The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) is a federally-mandated evaluation of the use of independent living services by foster youth in Wisconsin and a measure of the state’s performance in preparing youth for their transition from foster care to independent living.
The primary objective of the MIDUS study was to identify the major biomedical, psychological, and social factors that allow some people to achieve good health, psychological well-being, and social responsibility during the journey through middle life on into the later years.
The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is the largest epidemiological study on autism and developmental delays. SEED will help researchers better understand the health and behavior of young children with autism and offer clues to the causes of autism.
The Wisconsin Moms Study (WiscMoms) is a study of about 250 mothers of young children in the Milwaukee area. Researchers are interested in a number of topics, among them the household make-up of families in which siblings might have different fathers, the security and availability of food and other necessary resources, and the ways in which young mothers make use of their social network.
The Harvard Second Generation Study (G2) seeks to understand the intergenerational factors that contribute to healthy aging. In the mid-1940s, over 700 young men in Boston participated in extensive interviews about life and health.
The Wisconsin Family Health Survey (FHS) is an phone survey of 2400 randomly sampled Wisconsin households conducted for the Department of Health Services.
BRFSS is an ongoing study that is coordinated by the CDC on a national level and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in the state of Wisconsin.
The Access to Lung Cancer Treatment Study (ATLC) was a telephone interview of lung cancer patients documenting delays in the lung cancer care continuum in Wisconsin and North Carolina.
The Badger Poll was a statewide random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone survey of approximately 500 Wisconsin adults. One adult per household was randomly selected to complete the interview. Topics on the Badger Poll included people’s opinions about political matters, the economy, and their communities.
The WLS is a unique, large-scale longitudinal study of adults and their families that covers more than half a century of life. It is a valuable resource for research on aging, life course, inter-generational transfers, relationships, family functioning, long term effects of education and cognitive ability, occupational careers, physical and mental well-being, and morbidity and mortality.