The RURAL Cohort Study

RURAL - Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal 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.

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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

NIH - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 

Pennington Biomedical Research Center LSUThe University of Mississippi Medical CenterUniversity of Louisville School of Public Health & Information SciencesBerkeley University of CaliforniaDuke UniversityEmory UniversityPenn - University of PennsylvaniaJohns Hopkins UniversityThe University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolThe University of VermontUniversity of VirginiaWake Forest© School of Medicine