The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study

Principal Investigator

Katherine Tucker
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Data Contact

Esther Jennings


Setting: Boston, USA
Start Date: 2004-2009
End Date: Ongoing
Participants: 1449 Boston-area Puerto Rican adults aged 45-75 years at baseline
Assessment Schedule: Baseline, 2 years, 5 years
Measures: (1) MMSE and cognitive test battery (2) health and health behaviors, including dietary habits; (3) functional limitations; (4) depressive symptomatology; (5) anthropometrics; (6) blood tests

Further Information

Further information: Sahasrabudhe, N et al. (2022). Adherence to Mediterranean Diet and Depressive Symptomatology among Boston area Puerto Ricans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glac057