The Cooper Institute
Established in 1970, the Cooper Institute (CI) is a nonprofit research and education center dedicated to scientific research in the field of preventive medicine and public health, as well as communicating the results of research to the scientific and medical communities and the general public. CI conducts research in the areas of epidemiology, exercise physiology, behavior change, children’s health, obesity, nutrition, aging, and other health issues. Research at CI on physical fitness and activity and the ensuing health outcomes have influenced major national policy initiatives from the American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others. CI has conducted research studies funded by the NIH and other entities for more than 30 years, and its educational courses and seminars reach more than 5,000 people annually.
UT Southwestern and CI researchers have published numerous papers based on results gleaned from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study in the last few years. Cooper Institute resesarchers are beginning to analyze the data in the Multiethnic BioBank study.