Rochester Epidemiology Project

The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is a collaboration of clinics, hospitals and medical facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin working with community members who have agreed to share their medical records for research. It is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Using medical record information, medical scientists can discover what factors cause disease, how patients respond to medical and surgical therapies, and what will happen to patients in the future. Research studies conducted in the local community may improve the health of people both locally and globally.

As a way to share REP data with researchers, clinicians and the general public, the REP has developed a Data Exploration Portal for exploring relationships between various characteristics. The online portal allows users to choose two characteristics, to summarize the prevalence of each separately by age and sex, and to explore the co-occurrence of the two characteristics. Shaded maps help users visualize the prevalence and co-occurrence of the two selected characteristics across the REP region.

Visit the REP website to learn more or use the project's online portal.