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MassHARP: Understanding the Links Between Marriage and Health

The Massachusetts Health and Relationships Project is a sociological study of marriage and health. We want to hear the stories of married couples, related to health habits, health care, and the management of everyday, chronic, and emergency health issues. We want to talk to straight and same-sex couples, black, white, Hispanic, Asian-American, and mixed-race couples, those with college degrees and those without, couples with children at home, couples whose children are grown, and couples who don’t have children at all. If you’re between 40 and 60 years old and married, we want to hear from you!

We are currently enrolling couples from Massachusetts to be a part of MassHARP. Couples who participate in a one-hour phone interview and fill out a series of short, online daily health questionnaires will receive $50 in gift cards.

Want to learn more? Keep reading!

  • Visit about the research to learn more about the study, including our methods and goals.
  • Want to participate in the study? If you are married and you and your spouse have been together for at least five years, and you want to participate in the study, SIGN UP HERE.
  • Visit meet the researchers to learn about the MassHARP team.
  • Visit our blog to get updates about the project and to learn about the latest research on relationships and health.
  • Questions? Comments? Contact us!