Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

Principal Investigators and Study Sites

Project Office

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – Bethesda, MD
Jacqueline Wright, DrPH

ARIC Coordinating Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
David Couper, PhD
Wayne Rosamond, PhD

ARIC Field Centers

Forsyth County Field Center – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Gerardo Heiss, MD
Lynne Wagenknecht, DrPH


Jackson Field Center - University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Tom Mosley Jr., PhD


Minneapolis Suburbs Field Center – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Folsom, MD


Washington County Field Center - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Joe Coresh, MD, PhD

ARIC Collaborating Centers

Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Center - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Sally Stearns, PhD


Echocardiogram Reading Center - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Scott Solomon, MD


Atherosclerosis Laboratory - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Christie Ballantyne, MD


Genetics Laboratory - University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Eric Boerwinkle, PhD


DLCO Reading Center - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC
Stephanie London, MD, DrPH


ECG Reading Center - EPICARE- Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC
Elsayed Soliman, MD


Pulmonary Function Reading Center – Athens, GA
John Hankinson, PhD


Pulse Wave Velocity Reading Center - University of Texas, Austin, TX
Hirofumi Tanaka, PhD


ECG Reading Center: Surveillance - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Henry Blackburn,


Clinical Chemistry Laboratory - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
John Eckfeldt, MD


MRI Reading Center - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Clifford Jack, MD


MRI Vascular Reading Center - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Bruce Wasserman, MD


Retinal Reading Center - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Ronald Klein, MD, MPH
Barbara Klein, MD, MPH