blood and saliva, among others.

Svati Shah, MD, MHS

Svati H. Shah, MD, MHS
Principal Investigator

Paul Campbell

Paul T. Campbell, MD
Kannapolis Investigator

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Chatterjee R, Kwee LC, Pagidipati N, Koweek LH, Mettu PS, Haddad F, Maron DJ, Rodriguez F, Mega JL, Hernandez A, Mahaffey K, Palaniappan L, Shah SH; Multi-dimensional characterization of prediabetes in the Project Baseline Health Study Cardiovascular Diabetology 18 July 2022