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Why do some people living in rural southern communities face more health-related concerns?

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The RURAL 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 their health. We hope that our research findings will promote the health of rural communities.


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46 Million or 1 in 6 people live in rural areas in the U.S.A.

Nearly 46 million Americans live in rural communities. Some rural residents may have health concerns. We aim to understand these health concerns through detailed research.


RURAL Cohort Study Institutions


         Boston University Logo  NIH - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Logo

 The University of Alabama at Birmingham logo    The Pennington Biomedical Research Center logo   The University of Mississippi Medical Center  University of Louisville School of Public Health & information Sciences logo

University of California, Berkeley logo  Duke University Logo  Emory University logo Johns Hopkins University logo  LA BioMed Logo   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo

University of Pennsylvania logo      University of Massachusetts Medical School   The University of Vermont     The University of Virginia  Wake Forest School of Medicine