The RURAL Study


The Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) Cohort Study is a new six-year research project seeking to identify why some people in the rural south may live shorter and less healthy lives.

Focusing on 10 rural counties in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the research team will examine about 4,000 residents to study different aspects of their heart, lung, and general health.

Participants will receive results from their research examination. County specific results will be also shared with community organizations.

The 10 counties selected for the RURAL Cohort Study will be announced at a later date.

Learn more about the RURAL Cohort Study