The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) is a study of the characteristics
of subclinical cardiovascular disease (disease detected non-invasively before it has
produced clinical signs and symptoms) and the risk factors that predict progression to
clinically overt cardiovascular disease or progression of the subclinical disease.
MESA researchers study a diverse, population-based sample of 6,814 asymptomatic men
and women aged 45-84. Approximately 38 percent of the recruited participants are white,
28 percent African-American, 22 percent Hispanic, and 12 percent Asian, predominantly
of Chinese descent. Click here to read about MESA Overview and Protocol.
Invitation to New Investigators
We have found in many situations that a collaborative approach to research is advantageous
to affiliated and non-affiliated investigators alike. Those who include MESA Investigators
in their research are able to take advantage of their considerable knowledge of the
MESA dataset as well as knowledge of research and analytic methodologies
appropriate for the data. Click her to read about MESA New Investigators.