Welcome to the Jackson Heart Study

          . A population-based longitudinal study based in Jackson, Mississippi. The JHS is the largest single-site, prospective, epidemiologic investigation of cardiovascular disease among African Americans ever undertaken. It is also the largest study in history to investigate the inherited (genetic) factors that affect high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other important diseases in African Americans. These studies are likely to lead to the development of new treatments that do more good and less harm than treatments that are available today. 

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Jackson Heart Study is supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health under award number HHSN268201300046C.



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Study Design & Data

The Jackson Heart Study is a community-based cohort study of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among adult African American men and women living in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area. The JHS is a collaborative effort among three Jackson-area academic institutions University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson State University, and Tougaloo College, and consists of five centers:  a Field Center and a  Coordinating Center (UMMC); a Community Outreach Center and a Graduate Training and Education Center (JSU); and an Undergraduate Training and Education Center (Tougaloo College).  The JHS is supported by contracts from NHLBI and NIMHD.

Study Design Section  |  Study Data Section



Collaborations & Publications

In addition to independent investigator-initiated collaborations that may or may not involve multiple sites or cohorts, the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is participating in several multi-site and cross-cohort collaborations, including JHS Vanguard Centers, JHS Working Groups, the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Genome Phenome Study (AHA CVGPS), and NHLBI Trans Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) whole genome sequencing project.

Collaborations SectionPublications Section



Ancillary Studies & Reproducible Research

An ancillary study is an investigation which is not part of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) protocol but uses all or a subgroup of the JHS cohort, samples, or data collected by the JHS. In most cases, an ancillary study will involve the acquisition of additional interviews; examinations of study participants; analysis of blood, urine, tissue or other samples; or images previously collected which are not compiled as part of the standard JHS data set.


Ancillary Studies Section | Data Science Section



JHS | Student Education

UTEC Educational Programs | Tougaloo Campus

The overall goal of the UTEC is to increase the pool of minority students entering the health related professions. In order to achieve this goal the UTEC has established two programs - the JHS Scholars program for Tougaloo College students and the SLAM (Science, Language Arts and Mathematics) program during the summer for high school students.  Learn More


 

GTEC Educational Programs | JSU Campus

The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center (JHS GTEC) at Jackson State University is a new Center awarded for five years, effective August 16, 2013.  It is designed to contribute to building evidence-based approaches to training graduate students in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences to implement a robust education training program.  Learn More

The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center (JHS GTEC) at Jackson State University is a new Center awarded for five years, effective August 16, 2013.  It is designed to contribute to building evidence-based approaches to training graduate students in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences to implement a robust education training program.

Goal and Objectives
The overall goals of the GTEC are to: (1) enrich the educational experiences and skills of African American graduate students to prepare them for future careers in academics, industry, and government research settings; (2) enhance the professional skills of graduate students to increase the likelihood of success and completion of graduate school; and (3) increase the interest in, and likelihood of, African American graduate students entering careers in biomedical sciences following degree and program completion

The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center (JHS GTEC) at Jackson State University is a new Center awarded for five years, effective August 16, 2013.  It is designed to contribute to building evidence-based approaches to training graduate students in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences to implement a robust education training program.

Goal and Objectives
The overall goals of the GTEC are to: (1) enrich the educational experiences and skills of African American graduate students to prepare them for future careers in academics, industry, and government research settings; (2) enhance the professional skills of graduate students to increase the likelihood of success and completion of graduate school; and (3) increase the interest in, and likelihood of, African American graduate students entering careers in biomedical sciences following degree and program completion

The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center (JHS GTEC) at Jackson State University is a new Center awarded for five years, effective August 16, 2013.  It is designed to contribute to building evidence-based approaches to training graduate students in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences to implement a robust education training program.

Goal and Objectives
The overall goals of the GTEC are to: (1) enrich the educational experiences and skills of African American graduate students to prepare them for future careers in academics, industry, and government research settings; (2) enhance the professional skills of graduate students to increase the likelihood of success and completion of graduate school; and (3) increase the interest in, and likelihood of, African American graduate students entering careers in biomedical sciences following degree and program completion

JHS | Community Outreach

JHS Community Outreach (CORC) | JSU Campus

Jackson State University was recently awarded a five year contract to implement the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Community Outreach Center (CORC).  The contract period is from 8/16/2013-8/15/2014 for a total amount of 3,086,081.  The CORC is an expansion of the highly successful operation of the Community Partnership Office (CPO), in the Jackson State University Coordinating Center, which operated from 1999-2013.  During the era of the CPO, relationships and partnerships were developed with over 100 churches, community based organizations, governmental agencies, private non-profit organizations, other institutions of higher learning and individual partners.  A community based participatory research (CBPR) component has been added under this new contract period. 



Jackson State University was recently awarded a five year contract to implement the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Community Outreach Center (CORC).  The contract period is from 8/16/2013-8/15/2014 for a total amount of 3,086,081.  The CORC is an expansion of the highly successful operation of the Community Partnership Office (CPO), in the Jackson State University Coordinating Center, which operated from 1999-2013.  During the era of the CPO, relationships and partnerships were developed with over 100 churches, community based organizations, governmental agencies, private non-profit organizations, other institutions of higher learning and individual partners.  A community based participatory research (CBPR) component has been added under this new contract period.