Yazd Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Shahedieh – Yazd Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Fars

Conducted by: Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences


  • Hassan Mozaffari Khosravi, MD
  • Amir Houshang Mehrparvar, PhD
  • Mohammad Javad Zare Sakhvidi, PhD
  • Mohammad Hasan Lotfi, MD
  • Hossein FallahZadeh, MD
  • Masoud Mirzaei, MD, PhD
  • Ali Dehghani, MD
  • Fatemeh Ezzodini, MD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort Study started in Shahedieh in May 2015, and enrollment ended in September 2017.

Current Activity: Yazd Cohort Study is currently performing annual follow-ups for the entire cohort population and also conducting a repeated measurement phase for 30% of the enrolled participants who have been selected randomly.

Principal Investigator: Mohammad Reza Mirjalili, PhD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
9,956 individuals
Gender Distribution
50% Male
50% Female
Age Distribution

41% ----35-44 years
32%----45-54 years
21%----55-64 years

Residence Type
100% Urban
0% Rural

Contact information

Email: ah.mehrparvar@gmail.com