• Biostatistics Research

    Center team members provide statistical support for the projects below. 

    The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is the largest single-site, prospective, epidemiologic investigation of cardiovascular disease among African-Americans ever undertaken. It is a population-based longitudinal study. The study site is Jackson, MS. The Jackson Heart Study exemplifies a unique collaborative model among three institutional partners, the Jackson
    community and the National Institutes of Health to discover and test best practices for eliminating health disparities.

    The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health is a prospective epidemiologic study conducted in four U.S. communities. ARIC, including Jackson, MS,  is designed to investigate the causes of atherosclerosis and its clinical outcomes, and variation in cardiovascular risk factors, medical care, and disease by race, gender, location and date.