Harvard Study of Adult Development

Overview

Acronym
HSAD
Website
HSAD
Investigators
  • MD. Robert J. Waldinger

    Harvard Medical School

Contacts
  • Hannah M. Yee

    Massachusetts General Hospital

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
1938
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
Questionnaire follow-up every 2 years; medical records obtained every 5 years, in-person interviews approx. every 10 years.
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
  • Other : Spouses of original male participants
Number of Participants
724
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
130
Supplementary information about number of participants
other than the 130 original male participants; 62 female spouses provided biological samples and some psychosocial data.
Supplementary Information
268 Harvard College sophomores and 456 Inner City Boston boys all recruited in the late 1930s and early 1940s

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Populations

HSAD - The College cohort ("the Grant Study")

Selection Criteria

Gender
Men only
Minimum age
17
Maximum age
21
Countries
  • United States of America
Territory
Harvard undergraduates came from all over the US
Ethnic Origin
  • Caucasian
Health Status
  • Good health

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Other specific population : Harvard College undergraduates

Sample Size

Number of Participants
268
HSAD - The Inner City cohort ("the Glueck Study")

Selection Criteria

Gender
Men only
Minimum age
12
Maximum age
16
Countries
  • United States of America
Territory
Inner City cohort all resided in Boston, MA.
Ethnic Origin
  • Caucasian
Health Status
  • Good health

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Other specific population : Boys from Boston's inner city.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
456

Individual Studies Included

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Networks

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