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Data Science Research

Data Science members provide statistical support for the projects below.

  • The Jackson Heart Study 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, Miss. 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.
  • Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is a prospective epidemiologic study conducted in four U.S. communities, including Jackson, Miss., 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.
  • The Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR) is an ambitious enterprise designed to promote the success of obesity focused research at three CCTR partner institutions - the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tougaloo College, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Its mission is to develop a powerful and sustainable research enterprise that will have an important public health impact by reducing obesity and its complications as well as health disparities in Mississippi. Funded by an Institutional Development Award Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research grant through the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences.