Free Summer Workshop: "PATH Study Data User Workshop: Wave 1 and Wave 2"

NAHDAP will host the FREE course, “The Population Assessment of Tobacco and HPATH Study Logoealth (PATH) Study Data User Workshop:  Wave 1 and Wave 2” in the 2017 ICPSR Summer Program. The workshop will August 9-11, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kristie Taylor from Westat will be the course instructor.

The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study is a collaboration between the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The PATH Study is a household-based, nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study of approximately 46,000 U.S. adults and youth (12 years and older). The study was launched in 2011 to inform FDA’s regulatory activities under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. 

Focusing on the first two waves of data (Wave 1 collected from Sep. 2013-Dec. 2014; Wave 2 collected from Oct. 2014-Sep 2015), participants will be introduced to the PATH Study, including the design, sample, data collection procedures, instruments, and variables. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of how to use and link PATH Study data files.  The focus will be on understanding and using the PATH Study's specific data files and the cross-sectional and longitudinal file structures and not on a particular analytic approach.  The course is a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. It is designed for faculty and research professionals as well as for advanced graduate students interested in tobacco regulatory science who are comfortable with data analysis software and quantitative research in the social sciences.

Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of secondary data organization and manipulation, fundamental data analysis skills, working knowledge of a statistical software package (e.g., SAS, Stata, R) and a substantive interest in tobacco regulatory research.

Application: Admission is competitive. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Apply using the Summer Program’s registration portal available at the top of the online course description. Also, upload the following documents via the registration Portal:

  • Current curriculum vita
  • Cover letter summarizing research interests and experiences

Note: Priority will be given to applicants with immediate interest in using the PATH Study data for tobacco regulatory research and who provide a research project description to do so, including references to theory or historical context, how the project extends what is presently known, and why the PATH Study data are needed for the project.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

QUESTIONS: For issues related to registration, contact For questions related to the PATH Study data, contact

Apr 4, 2017

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