The RURAL Cohort Study
Why do some people living in rural southern communities face more health-related concerns? Be a part of the study that aims to answer this question.
The RURAL (Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal) Cohort Study aims to address critical gaps in our knowledge of heart and lung disorders in rural counties in the southeastern US. With our mobile research vehicle, we will travel to rural counties to research people’s health. We hope that our research findings will promote the health of rural communities.
Interested in Participating?
Are you interested in participating in our study, between the ages of 25-64, and live in Oktibbeha county, Mississippi? Click here to let us know you’d like to join. You can see more information about our eligibility criteria on our Study Participants page.
Other areas that the RURAL Cohort Study will visit are Panola county, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky. We are not yet recruiting in these areas but you are welcome to indicate your interest in participating here.
Nearly 46 million Americans live in rural communities. Some people who live in rural areas may have health concerns. We aim to understand these health concerns through extensive research.
RURAL Cohort Study Institutions