MN CPP 2.0 Study


The Collaborative Perinatal Project (CPP) was a study of factors influencing pregnancy and birth outcomes. The original study consisted of 48,000 pregnant women who were enrolled at 12 different universities including the University of Minnesota during prenatal visits from 1959 to1965. Approximately 55,000 children were born in the study. The children were systematically assessed for neurological, physical and psychological development through age eight years.

Information gathered from the CPP has resulted in over 400 publications in academic journals (Click here to view publications). In addition, countless lives have been impacted by the work conducted in this study.

What are people in MN CPP 2.0 working towards?

Our goal is to discover how the risk factors we measured in participants as children are related to the development of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other related diseases in adulthood.

What are current participants being asked to do?

  1. Complete questionnaire (either over the phone or on-line) which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
  2. Release hospital and clinic records related to cancer, heart disease, and any other diseases or surgeries you might have had.
  3. Allow researchers to link information from central cancer registries such as the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System and similar systems about cancers you may have had or may develop in the future.