The Beaver Dam Offspring Study-Neurocognitive Aging Study builds up on work led by Karen J. Cruickshanks, the previous principal investigator of the Beaver Dam Offspring Study, a landmark research study funded by the National Institutes of Health, to investigate hearing, vision, and olfaction (sense of smell). The Beaver Dam Offspring Study invited children of participants in the Beaver Dam Eye Study and the Beaver Dam Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study (Beaver Dam Eye Study and Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study Brochure).
Beaver Dam Community
Beaver Dam is located in south-central Wisconsin on Beaver Dam Lake. It is located 40 miles northeast of Madison, 90 minutes northwest of Milwaukee, 90 minutes south of Appleton, and 2.5 hours north of Chicago.
Lead Principal Investigator
Karen Cruickshanks, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Charles Acher, MD, University of Wisconsin
Mary Fischer , PhD, University of Wisconsin
Guan-Hua Huang, PhD, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Brendan Keating, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Klein, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin
Ron Klein, MD, MPH*, University of Wisconsin
Nathan Pankratz, PhD, University of Minnesota
Ted Tweed, MA, University of Wisconsin