Rafsanjan Employee Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Rafsanjan – Kerman Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Fars

Conducted by: Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences


  • Hamid Hakimi, MD, PhD
  • Ali Shamsizadeh, PhD
  • Ayat Kaeidi, PhD
  • Tabandeh Sadeghi, PhD
  • Mohammad Ali Masoomifar, MD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Employee Cohort Study started in Rafsanjan in May 2018 and is ended enrollment in November 2019.

Current Activity: Rafsanjan Employee Cohort Study is currently performing routine annual follow-ups of all cohort participants.

Principal Investigator: Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, MD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
10,116 individuals
Gender Distribution
47% Male
53% Female
Age Distribution

35% ----35-44 years
34%----45-54 years
24%----55-64 years

Residence Type
70% Urban
30% Rural

Contact information

Email: dr_esmaeili_n@yahoo.com