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  • REGARDS is an ongoing, national cohort study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Between 2003-2007, the study enrolled 30,239 black and white participants from the continental United States.
    For over a decade, the study has followed its participants to understand why Southerners and Black Americans have higher rates of stroke and related diseases that affect brain health.

  • The largest cohort of its kind, REGARDS provides unprecedented opportunities to improve the public’s health.

    As of May 2022:

    120+ Funded Ancillary Studies
    650+ Publications

  • On behalf of the REGARDS team, we’d like to say,
    "Thank You"
    to our many participants!

    thank you thank you

REGARDS - REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke