Rochester Epidemiology Project: a unique resource for research in the rheumatic diseases

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2004 Nov;30(4):819-34, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2004.07.010.


Olmsted County, Minnesota is one of the few places in the world to conduct comprehensive population-based studies of disease etiology, natural history, and outcomes because of a unique resource, the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP). This article describes the REP and highlights its research capabilities in the context of the rheumatic diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Epidemiologic Studies*
  • Humans
  • Minnesota
  • Rheumatic Diseases / epidemiology*