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Past Study: The Genetics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Latin Americans

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Baylor College of Medicine and the University of North Carolina would like to present the Latin American Trans-Ancestry Initiative for OCD Genomics, or LATINO. Led by Drs. James Crowley and Eric Storch, this new study seeks to collect the world’s largest ancestrally diverse sample of OCD cases (N = 5,000 Latin American individuals). This study will feature international collaborations with OCD clinics in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru, and Mexico, as well as OCD clinics in the U.S., including Houston, Miami, New Jersey, San Diego, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This monumental study will address the current Latino representation gap in OCD genetic research by conducting a novel, wide-scale OCD genomic study with robust phenotyping. We hope that increased representation of Latin individuals will advance our ability to detect, diagnose, and treat individuals of Latino ancestry using precision medicine, as well as contribute to the diversification of OCD genomics as a whole. 

Baylor College of Medicine & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator
Eric Storch, PhD, and James Crowley, PhD
Eligibility Criteria
  • Has at least 1 grandparent who identifies as Latino/Hispanic
  • Is 7-89 years old
  • Has experienced symptoms of OCD now or in the past. No official OCD diagnosis is required

For more information or to participate, please click here:

United States of America
Study End Date

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