Isfahan Birth Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Isfahan – Isfahan Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Fars, Lur

Conducted by: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences


  • Mohammad Mehdi Amin, PhD
  • Payam Dadvand, PhD
  • Seyede Shahrbanoo Daniali, PhD
  • Mahin Hashemipour, MD
  • Motahar Heidari-Beni, PhD
  • Majid Mohammadizadeh, MD
  • Ahmad Vaez, PhD
  • Omid Yaghini, MD
  • Elaheh Zarean, MD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Birth Cohort Study started in Isfahan in July 2016, and enrollment ended in December 2020.

Current Activity: Isfahan Birth Cohort Study is currently performing routine follow-ups for the entire cohort population.

Principal Investigator: Roya Kelishadi, 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