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Share Accessing and Analyzing National Health Datasets

Fri. Oct 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
SON 320-Pinkard Bldg Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Accessing and Analyzing National Health Datasets with Young-Joo Lee, Dr. Elaine Stashinko, and Dr. Yvonne Commodore Mensah

The Office for Science and Innovation (OSI) is pleased to host a 3½-hour interactive workshop focusing on accessing and analyzing National Health Datasets. Please bring your laptop and your questions, and come prepared to participate in this unique, hands-on training opportunity. 


9:00 AM -10:20 AM

Health Statistics and Datasets: Finding Existing Data for Your Research with

Young-Joo Lee, MA, MS

A wealth of health data on the web can be used for secondary analysis, but it is challenging to find these data. In this class, the participants will learn about: 1) key health datasets collected by international and US agencies, 2) relevant databases subscribed to by Johns Hopkins, and 3) strategies using search engines (e.g. Google). The focus of the class will on public use data, but requesting access to restricted use data will be covered as well.

10:30 AM -11:00 AM

Ethical Review of Secondary Research with Elaine Stashinko, PhD, RN

Secondary Research involves re-using identifiable information and/or identifiable biospecimens that are collected for some other ‘‘primary’’ or ‘‘initial’’ activity.   This presentation will focus on: 1) the JHU IRB guidance on publicly available data and 2) types of IRB review required for research using both publicly available and restricted use secondary data sets.

 11:00 AM -12:30 PM

Analysis of population-level health data: The National Health Interview Survey with Yvonne Commodore Mensah, PHD, MHS, RN, FAHA, FPCNA

In the United States, there are several data sets, which provide population-level health data on Americans. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) provides data on a variety of health topics through interviews to track health status, health care access, and progress toward achieving national health objectives. In this workshop, we will :

  1. Discuss how to obtain NHIS survey reports and estimates

  2. Discuss how to obtain publically available data for data analysis

  3. Review variable summaries needed to answer pertinent research questions

  4. Share exemplars of manuscripts published using NHIS data.

Please rsvp to OSI assist us in catering lunch

This workshop will be recorded and livestreamed via Zoom