The Rural Study van

The RURAL Cohort Study

Are you interested in participating in our study, between the ages of 25-64, and live in Panola County, Mississippi or Assumption or Franklin Parish, Louisiana? Let us know you're interested in participating. You can see more information about our eligibility criteria on our Study Participants page.

Interested in Participating?

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.

A Voice from Mississippi

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.

The Rural Study van
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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
UT Health San Antonio | The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Pennington Biomedical Research Center | LSU
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Louisville | School of Public Health & Information Sciences
The University of Alabama Birmingham | UAB
Berkeley | University of California
Duke University
Emory University
Penn | University of Pennsylvania
John Hopkins University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Lundquist Institute
UMass | University of Massachusetts Medical School
The University of Vermont
Boston University
Wake Forest School of Medicine
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