IHPI’s Data & Methods Hub offers a wide range of services to assist in areas such as identifying the best dataset for your research, providing support in understanding how to use the data most effectively, and offering a number of tools and training programs.
One-on-one general consultations
At any point in your research process you may reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a meeting to discuss your project and/or data needs. We can help you pick the correct dataset for your particular research question and provide advice if you are experiencing analytic barriers.
Medicare and Medicaid Data Consults
Analyzing Medicare and Medicaid data is especially challenging. In using these datasets, it is extremely important to accurately define the design of a study before analysis begins.
Dr. Chiang-Hua Chang is available for one-on-one consults to discuss your study design and overall analytic approach. Dr. Chang has several decades of experience working with CMS data and can help you and your team understand how best to approach these data resources.
To register for a time to meet with Dr. Chang, please email email@example.com.
Please send Dr. Chang details about your project prior to meeting with her to ensure that your discussion is as efficient as possible.
Data & Methods Hub Seminar Series
During the academic year, the DMH offers various seminars covering topics such as introductions to statistical techniques in Stata, and how to properly analyze complex sample survey data.
If you would like to be added to the email list to receive notifications about our upcoming seminars please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IHPI Code Lab
Are you struggling to find a mentor or group of individuals who can help you with your coding? Are you looking for another pair of eyes to review your code?
Want to learn something new or share your own expertise with other coders who may be able to learn from you?
Consider joining the IHPI Code Lab, which meets once per month.
Code Lab was developed to provide a collaborative environment for staff analysts and faculty to share their code with another individual or small group to receive constructive feedback.
To join the Code Lab email email@example.com and we will connect you with the group coordinator.
6-Week Summer SAS Training Course
Many of our faculty and staff utilize SAS as their tool of choice when analyzing large administrative claims data. SAS offers a wide range of tools that make it easier to manage the hundreds of gigabytes of data you’ll likely encounter during your claims analysis.
In partnership with Rod Dunn, Urology HSR Analytic Core Director, IHPI offers a 6-week summer training course that provides an introduction to using SAS for health services research. Even if you are an experienced SAS user, it is recommended that you take this course to ensure your foundational knowledge is complete.
The course is offered in two sections.
The “101” version covers basics such as importing data, writing functions, working with arrays, and merging and subsetting. It culminates in an introduction to macros which can be used to greatly improve the efficiency of your coding.
The “102” version builds upon “101” by taking you through the process of working with real claims data. You’ll learn how to use tools such as PROC SQL to explore your data, and you’ll also receive a hands-on introduction to the types of tasks we take on each day as claims data analysts.
To be notified when this course is available for registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.