Shiraz Employee Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Shiraz – Fars Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Fars

Conducted by: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


  • Fariba Moradi, MD
  • Mohsen Varzande, PhD
  • Atefeh Torabi, MS
  • Donya Firuzi, MS

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort started in The PERSIAN Employee Cohort Study started in Shiraz in August 2018 and ended enrollment in January 2022.

Current Activity: Shiraz Employee Cohort Study is currently performing routine annual follow-ups for the entire cohort population.

Principal Investigator: Seyed Jalil Masoumi, 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