UW Research

Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and Air Pollution



The mission of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and Air Pollution is to understand the relationship between air pollution exposures (especially fine particulate matter and traffic-related air pollutants) and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis and incidence of clinical cardiovascular disease over time.

Funding Information

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2004-2014, 2017-2021
Health Effects Institute
National Institutes of Health National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Reporting Structure

Michael Yost, Chair, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Related UW Entities

School of Public Health: Department of Epidemiology
School of Medicine: Department of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics
College of Engineering: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Statistics, Department of Geography