The FAMRI-IELCAP Collaborative Network to study Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Many non-smokers are regularly subjected to secondhand smoke. Now, I-ELCAP is conducting an important study on the health effects of secondhand smoke exposure. Funded by a grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI), this research and clinical program is designed to enhance the early detection and treatment of diseases related to secondhand smoke, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, sinusitis, osteoporosis, and lung cancer.

Who is eligible?

If you are over the age of 40, have never smoked--meaning you have smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in your entire life--and you have had significant exposure to secondhand smoke, you may be eligible for this study.

What happens when someone enrolls?

People who participate in the study will receive a free non-invasive low-dose CT scan. In addition, a brief interview will be conducted to ascertain past medical history and secondhand smoke exposure. If an abnormality is found and further procedures are required, your health insurance should cover it.

Where is this study taking place?

Screenings are presently being conducted at the following U.S. I-ELCAP sites:

Galloway, New Jersey
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Wayne Martyn, RN
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact phone: 
609-652-7349
Contact name: 
Liz Caruso
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact phone: 
609-568-9110
Dallas, Texas
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Nazia Iram
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact phone: 
(214) 820-9907
Rancho Mirage, California
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Stephanie Farrell
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
(760) 674-3644
Contact name: 
Keith Smith
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
(760) 837-8034
Concord, California
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Suzanne Clements, RN, BSN
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact phone: 
(925) 674-2660
Rockville Centre, New York
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
David Flomenhaft, LCSW, Ph.D.
Contact title: 
Research Coordinator
Contact phone: 
(516) 705-2772
New York, New York
Contact Person(s):
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
(212) 241-2420
Atlanta, Georgia
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
(Site not enrolling)
Seattle, Washington
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Chris Buchanan
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
(206) 292-7700
Berkeley, California
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Celeste Long
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
(510) 204-3428
Miami, Florida
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Marie J. Charles, ARNP
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
(305) 243-5302
(877) 243-1056