Primary Research Area Panel
Panel: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) an Introduction to Analysis of Innovative and Sensitive Information within a Secured Computing Environment
Robert Hummer, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina
Luciana Hebert, College of Medicine, Washington State University
Phil Hurvitz, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, UW
12:30-1:30 PM PT
An expert panel comprised of Professor Robert Hummer (UNC-Chapel Hill), Director of the Add Health Study, Professor Luciana (Lucy) Hebert (WSU) and Dr. Phil Hurvitz (CSDE) will introduce the Add Health Data and the fascinating, exciting and innovative data that are available when you can access the secure data files housed within the CSDE’s UW Data Collaborative. For over 25 years, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) project has provided the scientific community with innovative data to understand the health and social life of a nationally representative cohort of Americans who were in grades 7-12 in 1994-95. The data now include five waves of data, social network and biomarker information, parental data, mental health information and more. The panel will introduce the Add Health data, including a discussion of which data sets are available, how to search for variables users may be interested in the different data sets, and how to access the data, particularly within the UW Data Collaborative (https://dcollab.uw.edu/data/add-health/). Examples of research results will also be presented.