The Rochester Epidemiology Project has laid the foundation for hundreds of research studies to try and answer questions about health care issues that affect our community. Listed below are some of the news articles discussing the results of publications from 2022 and 2023 using REP data.


October 2023

Real-world study confirms reliability of tool assessing 10-year risk prediction of heart disease
In a recent publication in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez and other Mayo Clinic Researchers used over 30,000 records from the Rochester Epidemiology Project to support their findings.
Mayo Clinic News Network

July 2023

Risk of Adult Hypertension in Offspring From Pregnancies Complicated by Hypertension: Population-Based Estimates
Lead author, Vesna D. Garovic, M.D., Ph.D., The Division Chair of Nephrology at Mayo Clinic, along with a team of Mayo Clinic Researchers published in Hypertension in July. The data extracted from the Rochester Epidemiology Project focused on Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy(HDP) and the risk to children after birth.

March 2023

‘Deaths of Despair’ contribute to 17% rise in Minnesota’s death rate during COVID-19 pandemic
Lead author, Rozalina McCoy, M.D. an endocrinologist and primary care physician at The Mayo Clinic, analyzed data extracted from the REP’s medical-linkage system to study the Covid-19 pandemic’s contribution to the recent rise in death rate.
Discovery’s Edge:Mayo Clinic’s Research Magazine

February 2023

Mayo study uses electronic health record data to assess metformin failure risk, optimize care
As a Professor of Epidemiology at The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and one of the study’s lead author’s, Suzette Bielinski, Ph.D., recently published their study’s findings in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This study utilized the Rochester Epidemiology Project to assess metformin failure risk to help optimize patient care.
Inside Mayo Clinic Research


November 2022

Association of Premenopausal Bilateral Oophorectomy With Parkinsonism
and Parkinson Disease

The REP was utilized by a team of Mayo Clinic Researchers, lead by Walter A. Rocca, M.D., M.P.H., to confirm that surgical removal of both ovaries is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in women younger than 43.
Inside Mayo Clinic Research

June 2022

Lupus rates increasing, communities of color especially vulnerable
See how this Mayo Clinic research team lead by Drs. Cindy Crowson and Ali Duarte Garcia utilized the resources of the Rochester Epidemiology Project medical records-linkage system to determine the trends in incidence, prevalence and mortality of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a US population over four decades.
Article: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

May 2022

Chronic diseases are more likely to develop in these groups of people with anxiety and depression
Researchers lead by Dr. William Bobo, professor of psychiatry, and chair and consultant of the department of psychiatry and psychology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, looked at medical data from over 40,000 adults from the Rochester Epidemiology Project medical records-linkage system. They determined that women of all ages and younger men with certain mood disorders are more likely to develop certain chronic illnesses.
Article: CNN Health

February 2022

Instead of health care, how about “well care”?
Recent Mayo Clinic research showed that it is possible to electronically connect community health and wellness program information with people’s medical records in a reliable and secure manner. The combined data can help patients and their doctors identify promising programs that may help patients reach their health and wellness goals.
Article: Learning Health Systems

January 2022

Knowing your risk for skin cancer may limit unhealthy behaviors
Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, researchers developed the Olmsted County Healthy Skin Study. This study examined the role of tanning bed use in people who knew about the risk of skin cancer.
Article: Dermatologic Surgery

Find More Publications

To find more publications of research studies supported by the Rochester Epidemiology Project, visit our Publications Search page. On this page, you can search hundreds of publications supported by the REP and related to almost every disease imaginable.