Study Participants

MESA Air Pollution Studies Field Centers Map.
MESA Air Pollution Studies Field Centers Map.

MESA Participant Website

The MESA Messenger (Participant Newsletter)

Study Cities

Baltimore, MD

Chicago, IL

Los Angeles, CA

New York City, NY

St. Paul, MN

Winston-Salem, NC

What is the MESA Air Study?

The MESA Air Pollution Study is designed to examine the relation between air pollution exposures and the progression of cardiovascular disease over time, looking at people in six states, representing diverse areas of the country. "MESA" stands for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. The MESA Air study is funded by a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The MESA Air Pollution study is housed at the University of Washington, but several other institutions are involved in the study.

MESA Field Centers

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University

Chicago: Northwestern University

Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles

New York: Columbia University

St. Paul: University of Minnesota

Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University


Sampling Methods


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