Ohio State to lead national study of same-gender couples

The Ohio State University, along with Bowling Green State University, will receive $2.3 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to conduct a first-of-its-kind national, five-year study of health in same-gender couples. The National Couples’ Health and Time Study is the first population-representative study ever to focus on couples of the same gender in the United States. Data will also be collected from couples of different genders and extra emphasis will be placed on recruiting racial and ethnic minorities. Claire Kamp Dush, associate professor of human sciences at Ohio State, will lead the project.

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