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    To be the leading centre of distinction and powerhouse of knowledge for translational research and epidemiology in this region.


    A prospective cohort study to track changing lifestyles, risk factors and chronic disease in urban and rural areas epidemiological study


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The Prospective Urban-Rural Epidemiologic (PURE) study is the largest global study examining the environmental,  
societal and biological determinants of obesity and other chronic health problems both in developing societies.
PURE is designed to examine the impact of urbanization on the development of primordial risk factors (for example: physical activity and nutrition changes), primary risk factors (for example: obesity, hypertension, dysglycemia and
dyslipidemia, smoking), and CVD.

Status : Ongoing

Sponsor/Support : Population Health Research Institute (PHRI)

Duration : 2007 - 2022

Principle Investigator : Prof. Dato’ Dr. Khalid Yusoff

Co-Investigator/s :

Prof. Dr. Hapizah Mohd Nawawi, Datin Rosiah Ahmad, Associate Prof. Dr. Tengku Saifudin Tengku Ismail, Associate Prof. Dr. Anis Safura Ramli, Dr. Ambigga Devi A/P Krishnapillai, Dr. Nor Ashikin Mohamed Noor Khan, Dr. Nafiza Mat Nasir, Dr. Maizatullifah Miskan, Dr. Effarezan Abdul Rahman, Dr. Zubin Othman, Dr. Mohd Kamal Mohd Arsad, Dr. Ng Kien Keat, Dr. Annamalai Chandra Mouli, Dr. Mazapuspavina Md Yasin

Study Manager : Najmin Abu Bakar, Fadhlina Abdul Majid and Mohd Yazrie Yacob

Study Member : Muhamad Nafiq, Rasyidah Salleh, Afi Asyraf Razman, Mansor Abdul Rahman, Siti Radziah Norlizan, Mardhiah binti Baharom, Hazimah binti Zulkifli, Amir Ridzwan Abdul Razak and Nurhafiza Zainon

Venue : CenTRE, UiTM Sungai Buloh Campus

TOOLS for the researcher

  • Clinical research/trial development
  • Statisticians to consult on study design and analysis
  • Facilitate proposal  submission process
  • Study coordinators
  • Subject recruitment registry
  • Collaboration with Clinical Research Organizations (CRO)s

FACILITIES for the researcher

  • Consultation rooms
  • Day care centre
  • Patient monitoring
  • Satellite pharmacy
  • On site radiological imaging and specialised tests in various subspecialties eg cardiology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology
  • Archiving and storage


The CenTRE conducts various teaching and training programmes to educate and train researchers in translational research and epidemiology, enabling them to conduct high quality research. This can be in the form of seminars, lectures, workshops or short courses. Read more...

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