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Research Project

Harmonizing Two NICHD-Funded Datasets to Study Youths’ Behavioral Health

Principal Investigator
Gordon, Rachel A.
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This project will expand two public-use datasets in innovative ways by placing measures of youths' behavioral health on a common metric both between datasets and across subgroups within datasets, by harmonizing the subgroup variables as well as key design variables, by demonstrating the utility of the linked scores in comparison to the original raw scores, and by creating a crosswalk of variables needed for high priority research questions using the linked scores.

Our results will improve estimates of behavioral health disparities among children and adolescents -- thereby suggesting priorities for prevention and intervention that can cascade into improved health and well-being for the population -- and the archived dataset will facilitate research on the behavioral health of young people consistent with the goals of Healthy People 2020 and the research priorities of NICHD.

Learn more on NIH Project Reporter.

Funding Source

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (Grant No. R03 HD098310)

Co–Principal Investigator

Ariel M. Aloe, PhD, University of Iowa