PEZ is the acronym for the German phrase „Psychoepidemiologisches Zentrum“, which means psychiatric-epidemiological center in English. It is the approach to combine clinical and epidemiological research in one study. This center was established at the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim. It is a longitudinal study which should reveal the impact of stress-related conditions primarily of environmental factors on epigenetics. A Longitudinal study is a study where the same subjects or a specific cohort (i.e. age group) will be followed over a specific period of time. The subjects will participate in several examinations and tests at regular intervals.
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de