The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) grant flows through our U.S. entity and enables Harvard Chan School researchers to further investigate occupational-related health conditions and contribute to improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of flight attendants worldwide.

Understanding Trends to Develop Treatments and Cures

Established in 1997 following a 1991 class action lawsuit brought by non-smoking flight attendants against the tobacco industry, FAMRI funds research to study, understand, and diagnose conditions related to flight attendant health.

Led by Eileen McNally, instructor in the department of environmental health, Harvard Chan School is conducting a follow-up study to its landmark 2007 study in order to understand trends in flight attendant health over time that can lead toward the treatment of chronic and acute disorders. The first study investigated more than four thousand flight attendants and found the prevalence of respiratory disease, heart disease, fatigue, depression, and sleep disorders were greatly increased compared to the U.S. population.

Harvard Global Services in the U.S.

This grant flows through our U.S. entity, Harvard Global Research and Support Services, Inc., which enables us to act as the direct awardee for certain grants in the U.S.

For Harvard Chan School, we provide our standard suite of services for grant administration and accept and report on the funding from FAMRI while the School directs the researchers and resources for work on the grant.