Free workshop: Secondary Analysis of Data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study

DATES: August 3-5, 2016

LOCATION: Ann Arbor, Michigan

INSTRUCTOR: Kristie Taylor, Westat

NAHDAP will host the FREE course, “Secondary Analysis of Data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study” in the 2016 ICPSR Summer Program.

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 adults and youth (12 years and older) in the United States. The study was launched in 2011 to inform FDA’s regulatory activities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that was signed into law in 2009. The workshop will focus on the first wave of data, which was collected from September 2013 to December 2014.

Attendees 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 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. Sign up through the Summer Program’s registration portal available at

Then, upload the following documents via the portal:

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



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Jul 21, 2016

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