Research Studies

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

ARIC
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.

BCCD
BCCD is a study examining the validation of several stool, urine and blood-based biomarkers for early detection of colon cancer in patients undergoing colonoscopy screening.

CARDIA
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.

CHAT at Home
CHAT at Home is investigating the success of various treatment combinations in inducing behavior and weight change in families of adolescents.

GAPS II
GAPS II is investigating if prohibiting SNAP recipient’s ability to purchase sugar beverages, baked goods, and candy and a financial incentive for purchasing fruits and vegetables will have an effect on the nutritional quality of foods purchased and consumed.

GINGER
GINGER is examining the potential anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties of ginger extract on the gut microbiome.

Look AHEAD
Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) is determining whether intentional weight loss reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes.

MESA
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
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
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.

PACPACK
PACBACK is investigating whether spinal manipulation therapy, supported self management, and medical care can prevent back pain from becoming chronic low back pain.

SMI Smokers
SMI Smokers evaluates the effectiveness of an intensive smoking cessation program developed specifically for individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness. It measures the changes in smoking rates for individuals who receive counseling and nicotine replacement therapy from the study and those who are given a referral to the MN QUITPLAN.

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

STOMP
STOMP researches the physiological and subjective stress responses of users and non-users of nicotine and marijuana, how these responses predict smoking relapse, and if those who exhibit difficulties in quitting use show specific stress responses.

TIDES II
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
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
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.

Veggie Meter
Veggie Meter is investigating the effectiveness of Reflection Spectroscopy (RS), commercially known as Veggie Meter, in a racially and ethnically diverse sample, which is used to determine skin carotenoid assessment, a biomarker of fruit and vegetable intake.

WAGES
WAGES investigates how the increase in local minimum wage in Minneapolis, Minnesota affects the health and wellness of minimum-wage workers over 5 years in comparison to Raleigh, NC, a city with no minimum wage ordinance.

10,000 Families
10,000 Families is researching how genetics and shared habits contributes to health and disease and the incidence and predictors of health outcomes over time, specifically in two or more generations.

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