Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Would you like to participate in a study about asbestos in Ambler?

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Penn Superfund Research Program. These studies are important for residents of Ambler as well as all people who are exposed to asbestos around the world.  If you'd like to learn more about asbestos and it's history in Ambler, click here.

MEASURE: How does asbestos exposure lead to Mesothelioma?

WHAT: This is a 20-30 minute survey with you about possible sources of exposure to asbestos in Ambler, PA. We will provide you with a $25 gift card at the completion of the survey.


  • Have you or your family members ever lived in the greater Ambler area before 1983?
  • Have you ever been exposed to asbestos in Ambler?
  • Do you have mesothelioma?
  • Do you have a family member who has or had mesothelioma?

WHY: We are conducting this study to understand what kinds of exposure to asbestos may lead to Mesothelioma or other Asbestos Related Diseases. 

WHERE: We can conduct this interview with you in person or over the phone.

HOW: If you are interested in participating in the MEASURE study, please call Michael Anderson at 215-746-4272

Michael Anderson, Superfund Research Program Coordinator

Research Coordinator
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Study 2: Biomarkers of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma 

This study will explore the occurrence of asbestos associated non-malignant pulmonary disease among residents exposed to community-located asbestos in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Participation in this study will last up to 4 years. The study will require at least one visit to the University of Pennsylvania. If you participate in this study, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Complete a short medical and lifestyle interview
  • Have a physical exam performed by the study doctor
  • Provide blood samples; 3 tablespoons of blood will be drawn.
  • Provide follow-up medical information by phone once a year for up to 4 years.
  • Provide an optional blood draw at year 2; 3 tablespoons of blood will be drawn.
  • Undergo a Chest CT scan

For more information, please contact Kristina Maletteri below.

Kristina Maletteri, Clinical Research Study Coordinator

Research Study Coordinator
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division
Abramson Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
Office Phone: 215-573-9843
Fax: 215-573-4469