DAHLiA Study

The DAHLiA Study focuses on Daily Activity and Health in the Lives of Adults. The goal of the DAHLiA I study was to understand how different kinds of daily activity affect well-being and health - especially neuroimmune health - among midlife women. The goal of the DAHLiA II study is to ask these same questions among men and women with chronic pain.

If you have been recruited for the DAHLiA II study, you can see the informed consent here, and you can access a hard copy of the daily diary here. You can put your responses directly in the pdf and email it back to the project staff, print it out and mail it back, or print it out, scan it, and email it back to the project staff.

We are particularly interested in whether some kinds of activity are healthier for people with limitations such as physical pain. The DAHLiA Study is led by Dr. Suzanne Segerstrom, a health psychologist at University of Kentucky, and Dr. Leslie Crofford, a rheumatologist at Vanderbilt University.

We are not recruiting new members of the DAHLiA I study at this time. Our current activities include analyzing the tens of thousands of saliva samples provided by DAHLiA Women and doing statistical analysis of the data. Our first papers from DAHLiA I have been published (see below), and we have other papers in the works.

You can see the informed consent form for the DAHLiA I study here.

You can see an up to date list of publications from DAHLiA here.

E-mail us:

Dr. Segerstrom, Principal Investigator: segerstrom at uky dot edu

Project staff: segerstromlab at gmail dot com

Call us:

Lab phone: 859-257-2207

Send us mail:

125 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0044 Attn: Dr. Segerstrom

Presentation at the Society for the Study of Human Development.

Presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society (Judge).

Presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society (Pinheiro).