Research Resources

  • The Office of Health Survey Research, which operates the computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) system, is a permanent facility that provides CATI services to faculty and to the wider University community. In addition to a direct data-entry system for telephone interviewing, the office provides questionnaire design consultation, survey management, and computer-ready data, among other data-collection services.
  • The Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health, created in collaboration with the Department of Health Policy and Management and the University Center for Social and Urban Research, has as its primary goal the advancement of evaluation science, scholarship, and practice through regional, national, and international research, training, and consultation. Services include survey research, community needs assessment, qualitative/ethnographic data collection analysis, and community-based participatory research.
  • The BCHS Concept Mapping Institute has been designated a concept mapping center of practice by the Concept Systems Centers of Practice Program. Concept mapping is a participatory, mixed-method research approach that yields a conceptual framework for how a group views a particular topic or aspect of a topic. It has been used in public health to study issues such as intimate partner violence, birth outcomes, asthma, general community health, and barriers to breast cancer screening and treatment. The institute provides access to concept mapping software at discounted licensing rates, technical support for concept mapping research, and basic and advanced training for those interested in using the method.
  • FRED - Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics
    • FRED is an open source modeling system that supports research on the dynamics of infectious disease epidemics and the interacting effects of mitigation strategies, viral evolution, and personal health behavior. 
  • Project TYCHO
    • Project TYCHO advances the availability and use of public health data for science and policy making. The database includes data from all weekly notifiable disease reports for the U.S. from 1888 to the present, with additional U.S. and international data released twice annually.