EPI-Q participants who complete the baseline survey will be able to choose to receive one of the following:

  • A $10 gift card
  • A free, simple, 16-region ancestry report

Once we have collected enough data, summary reports of your responses compared to other study participants will be available to you regardless of your incentive selection.

Gift Card

If you choose to receive the the $10 gift card, you must provide a mailing address to receive the gift card.

Ancestry Report

If you choose to receive the ancestry map, you will receive a map identifying from which of 16 regions your DNA come. The report will be generated using DNA you have already provided as part of your participation in the Michigan Genomics Initiative. A sample map is provided below:

Example of Ancestry Plot

You can download an example ancestry report PDF, which also includes explanations of the results:


Please note it may take up to a year to obtain and return your ancestry results to you.

If you have any questions about the consent form or about participating in the study, contact the study team by phone at (734) 764-5391 or by email at