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Oil and Gas Development in Northern Colorado

​The Quality Life and Biomarkers in Communities (QBC) Study

​We are looking for volunteers who live in Fort Collins, Greeley, or Windsor to participate in our study on how people respond to oil and gas development in their communities! Your participation should take no more than 1 hour at a time for up to 6 visits to our office in Fort Collins or Greeley over a 6-9 month period.

During the office visits, we will ask questions about your health, collect height and weight data, measure blood pressure and blood vessel health, collect a blood sample, collect a small hair sample, and collect cheek cells from the inside of your mouth with a swab. You will be compensated with a $30.00 Visa gift card for each visit completed.

In order to qualify for this study you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be a non-smoker (tobacco and marijuana)
  • Cannot live with anyone who regularly smokes in your home
  • Cannot be pregnant
  • Cannot have a history of diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Cannot be taking statins or any anti-inflammatory medications
  • Cannot be regularly exposed to dust, fumes, or solvents
  • Those living in the Greeley or Windsor area should be living within 2 miles of an active well

If you would like to participate in this study, or have any questions, call 970-829-7490 or email

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Contact Us:
​1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1681

(970) 491-7038

​(970) 491-2940