Research Studies

ACHIEVE (Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders) is studying the relationship between cognitive decline and incident dementia.

Examining the influence of physical activity on the gut microbiome. Determining how walking may influence the bacteria living in the gut of people with prediabetes. Researchers are recruiting adults in the Twin Cities metro area to participate in this study.

Beginning in 1986, ARIC is a multicenter study investigating the cause of atherosclerosis, its clinical outcomes, and variation in cardiovascular risk factors, medical care, and disease by race, gender, location and date.

The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study is a study examining the development and determinants of clinical and subclinical cardiovascular disease and their risk factors. It began in 1985-6 with a group of 5115 black and white men and women aged 18-30 years.

DISCOVERY (Determinants of Incident Stroke Cognitive Outcomes and Vascular Effects on Recovery) Network is investigating the mechanisms of post-stroke cognitive impairment and dementia to reduce rates of cognitive and functional disability among high-risk populations in the United States.

MESA is studying the early stages of atherosclerosis, a condition in which cholesterol and other substances stick to the walls of arteries and blood and can cause a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and stroke, in diverse race and ethnic groups.

mGlide investigates the effectiveness of mobile technology in hypertension treatment. mGlide is a heart health study that gives people a blood pressure machine to measure blood pressure at home.

MrOS is a cohort of 5,994 elderly US men formed primarily to quantify the determinants of fracture in men. The cohort also yields a seminal opportunity to study men as they progress through a critical period of life during which problems of aging remain poorly understood.

The SODAS study focuses on the effect of diet beverage consumption on diabetes control parameters in free-living adults with type 2 diabetes.

TIDES II is a continuation study of TIDES, which suggested that prenatal exposure to phthalates affects the reproductive tract development during pregnancy of boys, but not girls, and that these results are influenced by the mother’s stress experienced during the pregnancy. TIDES II is continuing studying the hypothesis that phthalate exposure during fetal development is associated with sex-specific childhood development, and that these associations may be modified by maternal stressors.

TIDES Diversity
TIDES Diversity promotes the retention of minorities to increase the number of Asian families of the TIDES study in order to detect racial differences in phthalate exposure and childhood development.

TIDES ECHO study will be following the TIDES II study cohort to maintain contact with participants in the collection of ECHO common core elements (physical measurements, neurocognitive function, venous blood collection, demographic data collection, and psychosocial assessments) until the age of 11 years old.

TIDES NYU study is a collaboration and an extension of TIDES II in which participants are examined until the age of 8-9 years old to continue the research of prenatal exposure of phthalates and bisphenols.

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