We all aspire for precision Medicine particularly when it comes to response to drugs , pharmacogenomics , cancer treatment or heart disease , yet logistic and economical barriers still keep this far from universal application.
The proposed study would answer if precision medicine practice based on Ethnicity is appropriate or not.
Assess religiosity as it may relate to social support to buffer stress, which could affect pregnancy length (# weeks gestation) and preterm birth rates.
Data suggest that place of birth is important in chronic disease causation even after people move to new locations. Similarly data abound regarding environmental exposure and chronic diseases.
Understanding gene-environment interactions in the context of race/ethnicity is important for chronic disease causation and prevention.
This study could use zip code level data to stratify risk and track interventions