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Opportunities for collaborative research

Opportunities for Collaborative Research

MESA investigators are encouraging collaboration with interested outside investigators to assemble a portfolio of investigator-initiated grant applications for innovative research that involve new data collection from MESA participants.
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MESA Milestone Reached: First 2,300 Published Papers!

As of February 2024, there are over 2,300 MESA papers published or in press. Many thanks to all of the MESA investigators and authors for their contributions!
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Interested in analyzing MESA data?

MESA has hundreds of investigators, many active scientific working groups (on renal disease, eye disease, and other topics), and dozens of ongoing analytic projects. To help you navigate the data and topics and find fruitful collaborations, we encourage you to contact us.

The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) is a medical research study involving more than 6,000 men and women from six communities in the United States. MESA is sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Participants in MESA are seen at clinics in the following universities:

  • Columbia University, New York
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Northwestern University, Chicago
  • UCLA, Los Angeles
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Wake Forest University, Winston Salem


Publications and Ancillary Studies

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As of February 2024, there are 2,300 MESA papers published or in press. Read our invitation to outside investigators. 

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Ancillary Study Webpages

Review definitions and policies, and visit web pages dedicated to individual MESA Ancillary Studies.

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