Current Participants

The COPDGene® Study has reached its targeted enrollment of 10,000 participants in Phase 1 of the study.  All previously enrolled participants are being invited to return for a second study visit five years after their initial study visit.  Additional participants, who are non-smokers, are being recruited from the 21 clinical centers for Phase 2 of COPDGene.

Your participation in COPDGene® is essential for advancing the treatment options and cure strategies for COPD. As a current participant in the COPDGene® Study, we are checking with you two times each year to see how you are doing and to get an update on your current health. We call this process longitudinal follow-up and use this information to better understand how COPD changes over time. Longitudinal follow-up is an essential part of the COPDGene® Study and we need your continued involvement to help us complete this part of the study. To follow your health over time we have carefully designed an easy to use system that asks a short list of questions pertaining to your current health status. This survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete and can be done either by phone or on your computer. We will contact you twice each year - either by phone or by email - asking you to complete this survey.

If you have recently been called but were not able to take the survey, please call 1-866-706-1270 or click here to be directed to our COPDGene® Study Survey page.


Update contact information
If you have recently moved or changed your contact info please let us know by contacting the study center where you were seen. For a complete list of study centers please click here or call 1-877-270-COPD. To update your phone number or email address, click here.

Find out more
As a study participant, we encourage you to find out more about COPD and the COPDGene® study. If you are interested in learning more about COPD as a medical condition click here.

The COPDGene® Study is currently exploring how a person's genes may contribute to the occurrence and severity of COPD. To learn more about how genes may be involved with COPD click here.